May is such a beautiful time for a retreat in the country but also a very unpredictable weather time. Our phone weather alarms went off a number of times during hard rain, lightning, wind and tornado warnings, my continuous wheezing and coughing.... but we all survived with laughter, fun and creativity!
Ivey Jeans Ozark Farmstead was such a relaxing location to have an artists retreat. Between Ann and Cindy they made it just a perfect weekend to long be remembered. There was good eats, laughter and sharing of ideas, hard work at creating and learning, oh yes I could go on and on. Take a look at what went on here. There was more than photos could express. Two instructors Darlene and Marlene....what a combination!
Thought you might like to see the International Society of Experimental Arts. I have a piece in the exhibit which I am proud of. This was the largest wall hanging I have ever done. I am challenging myself to do more large pieces so look to the future to see if I am really going to do it. Check the exhibit out HERE
Traveled to West Monroe, LA in heavy rain and it was like reliving last year’s storms! The April 3-6, 2017 Abstract Mixed Media in Acrylic Workshop started the morning rainy also…..OH NO we all commented, NOT AGAIN. Well it cleared about noon and was so beautiful the rest of the time, which we were all thankful. The Kiroli Park was so pretty and in bloom.
Excitement built as we created designs for our pieces and began to pull out everything to accomplish wonderful pieces, and that they did. There were two girls who were new into art and another who had done only watercolor. What fun getting them to join the “art addiction” of creating with just about anything!
Thanks all for taking the workshop and thanks to Ouachita River Art Gallery for sponsoring the workshop and to Kiroli Park for the lovely lodge use.
Oh almost forgot we made special memories at this workshop too….they were remodeling the restroom facilities so we had sound effects the entire week. Goes to show artist will suffer anything for the love of art!
Please take a moment to view creativity in this slide show.
Wire Wrapping a Cabochon March 27 & 28, 2017 was a full class of 15 enthusiastic students. They hovered around, watched closely, and then choose their own pieces to work with in either copper or brass wire (or a combination). They worked hard both days but I am sorry to say we ran out of time. Next session I hope to extend to 3 hours each day. I was concerned about the students’ hands getting tired….but they were troopers. Pleased with what they accomplished. They kept me so busy I only have a few pictures and some that students sent me later. Good job. Thanks to the Coronado Center (POA) and National Park Community College Continuing Education for sponsoring this workshop.
Here it is April and I am still writing about March. I can definately say March was one busy month. Had a really great workshop in Yellville, Arkansas photographing and painting shiny objects. (March 23 and 24, 2017) The group did a really great job. It was fun seeing them photograph and get excited about the cast shadows. Here are a few pictures below of them in action. Thanks Palette Art League for sponsoring the workshop and inviting me to teach.
It all started on a chilly, dreary day at the Coronado Center in Hot Springs Village, AR, a group of ladies began and almost completed some really wonderful roses to the point you could almost smell them. (March 13 & 14, 2017....9AM to Noon) They really had to work hard and they did because 6 hours is not a long time at all to complete a painting. Take a look at the slide show below. Thanks to Maureen for sending me her pictures too.
A big thanks to National Park Communtiy College (Continuing Education) and the Coronado Center for co-sponsoring the two day workshop and thanks for those taking the class. Enjoyed watching you all blossom and bloom!
Not the Marathon but it felt like it. Six students kept me "running" for two days (March 4 & 5, 2017) at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, AR eager to learn all they could about Polymer Clay. They conditioned, color mixed, textured, shaped, and made lots of wonderful pieces. Of course I forgot to take a picture of all their finished pieces but I did take pictures of the group working diligently. Take a look below.....what a good time I had. Thanks for taking the "Polymer Clay a True Art Form Workshop", and thanks to Arkansas Arts Center for sponsoring.
What a fun event February 16 put on by the Eureka Springs School of the Arts. They really know how to have a good time and share it with others. Take a look at creativity at work. Everyone had the same canvass and same colors but look at the wonderful variety and originality going on....plus fun!
Thanks ESSA for having me.
Thanks Eureka Springs Independent for covering.
Thanks Basin Park Hotel for the facility.