Art Journaling with Dina

Kemper art journal 09132014

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of taking Dina Wakley’s art journaling classes at The Ink Pad in NYC. Dina had her newest stamps and stencils for us to play with, along with her heavy body Ranger paints. These three pages are from my 9X12 Dylusions journal.  Funny they are all in blues… I was working in two journals that day and my other pages weren’t blue, but it looks funny seeing these three all together.

I made 5 pages that day, but I can’t seem to put on my hand on my small journal (so much for my claims to organization here – heck, that was about knowing where my supplies were, not my actual journals!)

I love Dina’s teaching style and had a terrific day with her and my artsy pals at The Ink Pad. They’re just now celebrating 16 years in business, and I’ve been going there for 15 of them. It’s really important to support your local stores.  Here’s a shot of me with Dina and Karen (a real Ink Pad regular!):

Color class Saturday

Check out The Ink Pad’s class calendar – they have a ton of great classes, and I’m delighted to be returning to teach there on Saturday, November 8th with a brand-new class called The Kitchen Sink Collection Folio.

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  1. Gorgeous pages! I was fortunate to take a class with Dina a couple of years ago, she’s such fun!

  2. How lucky you are to be able to learn from some of the best. I’m sure you had a great time. Your art shows it!

  3. It was so so fun to share some of Dina’s class with you. Your pages are great and I loved seeing your process. Beautiful depth and drips!

  4. What an amazing opportunity. I am building a nice collection of her stamps and stencils.
    Such a gorgeous shade of blue with lovely depth to it.
    Oh to be in NYC!

  5. One of these days I will get to NYC and we will have to visit the Ink Pad and Tinsel Trading and the like. Really fun classes. Nice deep blues. xox

  6. I know you had a wonderful time, she was just up this way! Beautiful pages and lovely joyful faces. Thanks for sharing with us.

  7. Great photo of the 3 of you! Marjie, you have been using blue quite a bit- is this a new favorite color? I love your pages! and how about those paints by Dina? Aren’t they awesome? so smooth,just like butter! and the pigment-Yum!! “)

  8. Sounds like a fun day! Valerie

  9. Such a lovely photo Marjie and it sounds like you had a great day. Your pages are beautiful! Anne xx

  10. Kirsten Alicia says:

    Gorgeous pages. Glad you had a wonderful time.

  11. I love the blue. Wish I lived near The Ink Pad.

  12. How great , love your journal and the blues are so you ! Never been to NYC but one day 🙂
    Unless I win big on the lottery then I’ll be there x

  13. Sharon Alpert says:

    I really loved the picture of your work table. Until I saw it I thought something was wrong with me. Thanks for letting me know I am normal.

  14. I love Dina!! She is the nicest and most beautiful soul!!!! Glad you had fun! LOVING the photo of the 3 of you and loveeeeeee your pages! I love BLUE!!!!!

  15. Loving the blues! These pages have a wonderful dreamscape quality to them, Marjie! I love the ghosted images!

  16. Wow, these are smashing pages. I really love the color blue.

  17. The blues look gorgeous together and great pages. How lovely to take a class with Dina, bet you had a blast and good luck with your class too. Wish I could be there.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  18. LOVE that blue!

  19. Lovely depth to these pages Marjie, it must be wonderful to have a store like that close by!