Wednesday, May 29, 2013

My Celebration Blog Hop and Giveaway

To celebrate my new book, Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop, I'm holding a blog hop! I hope you'll visit these wonderful artists on their blogs. You can see what they have to say about the book, interviews with me, and projects they've made inspired by my book. You'll also see their wonderful work! Jill Berry is also holding a giveaway of my book!

6/10 Pam Carriker 

Now, for the Giveaway! Post a comment on my new blog, Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop with Serena Barton, telling us what you are creating right now. This will enter you to win the Serena Barton original you see below!

What Goes on Beneath                         Acrylic on Canvas

Winner of Gina's DVD

Melody is the lucky winner of Gina Rossi Armfeld 's No Excuses Watercolor DVD! Congratulations, Melody!

Thanks again to all of you who posted. I'll be holding my own blog hop and giveaway soon, to be announced on this blog and on my new one: Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop with Serena Barton. Information coming soon!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Last Chance to Win Gina's DVD!

Today's the last day to post a comment about your current art journal on this site in order to enter the giveaway. I'll choose a winner tomorrow and post the outcome on this blog. The lucky winner will receive Gina Rossi Armfeld's new DVD!

Friday, May 24, 2013

A New Blog for Readers of "Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop"

I've just started a new blog especially for readers of my book. I'll be posting wabi-sabi photos and new art work. I'll also be posting readers questions, comments and their own wabi-sabi photos and art work. I hope you'll stop by and check it out!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

No Excuses with Gina Rossi Armfeld

Do you want to journal more often and more creatively?  Gina Rossi Armfeld, above, has created an easy and fun way to keep up with daily art journaling! Gina helps you create a daily practice, using a calendar as a journal. She provides lots of prompts and inspirations to keep your creativity flowing.

I am honored to have my work included in her new book, coming soon from North Light, No Excuses Art Journaling To celebrate the launch of her new site, Gina's holding a blog party!

If you want to know more about the No Excuses Approach, now's  your chance. I'm holding a giveaway of Gina's new DVD: The No Excuses Approach to Drawing and Watercolor! Just post a comment on this blog, telling about your current art journal--what it looks like, how often you work in it, how you use it, etc. A week from now I'll pick a winner at random. So, be sure to check this blog on Wednesday, May 29!

Find out lots more about Gina's fresh approach--check out her new site! To see even more of Gina's work, visit here. The banner itself will knock you out! 

You'll enjoy visiting the whole blog party list.

Blog Party Hosts:

May 20 - Dion Dior
May 22 - Serena Barton
May 23 - Chris Kalina
May 24 - Kelly Kilmer
May 28 - Pam Garrison
May 29 - Jennifer Joanou
May 30 - Tracie Huskamp
May 31 - Leslie Riley

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New Cold Wax Paintings

I've been continuing my obsession with cold wax and oil paintings. I've completed these four for the upcoming
"Artists Among Us" show at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, May 17-19. Cold wax and oil are messy but oh so satisfying to work with!

"It's a Mystery"    Cold Wax/Oil on Panel


"Heart Like a Wheel"   Cold Wax/Oil/Plaster on Panel


"On the Mark"      Cold Wax/Oil/Plaster on Board

"Heading for Home"      Cold Wax/Oil on Panel

Sunday, May 5, 2013

New Garden Life

We haven't had a garden for several years--no time. Yesterday, thanks to the energy and determination of my partner, we started a small kitchen garden. This makes me so happy!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Papers Wabi-Sabi': Decorated Papers at Art and Soul

What are these artists doing? In a very large class full of creative chaos, they are turning plain mulberry paper into strong, flexible, and gorgeous art paper. The class was buzzing with creativity and fun! We used re-inkers, acrylic glaze, alcohol ink, acrylics and much more in a wild burst of experimentation. A wonderful evening with wonderful students!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

"Who's Your Mummy?" at Art and Soul: Encaustic Portraits

This was a class in painting encaustic images inspired by the Fayum mummy portraits and other portraits. Some powerful pieces emerged from this class!

Most of the students were new to encaustic and to painting portraits. Pretty amazing! They cut loose and encouraged each other throughout the day.
These students have a lot to be proud of!