Things are busy around here-I'm preparing for classes, teaching classes, and creating art, jewelry, and scarves to sell at Artfest. The kitties however, are balancing out all this activity with power naps on the hour, every hour! : )
There are just a few spaces left in March's workshops. If you'd like to join in the fun, email me right away to save your spot.
Sunday, March 4th-A Gypsy's Journal
She has a secret. When she goes for walks in the woods, she transforms into a Gypsy, and travels many lands before coming home for tea. Along the way she has delightful adventures. She keeps a journal of these tales hidden in the oldest tree at the edge of the forgotten orchard. At night, after everyone has gone to bed, she reads her adventures aloud to the fireflies and faeries.
Upon your journal pages, you’ll let your imagination float free and spin new stories. To get our creative juices flowing we’ll start with a few creative writing exercises. Let your stories unfold with layers of stamping, collage, and swooshes of paint. I’ll demonstrate a variety of tricks for combining media from start to finish. In addition we’ll look at fun ways to add in unexpected details with beads, wire, ribbon, fabric and buttons. Learn how to stay loose and keep the intuitive juices flowing. There are no rules, just joyous creating from our imagination. Join us and express who you secretly might be if...
Saturday, March 10th, Beginning Watercolor-Testing the Waters.
This hands-on class is the perfect introduction to watercolor. You’ll learn how to set up your work area and arrange your palette. We’ll discuss different types of paint, brushes, and paper. You’ll get to compare student and professional grade paint, cold and hot press paper, and different types of brushes. Learn how to do dry brush, wet in wet, solid washes, and graduated washes. Discover how to mix and layer colors, and how to mix a whole color wheel from just three colors. This is a fun introduction to watercolor!
Enjoy the photos and have a great week!
For today's blog post, I gathered together some of my favorite photos taken over the last year, that all feature light. The sun is out this morning and the tulip bulbs are breaking through the ground and beginning to stretch their leaves up. Spring is not here yet, but the birds all seem to be chirping, "Soon!, soon!, soon!".