Art Expectations Day 143


143 GreatExp Abbey 150

I am taking an on-line class (my first!) taught by the wonderfully talented Carla Sonheim. While working on her project yesterday I decided to “kill two birds with one stone” or “two arts with one gelli pad!” The piece above was done using her techniques and my brand-spanking new Gelli Printing Plate! You can see her class info here:

It started yesterday, but anyone can sign up at any time and work at their own pace. This works great for me, because I’m busy, busy, busy. I still have dependants who depend on me! Young teenagers, who often don’t want to hear my opinions but still needy when it comes to rides, money and food!

Page 158 of Great Expectations finds Pip going for a late evening walk with Herbert Pocket then to see a Theatre show at half-price. This is still Pip’s first day in London, Saturday. In the morning they go to church at Westminster Abbey and then another walk in The Parks. There are many horses there which remind Pip of his step-father Joe, who helped raise him. (Joe is a blacksmith and often makes horseshoes.) He starts to feel sad about all he’s left behind, the country, Joe, Biddy too, I’m sure. It all seems so far away, even though he was there just this morning, saying his good-byes.

Monday morning arrives and Herbert starts his work-week. I think Pip is going to tag along.

My Gelli print is of Westminster Abbey. I had fun using this new mono-printing technique for the first time on this piece. I used acrylic paint. If you are interested in learning about it, sign up for Carla’s class!

3 thoughts on “Art Expectations Day 143

  1. I am in the geli class too, I saw your link and love your Art Expectations project! Great Expectations is my favorite book, What fun! I am going to check back often and watch your progress!

    1. Thanks for your kind comments! I am glad we had a bit of a break in the class yesterday. That really helped me out. I enjoyed reading about her take on limiting her supplies. It has forced me to be more creative too. Have fun! Can’t wait to see what we get to do today!

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