Monday, November 23, 2009

Last Chance for Encaustic Class, New Giveaway Entry, Upcoming Events

I still have a few openings for this coming Saturday's class: "Mind Your Own Beeswax". All supplies will be provided, so just bring yourself and be ready for a fun introduction to this delicious style of painting and collage. This class is at my studio and is sponsored by Village Gallery of Arts. You can learn more about the class and register here.

Marina's Mirror

Here's the second entry in the new giveaway! Marina's assemblage mirror is shown above, as is Marina, pointing her Nikon at us. Marina's boyfriend lives across the street from me in my house's almost-twin.

Again, the giveaway guidelines: Email me a picture of your recent work and I'll post it here and enter you in my contest to win a copy of Michael de Meng's inspiring book, Secrets of Rusty Things. The contest ends on December 4th!

Exciting Teaching Event:

I'll be teaching my popular Wabi-Sabi class this August at Art Unraveled, a superb art retreat in Phoenix. Check out the great lineup they have for this summer! I attended as a student last summer and loved my classes and the instructors and students I met. In case you're thinking Phoenix and August isn't a good combination, don't worry. The retreat is held at the Embassy Suites. They have food, beverages, great suites with microwaves, wonderful classes, onsite stores--you never have to leave the air-conditioned building. I have to confess, it's my idea of the perfect vacation.
I did actually walk the 3/4 mile or so to the nearest shopping center and lived to tell the tale.

Holiday Gift Shows and Sales

December 5th The 100th Monkey Studio
2nd Annual Winter Twilight Sale
5:30-9 Pm
110 SE 16th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

I'm delighted to be participating in this sale! This is a great opportunity to support local artists while also giving a hand-made gift! You'll also find beverages, treats & live music, and tarot readings.

I'm offering handmade journals

Saturday and Sunday, December 12 & 13
11-5 PM

Serena Barton and Diane Havnen-Smith
3rd Annual Holiday Sale
Sat: At The Art of Your Life Studio
SE 8oth between Salmon and Taylor Court
Sun: At Innerstandings Studio in Clackamas (email me for directions)

Diane and I will have hand made journals, altered books, felted soaps, painted pillows, jewelry, small paintings , collages, assemblages, art dolls, treasure boxes, and other lovely curiosities.

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