Wednesday, March 6, 2019
I was asked by Janine Vangool at Uppercase magazine to design the cover of issue 41 coming out in April. This issue includes the surface pattern design guide which is one of my favorite, so I was even more thrilled to do this particular cover. I did have a little anxiety about creating a piece of abstract art as a commission because I am usually very spontaneous when I do these little collages and I try not to engage my brain too much. Janine had a very good idea of the feel she wanted for that cover and I had to do a few before I got to this one. My brain decided to play graphic designer and got a little too involved at first and the collages were lacking playfulness and seemed a bit tight. I decided to work on a bunch of collages at the same time instead so I wouldn't get too attached or precious about them. I presented a few of my best options to Janine and she picked this one! And I love it! And now it's the cover of Uppercase Magazine!
This is what Janine said about the cover in her newsletter: "I liked the idea of creating a cover with found patterns (plus a few from past UPPERCASE covers). It's abstract with a nod to mid-Century shapes, and the dimensional shadows make you think that the elements are still at play. (Don't sneeze!)"
*Uppercase is designed and printed in Canada and distributed worldwide. You can get 15% off subcriptions and renewals with discount code lucie15
Sunday, June 17, 2018
I just published my second skillshare class last week: Collage and Go: Explore paper cutouts + mixed media. This is a super fun class and it seems to appeal to a lot of people as I already have 130 taking the class after only a week and a lot of amazing reviews. It makes me so happy to be able to inspire people as other artist have inspired me over the years.
The class project is really easy and fun and you can use it as a little creative exercise or a warm up. As they say, a collage a day, keeps the doctor away, right? So grab your glue, paper, scissors and GO!
If you are not on skillshare, you can use my link to get 2 free months of membership. Here's a little preview of the class in this youtube video below. Thanks for watching! See you in class!
Saturday, May 26, 2018
This last year has been a whirlwind with our move to Victoria, BC so I kind of neglected my blog but I will try to keep you updated a little more often this year. My last post was in May 2017, yikes!
Now that we are settled in our new home in Victoria, I finally did something I have been wanting to do for a long time; teach an online class! I joined the April challenge on Skillshare and produced my first workshop: Watercolor Field Trip: Explore Watercolor + Mixed Media. It came out on April 30th and I already have over 140 people taking the class and I am getting amazing feedback and reviews. What I love about online classes is that you can reach people from around the world!
You can get 2 free months if you subscribe to Skillshare with my link, and you'll have access to my class plus thousand of other awesome classes. And I will send you a hand painted thank you bird! Yes snail mail! But you'll have to let me know and email me your address. If you already have a subscription to Skillshare, just upload a project in my class and I'll send you one too! Hope to see you in class! Happy Memorial Day weekend!
Thursday, May 4, 2017
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
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
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
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.