Classes

Copper Hand Magic

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Arty Cartophiles, Classes | 4 comments

Copper Hand Magic

Yesterday I had the pleasure of teaching the Copper Hand Map project from my book, Personal Geographies. The class was at Two Hands Paperie in Boulder, Colorado. I love that place and everyone who works there. There is a table in the back of the shop, surrounded by paper/book/printing goodness that seats about 8, so they limit the class size to 6. Nice, to be hanging with six lovelies on a Sunday. Three of them, Amy, Ann and Kim, I knew and was happy to see. Rick and Cindy were married, and were not artists or crafters by their own descriptions, they just wanted to try this after seeing the...

Read More

Mapping at Two Hands

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Arty Cartophiles, Classes | 1 comment

Mapping at Two Hands

There is an enchanted place in Boulder, Colorado called Two Hands Paperie. It is owned by my friend Mia, who is not only a photographer, dancer, book artist and all together creative person, but she has staffed this place with wonderful people and artists who teach classes all year round. There are many classes there (short ones mostly, not longer than 3 hours) in book making, journaling and all sorts of other arty paper related stuff. The store is packed with treasures that you cannot help but to covet, and often to sneak guiltily up to the register without your partner noticing. For the...

Read More

Twinkling Sea Monsters

Posted by on Nov 22, 2012 in Art & Soul Kansas City, Classes, Personal Geographies, Sea Monsters | 1 comment

Twinkling Sea Monsters

I have been painting with Twinkling H2Os, a mica infused watercolor paint, and am trying it out on pages in my journal. The original pages of this journal were for a project for the Sketchbook Challenge. See that post HERE. I drew one critter, then shut the journal and transferred the wet markings to the other side to start up the other critter. They both have fish tales. They are Sea Monsters, both of them with pumped up arms. It was almost a year ago I did this, but today I had to add some bling to these babies. Here is how I did up Oceana. Then I had to fancy up Terra, to balance out the...

Read More

The Ultimate Journey Map

Posted by on Mar 18, 2012 in Classes, Giveaways | 13 comments

The Ultimate Journey Map

Next week is the last Artfest, a retreat that has been going on for about 12 years in Port Townsend, Washington. I made this map to commemorate that final journey to this wonderful place. Artest is held at Fort Worden, an ex-Army base that is supposed to be full of ghosts, which a number of us will try to find while there. This is a trade I made, so hunt me down if you want...

Read More

The Denver Library Show, Event 1

Posted by on Mar 11, 2012 in Arty Cartophiles, Classes | 2 comments

The Denver Library Show, Event 1

Today my daughter Sydney and I went to the Denver Public Library to do a two hour workshop to go along with the show of the maps in my book. Almost all of the maps of mine and of the contributors from six countries are on exhibit in the Gates Room for the rest of the month. Fifth Floor, a round room. It is gorgeous. We got in the car with plenty of time for the 15 mile journey to the library. The traffic came to a dead stop for 50 minutes, due to two traffic accidents. So, we were still sitting there when the class was supposed to start. We sang country songs that we made up, we got silly, I...

Read More

Deconstructing the Landscape

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Arty Cartophiles, Classes | 8 comments

Deconstructing the Landscape

I just got back from teaching for Paperworks, a group that is not only large, varied in talent and scope, but also the finest group to teach for out there. They were kind, funny and energetic. It started out  with a presentation I did, called “My Journey with Maps” with was attended by over a hundred people. This talk was based on my webinar, which was live yesterday and will be accessible from here in a few days. The class I taught was called the “Deconstructed Landscape Treasure Book”. First we painted an abstract landscape based on the work of Wayne Thiebaud and...

Read More