Friday, November 4, 2011

KC Willis and Lipstick Ranch Signature Style

This is my Creation, completed in class with a photo of my DH's paternal Grandmother taken on Christmas Day, 1899 with her new bicycle, How Cool is that! The doily on the top left came from her.
Susie, KC Willis and Myself
KC our very talented teacher.
Elizabeth Jarvis Affleck 1899
We love you KC, thanks for a wonderful class!
The table of wonderful fabrics available to us, wish I had taken more pic's!
My very First Retreat was absolutely wonderful and we had a ball! Sunday, Oct. 30th and Mon. Oct. 31st  KC Willis was teaching in Huntington Beach, not to far from where I live and I was able to attend her Saturday Collage Camp Class with Hand tinted photos which was a bonus. KC also has online workshops which I have drooled over for a long time and was on my "to do" list. When Susie of Vintage Susie and Wings blogged about it and let it be known where the class was held, well needless to say I was right on it and signed up. I have to say I love KC's work and learned so much as I have always love old and vintage photos and fabrics, just throw in some lace and I'm right at home. I also attend KC's the Sunday Class which was her Mixed Media Book Workshop. That will be another post since I still have the embellishments and words to add before I'm completed. I love that I had many old family photographs of relatives and I used all of those in my work which made it really special. Thank You KC for a wonderful class, anytime you are in town  teaching I will be there!



8 comments:

craftattack said...

Sounds great and I love what you have made, well done. It is so beautiful! Valerie

Jenny S said...

How fun!!

Barbara Marie said...

Marilou... what a treasure you have created. I love the fact that you have these old photos and they're of your actual family. You don't see a lot of that these days. It sounds like you had a wonderful time at the class... what great opportunity.

Mark Montano said...

Marilou...I LOVE your creation!!!! It turned out soooooooo beautifully!!!! It was so fun getting to play collage with you & your, right...I must go the next time she's in town & we can sit together again.
I want to see a picture of your book next & all your beautiful pages.
I'm so glad you got a pic of the 3 of us, mine didn't come out...they were all blurry, but this one is so cute. Thanks for sharing friend!!!
Hugs,
Susie

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Marilou...What a wonderful time youhave been having! Beautiful work produced here using that lovely image of your grandmother. There will be no stopping you now that you have been inspired once again.

Looking forward to seeing the mixed media work too!

Love and hugs,
Suzy

Karen Valentine said...

Oh my sweet friend, I am soo jealous!!! (and very happy for you too.) I have wanted to take one of KC's classes for a while now. How nice that is was so close for you! Your finished product is just lovely and even better because she is a real family member and not an "adopted one" like I always use! LOL!! I'm sure you had a wonderful time. By the way... you look beautiful in that photo of you and KC and Susie!!! Have a wonderful day Marilou!
xo,
Karen

Lovey said...

So awesome to meet KC and take her collage class. She was scheduled once in my area but had to cancel...so glad you had this opportunity! Your art came out beautifully!

Michele Smith said...

Looks like fun and what a beautiful item you've created.
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