Friday, October 23, 2009

de Menging of Learning New Tricks and Treats..............


Above Michael's spinning head doll............

Well, my two days of classes with Michael deMeng got off to a rocky start...having made it to the parking lot near the class location on time.....even though I did not know where I was going........(same problem as on most days).......I chased a FedEx driver down and got a street direction. Anywhooooooo...........I was in the area on time..........only to jump out of the car and in my excitement lock everything inside. Forgetting that I have OnStar service........I called AAA. Then after a long wait, and me chewing my nails, as I watched in horror, when the " quote technician" jammed a coat hanger in, out and around my fairly new car did I remember I had OnStar. Which after a two minute phone call.......a signal came from Heaven.......and unlocked my car.........I know I made one of those dumb commercials for OnStar.......because I spent a long time thanking them and saying I will never regret paying my OnStar bill again.

New friends ......Lana and Julee.............
You might say I was stressed........as I came late into class.......but, no matter what shape I was in when I arrived no one could have prepared me for the euphoria I would feel after spending two days with Michael. I have a new found respect for the wonders of color washes and found objects. What an instructor and an all around nice guy he is.........and what a concept a non-Diva, or in his case, a non Divo artist. I encourage anyone who has not taken a class with him to do so. He is inspiring, approachable, knowledgeable, and has great artistic sense. Everyone in class was in love with him.

Following are a few pictures from class........


Learning how to make a creepy baby with rotting flesh...........not for the faint hearted.........

Forever mixing washes to perfection.......we all tried to grab paint from Michael's paint dabbles.......the master had touched there......

The critique..........positive words,encouraging remarks, and helpful suggestions from Michael








Michael holding my work below............My First Crush...........base a crush soda can.......
My deMenged demented toy..........



Work from the master...........


If Michael brings his workshop to town........just like the circus........Don't Miss It!

7 comments:

Carolee said...

Very cool! Looks like you had a wonderful time! Too funny about the Onstar...

~ Carolee

Designs By CK said...

Vishing you a VONDERFUL Hallowe'en!

SpOOky CK (-:

XOXO

SALLY said...

I would have loved to take this class with you, I wish I had known! You are just too much, love your skelly, no bones about it!!

Colleen said...

He was fan-tas-tic-o. Hope your momma is feeling better. You had quite a few days there....

Kris Dickinson said...

WOW! Very cool! Have a very Happy Halloween! - Kris

Christine Edwards said...

Isn't Michael just the best! I've taken a couple of workshops with him that have been fantastic. He has such a great teaching style, and the critiques, while scary, turn out to be one of the most positive things about the workshop. Your pieces look great. It looks like you really got in the deMengted spirit. Happy Halloween!

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