“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.”
― Hans Christian Andersen

Phoenix, Arizona
August 1 to August 8
I will have a vendor booth on Saturday ....I'm bringing my new clay works to sell! 

Pattern Block Prints   August 6    9 hour workshop 

Watercolor Pencil Journaling      August 7     3 hour workshop

Transparent Color Pencil Stitch Book      August 8    6 hour workshop 

San Diego Botanic Garden 

Sunday, August 20, 9:30 am – 4 pm

This paper quilt is loaded with colorful crinkly textures. Paint and ink will flow into the crevices giving the papers a wonderful aged look. Explore this special watermedia batik like technique on Masa rice paper. We’ll use an acrylic ink technique to make marks and paint with watercolor, letting the colors blend and fuse together naturally. We’ll also make lines with water -soluble oil pastels; add translucent paper layers and fabric raw edges. Dive into detail with colored pencils, ink lines, adornments, and collage elements to embellish the shapes. And to complete the remnant look, we’ll add sari ribbons to embellish the edges, giving the quilt a delightful aged look.

I will return to Art and Soul Portland  2018....mark the dates! 
Portland February 11 to 18

June 27 to 30 
Watercolor Mixed Media Fusion
Athenaeum School of the Arts

Baja Rancho Art  Retreat
May 4 to 7 2017   save the date! April 18 -22 2018
Baja Mexico 

Painting on location, horseback riding, hiking, wine tasting, margaritas, yummy home cooked meals, cosy cabins, transportation from the border....need I say more? 

This is an all inclusive retreat in beautiful Guadalupe Valley in Baja, Mexico. 

The 2,800 acre ranch sits in an oak lined valley just north of Baja’s scenic “Ruta del Vino” between Tecate and Ensenada, approximately 1½ hours south of the border.

It is a working ranch, as you would have found in Baja California over 100 years ago. Oaks and sycamore trees, seasonal creeks and springs, rugged hillsides, boulders and local wineries provide inspiration for painting, sketching, and photography.

Tesoro del Corazon  SOLD OUT!

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
OCTOBER  to November
We will open registration late January 2017. This workshop sells out very quickly. If you are interested please email Leslie  to sign up for updates or to be put on the waitlist. 


Pamela Gemin said...

Hello, Helen! Will not be able to do Mexico this year, but I see you'll be in PHX for Art Unraveled, so I will probably catch you there!
xx, Pam Gemin

Helen said...

Hi Pamela! I just updated my Art Unraveled classes! Hope to see you in one or more of my classes!