February 26, 2018

3-D Plaster Manipulation

An offering on a platter.  Three beads (eggs) are sewn into the platter made of plaster.  I have found that watercolor paint is perfect with dried plaster.

I am happy to offer this class in Virginia Beach in October.
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February 6, 2018

Virginia Beach Worksops, cont'd.

In this sample, an arched doorway from a teabag is layered onto the plaster.  My signature wheat stalk (saved from an old straw broom) completes the tableau.  Find out more here:

January 29, 2018

Mindful Offerings

I am pretty excited about this workshop.  We will be creating a wall hanging out of plaster.
Every component is of the Earth; gypsum, paper, rust, metal, cotton, etc.
I had been playing around with the concept of manipulating plaster wrap in a 3-D effect.  Below is a medallion that was formed inside a rusted medal finding.  It's as light as air, and so is perfect for a wall hanging like this.

I am offering this class for Virginia Beach, 2018.  Here's the link:

January 8, 2018

Dance With Me

Dance With Me in Virginia Beach!
In this half-day class, we will be designing beautiful silk dresses on canvas.   The gowns and the backgrounds will be ethereal and dreamy.  The elements we use will create a mysterious story to go along with the gowns.

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January 3, 2018

Virginia Beach - Eco-Relief Plaster Tiles

We will be making a trio of relief plaster wall hangings using nature-inspired elements. The procedure we’ll use is a time-proven method to create rustic eco-tiles that will be ready to hang. 
For more info, click here:    VIRGINIA BEACH ECO-TILES

December 29, 2017

Walnut Ink Workshop

I am offering a Walnut Ink making class in Virginia Beach 2018.  
Walnut ink is pure gold to an artist.  I have used it with a dip pen for writing and drawing, and brushed a background wash on water color paper.  It can be diluted or used full strength, and has a long shelf life in a tightly closed jar. 

While our ink is brewing, we will be making a wee book by casting a plaster book cover.  It will contain circle pages that are origami-folded.  Upon opening the book, the pages pop out large enough for a bit of journaling.  
Interested?  Click here:  Art & Soul on the beach
Check back for more info in the near future.

December 19, 2017

ART & SOUL 2018

A Creative Journey

A new venue for workshops is now in Colorado Springs!  Go to:  Art and Soul
and browse through all the new workshops on offer.
Registration for Virginia Beach has also begun. Now is the time to register for a discount:

For VA Beach -- enter the Coupon Code: VA18
This will give you a 10% discount on your total of class fees if your order is over $250. Orders must be paid in full at the time of registration.

December 18, 2017

Little bird

This little bird is a mere suggestion of a bird.  He is surrounded by fabrics in script, lace and bark cloth.

December 13, 2017

Bird Skull

I am working on a nature series, maybe some in prayer-flag fashion since I work in fragments.
This one is embroidered on dark green linen.