Wednesday, July 27, 2016

a new woman

 In between traveling I've been diving into my first love in the arts...clay. I took a workshop with an amazing artist Kristen Stingle at a studio in north San Diego County a couple of months ago. I have not worked this large since college...just a short time ago...he, he, he. This gal sculpture hasn't been named yet but I'll come up with something grand. I ran out of time to finish her so the top of the head  and arms weren't finished. This will lead to found objects and more...that's what the holes are for. The colors are underglazes and oxide. I carved  the surface (sgraffito) with poems and images.....she's getting her first firing tomorrow!

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!