Thursday, January 16, 2020

Thank you, President Trump!

Newsflash: The historic new trade deal with China that President Trump negotiated and announced yesterday contains a long-sought benefit for artists, writers, musicians and all creative types. For years China has been helping itself to our intellectual property, using it without permission and not paying a dime in compensation to its creators. This has long been a thorn in the side of not only the creative community but also American corporate interests, who have seen their proprietary information illicitly "appropriated" and then used against them on the competitive playing field.

Somehow the President persuaded China to stop this harmful, unneighborly practice, writing their agreement to do so into the wording of the new trade deal. President Trump is to be commended for accomplishing what none of his predecessors would or could do: taking action to keep Americans' intellectual property safe. It remains to be seen whether China will steadfastly abide by its promise;
The hope is that they will, conducting themselves with honor going forward.

©Lynn Edwards

Friday, January 3, 2020

Save the Date!!

The winter blahs are upon us. The holidays are gone, and spring seems months away. For many folks with an itch to create, it's the perfect time to explore new means of self expression. For me, it's the perfect time to share with others my favorite "secret" mixed media techniques by teaching a workshop!

So come explore a whole new world of artistic possibilities: join me on March 14 at The Art House in Acworth for "Surface Design for Artists, Card Makers and Scrap Book Enthusiasts," a one day workshop in designing and creating your own original art papers, non-paper surfaces and dimensional embellishments!

Just a few of them are shown here:

Radiant Sun, mixed media collage made with clay, inks, tissue, copier papers, sewing supplies and acrylic paints      
   © Lynn Edwards

In this workshop you'll discover how to turn readily available items such as copy paper, aluminum foil, fabric scraps, "found" treasures and other materials into stunning one-of-a-kind elements you can use in mixed media/collage, scrap booking, card making and just about any other artistic/creative endeavor you can think of.

               Greeting card made from 6 different paper treatments                 
 ©Lynn Edwards

You'll paint, crumple, pour, scrape, shape, dunk, glue, carve and layer art supplies and common household materials, transforming them into spectacular elements that are uniquely YOU!

Jewelry makers can use many of the techniques taught in this workshop.  ©Lynn Edwards

 At the end of the workshop you'll have a collection of art papers and alternative surfaces of your very own design, a step by step handbook of techniques learned in the class, and finished pieces you can display in your home or give as gifts.

All you need to bring is a sack lunch...I'll supply everything else. So register NOW; participation is limited to just 10 students. (This allows me to offer plenty of one on one time with each person.)

BTW, you do NOT need to be an experienced artist. You'll have a blast even if you've never done anything "artsy" in your life. Can't draw a straight line?? No need to. If you want straight lines I'll hand you a ruler, lol!

Here's all the info:

Workshop Title:

Fee: $90   All supplies will be furnished; all you need to bring is a sack lunch

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: The Art House, 4425 Cherokee St., Acworth GA 30101

or call 678-543-5777 to register by phone. Checks, cash and debit/credit cards are accepted.

All text and images ©2020 Lynn Edwards