the one and only
taught two workshops about twenty minutes drive away … all thanks to Angela of Happy Stamper in Reston for nabbing him after his Art & Soul classes in Hampton, VA … what a treat!!!
Day 1 Cave of Pages
a simple wooden cigar box … got excited and forgot to take a picture of the actual box part before I got busy … there is the lid
my focal image was going to be a swan … but something different came up in the end … found my box a bit challenging to photograph to capture the true coloring and depth
Michael deMeng is an extraordinary teacher … he creates an atmosphere of creativity and fun in his classes … he could have his own “deMeng speak” dictionary with all of the color wash names and other clever jargon he uses … one of the things that is apparent is that he Loves what he does … he is so present and giving
Day 2 Loteria “Cards” made of simple wood blocks … special cool Apoxie Sculpt clay
(thank you Leslie for sharing) … rusty bits of this and that …
I had so many ideas for these and brought SO much stuff to class
in the end I had to put on a few final touches at home … I got to use some of the great rusty bottle caps Mr Magpie is always surprising me with
I highly recommend
Michael deMeng’s newest book, Dusty Diablos … a visual feast full of inspiration … he shares some great techniques and tells some fascinating stories in the process … his artwork draws you in with its richness … mystery and depth
I was lucky enough to take an altered light bulb class with Michael at Art & Soul a few years ago … I would definitely take a class from him again… each time I learn so much from this generous and talented artist!
many thanks once again Angela !!!