Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hold on to your bonnets....exciting news at the art Clinic

Permission to Play w/Pam Garrison & Jennifer Mercede
Jennifer Mercede pamgarrison Pam Garrison's creative living blog. One woman's crafting tales and her ongoing life in which she tries to include creativity in every day. October 6 & 7th with an option to stay for the 8th (yeah!) $240 $25 materials fee $100 additional for three day option Come join us for this 2 or 3 day guided instruction and creative time! In this fun, safe environment, using Jennifer and Pam's favorite techniques, we will explore: playful doodling art journaling free flowing text bright color theory expressive painting and more... You'll be sure to push yourself to new areas of creativity and be inspired to create more more more! No previous experience needed, just a willingness to let go of expectations and exit your comfort zone. No need to spend money on new supplies. We will have enough with what you already have, the class materials, and the share pile. $25 materials fee includes: Painting surfaces (wood and/or canvas) Fabriano artistico watercolor paper Materials to make custom paper Unstretched canvas for use as painting/art journal/tote etc. Access to Pam and Jennifer's favorite materials to try ‘em out for yourself! Find out about The artis here: Class includes a special trunk show/sale/wine tasting where you can taste some of the best Central Valley selections while perusing a limited amount of original artwork for sale by both Jennifer and Pam. To get pumped, check out this video of Jennifer’s mural collaboration with fellow Portland artist Chris Haberman: Come with any questions you may have for each artist, look forward to watching them create, individually & perhaps together! When you sign up for the 2 days, there is an option to extend your workshop for a third day. For an additional $100, stay and play with us. Treat yourself to more time, more instruction, guidance, feedback and support for what you start in the first two days. You may reserve your spot for the third day now, or decide over the weekend . Please be advised, if we do not meet our minimum amount of students for the third day, we may need to cancel in which case you would be refunded. Thanks!
Come play! Permission Granted! More info at:

Monday, August 20, 2012

One Night Stand

I hope I don't get too many hits on this subject title.....The One Night Stand is an art Show in Santa Barbara that benefits Art from Scrap. Artists are invited and each piece is for sale for $200. They are all the same size and have no names on the is a secret until you pay for it. But there are many artists that are very well known in the show. Last year Yoko Ono had a piece in. Anyway it is very exciting! So I and a few art buddies are also in the show.
Here is Mary Stanley's
Here is Penny Mast McCall's
...this is mine. Here is a recent picture of Madison. We are going through some fashion issues right now. The hair can't be touched and the clothing combos are all her. She is also very into unicorns. She asked me to take this photo...another thing we are going pictures....
Madison is out of summer school and it is a couple weeks before school is is hovering in the 100 degrees we are trying hard to stay entertained. Photo Booth app on my Mac is a fun past time....
So tomorrow we start our sleep overs while Mommy goes to Seattle to visit her sister. Should be very interesting. I love that girl!

Sunday, August 05, 2012

What did you make?

That is what I am asked...Well here is a peek....
my bunting....from Julie's class
My Julie Arkell inspired bunny and the flower we did in class.
I bought these embroidery pattern makers at a fleas market in cool
Here are latest creations....
I got these guys at a cool shop in Paris...They scream out...project!

Treasures at the HUS

Colleen and I just finished setting up our trunk show at the Art Hus. Come check it out. It will be up thru Labor Day.