Monday, June 9, 2008

Spaces Available in my June Classes

Chaos Visual Journaling
Sat June 14th from 10am -4pm with a lunch break. (please bring a sack lunch)
$65 limited to 6 students (Spaces Still Available)
"Working quickly, using unusual materials, and non traditional techniques we will breakthrough into the raw, beautiful world of chaos journaling and art making. It is so easy to get trapped in the art world of pretty, tidy, and nice. We will be shattering that mold with tearing, squishing, scribbling, dripping, sanding, and so much more. We will honor and celebrating mistakes and garbage as a foundation for original expression. Though guided exercises we will stretch the boundaries of “what is journaling”, embrace unconscious decision making, and random juxtapositioning. We will coax the uncertain and shy writers with tricks and games. Combining words, stories, lists, and documentation with our wild visual exploration. This is an open ended project that only get richer with more layers and more time, but you will leave class with a good start on a new approach to art journaling."
Class held in my personal studio in Ferndale
Email for materials list and more info

Altered Image Collage
Sunday Jun 22 from 10am -4pm with a lunch break.(please bring a sack lunch)
$65 limited to 6 students (2 spots left)
"Creating our own unique imagery and symbolism in collage. Most of us find that idea of coming up with original imagery a bit intimidating. I will show you how to alter, combine, and transform collage materials into your own unique expression. We will be working on canvas boards and paper to create one of a kind collages, that can be framed or used in visual journals or assemblages. Working quickly and without judgement we will start go from background techniques all the way through to refining and finishing touches. "

Email for materials list and more info

Friday, June 6, 2008


NEW WEBSITE IS MOSTLY UP!! Unfortunatley still having a few technique issues with one of the galleries... grrr but its up.... sigh... pant... half smile...

OK my personal website is currently down. But it is down for a very good reason. It is down so I can upload my brand new website! Completely designed by me which simultaneously thrilling and nauseating... Cross your fingers for me that the switch over goes well!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Recap of University District

On the morning of May 17 myself and my fabulous support people headed for the wilds of city street fair adventure at the unholy hour of 4am. We arrived to the bustling circus-like atmosphere of street fair set up. Horns honking, tents popping up into a sea of white boxes, trucks and vans maneuver into tiny spaces, people moving things for place to place, occasional shouts and grumps. It is after all only 6am at this point. I was nervous and slightly grumpy (sorry beloved helpers) about setting up due to the fact that I was setting up a new configuration of display for my booth. See I have been doing Street Festivals for almost 8 years now, but I have always primarily sold and displayed my pottery with my mixed media work being very secondary. Well this time it was reversed my mixed media was the focus with the my pottery just filling in the gaps. So it was a new scene for me and I was really nervous that I wouldn't sell enough work to justify all the long hard hours involved in getting ready for a art fair. Got it all set up in time for a beautiful sunny day to begin. And my work began to sell and sell and I talked and talked with people and got so much good feedback on the new direction of my work. I was selling my strange work too, not just the "safer" work but all of it. This continued into the next day exceeding my expectations to the point that I was floating on air. So affirmed that I was walking down the right path. I just want to make sure and express my gratitude to all the wonderful people that supported me on this path both through purchases, words, encouragement, and good old helping hand. It was a really successfull fair!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

I did send some of my favorite pieces on to new homes that weekend, which is both sweet and sad at the same time. So I wanted to take a moment and share them with you...


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