June 30, 2009

Stencilry and a Tribute


This week I started a stencil class with Mary Ann Moss of Dispatch from LA called PURE EXPERIMENTATION: Stencilry. Ever since I first visited Mary Ann’s blog I have been in awe of her stencil work.  So when I learned she was giving a class in using stencils to create art, I signed up.  The stencil class is an online class with…and get this…7 videos  and a 20+ page PDF for the first lesson alone. The videos show at least 6 different pages and the depth and texture of the work is simply amazing. I can’t wait to see the rest. 

These two images are some of my first experiments. They are the covers of a portfolio that will hold our fun experiments.   Stencilery 1

Stencilery 2

Before I decide which will be the front cover, I want to see how the other sides will look.  I’ve wanted to continue to work on the them but the weather is not cooperating with me. It’s been over a hundred the last few days and the sweltering heat is not conducing to spraying painting with a mask on.  But I’m having loads of fun.  Can’t wait to do more.


Last week was a crazy week with the death of so many people that have been a part of our lives for so long. I can’t believe we’ve lost Ed McMahon, Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett.  From the continuing news on Michael Jackson, I guess more people were affected by his death than the others. I loved MJ’s music but I loss felt the most for Farrah Fawcett.  I’d heard of her on going struggles with cancer and it always touched me how strong she really was. So her death was very sad. So on the day of her death, I created this simple tribute to her:

Angel Wings

Rest in peace Farrah, Michael and ED.


  1. I'm taking her class too! Your covers turned out way better than mine did.

    I ran into the same problem with the weather down here in Texas. I did my cover at 8am Sunday morning and it was already 90 degrees!

  2. Hi, Linda! I think your journal page honoring Farrah is spectacular. I love the earth and the sky and the shining moon. And all the sparkly stars in the sky.

    Hope you have fun with your stenciling class, too! Looks like you've already have fun playing! :-)


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