Archives for June 13, 2012

What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #158

Some of the fun things I received at my training

Hello! I’m back from my two-days of Copic training and certification. Oh it was great. I met so many amazing women. Some owned craft shops and others were artists looking to improve their techniques.  The first day started at 9am and ended at 4:00 and this class focused more on the basics and techniques. The second day started at 9am and ended at 7:30pm and this second class was really more focused on art principles covering such topics as highlights, midtones, shadows, cast shadows, skin and hair. It was a lot to take in but I am hoping to digest it over time. I believe they were both well worth the money.

We received really cool stuff at the classes too. One surprise was a Copic carrying case for 72 markers. I was so happy when I received mine, I think I might have drooled on myself!!

BLT: My oh so delicious dinner on the second night.

Speaking of drool, when the ladies from my table and I went out to eat, we all decided not to eat anything too heavy for dinner since we still had an hour and a half left of class to return to and a drive home. So many of us ordered BLT (A Bacon Lettuce and Tomatoe Sandwich for those who have not been blessed with the experience).  Well we were all floored when we saw this monstrosity placed before each of us. I must say,  I was doing more chewing than complaining about how big it was. Yum.

Marianne and I

Marianne Walker and I after she signed my Copics Intermediate Certificate

Where to begin. Marianne Walker if you don’t know her, you should check out her website Ilikemarkers. She is beyond amazing. Not only is her coloring the top of the line, she draws the most amazing illustrations. We got to look at one of her portfolios and my jaw dropped.  She had a really fun teaching style that kept you engaged even when the material was rather complex.  She walked around a great deal and worked one-on-one with each person to help us correct our mistakes and answer questions. It was great.


Stuff on my desk

Ok so most of the Copic stuff is still occupying my desk but on this corner I have some of my latest bargains from Joann Fabrics store. They sell goodies too. You can see some liquid adhesive, a super cool punch I was inspired to buy after out ATC swap. It punches out really small shapes. Perfert for ATC designs. I also snagged some cute stamps, fabric butterflies and a new Memento ink. Oh and some cute post it’s flags for my new Smash albums.

Well I better get going so that I can start spanning the globe looking at other desks. If you haven’t learned about this amazing creative journey you can take every Wednesday, then head on over to Julia’s Stamping Ground and you will find desks from all around the world for What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Have a blessed day!



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