Under the Influence

Virginia, there is room for you!

Posted by on Apr 21, 2013 in Art & Soul Retreats, Under the Influence, What I am up to, Workshops and Classes | 0 comments

Virginia, there is room for you!

I am teaching next week at Art and Soul in Virginia Beach. Last year was lovely, being right on the sea, making art with friends. This year will be fabulous too.Wednesday and Thursday will be “Under the Influence” which is a painting workshop. It is a brief foray into art school, where you will learn about four artists that have influenced my work. Here is a post about this class. Here is a link to sign up. The other class is called Journal Texting Two, and it is about making letters, inventing alphabets, playing with all kinds and shapes of letters and tools. Chapter two of last...

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Inventing Alphabets

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012 in Art & Soul Retreats, Journal Texting, Under the Influence, Workshops and Classes | 2 comments

Inventing Alphabets

It has been ages since I have been here, I am ramping up now to come back with a bang. Family, schedules, all of it fell at my feet and stopped me from doing anything else. I missed being here, in the same way I miss journaling when I don’t do it for a while. In October I went to Portland, Oregon to teach for Art & Soul Retreats. They have a new venue right on the Columbia river. My class faced the water, and we watched this happy face barge go by, right out our window. My brother Andrew and I went canoeing on the Willamette River. We also went to see the Vaux Swifts, small fast...

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Under the Influence

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012 in Map Making, My Work, Uncategorized, Under the Influence, Workshops and Classes | 4 comments

Under the Influence

Two weeks ago I taught an new class, called “Under the Influence”. It was inspired by four (of the many) artists whose work has influenced mine. There has been so much discussion in social media about copying, learning from, and being influenced by recently. It is a confusing topic for artists just starting out, and apparently for some who have been around a long time. There is a very long tradition of artist’s schools, where a “master” will take in apprentices to learn what he/she knows. The apprentices work can eventually be confused for their masters if they...

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