Wednesday, August 31, 2011
CREATE classes in Chicago
I was able to take Pokey Bolton's class "Printapalooza" and what a lovely surprise to have Kelli Nina Perkins as a fellow student. I adore Kelli, and it was great to spend a day with her. The photo below was taken outside the hotel during Pokey's class~ we were sun printing.
Wonderful student work from my "Sketching & Watercolor: Journal Style" workshop.
Student "Quiltlets" from the 3 hour class I taught on Sunday.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Recycled Circles ~ Student work
I taught two classes of Recycled Circles in Chicago (the first one filled up, thank you very much!) As usual, I love how different each one turns out! And they are all following the same directions...
Here are a few from my classes:
I'm teaching this again at Art & Soul in Portland and the fabric version at the International Quilt Festival in Houston November 4.
Chicago! the art museum
Home from CREATE mixed media retreat in Chicago!
The first day, my good friend, Helen Shafer Garcia, and I spend the day at the fabulous, incredible, amazing Art Institute of Chicago. Unless you've been there, you can't imagine the collection of the most famous and acclaimed artists in the world. Maybe the best museum in the United States...
(Yes, my hair has blue in it. Decided to have a bit of artsy color put in for fun.)
There was an exhibition of fabulous architectural fragments from Chicago's old buildings. Designed by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Adler & Sullivan. You'll probably see some of these designs interpreted in my hand carved stamps and sketchbook in the next weeks.......
A view of the skyline from the Art Institute. I LOVED Chicago and have a list of things I want to do next time I'm there!
Friday, August 26, 2011
dreaming of the French Riviera
We'll be drawing and painting stuff like this on my Walking and Watercolors trip to the French Riviera next September!
and here are some of my older journal pages with a slightly less caloric theme....
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Everyday Objects ~ binoculars
If you're looking for me, I"m teaching at CREATE in Chicago this week!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Everyday Objects in cloth
I've been enjoying working on my series of everyday objects (you can see the series here). I made this quilt a few months ago, inspired by the series. It's currently hanging at the Front Porch Gallery, in Carlsbad, CA through September 4.
(The dress is from Secret Lentil)
Saturday, August 20, 2011
from art journaling to art!
I've been having fun using my journal page as inspiration for other projects.
I'm teaching 3-hour Quiltlets at CREATE in Chicago next week.
Oh yea, thanks EVERYONE for the huge amount of comments for my giveaway! The WINNER of my HOT SUMMER GIVEAWAY is:
Email me , Pnina, to win my DVD download of "from art journaling to art," a copy of Cathy Johnson's book, a cool pen/brush holder made from my spoonflower fabric AND a free online joggles class of mine of your choice.
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