Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I have been making some sheets of fabric-paper for projects in a new book I am working on. This one I particularly liked. I made it by using a red swirl design fabric as the base, and layering joss paper and tissue paper over that. The green paisley/floral element is a printed tissue paper. I added a few areas of metallic acrylic paints to give it sparkle. I can't wait to make something with it! I would love to hear from any of you who have experimented with fabric-paper.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Hi All,

I have been asked by so many of you if I offer workshops in my own studio in Rupert, so here I go! I am offering:
Scribble Collage, a weekend of painting, drawing, splattering, smearing, sponging, stamping, stenciling, and generally making a mess as well as an array of fabulous papers, for using in...... you guessed it...COLLAGE!!!
Official Description:
If you think you are “not artistic” or “can’t draw”, try drawing and painting with the intention of tearing up the results for collage! It is definitely in the category of dance-like-nobody-is-watching, and it’s a great way to engage your creative spirit. In this weekend workshop we create our own collage materials by making “paint playgrounds” and scribble drawings using acrylic, watercolor, crayons, pastel, oil pastel, charcoal, and other materials. We experiment with a variety of approaches to collage using these paintings-drawings as our foundation.

Date: October 23 - 25
Friday: Check in any time after 4
Dinner 6:30, opening session 8:00 - 9:30
Saturday: Workshop session 9 - 5 with an hour break for lunch (lunch is included)
Sunday: Workshop session 9 - 4 with a lunch break (included)

Accommodations are at a guest house two miles down the road from my studio, next door to a general store. Each person has a private room, and there are shared baths and full kitchen facilities.

Cost is $495, which includes tuition, accommodations for Friday and Saturday nights, dinner on Friday, and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. I will stock the guest kitchen with staples for breakfast (bread, milk, eggs, coffee, etc.) and provide a list of restaurants and other dinner options for Saturday night.

If you think you might be interested (without necessarily committing) please let me know asap. I will send out a registration form upon request. Space is LIMITED due to the size of my studio and capacity of the guest house, so sign up early!