Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Solo Show Next Month!

The sun is shining and there is hope that spring is right around the corner.  My solo show is fast approaching too!  The opening is set for March 17 6-8 pm at Blakely Hall in the Highlands, Issaquah, WA.  I would love to see you there.  It will run until April 24 and then part of it will be in the front window of artEAST for the following month.  I have painted the past 10 months and there will be about 12 new pieces plus some of my favorites from my own collection.  
These three paintings will be there along with others which I will feature next newsletter.  Birds of a Feather is the newest and is 2'x4'.  It features lots of paint layers as well as a Shoe-billed stork which happens to be my favorite bird (after crows of course) and a ghost fish too.
Acme #2000 art pouch-for the artist on the go-with optional nest pocket (model not included) is the next closeup.   This one makes me laugh and can happily live in my studio.  I would love to carry my art supplies wherever I go...along with a couple of crows ;)  There is an optional nest pouch featured and many more art filled pouches not shown in this view.  You have to see it all!

And finally we have Babel which is raw canvas covered in collage, stitching, buttons, vintage papers, stamps, and glitter.  Can you tell I teach elementary students?  One can never have too much glitter.

I will share more later, but enjoy for now.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Welcome to the New Year!

2016 is starting off with lots of creating.
Yay for learning and painting and experimenting
and just being open to trying new techniques and
putting in the time.
Sometimes it is just that-
spending time floundering and trying to pick up the pieces.
But that is how we learn.
So it is all valuable.

 I have been spending more time in here.
I organized and sharpened pencils and brought in my
Halloween bear's head to hold paintbrushes.
He is vey happy.
While I paint,
Matteo is practicing his Jedi mind tricks to make the heating vent 
give forth much needed heat. 
Hope your 2016 is off to a creative start!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

#2015 Best Nine

Artists on Instagram are posting their best nine so here are mine! 
Here's to the end of 2015 and onto a creative blessed 2016.
See you next year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

iPad Nativity Scenes from my students

Love these scenes my students finished yesterday.  
Kids capture the simplicity and creativity 
that makes me smile.  
This artist asked me if a cheshire cat could visit the nativity.
Why yes.  Love it!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

While I pot some paper whites for gifts
Matteo has visions of birds dancing in his head.