Journal

Studio Workshops

Finally! I’ve started teaching in my studio again. This time I have scheduled classes for every other weekend. I will teach the same class each weekend, hoping this will students more flexibility to attend. My plan is to start with basic techniques and concepts with each class building on the previous ones.

My first class, almost two weeks ago was Color Confidence. I only had 1 student, but we had a great time and she got lots done. We worked on color theory, mixing colors to make secondary and tertiary colors and created color wheels. Here are a few pictures of Norma’s work.

2019 Inspiration & Motivation

Staying focused can be difficult sometimes. Actually a lot of the time. There are so many things competing for your attention. Staying on course requires concentrated effort. I like having little visual or auditory tricks to help me stay focused. In the past it has been a focus word for the year, but in 2019

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2019 A New Year – A Stronger Focus

It is already 7 days into the new year! Where did the time go already! We were away for Christmas and didn’t get home until early New Years day so it feels like I got a late start to 2019. Many things I do the last week of the year didn’t get done until the

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2018 Review

I usually don’t do an end of year review, but 2018 saw some big achievements for me, so I decided I would do one this year. Art Cloth Mastery Program In February 2018 I completed Jane Dunnewold’s Art Cloth Mastery Program.  It was 2 years of intense, yet fun work.  During those 2 years I

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100 Printmaking Tools Update 2018

2018 is less than 24 hours from being over and I managed to make a few more printmaking tools, this time thermofax screens of two of my favorite subjects–leaves and backgrounds. Leaves Leaves are probably my favorite designs, and was actually one of my first original designs.  For these leves I gather fresh leaves where

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Reflections, A Solo Show

It’s been two weeks since the opening of my solo show, Reflections.  This show is in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Wearable Arts show, All Decked Out. I’m just now posting about it because opening night I could not get good pictures, so I had to go back a week later and

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Reflections Exhibit

A quick sneak peak at my one woman show in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Wearable Arts Show, which opens tonight and goes until Jan 10, 2019 at the Unitarian Universalist church in Clearwater,  Fl. Some of my art cloth waiting to be hung. And a few close ups.

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100 Printmaking Tools Day 43

Here we are at day 43 and I’ve completed 17 more tools, 11 more stamps and 6 screens.  Running a little behind, but not worried as I have many more ideas just waiting their turn.

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New Rust Work

  Working on a few small pieces for an upcoming show.  Here is one of the latest.  Rust dyed on canvas.  Will be mounting on a panel board this week.  Excited about this one.  

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Over-dyeing Workshop

Several weeks I lead a workshop for the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild on over-dyeing fabric.  Students bought in fabrics they had previously dyed and learned how to over-dye them.  We discussed color options and manipulations options.  I had premixed all of the single color dyes for them to use.  Here are a few pieces

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