Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I AM an Artist!

Not only am I an artist...
I'm a Copic Intermediate Designer!!!!

I had the pleasure of spending an entire day with Colleen Schaan...

...and Debbie Olson.

Together they poured their Copic hearts out to a bunch of artists. Yes...that's right...I said ARTISTS!

ANYONE can be an artist. Being an artist is a state of mind. It doesn't matter how much schooling you've had or how well you can draw. Heck...I've seen little kids that have NEVER been to school draw some pretty amazing things! Sooooo...YES...I'm an artist.

The Copic Intermediate program helped me learn more about the artistic aspects of working with Copic products. Best of helped me to see the world in MY OWN artistic way. There's no right or rules set in stone. Easy stuff! I just need to keep doing what I was already doing....having fun and coloring my heart out!

Plus...I got to hang out all day with friends, make new friends, AND...share my glitter laced cookies with everyone :) Glitter on chocolate chip THAT is ART!

Now let me introduce you to 3 Paper Artists:

(Left to Right)

Nic Hazelett - my friend and owner of Stamp Works in Chandler, AZ
Lori Barnett - me
Donna Hitz - my friend and fellow A Muse Instructor from Alaska. aka Frozen Stamper


Rica said...

Hi Lori, looks like you had a fabulous time, such fun meeting up with blogging buddies isn't it!!
I've always known you were an artist and thank goodness there are no Copic rules because if there were I must break every single one of them LOL!!
Heather xx

marianne walker said...

Wooo Hooo! Hey Lori,I'm glad you had fun and found your inner artist. Sorry I didn't see you on this trip, but we'll hug again sometime :)

Lorie said...

How very cool for you! Where was the class at? I still need to get to a basic class...time and money if I had enough of both I'd be good to go! :)

Cath said...

Congratulations, Lori! And I agree with you, being an artist is, indeed, a state of mind! :)

Allison H. said...

Congratulations on your achievement. I was inspired. It made me consider what I have done and maybe it is okay for me to claim the title of "Paper Artist" too. Thank you for that encouragement.

Kamila said...

Congratulations on getting your lapel pin! ;)

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

DUHHHH!! Of course you are an artist - and a BRILLIANT one at that!! So glad you had fun, chica. And it looks like you have a new BFF (you are Debbie are like peas and carrots now, right?! LOL) And you NEED to bring us some of those glittered cookies - anything with glitter has to be DA BOMB!! See you Saturday, right?! Smooches!

Michellem said...

You ARE an artist - those Lilacs are gorgeous!! Wish I'd been there with you ladies!!