Well – a new blog, who would have thought it? My old blog at magstitch.blogspot.co.uk is still there and has some useful information, especially on imaging programs such as Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop Elements. I feel that this is a new beginning and the excitement that the WOWbook is creating is inspiring me to get down to some serious blogging again. I hope you like the spanking new website. We are indebted to Fiona Dix of lovefibre.com for holding our hand and putting up with us during our ‘training’. I think old dogs and new tricks is the phrase that comes to mind.
The day we’ve all been working towards, here at WoW Towers, is getting very close. The last online issue of Workshop on the Web is now live (if you want to purchase it, go to www.workshopontheweb.com and click Subscribe) and we’re expecting the printers to deliver the new WOWbooks in the next week or so.
The WOWbook is looking even better than we’d hoped and there are some cracking workshops and articles. Read how Hilary Beattie puts together her delightful collages and this is not just a ‘how to’ article that covers stencilling, printing and painting. I think that her design guidelines will give a firm foundation for putting together many a future piece of work.
Laura Edgar’s work is so beautiful that it seems impossible that so many of her materials are sourced from the ‘bit box’. Mind you, I think she has a very up-market bit box.
They are just two of the impressive artists in our WOWbook.
I think that the benefits of the Members’ Club (free to join when you buy the book) will continue to inspire you. We have an amazing online workshop from Sherrill Kahn, which uses chalk pastels in a completely new way. I have had to have a go already and the results are impressive.
I am also excited about the ongoing course that I am going to run as part of the Members’ Club. The first module will be about design without drawing and we will go on to use what we make in small works of beauty, made from paper and fabric.
In the meantime, I’m going to dash off to deconstruct a vessel or two. You’ll find an explanation of this concept in one of the later free online classes that are part of the WOWbook experience.
A further thought. If you buy someone the WOWbook as a Christmas present, they will benefit from all the extra online content for a whole six months. It really is the gift that goes on giving.