Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Spenser Little Artwork
I went to ArtWalk on Saturday, and bought a bird mobile and a pair of bird earrings from this artist, Spenser Little. I love his stuff! I have about 5 or 6 of his works.... each piece, a single piece of wire.
Brenda York painting
Bought this one at artwork too, at ArtWalk. I just love Brenda York's style!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
do you detect a theme here?
Pomegranates on the shelf for now--it's artichokes that have captured my heart! (no pun intended, really)
Friday, April 25, 2008
mundo lindo kids
The kids of Mundo Lindo, the after school art program I've been teaching since May 2007.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Cloth Paper Scissors May/June 2008
Check out pages 24-26 in Cloth Paper Scissors. I have an article entitled "Easy Pet Portraits" and it's gonna make Buddy a star!
in the magazine
Here's the project featured in CPS and on my DVD.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
My work is in this book!
Mixed-Media self portraits is available for pre-order on Amazon. I have a project with an article, in this book.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Mission San Luis Rey
the view from Mission San Luis Rey
Mission San Luis Rey
Sketchcrawl today at this beautiful mission in Oceanside
Husb and I went to a house concert to see and heard the wonderful Eve Selis band. We were this close......
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Just got back from the Studio Art Quilt Associates/Surface Design conference in Philadelphia. These were blooming everywhere, along with daffodils, against the pale greys of the landscape.
Along with lectures, and a downtown Philadelphia gallery tour, I took a 3-day workshop. Here's one of many of my work in progress from the workshop.
philadelphia painted rocks
Yours truly at the end of the Hollie Heller 3-day workshop, surrounded by my works in progress. I really enjoyed learning Hollie's methods and hope to take another workshop with her in the future.
work in progress from a Hollie Heller workshop. I expect to collage and stitch and more on all these works in progress.
another work in progress. wild colors! It's actually 2 pieces, on watercolor paper, so who knows where I'll go with this!
philadelphia workshop teacher
Workshop teacher, Hollie Heller and me. (yet again, I'm surprised I look so tall.)
philadelphia museum of art
On the last day of my trip, I visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art for the Frida Kahlo exhibit and saw their fabulous collection of impressionists. I'd never been to this museum before. Wow! Very impressive!
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Emulating Janey She's published an all-portrait zine that's amazing. Here's my attempt of drawing "Janey-style" my husb from a photo. I did it quickly, needless to say and it was fun. I'm going to do more of these.
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Dear blog readers, are any of you going to the Studio Art Quilt Associates/Surface Design conference in Philadelphia next week? I'll be there! I'm taking Hollie Heller's workshop.
I just learned this very easy technique and I love it. It's from L.K. Ludwig's book "Mixed Media Nature Journals." You'll be seeing more of this from me, combined with drawing. You just use water soluble crayons, dipped in water, and color the real leaf. Then you lay it face down on paper (or cloth) and rub. It gives you a gorgeous print! AND you can do it on the road, in your journal. Way cool.
Have I mentioned I'm taking Susan Sorrel's online class, Fertile Earth, on joggles.com? (I'm teaching there too, so I've fallen behind in her class...) This piece was created based on her instruction. It's layered organza and stamping and embroidery.
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