Boston was great – I met lots of interesting people at my third annual Beacon Hill Art Walk, had a number of folks recognize me from last year (“Hey, Shard Lady!”), and sold some art. Interestingly, the encaustic pieces got most of the attention, but the Citra-solv landscapes got most of the bucks.
These little mixed media landscape collages are always popular with art buyers, and easy and fun to construct. As a matter of fact (what a coincidence), I’m having a workshop on Sunday, June 21st from 2-5 to show you how to make the collages, and there are lots of spaces left. You’ll learn how to create some amazing decorative artisan papers using Citra-solv cleaning solvent, and you will learn a lot about composition, as well. All materials are provided, as usual. Here’s a link if you’re interested. Come join me!
There are other summer workshops coming up at the Studio, including a Goddess Banner class on Sunday. That class is full, but I have had so much fun developing it that I’ll offer it again later. I’ve combined small-space dyeing with transfer, paper “quilting,” and other fabric surface design to make a layered banner that celebrates the idea of the Divine Feminine in whatever fashion pleases you. Here’s a first look at the prototype. When you hang a banner made with intention, like this one, the wish or affirmation is supposedly sent by the wind in all directions. I like that!
There’s a Spirit Box Workshop in July, and a Mixed Media Collage workshop in August – that one may focus on Goddess Banners again. Any takers for another Goddess Banner session? Email me!
It’s strange to think that I won’t be going back to Trinity University in the fall to teach, and it’s scarily liberating. FYI, Friday Freebies will return next week.
Finally, one of the nicest things that happened during the Beacon Hill Art Walk was a Close Encounter of the Dog Kind – I was walking down a crowded street in Beacon Hill when a little doggie on a leash dragged her human over to see me, and began jumping up and down. It was my son’s dog, Speedy! Rick and his family were out of town, but Speedy recognized me and came bounding over to say hello. The pet sitter was very surprised, because he didn’t know who I was, and Speedy is usually a shy dog. But she is a good art critic – she looked at my art and licked my face in approval. 🙂
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone – hope it’s filled with dog licks, ice cream, and fun.
Great speedy story 🙂
What a cute story about Speedy! I love my grand dog Diego.
Aren’t granddogs the best??
Welcome home, Traveler! What fun resurrecting your CPS article. Remember reading it in 2012 long before I recognized your name!
Speedy is one cool dog to recognize you and your wonderful art! Mixed media landscape art is beautiful!!
BASENJI!!! 😀 Sweet face!
How cool, Gloria!! I was so excited to have an article published – glad you found it again.
She’s a beautiful doggie – sorta innocent and goofy at the same time 🙂
Love your artwork!! I especially loved that you shared your encounter with Speedy…How wonderful♥
It was a very cool encounter – especially since I don’t get to see Speedy as often as I used to!
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