Friday, September 23, 2016

Make it Your Own: 6

One of my favorite parts of teaching is watching how every participant creates artwork that is truly their own. At the end of every workshop, no two pieces are the same.

This was recently evident in my UK workshop sponsored by PaperArtsy

The class was developed especially for the event but is most similar to my Mixed Media Mashup workshop.  Everybody used the same supplies: PaperArtsy Paints and Stamps, Spellbinders Die Cuts, and StencilGirl Product Stencils. And yet, everybody's artwork was uniquely their own, as you can see below (sorry to those artists who have canvases I did not photograph).

Thursday, September 22, 2016

New Stencil Minis

Hey folks. Excited to share that StencilGirl Products has just released 3 "new" stencils in my collection. I put the word new in quotes because while the designs are familiar, the size is not.

These 4 x 4 inch minis are a combination of mask and stencil, providing a unique twist to your artwork.

They each include some grungy shapes elements and a designed edge, all of which can be used on their own.

And because the letter font is consistent across all the stencils, you can mix and match and make your own words as well.

These stencils - as well as the same designs in 6 x6 inch size - are available as a preorder now in my online shop (shipping within the next week) or at StencilGirl Products.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Round Top Round Up

Won't you join me at Art Retreat on the Prairie in Round Top, Texas in November?

This five day retreat takes place in beautiful Round Top - population 90.

I am joining Richard Salley, Lyn Belisle, Robin Cornelius, Anne Mitchell, Eva Sherman, Kim St. Jean, Debbie Maddy, and Nellie Wortman to offer a smorgasbord of workshops in mixed media. jewelry, book making, fiber art, encaustics and more. And given that this is a retreat, there are also group meals and outings, vending, and a very special wine crawl.

I am happy to offer:

Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Card Play

Spent this past weekend teaching at Blue Twig Studio in Colorado Springs. I had a wonderful time in all 4 classes, with a crew of creative and fun people.

One of the workshops I taught was 52 Card Pickup. That is my favorite class, but don't tell the other workshops cause they might get jealous.  

This workshop is all about making layers, making a mess, creating random with abandon, and learning a ton of mixed media painting techniques.

In the end, these cards come together in a year-long collaged journal.

If you have been unable to take this workshop in person, it is also available as an immediate download or DVD

Have a peek below...

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Week Links: 117

Join me every Sunday when I share some of my favorite links I discovered in the previous week. Earlier posts in the series can be found here.

And here is Week 117...

1. What it feels like to be inside a rainbow. From Liz West.

2. The Genius Loci series from Anastasia Savinova

3. Excited to see the work of Brian Dettmer at his current NYC exhibition at PPOW Gallery.

4. Check out Donna Downey's Find Out Fridays here.

5. Check out the NYC views from the 86th floor penthouse in the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere.

7. Flashback link 2011: Wish I could walk back into this exhibit of the work of Jose Parla.