Artist Friends

Inventing Goddesses again….

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Artist Friends | 3 comments

Inventing Goddesses again….

Bonnie Stahlecker was my first book arts teacher. We are trading goddesses, you can see the one I sent to her here. She needed a goddess of lost tools, I needed the goddess that all bookmakers need, the Glue Goddess. She came in this lovely box in the mail, carefully packed. The best, very best, kind of mail. Isn’t she grand? The box holds her colorfully and securely. She waves her glue brushes around like it is no big deal to glue anything. She would almost appear cavalier about the glueing thing if her hair did not look so worried. I am pretty sure all my glueing experiences will be...

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Leah’s Chickens of Hope

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in Artist Friends | 4 comments

Leah’s Chickens of Hope

Support Leah and Scott DeCapio lost everything in a flood. You can help!

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Tamara Laporte’s Whimsical Inspirations

Posted by on Oct 27, 2013 in Artist Friends, stencils | 168 comments

Tamara Laporte’s Whimsical Inspirations

ARTISTCELLAR  has done it again! Their new series of stencils in the Artists’ Signature series are designed by Tamara Laporte. Tam has two sets of stencils. One is doodled words called “Inspiration Series” and the other is flowers, stars and hearts, row houses and butterflies. That one is called “Whimsy Series”. I used some of each series in this project. First I painted a 12″ paper mache star with black gesso. Then I taped the stencil to the star and used Viva Color Ferro Special Effect Paste with a credit card to scrape over the stencil. This fab paste...

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Meet Kate!

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Artist Friends | 0 comments

Meet Kate!

I want you to meet my new friend, Kate Thomson. She is talented, kind, interesting and smart. She is just want you want, and lucky me, I have, in a new friend. Kate is a mixed media artist that taught at Art & Soul in Portland for the first time this month. We shared a river-view room, and many stories of art and teaching it. She has been focused more in online classes which you can find here. Kate left before I did, and when I came back to the room that was empty of her sweet presence I found this. Isn’t it wonderful when we make these connections? I hope to know her for a very...

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Pam Carriker Strikes Again!

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Artist Friends, Published Works | 1 comment

Pam Carriker Strikes Again!

Pam Carriker has written a new book and want to chat with you about it tonight on Facebook!  She will be giving away signed copies every half hour, and some of the contributors (like me) will be online too. Here is one of the pieces of mine that is in her book. I call it Orange Jungle City. Hope to “see” you...

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SASSY girls and a Good Idea

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Artist Friends, Creative Exercises | 3 comments

SASSY girls and a Good Idea

In November, two months ago, egads how time flies, I invited some enchanting ladies to join me in the mountains for four days to make art and plans for making more art. Carol Sloan, Kim Rae Nugent and Liz Kettle and I rented a cabin and filled it with art and fun. We call ourselves Smarty Artists’ (Sumptuous)  Summit, or S.A.S.S. We had an elk head on the wall we named “Bernard.” We dressed him up and drew him. We had a view out our window of the Rocky Mountains, and the forest. The dining room table soon filled up with so many supplies and projects that we had to eat in...

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