Thursday, May 4, 2017

Upcoming workshops at PTSA

Here’s my workshop schedule at the Port Townsend School of the Arts for the next 3 months. My popular Beeswax Collage workshop is happening on May 13th-14th. I am always amazed by my student's creativity in this class, I get so inspired every time. Then on June 3rd and 4th, I am teaching my Monoprint & Collage workshop. If you want to learn tricks and tips on printing with a gel plate, this is the class for you!

And on July 15th-16th, I am bringing back my Gypsy Journal workshop. In this class you will learn a lot of bookmaking and collage techniques to create whimsical journals with lots of personality! I am not sure if I will have time to teach in the fall this year, but I will definitely teach again in 2018. Hope to see you in one of my classes sometimes soon! 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Beeswax & Monoprint

I am so excited to feature my student's work from my Beeswax Collage and Gel Plate Monoprint workshops at the Port Townsend School of the Arts. Opening night tomorrow at Art Walk in Port Townsend, April 1st, from 5:30 to 8pm. Stop over for a glass of wine and listen to Dave and Eric on the ukulele!  See you there!

Friday, March 17, 2017

New workshop this weekend!

I am so excited to finally be teaching my first Gypsy Journals Workshop at PTSA this weekend! I am so passionate about recycling and these journals are the perfect little packages of upcycling goodness! From old books, to fabric samples, used jewelry, old maps, buttons and trims, paper scraps, used stamps, pretty much everything I have been hoarding for years, I can now put in these journals. We will work on stitched journals and spiral bound journals. Can't wait
to share all the work from my students!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Another Show at the Bishop Gallery

The Bishop Gallery had their artist back out at the last minute so they asked me if I had any paintings laying around, and could I just jump in and be their February artist! So I thought, why not? I am showing a lot of different styles, because I have been experimenting a lot in the last 5 years. Please stop by for a glass of wine and listen to my husband Dave on the ukulele if you are in the area. The Bishop Victorian is at 714 Washington Street in Port Townsend. Art walk is this Saturday February 4th from 5:30 to 8pm.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Gypsy Journal Workshop

Gypsy Journals Workshop at PTSA | March 18-19

Happy New Year! It's been pretty busy so far, I can't believe it's already January 22nd. It looks like I will be teaching a lot this year and I am pretty excited about that! My Beeswax Collage workshop on February 11-12 is already sold out but my Gypsy Journals workshop on March 18-19th still has openings. In this class you will learn how to create whimsical and eclectic journals using various collages, painting and book binding techniques. You will create your own hand painted papers and personalize the inside of your journal by mixing some blank pages with other papers like sheet music, old book pages, maps, colored or grid paper, etc. These books are so fun to make, and they make wonderful gifts too! Class will be held at PTSA in Building 306 at Fort Worden. Join the fun!

Friday, October 21, 2016

PTSA Open House and New Gel Plate Monoprint session

If you live around Port Townsend, swing by the PT School of the Arts Open House tomorrow, October 22nd, from 1 to 4pm. You can meet all the teachers, see their work and find out more about all the cool classes offered in the Fall 2 session. PTSA is at Fort Worden, Building 306. I will be offering another 5 week session of Gel Plate Monoprint from November 9th-December 14th (no class November 23rd) on Wednesday mornings, 9 to noon. Art is so good for you! :)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Post Art Northwest: October

Post Art Northwest | October |  Emily McCann Photography
In July this year, I was contacted by the very talented photographer, Emily McCann, asking me to be part of her Post Art Northwest project. Every month she draws a name from subscribers to her newsletter and sends the winner a snail mail postcard featuring one of her gorgeous image on the front and an original illustration from a PNW artist on the back. I was selected to be Miss October (my favorite month!). Check out her blog post featuring a short interview with me.

Emily also offered to come to my studio to take photographs. I usually don't like any pictures of myself but she managed somehow to take some really good ones! I don't know how she did that. I warned her that I wasn't very photogenic and she just shrugged her shoulders and said: "everybody says that, but that's not true", and she proved me wrong! She does have a very contagious laugh, you just feel like smiling when you are around her, that's the perfect quality for a photographer! Here's a few pictures from the shoot, I will share more later.