Painting outdoors yesterday with my pal Don, our discussion included one of his professors who would do large "sight sizing" self portraits by placing the oversized canvas quite a distance from the mirror. In his case, about 25-30 feet away. He would roller skate back and forth between his reflection, where he would mix color an decide on one or two brush marks, then he would move quickly from the mirror to the distant canvas and place the stroke.
Tags: art, Art Basel, Art Miami, friends, galleries, Mad, Miami Project, PUlse, Scope, Wynwood walls
Tags: appreciation, creativity, friends. Family, fun, gratitude, joy
Quite simply, we all have so very much to smile over. Dear pals, beautiful sky’s, fur people, painting, color, laughter, fresh air, singing out loud, swings, water, dancing, chocolate, cooking, harmonizing, playing outdoors, learning, funny stuff….and that is just the tip of the iceberg that is a list of great things to be thankful for!
oh, and I love you!!
make stuff and enjoy as much as possible!!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOURS!!
Hello hello!! If you are interested in reading about mixed media techniques, Somerset WORKSHOP is a great publication. Four times a year they present four artists and concentrate on several projects from each. I am happy to be on the cover of the 2012 Autumn issue and I am thrilled to be joined by fellow artists Mary Beth Shaw, Cynthia Shaffer, and Sarah Ahearn Bellemare.
My projects range from a collection of fun hand painted jars to larger and layered collages. I share my favorite collage techniques and my tips on washes of acrylic for aging, types of glueing and good ways to present a finish. It has always amazed me how many different ways artists go about their work. Don’t you love being behind the scenes? I like seeing other’s artistic approach things, and I love that there is not just one “right” way to go. The most important thing is that we keep on learning, growing and having fun! Cause we love fun!
Tags: ah ha school, collage, creativity, friendship, fun, joy, mixed media, play, Telliride co
I have no words to describe The Gigantic Joy of Collage Workshop this weekend at the Ah Ha School in Telluride Colorado….
Ok, I think I can muster up a few
Stunning, glorious, fun, über creative, joyous, easy, lots of laugher, free flowing, friendly, daring, happy, full, generous, loving, light-filled, well paced, exciting, extremely fabulous, kind, smart, airy, mountainy, stretchy and expansive with a side of awesomeness sandwiched between wrap around porches, a rolling river and a little garage sale to boot.
SERSLY, the best workshops experiences are directly related to the “wonderfulness level” of the people involved. And this was especially amazing and in a gorgeous setting.
I am so lucky! I can’t thank you enough dearest Amy, Sarah, Suzette, Sue, Merle, Nancy, Yuko, Veneta and sweet John. You all are amazing and lovely and talented and fun. It was great spending time together. You are each so gifted and I learned so much from all of you.
And a very special thanks to everyone at the Ah Ha School. You are doing beautiful things in the world every single day. We appreciate you!
I can’t wait to do it again!
With giant heaps of gratitude!
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Dang! I have just found out about this guys blog and I have to share it! Talk about laugh out loud! David Thorne is a funny and clever man! Enjoy!here’s the address for some funny