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New Silk Painting Workshop At The Schack Art Center

I am thrilled to announce that in conjunction with the Fiber Fusion show, I will be teaching a Silk Painting Workshop for Beginners at the Schack Art Center in Everett, Washington.  It is a 4 hour workshop on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 from 12:30-4:30pm.  The cost is $55 for members or $60 for non-members.  

Each student will come away from this workshop with the experience of having made their own, hand-painted, 12" square piece of silk art which can be used as a handkerchief or mounted as wall art.  It's a lot of fun and a great opportunity to try something new!



<---This is one of flowers you could pick to paint!

For more information about my workshop or other workshops and classes related to the Fiber Fusion show while it is at The Schack, please go towww.schack.org/announcements/new-fiber-basketry-workshops/







Fiber Fusion is the travelling Washington Surface Design Association art show! It showcases an amazing variety of Fiber Art.  I highly recommend going if you get the chan…

Winter Inspirations

I don't know about you, but sometimes I get a bit depressed after the holidays.  I tend to go all-out for the holidays and decorate my house and yard as much as I can.  To me, the absolute, most-depressing day of the year (baring someone dying or major illnesses etc), is the day I take down all the holiday decorations!



This year to help redirect my attention to more positive thoughts, I've been making a strong effort to see the beauty of the winter surroundings.   This winter has been a chilly one with lots of ice but not much snow (which is a shame because snow is a lot more fun - and usually cancels school! lol).



I've been taking some early morning walks before work and found that a new park along a river has some gorgeous examples of frosty/frozen nature at it's finest.  The frost has not only decorated all the plants, but it's highlighted the beautiful patterns sometimes hidden from sight.   I'm not sure I'll use these photos for anything more than just …

2017, The New Year Is A Good Time To Review

I've taken a month off from posting to my blog and spent a good deal of time during the last month, enjoying time with my family and friends during the winter holidays.  Now that the holidays are over (boohoo), it's time to get back to the business of making art. 

I don't know about you, but it seems like I am always game to review the business-side of my art!  (probably because it allows me to procrastinate instead of actually making art!).  But I do honestly think that reviewing your business once or twice a year is very good idea!  While I am not one for making New Year's Resolutions, I think it's the perfect time to review and making small (or even large) changes.  What do I mean?

Well, I been taking a class from a website called www.ArtistsU.org which has offered some great insight and new ways of looking at myself and my art business.  My little group meets once a month and so far, I've found it incredibly helpful!

For instance... my artist statement and tag…