Saturday, January 24, 2015

Marjie Kemper's Class at The Ink Pad

  I was just going through some photos and realized I am wayyyyy behind on blogging about classes I've attended in the past year.(actually I haven't blogged about hardly any classes, oops- So I'm starting with this fun and colorful one) Last February I attended a class tought by Marjie Kemper at the Ink Pad in New York. Here's a link to her blog post about the class- Sunday at the Ink Pad. If you scroll down to class photos, you can see me in the checkered apron. :) Her first class was a called Melt Art Madness, which looked fantastic, but unfortunately I was unable to make it. (I did however take a class from Suze Weinberg back in 2009 called Goddess Utee which was awesome, and by the way, the first class I EVER took at Art-is-You. What a way to start my journey! I never knew how much you could do with Utee )  I took the Demystifying Distress Stains and Dylusions Ink Spray Inks with Marjie. What I love about her work is the way she uses bright vibrant color and just the right touches of black to make the colors pop. She's a patient teacher, gives great demonstrations and was kind enough to share her large selection of rubber stamps and supplies. We had so much inky fun! I finished a lot of pages at the class, but had made so many backgrounds that I finished it at home with my little one as helper (studio assistant?)

Here's a pic of  Marjie's class samples- amazing- (used with Marjie's permission)

And here's a shot of all the class attendees- notice our smiles- I'm in front with the checkered apron. On the far left are Pamala and Karen- two regular Ink Pad class attendees and wonderful ladies and artists. 

And finally, one of me- hard at work- notice the amount of inks, stamps, sprays and who knows what else surrounding me- I'm in the zone here!  (Thanks Marjie for letting me use your pics!)

And here's my book- all done! Love looking at all the fun colors and textures.

With my 'studio assistant' at home.


  1. Your book is fab and so is your helper. Thanks for the shout-out, Laura. I hope we cross paths again in 2015!

  2. I love your art Laura, you are very talented!! I remember I even asked you at the class if I could take some photos of the pieces you where working on!! They were so awesome!! And you have the cutest studio 'assistant' ever!! Hope we get to take a class together again real soon! xo

  3. Pam- yes- I remember now that asked me about taking pictures. I love attending any class you are in- your willingness, friendliness and creativity are always inspiring. And thank you- I love my assistant- she finds a way to work on almost every single piece I make!


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