It was a rusty weekend with Pam Nichols

Students came from Calgary, Ontario, Wisconsin, Texas, Santa Fe, New York, Portland and Seattle to attend the third Dyeing To Rust workshop with rust goddess, Pam Nichols. Despite the scorching heat (unusual for us here in the Pacific Northwest), the nine artists created gorgeous rusted papers and fabric to incorporate in their encaustic paintings.   …

Terry Turrell at Patricia Rovzar Gallery

A friend recommended that I go see the Terry Turrell exhibit at Patricia Rovzar Gallery. Boy, am I glad that I did. A mixed media artist from the Pacific Northwest, Terry dedicated this show to his late wife, Loni who recently passed away last fall. According to the gallery, he created over 100 works for…

Year of the Spark continues in Oaxaca with Carla Sonheim and Lynn Whipple

Carla Sonheim and Lynn Whipple are thoroughly enjoying themselves this year in the Year of the Spark, a year-long online course. Their purpose was to infuse MORE of it into their participant’s lives….more art, more creativity, more time, more inspiration, more motivation, and more FUN! Can I tell you how excited I am that they are…

Painting in Color, Oaxaca with Michelle Allen and Sunny Carvalho

Can you see me jumping up and down?! I am so excited that my friends Sunny Carvalho and Michelle Allen have agreed to do a workshop in Oaxaca. Their whimsical, colorful style of painting is absolutely perfect for Oaxaca and its colorful array of artists who use a lot of animal imagery in their paintings….

Free Spirits Amsterdam with Katie Kendrick and Judy Wise

May is beautiful in Amsterdam, the tulips decorously dotting the landscape with everyone outside enjoying the beautiful weather either walking or riding a bicycle along the many picturesque canals and bridges. This will be our backdrop as we explore Amsterdam with Katie Kendrick and Judy Wise next May 21-29. This trip is going to be…

Dyeing to Rust with Rustaholics

The recent Dyeing to Rust workshop with rusting guru, Pam Nichols, was dusty, crusty, rusty and waxy. We’ve added 9 more rustaholics to our art tribe. We prepared for our 9 artists. Pam explained the process and unveiled. All the artists worked/played very hard. They created a lot of pretty things. It was a wonderful…

Living Studio Amsterdam with Jeanne Oliver

Jeanne Oliver and I are teaming up again for the Living Studio, this time in magical Amsterdam May 10-17, 2016. If you participated in Studying Under the Masters course on Jeanne’s network, you know how much she loves Van Gogh. A special visit to the Van Gogh museum is planned coupled with a canal ride for…

Living Studio Amsterdam with Jeanne Oliver

Jeanne Oliver and I are teaming up again for the Living Studio, this time in magical Amsterdam May 10-17, 2016. If you participated in Studying Under the Masters course on Jeanne’s network, you know how much she loves Van Gogh. A special visit to the Van Gogh museum is planned coupled with a canal ride for…

Meet the Artist Lynn Whipple: A Q&A

“Creativity = Happiness” by Lynn Whipple Over the next few months I want to introduce you to our wonderful teaching artists in a bit more depth! And, since Lynn Whipple is repeating her wonderful class, “The Joy of Collage,” we’ll talk with Lynn today! (Then when you receive instruction and feedback in a class, you can know who…

Found some rusty bits

Pam Nichols shared her favorite scrapyard in Redmond, Oregon with me and another artist. Days after I returned from my Europe trip, I drove to Portland then continued on to central Oregon with Pam and Jeanne.   But first we had to tour Pam’s rustarium and studio in Portland. We spent 1 1/2 days picking…

Found some rusty bits

Pam Nichols shared her favorite scrapyard in Redmond, Oregon with me and another artist. Days after I returned from my Europe trip, I drove to Portland then continued on to central Oregon with Pam and Jeanne.   But first we had to tour Pam’s rustarium and studio in Portland. We spent 1 1/2 days picking…