Wednesday, August 25, 2010

READY FOR THE DEMO!

Friday I will be doing two classes at the Presidio Officer's Club in San Francisco  for the California Watercolor Association's Outreach Program.  We are going to have lots of fun making wallets out of a single Tyvek Envelope.  The instructions are on a YouTube video by tkellerman.  I had to create a diagram and written instructions because everyone will have to put the wallet together at home.  My son, Kevin, the graphic designer, took my rough drawing and made it look so professional.   It took me awhile, but I have the folding technique down cold!  Now I can relax and look forward to sharing this project  with everyone.  I hope there will be a lot of kids in the morning but with school already starting in lots of places, it will probably be mostly adults.

This is the design I have painted with regular watercolor and a Micron 05 pen.  I started another design today using letters to spell out my name.  I thought it would be good to have a design idea everyone could relate to.  This design was done entirely with Extra Fine colored Sharpie pens.  

15 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

So creative - love the top painting of the three "witches" around their crystal ball - at least, that's my take on it! ha ha

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Myrna, These designs are FESTIVE! So bright and colorful. I hope you have fun with your class.

Cory said...

Hi Myrna...I love the wallet idea, would love it try it. Are you posting the written directions or selling it? I would love to buy one. What fun...

Cory from AZ.

jane Ferguson said...

Love it Myrna,good luck at the weekend I am sure you will have a blast.I have to try one of those natty wallets.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hey, I know those ladies! I hope your workshop is fun and successful.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Rhonda, Not a crystal ball but that is an interesting interpretation. That is where I will cut out a round circle that becomes the credit card holder when the wallet is put togther. I like to know where on the design that space will land, so I draw the circle in the beginning.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Peggy, you inspire me to be more inventive with my designs! Wish I had your gift for design.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Cory, no, I am not posting on the blog the directions and I wouldn't sell them because it isn't my idea. Send me an e-mail and I will send you the pdf file so you can print out the directions.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Jane, I think I will have a session with the crit group and we will all make wallets!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Elizabeth...yes, I tend to reuse a design if I like it. These ladies are fun to do and fit on the wallet so well!

Dan Kent said...

I so clearly remember the post when you described these wallets. I brought home several tyvek envelopes (you'd had me curious about tyvek forever anyway), but I've yet to try it. Some day.. Your designs are fabulous. Love those three ladies! Stylish and stylized.

Michael M. said...

The top watercolor is really nice. Like it a lot.

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CarrieEllen ArtStudio said...

Love the art!

David Lobenberg said...

Not only do I admire your drawing/painting ability, but also your superb DESIGN ability!

meera said...

I raelly enjoyed the slide show and now this looks so neat -- I have always meant to do one since you posted the video of it a while ago --some day soon! Thanks to you, painting on tyvek was fun and I have been experimenting with yupo :) Could you also send me an pdf file with instructions ( artbymeera at yahoo.com )?

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