Saturday I also got a chance to take a class at Mystic Paper. Let me just say it was with TIM HOLTZ!!!!!! YES!!! I am screaming. I can't believe I was finally able to take a class with the master. He is so down to earth and creative. I am a big fan.
This project was totally out of my box. When I sat down at the table with a plain box I looked at my mom and said what did we get into. I can't do this. I don't even know where to start. Then Tim started handing out all of the stuff and I totally was overwhelmed. My mom was also. So Tim instructed was to paint the box first. So I started with pink, green and blue...... Ya I know what the heck was I thinking. It looked like a clown box which wouldn't be bad if I had a clown to put in it however I had a bird. I looked at mom and asked how do you like it. She was trying hard not to say oh my goodness please paint over that. So she said quite....... which is a sign to me she HATED IT. So right about then Tim came down the room and I notice him looking at mine and then told the whole class if you don't like the color paint over it. I was like oh my goodness he didn't even like it. Well truth to be told I didn't like it. So I painted over it. I just love the color now.
Anyway it took about an hour just trying to figure out what I was going to do, then I looked at mom and said I am just going to start gluing things down so I can change my mind. Plus this was the only way I was going to get done.
Well I just love how it came out!!!!!! I love the color of the box and everything in it. I would like to tell Tim thank you for pushing\pulling me in a new direction of creativity. I can't wait to get my hands are your new product.
Here is what I finished up with:
If you look close you can see my favorite new stamp from Tim stamped inside the box. "In dreams we catch glimpses of life larger than our own."