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…

Nurture by Lynne Hoppe

Lynne Hoppe’s work is so delightful, whimsical and her color palette is soothing to look at. I’m a big fan so you can imagine how excited I was when I nabbed this small painting by her. It was my Christmas present to myself. This one was coated with beeswax and had the added bonus of…

Create Costa Rica with Cat Bennett & Katie Kendrick

Create Costa Rica A Drawing and Painting Adventure with Cat Bennett and Katie Kendrick Feb. 5-13, 2015 Fifteen years ago, artist and author Cat Bennett realized in her yoga class one morning, that art is also yoga. That as an artist, she enters a state of focus and presence, connecting with her true creative self in…

Joynal Portrait

I’ve been painting away in my Joynal class with Jane Davenport. There are some very talented people taking this class and I am enjoying seeing what everyone does with each week’s homework. This week was painting large pictures (yes!) once following Jane’s video and the other on our own. This is my piece painted on…

Painting with Jane

My online class with Jane Davenport is entering its last week. This is my third class with Jane whose style of teaching is so delightful. As a teacher, she comments on each posting and encourages each of us on our artful journey. She has this incredible ability to see exactly what makes our painting or…

Meeting Katie Kendrick

Imagine my surprise when working at the Grand Theater in Tacoma, I noticed this woman walk past the concession stand where I was volunteering and thought, hmm,  she looked familiar. She continued to the front door and as she looked back, I said tentatively, “Katie?” She answered, “yes” and walked back to where I was…

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…

A Girl and her Hat

Sometimes an idea just floats around in my mind, swirling in every direction until it takes shape. I’ve been thinking about hats and this is what I painted yesterday. And as it turns out, Jane Davenport had one more homework challenge so I entered this painting and hope to win the prize of some Letraset…

Final Homework for Jane

This is my final mixed media piece for Jane Davenport’s Supplies Me class. This was a fantastic online course and I highly recommend Jane as a teacher. She is hysterical, practical, supportive, and has a wonderful teaching personality. Plus she makes great videos in faraway places–Paris, Portugal, Byron Bay, Australia where she lives and even…

Off to See the World Print

While surfing Etsy to gather information on styles of listing, I ran across Kat Hannah and fell in love with her work. This print, I”m Off to See the World is now mine! I can’t wait to get it framed and hang it on my wall of inspirational work, although, I just may have to…

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…