Saturday, April 15, 2017

Home from Portland

Portland Art and Soul Retreat was a blast as usual...
great students, creative energy abound and bacon every morning.......I know...right? 

My classes and workshops are updated ...take a look....I will be teaching at Art Unraveled this coming August....and I'll be bringing lots of clay goodies to sell at vendor day on Saturday .... including my new totems that I'm creating....

Here is a sampler of student works from my Portland classes.....enjoy! 
I'll return next year  at an earlier date   
February 11 to 18 so mark your calendars! 

and lastly....a quote from Wesley Sam- Bruce...a incredibly talented artist who designed the new San Diego Children's museum installation. He took a walk through an old grave yard and wrote this.......I love the "remember'r part.....

"Do great things with your life; because eventually not even your grave lasts. The earth will take you back. Be kind, be patient, be intentional, be a remember'r. Allow things to die and fade away, and also wait for things to rise from the ground. The world is a living metaphor which included you in it."
                                                                                                                              Wesley Sam-Bruce


and just to see who made it to the end of the images....this is mine...
my demo from Farm to Table Journaling.....

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Spring has spoken

Spring is garden is blooming like crazy along with the weeds! I should be working in the studio but that garden just speaks to me...."Helen...we need you!"

I'm off to Portland Art and Soul next week to teach some fab workshops. I'm doing the vendor show too! I'll fly home Saturday night late and run my booth at San Diego Botanic Garden Artfest on Sunday. The show overlapped Art and hubby is running my booth on Saturday...

And did you hear? I've been working in first art love. Here are a few pics.......I'll have some of these clay works  for sale at the Garden Artfest....

Thursday, January 19, 2017

wonderful things

Wonderful things are happening in my studio and elsewhere! I've had time to start a new series of paintings and I'm working with my first artistic love...clay. When I was a little girl I would make little mud and clay houses for my little play toys. .......That sculptural sensation has never left me...over the years I've made custom clay houses, tile compositions, little weird people, balloons with gondolas, succulent slab pots, and other assorted oddities. I just signed up for a ceramics studio class where I can build to my hearts content...feels good to mold and shape and fire things again! 

New workshops are coming up in April and May in Portland, Minneapolis, and Baja, Mexico. Sign up soon! Space is limited and you don't want to miss these opportunities! 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Travels in 2016

I've made a list of my travels this! ...what an adventurous year. 

May the new year be wondrous and good...  
Live the Life....Viva la Vida

Glendora Mountains, CA

Joshua Tree, California 

Minneapolis,  Minnesota

August Phoenix, Arizona 

 Some demos and journal posts......

Rancho Bellota, Baja Mexico 

 Asheville, North Carolina

 September            My niece's wedding near Arezzo, Italy

Italian Coast and Southern France Plein Air painting with my friend Deena for 8 glorious days

Paris in September

September Dufort, Southern France

October- November               San Miguel de Allende Mexico 

Whew....are you tired yet? 
Happy New Year!