Monday, February 21, 2011

Excitement for Art and Soul 2011

It is not too early to start the excitement for Art and Soul Portland 2011. Are you ready to create several richly layered collages, complete and ready to display or give as gifts? Are you looking to learn some simple techniques that will make each piece of art unique? Come join me and play with collage in a smaller scale. I will be teaching "Block Party" at Art and Soul this fall. The possibilities are endless....
 Here are some of the other talented and creative instructors participating in the event. Please visit their blogs and be amazed.....
An artist and costume designer...she will be offering a chance to learn free motion embroidery using birds as you muse.

I love Stephanie's whimsical use of materials and inventive ways to combine nature and vintage elements. Her class offerings will definitely give you a chance to try out some of her amazing techniques.

Her colorful handmade fabrics and artful "anthologies" will tempt you to explore fabric as a new medium in your art.

Graphic, colorful journal play. Need I say more?

Marcia and Ty's experience with unconventional materials and their fun take on assemblage is definitely worth a look. They are offering classes in a wide range, from garden art to steam punk....

An Architectural Photographer and Graphic Designer with a passion for mixed media art. Her wonderful Green Art Journal is not to be missed.

Our fearless leaders blog has the latest information on Art and Soul happenings. Do you want to win a free stay at the Embassy Suites? Check it out....

Artist and author of one of my favorite books Collage Journeys , is offering classes in making "paint playgrounds." What could be more fun?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Unexpected Winter...

We woke up this morning to a winter wonderland....

Friday, February 11, 2011

Community Art

One of the great things about living in a small community is the ease in getting involved. This will be the second year our local Juvenile Justice Center has used art to make the community aware of their mission and raise funds for the program. They help kids going through tough times, negotiate through the justice system. They provide education, support, counseling and shelter for kids in need. This year they are providing 8x8" canvases to anyone who wants to "art them up." The theme is "Hearts for Heros." Her is my piece this year. It was really fun to do.

Friday, February 4, 2011

New Journal Pages

I have been a bit overwhelmed lately. Getting ready to teach a journaling class and working on my samples. Too many supplies is one of my issues, so I am limiting myself to pencils, watercolors and only a few paint colors. It is a lot more fun to just make art and not spend time hunting for supplies. Here are a few of my new journal pages. I am pleased that they are a lot looser. I am doing my best to stop early. Keep them more gestural, less detail.