The beautiful spirit of artist, Judy Wise

I first met Judy Wise when she, Stephanie Lee and Katie Kendrick crashed my Misty Mawn class at the last Artfest. They quietly sat at their table journaling and painting while we took direction from Misty. I had a few trades left and shared them with them. Not knowing who Judy was, I introduced myself….

Rosita’s friends stopped by

Rosita’s friends arrived this weekend and Agnes became flustered during all the activity and decided she needed more air. She’s a demanding one. St. Ana loves her bracelets and isn’t above waving her arms a lot to direct everyone’s attention to what she is saying. She’s the one in the middle with the gazillion bracelets…

Admit One Please

New layered translucent, Admit One Please. Materials used, coffee filter from my son’s abandoned coffeemaker, Gregg shorthand paper, textured wall paper, transparency, mica, altered key from Kathie Baugh received at Artfest for a trade. Thanks, Kathie, it inspired the name for this piece.

Work in Plaster

Just finished my first painting in plaster and I am so excited about this method. While at Artfest, I purchased Stephanie Lee and Judy Wise’s Plaster Studio E-Book. What a wonderful gift I gave myself! It’s fabulous and so wonderful to hear them share their extensive knowledge. I did get to meet them as they…

Farewell to Artfest

This year’s Artfest was my last, since the organizers, Teesha and Tracy Moore, have decided that they are moving on to something bigger and better. As this is one of the largest art gatherings across the country, if not the biggest, we are all waiting to see how they will top this. My first Artfest…

On My Easel

I’m going large. This piece is 24″x 48″ and it was inspired by so many people that I felt the need to stop and show my appreciation for the journey I have taken this past year. Suzi Blu for starting me on the path of taking on-line courses, to Carla Sonheim for my first art…

Carry the Memories

Angels are not a recurring theme in my artwork, but forming a wing that you could see something hanging from underneath crept into my thoughts. I made a skeleton of wire, hung some “memory beads” from the middle of it then made a tissue wing and collaged bits of paper to it. After stapling the…

Blue Rose

During the last couple of months, I have searched everywhere for plastic doilies or tablecloths at every junk and antique store I visited. Finally, on Ebay I was a successful bidder and received  more than I anticipated so I may have to cut them up and give them out as trades at Artfest in Port…

Mindy and Danielle

Earlier this year at Artfest, I answered an email request for a ride to the post office in Port Townsend by Mindy Lacefield. Lucky me, she’s a sweetheart and yesterday she and her friend, Danielle Daniel¬†¬†(formerly Fraser) stayed overnight on their way to Create Magic, an art retreat being held in Lakebay, WA, where Mindy…

Initial Musing

Bellissima is my offering to the blog world and a place to bring my art together in one place for family, friends and others who are taking their own artful journeys. My own started last year in Seattle with Carla Sonheim with Practicing Whimsy and then her online The Art of Silliness, now in its…