On top of many things happening around here, I have been taking two courses. Make Art That Sells (MATS) Bootcamp and MATS A. The first began in February and is a six-month activity, but at a slow and manageable pace. The second one is fast forward paced. Both are excellent and I am learning a lot with them. More details about both can be found here.
I want to share with you some of the results. I also want to say thank you to the teacher (the famous Lilla Rogers) and to my colleagues from both facebook groups. In most courses, but particularly in e-courses, you know that the group support is essential to the learning process and to the extra confidence boost so much required.
The most recent exercise project was to create an illustration for the cover of Aesop’s The Fox and the Crow fable. Children books’ illustration is not my cup of tea. Nevertheless, I tried not to skip it and here is my cup of coffee.
One week ago I worked hard to make plates. The theme was succulents. Some pictures from my garden served as inspiration. The plates were part of the Home Decor week of the MATS A course.
And the first week of MATS A was devoted to the bolt fabric market. Vintage pyrex and tropical fruits were the theme.
That week I was completely taken by the freedom and the happiness involved in the project. I learned an important lesson.
I felt really happy with developing my style and the end result was something that brought me a huge joy. I loved the way “my” birds turned out, the composition, the colours, the shapes. I felt I was finally happy with my style. Isn’t it a great feeling?
MATS Bootcamp, that will be back once MATS A is over, has been very pleasurable too. During the first month we made a cuckoo clock illustration and placed it into a cell phone case. Two technologies so far away brought together by the magic wand of the creative process.
During Bootcamp we were also asked to make a pattern for bolt fabric, this time using jelly like molds and tropical fruits together (tough!). But I did have a go there too.
If you have come this further, thank you for the support and the visit!