Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Letter boxing a new creative journey

I am at a time in my life where I am craving the outdoors more than ever.  I heard Gertrude Mueller Nelson say on a iTunes video that we crave the outdoors like a vitamin! This summer I am planning on hiking as much as I can with my five year old companion! 

Letterboxes allow us to fit some creativity in too! It is a hidden treasure (hand-carved stamp and log) you bring a stamp pad, your hand carved stamp and a log of your own! You stamp in the log and "collect" their stamp in yours! 

I love the idea of a world of trails with little art treasures waiting to be found!  Pic from my log I left (I am rocking the monkey stamp), Woo hoo- how are you spreading the creative love in your world? 

Monday, January 21, 2013


Cole Here ~


Play with paint to create adventuresome memories

With a few supplies, some solid techniques and a little bit of patience... you can begin to record all your expeditions.  In this class we will show some cheater techniques to start drawing, watercolor painting both traditional & experimental, and a few basic art principles.  Enjoy a relaxed & humorous class atmosphere - learning & encouraging each other to do your best!

FRIDAYS 9-11 am 

A four class series
$80 for four sessions     ($20 per two hour class)

Room for 4-6 students in Maple Valley

Get your spot now - 

Cole Adams, Artist & Teacher
As an artist I live my life out loud and always creating - especially when we are on the road.  After completing an art degree in college I set about living my life in a creative way - I work with families and individuals to have their memories come to life in commissioned works of art.  I work in acrylics, fiber art, watercolors, sculpture, and rug hooking.  

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Peace Day at the Labyrinth

Saint George Episcopal Church 
24219 Witte Road S.E. 
Maple Valley, WA 98038 

Cole and I were once again invited to paint next to the beautiful labyrinth on September 21st for Peace Day. As people come to walk the labyrinth in quiet contemplation or in fellowship with others, we will be there capturing the joy and beauty of the event. All are encouraged to join. We will have hands-on activities for the kids since it was such a hit last time!

Please invite others. Build a community of peace in your own part of the world!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Cash Mob at Happy Delusions

Sadly, our friend Mary Clymer is closing her store in Renton. Happy Delusions had been a bright spot in Renton as many businesses struggle to stay above water. Mary has given many artists and crafters a place to showcase and sell their work for the last 5 years. August and September will be the last chances to visit and support this great shop. A cash mob is planned on September 25th to show our love and appreciation for Mary. Don't miss it!!!

Happy Delusions
924 S. 3rd St.Renton, Washington 98057
September 25th 12:00

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

ART CAMP 2012: SO much fun!!!

Our campers were all girls this year! We made tools, got brave and used them to make art supplies, and then got down to creating a whole bunch of fantastic and functional things!!! Hope you enjoy the pics and can see yourself joining us sometime. YES we mean adults too! Watch for one day classes. Some of them will be sure to fit your interests!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

WOO HOO ART CAMP - A few spots left!

We still have some spots available for our - week long Art Camp! 
$150 for the week
July 23rd to 27th 9-Noon 
 Check it out and sign up now (reg form is linked at top corner of page)

A day/week filled with hands on, messy, fun, recycled, outrageous art
projects.   All creations will be your own…no factory art here!!

Dress for mess and be prepared to use your imagination to put your
own twist on every project. Two Professional multi-media artists will lead
you in the mechanics and help you to learn to use the materials. A snack is served each day of Art Camp.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A good Read - The Artist's Rule

Cole Here~

I am enjoying reading the Artist's Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom, by Chirstine Valters Painter.  This book takes a look at where the monastic traditions and creativity intersects.  It is a beautiful book full of interesting techniques for creating a daily creative process.  Pick it up!  Here is one of the new pieces I am working on "Fisher of Men"