Friday, August 31, 2012

Art Supplies, Venice, Italy

Letter Stamps

Stamps and stationary supplies

Ciao from Venice!
Oh and leather purses too!
Those of you who know me, know that I will hunt out fun art supplies wherever I go  Last night while roaming the streets of Venice, I stumbled upon a window display that made my artist heart soar.  

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New Fall Classes

Dear friends - I am off to Italy with my husband to celebrate our 25 wedding anniversary!  How did that ever happen?
I will be teaching a few local classes when I get back.
check out my website under classes for more info.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Dreaming in Color!

12 Great Lumin Arte Twinkles
I am happy to announce that Leslie, the owner of Dreaming in Color has put together a mix of her fabulous Lumin Arte Twinkling H2Os just for me!  I carefully picked these colors to give a good representation of warm and cools yellows, reds and blues.  Let me tell you that it was hard to limit it down to 12!  But here is the best part - Leslie has sent free samples for me to pass out to some of my CREATE classes in Chicago next week!  I have really enjoyed experimenting with these luscious paints and seeing how to incorporate them into my watercolor journals!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Getting Ready for Chicago, CREATE 2012

Miniature Watercolor Palettes
Everyone loved the miniature watercolor palettes that I had at the Irvine, Create.  I decided to provide even more of them for my classes that I am teaching at the Chicago CREATE.  This way, if you are new to watercolor painting and want to try it without the big expense of buying all new products, you will be able to borrow one of my very cute mini-travel palettes.  These miniature palettes have a variety of colors and hold an amazing amount of paint.  I used empty 1/2 pans that I buy through Daniel Smith Art Supplies and fill them with my choice of colors.  If you find you love watercolor painting, consider purchasing my Watercolor Traveling Kit also available through Daniel Smith.
Here is what Jeanne emailed me about my new Art Journal On-the-Go, on sale today for only $11.97!!!  "Thanks so  much - you are a wonderful teacher. I really appreciate your quiet manner and practical step by step approach. I have assembled - and actually used! - my teeny travel journal kit. It is SO fun to just pull it out and play. It's truly portable, and the way you explain about yours and how you use it made it easy to tailor one for myself. I have even begun making and binding my own custom made books.  I have used it on the plane, in a restaurant, at the doctor's office in the waiting room and to ease the quiet hours at the hotel when I'm traveling for work."  Thanks Jeanne!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Sprinkle, Splash & Splatter: Creating Texture with Watercolor

Sprinkle, Splash & Splatter: Creating Texture with Watercolor is my newest class that I am offering at CREATE, Chicago on Sunday, August  26, 2012.  This is the first time I have ever taught this class and I am having so much fun preparing for it.  Here are a couple of examples of the paintings we will create!  
I have been busy making my fun goody bags for all my students and once again I have some very cool art supplies to give away.  Hope to see you there!
Textured Pears
Textured Landscape

Friday, August 3, 2012

Join me at Bend's August Art Walk, Tonight! August 3, 2012

I have all new paintings for my month of being featured artist at the Red Chair Gallery, located on the corner of Bond & Oregon Streets, Bend, Or.  Tonight is Art Walk (5-9 pm) and it should be a fun time to get out and enjoy the evening.  Please stop by and say "Hi!".    I will will have on display a couple of my watercolor & mixed media journals from my recent trips to Patagonia and Europe.  My journals have been featured in the magazine, Cloth, Paper, Scissors and Daniel Smith Art Supply Company sells a watercolor traveling kit designed by me.