Art Adventures

Learning as Healing

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in About me, Art Adventures | 4 comments

Learning as Healing

Hello all of you that are still out there. It has been five months since I have posted which is the longest break I have taken since I started blogging in 2008. My health is still a challenge that takes a lot of time, but I am managing. Playing tennis, singing in a choir, making plans to do a hippy road trip in my van next summer. More about that adventure later. Today is profoundly sad for me. Recently I have been focused, or trying to focus, on a positive future, and for me, that does not include what happened yesterday. I am disheartened that our country is in the state it is in, I am...

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My UK Adventure: Chapter 4

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Art Adventures | 2 comments

My UK Adventure: Chapter 4

Outside of Chipping Campden, a town in the Cotswold hills where the Arts and Crafts Movement was born. “Chipping” means “market”, so all towns with this name have or did have a central market area like this one. It also means the streets are wider, to allow for more carts. This is the local bus stop, which is on a block that runs down the middle of the town. The buildings were built from the 14th to the 17th centuries. These are 21st century teenagers. I stayed on a farm that had been in the same family since 1760. The family who live there consisted of one aunt, a...

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My UK Adventure: part 2

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Art Adventures | 0 comments

My UK Adventure: part 2

This last June I made was working on a new mission statement for my artistic future, and the phrase I kept coming back to was “I want to be a small fish in a big pond.” A few weeks later I got an email from Pat at Golden Artist Colors asking if I wanted to attend a training to be a Artist Educator for Golden in London, England. This opportunity exactly fit the bill. The program started on Sunday night and went until Friday. Monday morning we each sat down to this. There was also a big box on the floor for each of us, a file box of sorts, filled with all the exercises we would do...

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