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2014 Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle

If you haven't had the chance (and you're in the area), you should head over to the 2014 Northwest Folklife Festival at the Seattle Center!  Today we did a Fiber Arts flash mob and it was a blast!





We sat up near the beer garden entrance on Fisher Green at 3pm and practiced our various Fiber Art forms until 3:45.












The music was great, the food was tasty, the artists had fun, and we had quite a few people take pictures and ask questions.



Folk Life  continues on through Memorial Day Weekend... stop in if you get the chance (I'd take a bus though - parking was a pain, AND expensive!). 



Decisions about what to paint.

Do you have challenges deciding what to paint?  I sure do! I have SOOOO many things I want to paint, it's hard for me to pick just one or two (because I certainly can't paint more than that at one time!).  

This month I've been experimenting with technique while trying to get ready to show at the first Issaquah Artwalk on June 6th, 2014.  I'm hoping to get another 2-4 paintings done in the next 2 weeks, but I'm dithering about what to paint next...so I'll be lucky to get a couple done!

My latest paintings include my Dandelion series and an Iris.  For the dandelions, I wanted to try doing some silhouettes so I could mainly play with background colors.. but ended up painting in the silhouettes rather than leaving them as a black or white image with color all around.  I like how they turned out - but the results are not what I was originally going for.  It will be interesting to see how they really look once they are steamed.   I've done 2 different paintings an…

Honorable Mention Ribbon in the 2014 Helen Norris Open Art Show

I'm pleased to announce that my silk painting of  Goldfinch in Breeding Plumage received an honorable mention ribbon in the 2014 Helen Norris Open Art Show at the Sidney Museum and Art Gallery!  I had a fabulous time at the reception and met a bunch of wonderful artists!!  The artwork from the contest will be on display at the Sidney Museum and Art Gallery through the month of May.  If you get the chance, stop by and vote for your favorite entrant (trust me there are some incredibly talented artists showing their work!!).


Thank you so much for all of your support, and I'm looking forward to seeing you at my next big event, the 2014 Issaquah Artwalk! (I'll post more about that, when I receive the final details!).







My Art Is Now On Fine Art America

I am happy to announce that I now have an account on Fine Art America and will have a limited number of prints available for purchase through them.  They have an amazing variety of prints (not just mine) available for purchase. 

They offer a wide variety of sizes and can create your desired print(s) on paper, canvas, metal, acrylic, cards, and even cell phone cases!  How fun is that?

Ok back to work - my next project is an Iris.  Check back later to see the results!