- Paintings - 50 finished + one commission & two gift paintings = 53
- Jewelry - 44 prayer flag necklaces
- Pins - 25 for UCU Swag giveaways + 30 buttons + 40 zippity-doo-daa's = 105
- Sketchbooks - 1.5 in progress
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
My lovely sister-in-law doesn't believe we have fall leaves in Rainy Seattle. Wow - do we ever this year. It has been a great year for amazing color. I went on quite a few walks with little man and snapped photos. I had the thought of trying to find the entire rainbow in leaf color. Enjoy!
As it gets cold and wet I find I am trying to fit it in only when it is dry and sunny…. Then I had to walk when it was wet. Yikes – harder to not rush through and get back in the car.
Then I thought of Mary, yep the “on the donkey “Mary, a question came to me what was her path like? I found myself slowing down and pondering her path, I even began to hum Silent Night.
I will bring this walking meditation into all my holiday preparations and celebrations. It is a great pause in the swirl of the holiday season.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
"What If …. There was something that someone could have said or done to have helped you that may have prevented you from getting where you are now, what would it have been?"
It was an eye-opening experience. Seeing women who look like me, locked away, who have never been asked - how did you get here, what advice to you have for children, what would have made you path different? What if?
I was humbled by their stories and by their essays – what if? Please take time to look at the website www.theifproject.com. I hope to do some volunteer work with them soon.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
WOOP WOOP! I spent a fabulous painting day yesterday... at my dear friend, Darcie's home. We had a flurry of girls getting ready for overnights and homecoming. We set up for the day in the dining room and allowed creativity to blossom as we painted the day away.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") provides an opportunity for
individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on
a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to
coincide with the opening of the General Assembly.
Monday, September 13, 2010
A detailed image of our booth
Woo Hoo it was a fun day.
Rugs & paintings and labyrinths... Oh my!
We are so excited to hit the Farmer's Market scene. Darcie Saunders & I are partnering for a few shows and loving it.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
Loose & Juicy Workshops
(water media – acrylics, watercolors or inks)
@ South Hill Studio 14206 86th Ave E Puyallup, WA 98373
Tuesday’s 10 am – 3 pm $20 bring your lunch
Create your own Stamps Sept 14 – Foam, carving, & found objects. A day of making art to reuse again and again. Time to play!
Mask Making Sept 28 - Stencils, masks and using them in layers to create depth and interest in your paintings
Frisket Oct 12 - A chance to work with it in a new ways. I love to work with it in layers and then layers by using many tools to apply it .
Spraying Paint Oct 26 - Oh Yeah – it’s a party. Use stencils and masks to create a great looking and interesting forms and shapes in your work.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
I started with a blank onesie, Tulip Fabric Spray Paints and various masks (hand cut craft foam, a flower taken apart, peace sign craft) I also put a layer of mat board (I had it laying around) inside the onesie to protect the back side
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Sunday I went to Dan Smith and saw a two-hour demo by Traci Bautista! Wow - it was amazing seeing her in person. I have been a fan of her book, Collage Unleashed, for years. Yes - I have a tiny crush on her!
This morning I ran up to my studio first thing and started to create. I had a couple of artist trading cards I had been working on and transparencies from my sketchbooks & found out something that worked great.
- Start with one of your original sketches from a sketchbook. Make a transparency copy (I went to Office Depot & copied about 10 books worth of sketches).
- I cut out one specific sketch & used oil paint markers to color the back of the transparency.
- I used my sewing machine to attach it to my artist trading card.