Art, artfest, artfest 2012, artfest confirmation zine, artfest port townsend, artist coloring book, clarissa callesen, coloring book collaboration, Events, Family & Friends, jesse reno, junker jane, teesha moore, theo ellsworth -

My confirmation packet is here... brings me lots of smiles! Teesha (the amazing brains behind artfest) did something pretty cool this year...she collected black and white drawings from all the teachers who are instructing this year and put them together to make a coloring book. So neat. Here are a few pages...   above: theo ellsworth above: junker jane above: jesse reno    above: clarissa callesen The book is packed with 41 unique drawings...major inspiration at the finger tips. More on the workshops I'm signed up for later! New kitchen appliances are being delivered as we speak!

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Art, Family & Friends, glass art, glass art photography, Personal, photography, tacoma glass museum, union station tacoma -

Headed south to Tacoma to see my Mom and Arlin. We were a little let down the Glass Museum was closed but we still were able to walk the glass bridge and check out Union Station which was totally cool. Based on what we did see  I'm itching to go back to the Museum soon. Take a look at the pretty pictures.... the museum sits right on the port   Mimi and Arlin walking the glass bridge... the architecture is major eye candy... all the colors...yum   can you see me? didn't know i was there till i uploaded the...

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Art, art and soul, art and soul portland 2011, Events, fabric depot, Janne Robberstad, jesse reno, jesse reno workshop, painting workshop, Paintings, Personal, spindelmaker -

I can't even tell you how rejuvenated my soul is after attending these retreats. Art and Soul was a first for me but I'm sure with Portland being so close by I'll be back for more. I wasn't as great with the photo documentation thingy but I was sure good at arting late night and enjoying time with my art buddy Janne! Reno's workshop was fantastic. Surprisingly his technique didn't feel that off the wall to me. Sure it was different than any style I'd ever done on my own before. But I found it really exciting to have someone...

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Art, art and soul portland 2011, Events, Family & Friends, Janne Robberstad, jesse reno, painting workshop, Personal, spindelmaker -

Headed to Portland in the morning for Art and Soul! Excited to see my buddy Janne who's traveled from Norway to teach at the event. Planning on dinner and sight seeing in P'town tomorrow night then of course some late night journaling with Janne. And Friday I'll be attending the infamous Jesse Reno's "Freedom to Create" all day workshop. Wish me luck. I hear you need it, Reno's known for breaking away from the norm with his unique technique and even uniquer style! Here's a Brave Art interview with Reno in his Portland Studio....   [youtube 9bae11yYx9Q] I'll make sure my camera...

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Art, art from friends, creative kismet, Family & Friends, gypsy chronicles blogspot, mail art, Paintings, regina lord, tammy mcgee -

It's like my buddies knew I needed a little pick me up! I've been swamped in house fix stuff. With both our house and my Mom's house (that's a rental) water issues are not fun. And we just got the news last week after a plumber visit to clear a back up that our sewer line under the house has collapsed...Gotta love old houses. It's just the nature of the game. The pipes in the 50's were made out of concrete which over time just erode. It's going to be a costly hiccup. Deep breath...  a lovely postcard frame-able size art...

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