Silk Workshops in Mendocino, CA

I had the good fortune to be able to attend two workshops by Susan Louise Moyer at the Medocino Center for the Arts in California. The area is beautiful. The succulents, the sky, the sunrise and sunsets Рthe surroundings invite creativity. At times it was an overload for my senses. Thankfully there was silk painting to get some of the overload out into the open.

Susan taught us about Resistad the first 3 days. This opened up a whole new avenue for me – oh the possibilities for future silk painting adventures. The second workshop was about Dyecolour Painting. Nothing at all what I expected yet so much more what I learned. The week flew by and before I knew it I was back home. Now, my ongoing struggles continues – making time for silk painting. We shall see. My next big goal is to get my own gallery showing somewhere. Who knows when and where but a girl can dream. Until then, I shall paint and create and use everything I have learned from life, from the workshops, and from my family. Here are a few photos from Mendocino.
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Stephenson High School Odyssey 2016

Odyssey 2016001 My son’s highschool has every two years and “Odyssey”. For two days Stephenson High brings in artists and performers to work with students in large or small groups. The workshops and performances will be held February 9th and 10th in 2016. I am happy to report that I was accepted to participate and will give 3 workshops to groups of 25 students each. To simplify things (I only have 50 minutes with each group) i will give them a choice of 5 simple shapes. We will paint a small simple painting to get the feel for how dyes and silk work with and against one another. The painting will then be mounted on cardboard stock for student to frame at a later time.

CLC Robert T. Wright Gallery

I am excited to report the my silk painting “Eyes Upon You” has been juried into the “35th Annual Recent Works” exhibit at the Robert T. Wright Gallery in Grays Lake. From 150 Artist 35 were chosen to display one or two pieces of art work. The exhibit opened last Friday, October 9th and will end November 15th.

Historic Newburgh Wine, Arts & Jazz Festival

Historic Newburgh Wine, Arts & Jazz Festival                  May 16th, 2015

Historic Newburgh Wine, Arts & Jazz Festival
May 16th, 2015

Come and see me, chat with me, and check my website. I will be selling scarves and paintings, I will take orders, and I will be selling T-shirts for “Project Angel Hugs” which provides scarves for patients undergoing chemo therapy. Have a fantastic weekend rain or shine :)

It is finished. This project taught me a lot of patience and gave me new insight about light/ shadows, blurred and harsh lines and much much more. Next week it will be steamed and mounted on a frame. Thank you Karen Sistek for getting me involved in this project.