Workshops

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...

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Map to Creativity

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012 in Arty Cartophiles, Fibre Arts Australia, Inspirations for Maps, Mapping Techniques, Taos Retreat | 2 comments

Map to Creativity

One of the exercises in my book is a map of your hand, and in my project I mapped the history of my creativity. Where did it come from? What did my ancestors do with their hands? Who has held my hand and supported my creativity? That project is a collage, done with the outline of my hand. Last week I tried a different approach, an abstracted version of my journey to creativity, inspired by both the landscape I so love as seen from the air, and the imagery of Hundertwasser, and artist I adore. In this exercise I tried to add intention to the shapes I made, by imagining they stood for parts...

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The Luminous Landscape: Taos Workshop

Posted by on Aug 3, 2012 in Workshops | 0 comments

The Luminous Landscape: Taos Workshop

Please join me in Taos, New Mexico, one of my favorite places, for an art-making workshop in October. We will stay at the Gathering Place, and work both outside, weather permitting, and in a studio down the street. The house is filled with art, and the studio is owned by the artist, Dinah Worman. Here is a link to the blog post about the last time we went. A WEEK IN HEAVEN. The cost is $1090 total for a shared room, and $1290 for the one single room. Four dinners (Southwest) are included, and a breakfast bar in the morning. The workshop is limited to ten students, and that gives us lots of...

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