Monday, April 16, 2018

Gwen's Gems: Encounters in Mary Beth's Studio

Greetings all! Carol Baxter here, sitting in for the incomparable Gwen Lafleur. 

Gwen recently taught All Mixed Up: Stencil and Stamp, Collage and Create! in Mary Beth's Studio.

Ms. Lafleur shared her favorite techniques for creating richly layered art journal pages and canvases. Her students carved stamps, made collage material, canvases, and art journal pages over the course of two days.

And I was not there. 


I am glad my teammates Mary N. and Gwen were able to enjoy each other's company.

But You, yes You. Now. Please come with me! 

I need some peeps by my side as I oh and ah over art and imagine the fun I missed hanging out with 3 people I work with remotely, a few people I only know from Facebook, happy people I do not recognize, and at least 2 people I met at An Art Journal Affair (where we lamented the fact that Gwen wasn't there)!

Making Fantastic Art!

Beautiful Smiles for the Camera.

Looking for more mixed media excitement? Gwen teaches in Connecticut in June.

Can't make Connecticut... me neither. Guess what?! Gwen arrived in St. Louis a day before her workshop and filmed all day for a "Boho Grunge" class that will be a part of StencilGirl Studio pretty soon!

Note to Mary Beth: I am sure you will get me, Gwen, and Mary N. all in the same place eventually!

Thanks so much to Gwen, Mary N., and students Patty D., and Sue W., and Rachel B. for sharing the photos that made this post possible!

Wishing you a day just as lovely as Gwen's Boho Collage Fish!
     Carol B.


  1. It was such a wonderful weekend... so fun to see all of the photos and revisit the workshop! Thanks so much Mary Beth for having me, and to everyone who came - I had a blast! (and Carol, someday we're going to be in the same place at the same time!)

  2. Carol, you crack me up! and thanks for the refresh on the wonderfully fun weekend we had (without you :( ) :)

  3. Yes, thank you, Carol - loved seeing this!


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