Friday, September 30, 2011

Wabi-Sabi Wax at Art is...You Petaluma

From Wabi-Sabi Wax

 This was the first of seven classes I taught at the West Coast Art is...You retreat last week. The retreat was fabulous, from the organizers and the adventurous and talented students to the helpful and friendly hotel staff. I have a lot of pictures to show you in upcoming posts, so I'll get started.

In this workshop the students worked in encaustic and mixed media to create images in the Wabi-Sabi style. We also got a couple of architectural details painted and decorated in what we called "Wabi-Sabi Steampunk" plus an ordinary wooden round box was transformed into an ancient looking treasure box.

Thanks Sallianne, Ellen, your helpers and all the wonderful students!


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Focused on Retreats

Sample Work for "Who's Your Mummy?" at Art and  Soul

I am sooo busy getting ready for Art Is...You coming up soon in Petaluma CA, and for Art and Soul Portland coming right afterward. I'm so excited to be teaching at both of these wonderful venues. I'll be teaching 7 (!) classes at Petaluma, as I've taken over 3 classes for another instructor, and 3 at Art and Soul. If you don't hear from me for a while, that is why!

I've still got New Mexican folk art on the brain, as well. Here's the latest: