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…

Piano Man by Allen Christian

These wonderful creations by Minnesota artist Allen Christian are amazing. I can’t imagine how many pianos he had to take apart to be able to make these. Be assured, I don’t have the patience or inventory to create one of these, but I had to share Allen’s work. There will be no further taking apart of…

Marquis de Scroll

Packing for an art retreat that you fly to is quite different from driving to one in terms of limitations. For me, I do not like to “pre-design” a project. I am very much in the moment, auditioning colors, images, ephemera as I create and so I like options. This five foot long scroll took…

Waxy Day Two with Bridgette Guerzon Mills

Bridgette Guerzon Mills is one very talented young artist. I am so glad that I signed up for her class and was able to spend three days with her. Here are two more plaster books using encaustics, oil paints, sumi ink, paper, and ephemera. Lots of playing, experimenting and scratching in wax.

Cori Dantini at BAM

One of my favorite Northwest artists, Cori Dantini, painted like a wild woman to get ready for BAM, Bellevue Arts Museum Art Fair July 27-29. I remember when it was called the Bellevue Arts and Crafts Show and it was all outside in front of the stores. That was a long time ago……. There are…

Picking in Ilwaco

Found these little treasures on a recent trip to Illwaco with my sister, Julie, who is, as it turns out, a damn good picker. On Memorial Day weekend, there is a huge garage sale–21 miles worth. I’m not kidding. I thought Julie was crazy when she told me that many people held garage sales, but…

How cool is it to wear your own art?!

My friend, Mary, and I have an artist date every other Friday. She has been after me to make one of my paintings into a bag. It meant a lot to her so that’s what I did on one of our dates. It was nice to dust off the old sewing skills. I have to…

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…

Indian Princess

I’m in the middle of making my cardboard journal from Katie Kendrick’s class. This is so much fun. This girl, drawn with my non-dominant hand, is festooned with antique millinery on her headband.  

Homework for Jane

While Jane Davenport is in Bali with her husband on his surf-vacation, we are all trying to catch up with our assignments for the Supplies Me Class. This is my homework using prismacolor pencils.

Layered Impressions with Katie Kendrick

Katie Kendrick’s Layered Impressions is going to be life changing for me, I can already tell. Her first assignment was to draw with my non-dominant hand in a telephone book, paste it on a substrate and then color it. I got goosebumps and exclaimed “oh my” a couple of times, as I pounded out these…