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…

Dyeing with Sue Stover

When I saw this piece by Sue Stover, I just had to share it. I’m on a swift trajectory upward learning about dyeing before our Great Indigo Adventure in September. Isn’t this amazing? That is actual horsehair jutting out of the painting. Imagine, this all started with a vat of indigo dye. My head is…

Judy and Sue’s Great Indigo Adventure – Bali

I can’t think of a better way of starting the new year than to tell you about a new trip! Join two extraordinary artists, Judy Wise and Sue Stover in their Great Indigo Adventure in Bali, September 12-20, 2015. The Artists Since returning from Bali  last fall, Judy has been living and dreaming everything blue. Years…

Judy and Sue's Great Indigo Adventure – Bali

I can’t think of a better way of starting the new year than to tell you about a new trip! Join two extraordinary artists, Judy Wise and Sue Stover in their Great Indigo Adventure in Bali, September 12-20, 2015. The Artists Since returning from Bali  last fall, Judy has been living and dreaming everything blue. Years…

Contemplating the Moon, Bridgette Guerzon Mills

Earlier, I posted about my first encaustic workshop with Bridgette Guerzon Mills. This new piece by Bridgette incorporates encaustic, copper, tea stained paper, oil paint, and a transfer on wood. I love how organic Bridgette’s pieces are and this one includes a piece of dyed silk that our friend Irena Ellis made in a class…

I was encausticated at camp!

Dumas Bay retreat center was ideal for five days of getting encausticated at Trish Saggebruch’s EncaustiCamp, in Federal Way, WA, just south of Seattle.  Fifty-three artists armed with heat guns, brayers, dyes and paints, spurred on by the  beautiful scenery of the Puget Sound and its low tides, came together to create waxy magic. The…