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…

London is not falling down

It is booming with gorgeously dressed men, boots to die for, a plethora of plays and FREE admission to art museums. This was my second trip there but this time I saw it with friends who are artists. We crammed as much as we could into three days before Judy and I returned to the…

London is not falling down

It is booming with gorgeously dressed men, boots to die for, a plethora of plays and FREE admission to art museums. This was my second trip there but this time I saw it with friends who are artists. We crammed as much as we could into three days before Judy and I returned to the…

Moments with Gillian in Gardenstown, Scotland

There are special moments in your life that you know that you will hold close to your heart forever. Traveling to Scotland to Moments in Time workshop with Gillian Lee Smith is one of those. I made the long trek from Mexico City to Aberdeen via Houston and Frankfurt (where they forgot to put my…

An interview with Judy Wise – Bali

Our trip to Bali is just around the corner and I am getting very excited to learn new (to me) dyeing techniques with Judy Wise and Sue Stover. Judy was recently at my house painting for another trip that I will be talking about very soon (painting BIG in Spain) so I took advantage of…

When I grow up I want to be just like Judy Wise

When you speak to Judy Wise, you have her undivided attention. She is one of those people who looks you straight in the eye and actually listens to what you are saying. She is multi-talented and has earned her living as a very successful artist. Any question I have about art, I just ask Judy…

Paint Mexico City – Part Four

More special moments┬áduring Paint Mexico City with Judy Wise and Katie Kendrick. A very special evening was spent with friends photographer Nacho Urquiza and his wife, food stylist Laura Cordera in their beautifully decorated, art filled home where they provided a very special meal for our group based on the book, Fiestas de Frida for…

Paint Mexico City – Part Four

More special moments┬áduring Paint Mexico City with Judy Wise and Katie Kendrick. A very special evening was spent with friends photographer Nacho Urquiza and his wife, food stylist Laura Cordera in their beautifully decorated, art filled home where they provided a very special meal for our group based on the book, Fiestas de Frida for…

Paint Mexico City – Part Three

Two of the highlights for me on the Paint Mexico City trip was spending time with Craig Hudson and Carlito Dalceggio. Craig is co-owner of the Red Tree House with his partner Jorge Silva. Carlito is their friend and has painted two walls in the Red Tree House and a beautiful mural that hangs in…

Paint Mexico City – Part Three

Two of the highlights for me on the Paint Mexico City trip was spending time with Craig Hudson and Carlito Dalceggio. Craig is co-owner of the Red Tree House with his partner Jorge Silva. Carlito is their friend and has painted two walls in the Red Tree House and a beautiful mural that hangs in…

Paint Mexico City – Part Two

Classes with Judy Wise and Katie Kendrick are filled with painting lessons, techniques and wonderful projects. This trip did not disappoint. Judy started by talking about perspective and composition and then how to paint faces using the local paint that she loves using while in Mexico. We proceeded to paint faces that we would later…

A recap of Paint Mexico City – Part 1

Paint Mexico City was filled with so many great moments, that it is hard to hunker down and write a recap. It’s just going to have to be done in installments, like Judy and Katie did. As usual, the staff arrived early so that we could buy supplies, get the lay of the land and…