Farewell to Artfest

This year’s Artfest was my last, since the organizers, Teesha and Tracy Moore, have decided that they are moving on to something bigger and better. As this is one of the largest art gatherings across the country, if not the biggest, we are all waiting to see how they will top this. My first Artfest…

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…

On My Easel

I’m going large. This piece is 24″x 48″ and it was inspired by so many people that I felt the need to stop and show my appreciation for the journey I have taken this past year. Suzi Blu for starting me on the path of taking on-line courses, to Carla Sonheim for my first art…

Painting with Flora Bowley

If you love to paint with your hands, dance while you paint, and practice yoga in between, then you need to be in painter extraordinaire Flora Bowley’s Bloom True! class. This past weekend at Teesha Moore’s Artfest Annex in Seattle,  Flora presided over 22 artists as we followed her along a 2-day journey working on two 30″x30″…

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…