As most of you know I absolutely LOVE me some Tim Holtz! I adore his all things distressed style. I am so excited to be taking his online class Creative Chemistry 101, right now on his website http://timholtz.com/. I am learning new things every day! It is a 2 week class and I can not wait to share these techniques with my upcoming classes! Stay tuned for dates and times. I was also lucky enough to get a spot in one of the coveted workshops that he is teaching in Cinci in August at the Stampaway convention. These workshops sell out almost as soon as they are posted so I am thrilled that all the stars aligned and I was able to get a seat to learn from the master of distress himself. That is right - I will be taking an IN PERSON Tim Holtz Class! I am so over the moon and now am wishing August would arrive quickly! LOL
Not only do I love Tim's vintagey distressed grungy style I also love his way of looking at things. Something that I learned from him is that there really are no mistakes in art - just an opportunity to be creative. This is often a hard lesson to learn. We all tend to want to be shown how to make an exact copy of what he is teaching. He, however, is not one to give step by step instructions as to what colors to use, which one to apply first, which stamp to choose, or which embellishment to place where, he teaches the techniques and sets us free to use our own imaginations and inspirations. I aim to do the same in my own classes - which is why so many of you get a little frustrated with me! LOL - how many times have you heard me answer a question with "What do you want to do? What color do you want to use? How do you want to lay that out?" This is because I want you to learn the technique behind the page - that way you can go on to design many pieces all on you own. It is so exciting once you realize the class itself is just a jumping off point that leads to so much more! So come on, lets take a leap together and LIVE THE LIFE WE'VE IMAGINED!