Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Fun Online Class ~ My Cereal Box Book & Pop Up Dolls


Hi everyone!
Happy Wednesday!
I am so excited to show you the Cereal Box Book and Paper Dolls I made in Carla Sonheim's Summer Art Camp online class!
I had so much FUN making it and watching it come together!
I had no idea what I would draw or how my creation would turn out until I started gluing all of the elements together!
I just love it!
This is the front cover (above)

This is the back cover of my book!

Here is the view from the top to show you the structure.

...and this is what it looks like open.

The class did not include pages to fill the book, but I gessoed and painted some extra cereal boxes to make pages to fill with art and sew into the binding.

They are not quite done yet, but I will show them to you as soon as I finish them.

I ordered Carla's new book, Drawing & Painting Imaginary Animals.

It will arrive anyday and I plan to fill my book with art I create from her lessons!

Until then, here is her FUN new tutorial she just posted from the book using a few piece of washi making tape and your imagination to create a wonderful whimsical creature!

I cannot wait for my book to arrive!

Now on with the tour...
This is the book open with my pug paper dolls that I made. :)
They will live inside the pockets unless they eventually wind up as elements in the book pages!
I will have to wait and see what happens! :)

I highly recommend Carla's blog, books, online classes and workshops!

Melanie and I are so excited because in addition to taking this class and waiting for the arrival for her book, we will have the opportunity for Carla to sign her book in person for us when we...

* Drum Roll Please*

Attend her Colorado Art Camp for Women Retreat Workshop in October in Winter park, CO!

Melanie and I are sooo excited!
There will be lots more of this in our two day mini art camp!

What classes are you taking this Fall & Winter?
Please leave me a note and let me know!
I cannot wait to hear all about them!


What Remains Now said...

How exciting! I love your project and drawings. Can't wait to hear about the class in October.

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

They are so cute Melissa, you have done a great job!
Lynne x

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

Hi Melissa!
Your artworks are always magical to me. Anywho...I am taking Physical Science w/ Lab, Introduction to the Exceptional Child, Reading & Writing Connections (get to write a children's book in this one), and Elementary Art Education.
Much Love,
Mindy :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

thank you for sharing this fun project!

Karen Smithey said...

What fun!

I think your dogs are adorable--