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.   …

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…

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…

Create with Katie Kendrick and Pam Nichols

This year’s travel schedule is jam packed but I am sneaking in a couple of workshops at my house between trips. The first, Self on a Shelf with Katie Kendrick is March 7-8. We’ll be creating primitive dolls like the ones that a group of us made while in Bandon, Oregon. I have been felting…

I love rust!

There is an advantage to hosting a workshop at your house. You get first dibs on the artwork brought by the artist. This is the gorgeous piece I purchased from Pam Nichols who taught Dyeing to Rust, an encaustic and rust workshop. What a weekend we had in this class. Can I say that I…

Dyeing to Rust with Pam Nichols

I fell in love with Pam Nichols’s work when I saw her corset series as I scrolled through Pinterest boards. Imagine my surprise at the end of my class with Lisa Pressman this spring, when “Pam” hands me her business card as we are saying good by and I see her last name. I kind…