Wednesday, July 25, 2012

CREATE Mixed Media Retreat!

Just got back from the CREATE Mixed Media Retreat in NJ!  Had an AWESOME time!  I enjoyed learning new techniques, playing with paint, creating art and making new friends!  I took two full-day workshops: "Storyblock Collage" with artist Jodi Ohl and "The Heart of Art" with artist Cindy Wunsch.  Both instructors were wonderful and their classes were so much fun!  They are both truly talented and amazing women!  I also ran into Jenn Mason, editor of my favorite magazine, "Cloth, Paper, Scissors!" If you are looking for a fun way to make mixed-media come to life, this is it.  I recommend this retreat to artists of all levels.  I hope to go again next year!  I love the new pieces I created: "create joy" and "Queen of heARTs!"  I can't wait to try out these new techniques at home. Thank you to all my CREATE friends!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Attempts at Abstract!

I enjoyed my abstract painting class today with instructor Brenda Belfield.  Though I struggled at times, I had fun playing with paint and texture.  I came away with new friends and two new abstract paintings.  The highlight for me was re-connecting with artist Ginny Moore.  I hope to paint with her again soon.

Full House--Opening Night!

Full house for the Opening Night of "A Tribute to Margaret's Garden!"  Over 100 people showed up to share their stories and enjoy artwork inspired by Margaret's beautiful garden.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

A Tribute To Margaret's Garden Show!

 I am honored to be participating in a group show paying tribute to Margaret Thomas and her Garden!  My family has been visiting Margaret's Garden every year since my girls were babies.  We have spent many a magical moment in Margaret's beautiful iris garden--looking for fairies, having picnics, taking photos, painting pictures or simply taking slow strolls through the beautiful blooms.  Margaret and her garden are very near and dear to our hearts.  She will be greatly missed.  Please join us for this special event at the Art Space in Herndon.  The show runs Tuesday, July 10th through Sunday, August 12th with an opening reception Saturday, July 14th from 7-9 p.m.