Wednesday, September 26, 2012

It's beginning to look alot like Xmas…hmmm

You may think it is early to discuss Xmas themed workshops…but I tell ya…it ain't.  As some of you know I had to reschedule my dates for Solvang…the Danish village in Southern California.  So…I decided to do something that I have only done a few times…a Xmas themed workshop.  I know, I know, you're saying: "WTF!?  deMeng in December?!!!  Halloween…yes...  Day of the Dead…yes…but Xmas?"   Well, yes it does seem out of the norm for me…
but there is a catch….

Two Classes…One Weekend!
The Art Clinic 
in beautiful Solvang CA.

 December 1 and 2

Class #1 Santa Clops and the Polar Opposites
 Well “Ho Ho Ho” and all of that stuff.  It’s beginning to look a lot like Xmas,but then again it was looking that way in early August when the Holiday itemsstarted to go on display at Michael’s Craft Stores.  Now it’s really on the way and I have to tell you a little secret…move a little closer…move a little closer…I’m not much of a Seasons Greeting kind of guy, now if it involved vampires and werewolves I’d be all in…but cute little snowmen singing Burl Ives songs just never flipped my cookies.  This got me thinking…I can’t be the only one who wouldn’t mind a bit of subversiveness added to the Holidays.  So I’m proposing something Polar Opposite of the North Pole, something a little off kilter.  A class of making Orna-deMents using found objects, weird thingies and discarded toys.  Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?  Get ready for Santa Claws and his friends…bwa ha ha ha ha….  bwo ho ho ho ho! 

Class #2 LightbulbOrna-deMents
Ever wonder what to do with all those old lightbulbs? Well, the lightbulb has just popped on over my head.  Holiday Ornaments…or Orna-deMents if you prefer. Using a burnt out lightbulb, you will create hanging art pieces,not only by adorning the exterior of the bulb, but inserting imagery inside the glass bulb as well... sort of like a ship in the bottle…but much easier.  All this will be done using a mixture of collage, painting, and assemblage. You’ll never look at a burnt out lightbulb the same way. See the light?

see you there...


Squiddy said...

Why wait until the light bulb has burnt out??? We're being told to replace, replace, with the new-fangled twirly "energy-efficient" bulbs (that aren't as bright either), so... no excuses, I'm off to buy a lotto ticket - takes a looong time to swim to CA from here

ODD imagination said...

I don't normally like to leave comments but this post of yours is hilarious! Wish I still lived in CA so I could come to your workshop. What a cool place to have it too; Solvang is a really neat little town. Ho Ho Ho! I sure hope Santa Clops doesn't bite!

Sue said...

I'm not much of a one for trad Christmas junk either but these are soooooooooo not in that category! Would love to do this class but it'a a bit too fsr away:(

aka: eye-poppers said...

Sounds like fun! rusty stuff and ableskievers. What else would a bah humbug kinda girl want to do dec 1? Hmmmm, maybe I should build a humbug? Has possibilities! Might be able to make the trip.

jennifer said...

love the light bulb ornament, so wish you would do an online class for that one!

Debs said...

TOTALLY WILD! OMG I sooooo need this class, I hate tinsel and those nasty tacky trinkets.