Monday, December 17, 2012

Announcing Artful Gathering, Online Art Retreats

I am excited to tell you that I have joined ARTFUL GATHERING, a very talented group of artists teaching online video workshops.  I will be teaching my absolutely favorite subject: COLOR!  This has been an exciting challenge for me and it all started with my encouraging students at CREATE, IRVINE 2012 class.  They suggested I offer my classes online as they loved all the information that I presented in my one day classes and wanted more.
Easy, I thought!  First I had to invest in a better video camera.  Then I quickly realized that I needed a better editing program.  Now I am busy teaching myself how it all works and how to put it all together.  Zinnia, founder and director of Artful Gatherings, has been very helpful and encouraging.

If you are interested in taking my class, The Good, the Bad and the Beauty of Color, using color to create beautiful watercolor paintings, you can now pre-register.  Official Registration opens in March when the workshop catalog and class schedule will be released. Be sure to fill out the pre-registration form so we can keep you updated.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Treasures at Home

Those of you that follow my blog know that I love to search out art stores while traveling.  But I want to share with you a favorite little known treasure of an art store in my home town, Bend, Oregon.

Best supply of Christmas & themed stamps
Need a leaf stamp?

Colorful pens!
  You may think that the charming vintage house on Harriman, Christmas Presence, is a place to shop for Xmas.  But you will be in for a surprise when you step inside.  Filled from floor to ceiling (literally!), are rubber stamps of all kinds.
More Stamps!
Stamps with words: It's all about the journey

Rolls of paper
  But you will also find an amazingly beautiful ribbon selection, great for altered books, tags and gifts.  There is a very colorful assortment of pens, glaze pens and more!

My favorite ribbon supply!
Dimensional Paints

What artist would not love a gift from Christmas Presence!

Christmas Presence

Phone: 541.388.4414
Address: 644 NW Harriman St # 1