Wednesday, December 30, 2009
laundry room door
I drew the silhouette on the door, a friend cut out the shape with a jig-saw, sprayed insulation foam into the hollow door and let that dry. Then I covered the cut edge in papier mache, primed and painted it. (I have the same sort of hole our bedroom door.) I like to think of our house as an artist's house---not a cluttered, eclectric, collector's home--ya know?
I updated my website with the classes and workshops I'm teaching next year...(Sorry, no papier mache door coverings included.)
Monday, December 28, 2009
Happy New Year!
Thanks so very very much to the generous anonymous donors of the $5,000 challenge grant, and to the Current Wisdom Foundation and to the individuals (noted below) Mundo Lindo has raised $10,000 and will start up again on Thursday, January 14th! The free two hour class runs 3-5pm every Thursday, and pre-registered 4th & 5th grade students, from the Escondido School District will begin a year long art adventure.
BIG thanks to : Cheryl Gaston, Rick Keating, Jim Kelly, Andrea Cassilas Hein, Virginia Sumner, Gary Carpenter, 10 North, Gillian Moss, Linda Shaw, Helen Shafer Garcia, Rachel Kopel, Nancy Lemke, Elizabeth Chiment, Seema Sueko, Ellen Speert, Wendee Lee, Lori Mitchell, Susan Avery Clark, Maureen Griffin, Rachel Grant, Kent and Erma, and Jo Ann Bryan.
Thank you--from me and most especially all the kids!
Through out the year, California Center for the Arts, Escondido Education Department will continue to fundraise for the year 2011.
Monday, December 21, 2009
(Actually, it was Mistress of Longears who made cocktail napkins first, and I was inspired by her.)
Friday, December 18, 2009
I have room for a few more students in my Wet-Felting workshop, on January 9 in Escondido, CA.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
3 hour workshop in Escondido
"Mixed Media, paper on cloth"
Sat. January 23rd - Jane LaFazio
Workshop fee: $65 for EAP members/$75 for non members
Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery, 262 E. Grand Ave. Escondido, CA92025
We'll cut and glue and paint, with cloth as our base and paper as our collage medium. Learn fun, loose, easy techniques to create a small art piece of your own design.
Register today. Space is limited
Material fee: (included in price)
Workshop size: 3-10. Space is limited
Pre-registration: You must pre-register by Jan. 20th. To register online click here. or call the gallery at 760 480-4101
Monday, December 14, 2009
I hand stitched on this, after the needle felting, and I think it's going to grow up to be part of a larger piece. I so love hand stitching, or what Melly calls, 'slow sewing.'
And, I'm teaching a new class online on joggles. It doesn't start till March, but you can check it out and register now. And, don't forget Art Unraveled will filling classes at the end of December--and I'm teaching 3 classes, so sign up!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
No, my studio is not in this magazine
And while I'm thanking generous women, I must mention the powerhouse Pokey Bolton! She has published me in her magazines numerous times, included me on her TV show, and at Make It University at the Quilt Festivals and I consider her a good friend, which thrills me no end.
And that leads to Lesley Riley, who introduced me to Pokey by writing an artist spotlight article about my quilt "Ralph's Letters." Cloth Paper Scissors Jan/Feb 2007. It's thanks to Lesley I've been on this wild ride of being published.
So huge thanks to the many generous women in my life! Pokey, Lesley and Mary and many more.
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
preparing for Orvieto!
art making and bloody marys
Monday, December 07, 2009
12/9/09: Thanks for the title suggestions! Denise and Mary (on facebook) both suggested "Night Flight" and that one spoke to me. thanks everyone!