February 27 - March 3, 2014
An Artful Journey is a fabulous, all-inclusive, 3-day retreat held in the Santa Cruz mountains of Northern California. I'll be teaching a journal workshop with painted photos, a book bag, and loads of fun, mixed media technique. Come join the fun!
April 4 - 6, 2014 Come visit beautiful Florida in the spring! I'll be teaching a 3 day journal workshop at Everything Scrapbook & Stamps in Lake Worth, Florida. We'll have fun painting photos and creating a journal.
Workshop in Bruges, Belgium. Stay Tuned for details! ***********This 2014 workshop has been postponed. Don't give up though... the coordinator is working hard to make it happen in 2015! ***********
I'm SO excited about teaching in Belgium! It will include photo walks in Bruges (Belgium's Little Venice of the North) where we'll explore, photograph and soak up the ambience of this beautiful city. We'll then paint and create with our photos and make an art journal filled with wonderful Belgium memories.
October 23-26, 2014 Come take a workshop with me at Donna Downey Studios in Huntersville, North Carolina! We'll go on a photo walk, print some of the photos that we take, then paint on them, and create something fabulous. I'm not sure of the details yet, but as soon as I know, I'll let you know!
Hello! I'm teaching this class again the first week in December, so you're seeing another version of the same goose on the cover. Since the workshop is in December, I couldn't resist adding some vintage silver trim on some of the pages. The workshop info is here if you would like to take a peek! I still need to add words here and there, a few tiny vintage rhinestones, and bind it all together. Oh, and paint the back cover, but I'm getting close!Beautiful sun print fern made by Elizabeth Woodford.
The wall is silence, the grass is sleep, Tall trees of peace their vigil keep, And the Fairy of Dreams with moth-wings furled. Plays soft on her flute to the drowsy world.~Ida Rentoul Outhwaite Happy Autumn everyone. I haven't been creating much art lately, so my blogging has slowed. Although not creating much with paint in my studio, I've been smothered by daily beauty and Divine paint as I shoot fall color and create with my camera.Summer drew me out of my studio like never before. When I make myself work inside, I pine for nature, worry that I'll miss something beautiful, and it's nearly impossible for me to stay indoors. But as seasons change outside, they seem to be changing inside me as well. Suddenly, I'm able to let go and look forward to all of the lovely in the future instead of focusing on fading flowers and shorter days, and hanging on to every minute of now as tight as I can. It feels good to begin creating in the studio again.Here's a card I made to send my sweet Auntie. It's about 4.5" wide X 11" tall: Wishing you all creative warmth in your studios today.