Sunday, July 3, 2016

Artful days at Random Arts

 I taught in North Carolina recently at Random Arts in Saluda...just south of Asheville. Cheers to Great students, great hostess Jane Powell, and the best artful atmosphere! Thanks everyone! 

 My demo for color pencil journaling

 This workshop was called "Featured Adornments"....Masa paper watercolor painting, drawing lesson on face proportions, value, and colors. And not to mention a wild, wonderful big hair do with an attitude! 

My demo....not finished ....owl on the left side, bumble bees abound, and of course...I put a bird on it! 

Sunday, June 19, 2016


Patterns always interest me...I look for them everywhere. My recent trip to Minneapolis was so fun and interesting sites were in abundance. These are from the Walker Museum, The Art Institute, the Minneapolis Center for  Book Arts,  and unique shops

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Minneapolis to Asheville

I've been traveling again to teach at some great locations...heading to Asheville, North Carolina in a couple of weeks to teach at Random Arts in Saluda....this is my last easterly trip in the States so sign up soon! 

Minneapolis was my latest stop to teach for Art and Soul. We'll return early May next year so keep in touch for new workshops. 

Minneapolis has so much to offer for the arts...the museums are  amazing and the Center for Book oh my...housed in a turn of the century restored building with a cafe no less!
Here are some pics of the Center for Book Arts and  MIA Institute of the Art ......

Monday, May 9, 2016

Rancho Bellota workshop in Baja Mexico

Just returned from Rancho Bellota in Baja, Mexico....the whole experience was incredible and enchanting as always......I've written about the ranch before in an earlier post...and I must say that I'm still on an natural high...this ranch is so special to my heart. Think about joining me next year about the same time for the experience of a lifetime. 

 the road to the ranch

 Guadalupe Valley 

a Trip to a couple of Guadalupe Valley Wineries..this valley has become the number 1 destination for Mexican Tourists. 

 our Plein Air day in La Bellota Canyon

the ranch cabins

Classical Guitarist Gerardo Valderrama played for us after dinner on Saturday night     

 a hike to La Bellota Canyon dry waterfall

 these guinea hens were brought in as guards for the chickens on the ranch...they make crazy noise if they are frightened.....