Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays! I'm really into collage these days. Here is a page of a little book I made in a class taught by Karen O'Brien recently, at the San Diego Art Department. Karen is a great teacher with a wonderful imaginative approach, and unfortunately (for us), she moved to Oregon. So, I have been working in my studio with my friend Lauren, and we are enjoying making these collages. I'll be teaching a 5-session class in these collage techniques, starting on Tuesday, February 10th. Check my website for further details, and come join the fun!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Ghost Ranch Painting Workshop

What I saw and what I painted at Ghost Ranch!

I spent an amazing week in northern New Mexico, at a workshop entitled "Plein Air Painting in the O'Keeffe Landscape", taught by Ann Painter. It was a wonderful learning experience for me, and I tried to let go of expectation regarding my work, as I am not a painter and have not had much formal training in painting techniques (read: one class in college)...so I decided to just soak in the beauty of the desert, and the support and talents of my fellow classmates, and learn from my great teacher....and I am pleased with the results! This was a small acrylic sketch which I later made into a bigger painting, of the chimney rock that was just spectacular!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

I Know, It's Been Awhile....

but I've been real busy opening up a new business! Check it out:
Tecolote Guitar Works.

Bill and I now work in the same space...he's busy repairing and restoring guitars, and I have my art workshop space and art therapy office there..it's a large, open, welcoming space, and I invite you to stop by and say hi sometime!