Thursday, April 26, 2012

Magical Makerie

Me painting in the lovely Flora Bowley's class.

Getting in the flow.

Peaceful morning walk.

Ah the Makerie magical. I am still trying to ground my soul after the experience. Everything about the retreat was great!  Ali DeJohn did a fantastic job of organizing the whole weekend. She has a heart of gold, and I am truly inspired by her dedication to help others follow their heart. 

I had the good fortune of taking Flora Bowley's two day workshop. Her approach to teaching is so spiritual, soulful, and fun. She made me not to be afraid to paint on such a big canvas, and to share my work with the class. There were times when what she said to us pulled on my heart strings. It was hard not to cry at moments in the class.

Lastly, I did renew some friendships and made new ones. I had the coolest cottage mates, and we would stay up late drinking wine and laughing. The Makerie retreat enriched my life on so many levels, and plan to be back next year!

Monday, April 2, 2012

April 2012 Art Goals


It's been almost year since I posted my April Art goals, and it's time I hunker down and write my list.

Keeping it simple, and here we go:

  • Finish three to four encuastic paintings
  • Launch my new bicycle poster series
The painting above was one of my very first encuastics, and it's a very fun and interesting material to work with. Yeah to hot wax!