Wednesday, January 19, 2011

DeMented, DeLightful Fun......!


Just in case anyone is wondering how much fun it is doing an online class with Michael deMeng???
Take a gander at this video and judge for yourself! As part of the class he makes little movie shorts that have to do with whatever the instructional videos may be about~~~it is a nonstop roller coaster ride! (although this is promoing his touring for in person classes this year)
If you can't do a class in person, check for online offerings at his blog:

Assemblog Of Michael deMeng 

Or just follow for some of the most humorous reading and great assemblage art to browse.
And now I'm off on my own adventures......cue the theme for "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" please.....(dashing off with Fedora on and whip in hand)


Pax....

30 comments:

Karin Bartimole said...

I love his work! That video is quite the production - so, are you doing one of his classes? in person or online? Can't wait to see what create!

Silke said...

His work is stunning and so much fun and he seems like quite the character! No wonder you are enjoying his class so much!! I'm looking forward to some of the things you create as a result of his class!!! Love, Silke

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Karin,

I'm doing an on line class; I do not function well in a *real* class due to distractions and my *personal space issues*.....LOL!!!
But on one hand, the online class is great because you can replay the videos, etc over and over~~they will be up for two months, and at the speed of sloth that I'm moving, I might have something done by then! LOL!
He is amazing......

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Silke,

I can't wait either! LOL!!! I seem to be short on *quality art time*, but I'm pecking away at everything. Sooner or later. ;-D
And yes, he is funny. REALLY FUNNY. Makes it very easy to learn.
Once you stop laughing.

XXOO~~♥
Anne

dosfishes said...

Too funny, so Michael. He is a hoot just like you! Have fun with the demented videos of Mr. Demeng. xox Corrine

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh Corrine...

I am having too much fun with the mini movies to get the work done that I should! :-D

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Marie S said...

LOL!! I got a visual of you in hat with whip!
Off on another adventure and this looks like it is going to be a wil ride!!
Seat belt on, hand in car, off you go!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Heehee!!!
I actually *DO* have a beautiful brown felt fedora That is like the one from Raiders, and at one time I had a bullwhip....but that is a story for another day!
You KNOW that I have the leather jacket! LOL!!!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Georgina said...

Went over to his blog the other day..what a hoot!! Loved his, "Fist Full of Brushes," a spoof on the Clint Eastwood spaghetti western!!

Wish I had the time to dedicate to his course right now, but am knee deep in stuff for the gallery...more about that later.

I used to have a fedora hat, well actually the ex did, but when he left, he forgot it, so I inherited it, along with the power tools!! Unfortunately, it met it's fate in the jaws of a friend's puppy...little sh-t didn't leave much!! She felt awful, but not awful enough to replace it....she must have assumed it was never mine to begin with, so no loss!!! b-t-h!!

Have a great day...another day with Miss Daisy...oey vey!!

Loves ya,
G

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh Georgina---wasn't that video hilarious??? OMG! I was about to choke from laughing!
I think I would have throttled the woman who did not replace the fedora...an eaten fedora; those are fighting words.
Good luck with Miss Daisy; I'm assuming it includes a trip to the Mart of Wal???

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Deborah said...

Holy moly that's a lot of drama! Quite entertaining though. I think it is wonderful that you are taking the time to play. Does this mean that the neverending wall hanging is complete? **kisskiss** Deb

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

YES!!!!

It's just that between being sick and really crummy weather, I have not been up to church to get a photo to post! (hoping for this weekend but the words *winter storm* are on the map...Lord help me....)
It is nice to play.
I almost had forgotten.....
Life is too short to be taken too seriously!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Jan said...

Oh you didn't tell me he is entertaining and Cute too! I can see why you are having so much fun with this class. sorry I missed your post yesterday but I just viewed it and am really enjoying being able to watch your process again. Your tags are great, not like any other tags I have ever seen before! Are you incorporating things you are learning in Michaels class into your sketchbook project? Hope your weather warmed up today.

Cathy Bueti said...

Looks like fun! So glad you are enjoying the class! :)

Sophia said...

Wow...I am SO out of the loop as I've not heard of him until you. TOTALLY looks like fun. I must check him out some more. :)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Jan,

Yes, some of the colors ad the textural elements are from Michael's books, thought I am using them differently than we are in class.
It is fun to see how they work in other applications, especially something as simple as the tags!
And no---it is colder today and supposed to be frigid by Friday. I'm going to the basement and not emerging until Spring.....LOL!!!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Cathy,

Yep, having a ball! This is the first time in a long time I have taken a class just for fun and where I wasn't really having to push myself fast.
It is NICE.
And funny! ;-D

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Sophia,

Check his blog....some of the videos. He has the most outlandish sense of humor!
I cannot imagine trying to take a class in person---I'd be laughing too hard and get nothing done...though the one in New Orleans, oh, I really wanted to go there!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

studio lolo said...

I can't wait to see what you create!! I think there will be NO stopping you after that class ;)

Go Anne Go!!

xo♥
Lolo

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

LOL!!!
I'm not moving too fast now Lolo, but the brain is in gear!
It is fun to create like a kid....just making mystery things. I think that is the appeal!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I have one of his books and it's one of my all-time favourites. I know I can never create anything near to his work, but his sense of humour is what draws me to the book more than anything. Didn't know he had a blog - must go visit, right this instant.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Trust me, his techniques are well explained and make smaller projects accessible.
But yes, I read the books and just LAUGH! DH will ask what I'm laughing at...one part was where he was calling a piece of his art *Poop*. I was roaring--been there, said that! LOL!!!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

He continues to dazzle my wild side and I do understand how and why you love him. party on lady! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Emma said...

Turn my back & 5 more posts to catch up on!No we don't get that whole day to read blogs, do we? (my hips might just give out sitting too long!) Love your tags, will revisit M de M soon - love his rusty bits (!) but not the scary bits, I'm such a woos!

Just been struggling with uploading my sketchbook pics, the Brooklyn library ones, that is. I'm down as a strange name so not sure how 'they'll' find me!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Mary-Helen,

Yay! Permission to party on!!! ;-D
I wonder what you would make inspired by deMeng? Maybe in fiber, but none the less inspired by him?
I think you probably have all the necessary supplies....

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Emma,

I can't keep track of who is doing what sketch project, barely keeping up with my own, and yes--trying to keep up with the blogs is difficult! (plus I and a couple of friends have noticed blog posts not showing up in the dashboard till days later, or not at all....)
I will say there are a few of MdeM's pieces that could give me nightmares if I had them in the house.....LOL!!! The toys are the ones that freak me out....
Hope you had good luck getting your sketchbook photos in the right place.

XXOO~~♥
Anne

yoborobo said...

He's talented and adorable. I am rolling pennies so I can take one of his classes sometime. He's very inspiring, isn't he? Go DeMeng! Go Anne! :) xox!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

But the on-line takes less rolls of pennies!!! (still, though, if you put them in a bag and gave them a swing, you could probably knock someone OUT....)
I could see you doing wonderful things after a class like this.

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Deborah said...

Are you wearing your Fedora and creating beauty? I just blew a little sunshine your way. ♥♥♥ Deb

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Well Deb, I may disappoint you with my reply.
I'm wearing an apron and creating a big pot of SOUP for dinner! :-D
OH! Here comes your sun---I'll capture it in a jar and carry it with me!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

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