Posts by admin

Portland Teaching, March 5-8, 2015

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Journaling, Workshops and Classes | 0 comments

Portland Teaching, March 5-8, 2015

I am teaching in Portland, Oregon for Art and Soul Retreats in March. I have three classes, all classes that I LOVE. Portland, Oregon Art and Soul Retreat March 5-8, 2015 I am teaching three classes that I love. 1. Sumptuous Sumi Painting on nice paper with sumi ink, a beautiful silky black ink used in eastern calligraphy, is amazingly satisfying and fun. We will make a sample book of papers and techniques using Sumi ink and various other products, paints, inks and tools. We will create small landscapes, lots of textures and many pages of beauty with this luscious black ink as the focus....

Read More

Reading and My Art

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | 8 comments

Reading and My Art

I read, a lot. You and I may be friends on Goodreads, so you may know that. Of all the things that inform my art, reading is at the top of the list. I am very often inspired by words. One of the things I started doing years ago was to choose my favorite sentence in each book I read. I would write it down in my journal in doodles or a whole page. Doing this made me read carefully, and it also helped me remember the book since I am not organized enough to keep a log of my reading like some people I know. Next life, perhaps. Here is a page from one of my journals where I inscribed a quote from...

Read More

“Unsubscribe” before you “Spam”

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in About me | 2 comments

“Unsubscribe” before you “Spam”

Use “unsubscribe” not “spam” when opting out

Read More

Doodle Mugs

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 in Tutorial | 2 comments

Doodle Mugs

Happy New Year! 2015, it is here and that seems surreal to me, such an odd number, it still seems futuristic to me. This year I made a lot of art for presents for Christmas and some of the paintings I did are on the last post here for the Sketchbook Challenge. Some of the other things I made I could not post because they were secret. This one is super easy and everyone loved it. Doodle mugs. I bought some cappuccino mugs from Target. Then I bought a marker made for porcelain and glass. The Deco Art Glass Paint Marker. It comes in other colors but I wanted the simplicity of black and white....

Read More

Twinks, Silks, and the Gelli

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Creative Exercises | 1 comment

Twinks, Silks, and the Gelli

I am not a glittery gal, in fact, I banned glitter from my house when my kids were small and I realized that the glitter lodged permanently in the cracks in my hardwood floors. There are other ways to add bling and luminesence to your artwork and Twinking H2Os and Silks are among my favorites. Both products are made by ColourArte. Twinkling H2Os are watercolors with mica suspended in them. Silks are iridescent acrylic glazes. They come in the same colors and work incredibly well together to create layers of color that reminds me of seashells. Twinks come in small jars. I keep them in a...

Read More