Thursday, December 10, 2015

Permission to play

I joined Carolyn Dube's free online workshop - permission to  play. It is a super workshop and you should watch her videos if you  haven't done  yet. She is a fabulous teacher - the best is that she always encourages you to just play and feel free - something we all should do as often as possible! I didn't  use corrugated cardboard for my panels ,that's the stuff Carolyn uses - just free stuff - how cool - but the whole concept of playing and making a book in the end speaks to me - I made different panels out of recycled cardboard ( mainly  cereal boxes ) - and will bind them in the end into a book like Carolyn shows in her videos. This is one of the panels - I did a lot of collage work in the background and continued with negative space painting - and I drew a very quick face as well ( with Stabilo Mark It All)... pure fun and playing - just great to do such relaxing things.

 I am admittedly not so enthusiastic about  my happy pear panel - but it was an awesome little relaxation exercise to get looser and allow myself just to play. 

meant for AJJ /COLLAGE and (23) /99 faces.


  1. Guten Morgen Birnchen!
    Herzlich Petra-Pippa

  2. Ah, but Susi, I like your happy pear. It is adorable and the face is so fun peeking out of the pear. Permission granted to play, dear friend.

  3. Fantastic Susi, what a great pear with a face!!I love the red cheeks!!


  4. Ich finde Die Seite sehr schön, und die Birne ist total süß,und sehr gut gelungen, einfach schön und happy! Dir einen schönen Tag, Hugs, Valerie

  5. What a fun pear and face Susi - love the background, it really speaks of freedom.

  6. oohh was für ein süsses birnengesicht,gefällt mir super gut,und die farben sind soo klasse.
    einen schönen tag dir.

    lieben gruß jenny

  7. Always good to just play along and enjoy what you are doing Susi. This is a fun page

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. wenn das ein "sehr schnelles" stück ist, zeigt das umso mehr, wie sehr du die portraitzeichnungen mittlerweile verinnerlicht hast. wenn man so ein Rüstzeug hat, kann man natürlich gut spielen... und dass dir das spaß macht, sieht man. und das macht dann uns besuchern wiederum spaß! immer ein vergnügen, hier vorbeizukommen!

  9. Beautiful creation and love the art...see you after Christmas as I am taking a break. Have a fabulous Christmas.xx
     { aNNie}

  10. Das Birnchen ist süss gut gespielt Susi!
    Ich backe gerade Kekse und musste doch geschwind bei dir rein schauen.. amüsant schaue ich dein Bild an!
    winke aus der Backstube

  11. Sounds like you had some inspiration and a bit of fun with that class. And it looks like you had a lot of fun. I like the pear is pure play which is always important to stay fresh and creative. Hugs!

  12. Well having fun is part of creating too, shall check the videos later as they sound interesting
    Donna xxx

  13. What a great play time! I love the colours and of course the pear! I really must check out Permission to play! Hugs, Chrisx

  14. Hallo Susi,
    großartig, was dir alles einfällt!!! - ich bin sprachlos.
    Lg und noch einen schönen Tag.

  15. Yes, that was a fun workshop (and free too!).
    Glad you gave yourself permission to make a happy pear face, not often that we are allowed to do that, haha!

  16. You may not be over the moon with your pear, but I love her. She made me grin - and that's before my second cup of morning coffee - a real feat! Many thanks!

  17. This is such a fun page and a great pun on the words to add in the pear. Its a brilliant collage.
    Yvonne xx

  18. Wie witzig und fröhlich, auch durch die frischen Farben! Gut dass du mich noch mal daran erinnerst, dort auch einmal mitzumachen...Lieben Gruß von Ulrike

  19. Oh my gosh Susi, this is just so much fun!! What a unique page, you totally made me smile with this one! hugs :)

  20. So much fun! This really put a smile on my face - and the paintwork is still beautiful of course.
    Alison xx

  21. I love your pear- and love that you let yourself play!

  22. hahaa! I love your happy pear! It totally makes me smile!!
    Happy weekend Susi! xo

  23. Echt witzig diese lustige Birne,erinnerte mich an die alten Karikaturen von unserem Altkanzeler Kohl. LOL ggg* Du hast aber auch immer wieder klasse Ideen.
    Schönes Wochenende und bleib gesund und kreativ.
    Sabine xx


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