An Older Painting

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I did this painting 6-7 years ago (I believe it was a commission for a little girl’s room, and was about 40″x60″ or so, one of the largest pieces I’ve completed). I found it tonight while searching through my archives looking for images to illustrate an article I’m working on for Lifebook 2014. Here are some details:

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Honestly, I’ve cringed a lot tonight, but I admit I did like this piece very much!

“The 12 Dancing Princesses” Continued

Hello! Here are 27 different interpretations of “The 12 Dancing Princesses” by participants of the online class, “2014: Year of the Fairy Tale.” They were asked to create an illustration using any media they wished. Enjoy!

LauraL
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Brunehilde
Brunehilde Yvrande
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Valorie
Valorie Cox
www.valcox.com
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fanny
Fanny Cousin
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 eva
Eva Schull
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Benshell
Shelley Benjamin
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antje
Antje Zaremba
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Anja Rabius
www.anjarabius.com
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lisas
Lisa Derby Oden
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Jevgenija Shkaliova_12 princess
Jevgenija Skaliova
www.ziarel.com; blog: https://www.facebook.com/ziarel
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jenny
Jenny Scheidt
SquawkThat.com
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P1030001
Sabine Lange
8same.blogspot.de
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gina
Gina Lento
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Petra
Petra Jackel
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tanya
Tanya Kushner
http://whereismycreativity.wordpress.com/
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mirian
Mirian Malzyner 
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judith
Judith Westerfield
http://judithwesterfield.com
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catherine
Catherine Redmayne
http://credmayne.com
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cheryl2
Cheryl Craver
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Andi2
Andi Schrader
http://makinglightofme.blogspot.com
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birthe
Birthe Lindhardt
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photo 2-1
Deb Nichol
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dancers_sueMaib
Sue Tincher Maib
http://alarmcatstudio.blogspot.com
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martina
Martina Esser
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nadia
Nadia Richards
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corinne
Corinne Bekker
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Thank you to all who contributed!

REPEATING: Gelli Plate Printmaking Classes

Hello!

I wanted to let you know that I’m going to be repeating my two Gelli Plate printmaking classes concurrently starting September 8th! Click the images below for details…

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and

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And if you have previously taken either of these classes and want to join the fun again, please just email me to get on the list.

Also, a reminder that Krista Peel’s “Using Vibrant Color” repeat class begins on Monday, August 25th! It’s on sale for just $35; sign up today for this wonderful class!

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And finally, look for the FALL CLASS SCHEDULE to go live September 1st. We have 7 new classes planned! 

 

 

Trees with Birds

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This summer has been topsy turvy for me for many reasons, and I found out earlier in the week that I have two health issues contributing: anemia AND hypothyroidism… geesh! Anyway, medications are adjusted and I anticipate things improving, starting now!

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These are some collages I’ve been working on this past week. More trees!

Have a wonderful weekend…

Repeat Class: “Using Vibrant Color” with Krista Peel

Hi! I’m excited to announce that Krista Peel agreed to re-run her wonderful one-week class from August 25-29, 2014. And… with a special “Back-to-School” of just $35.00! CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO SIGN UP!

“Using Vibrant Color” with Krista Peel
One-week workshop: Drawing, Painting (+ bonus 3D!)
5 Videos – 5 Assignments

Using Vibrant Color from Silly U on Vimeo.

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Class Description
Let’s start by saying that color is invigorating. It is tool that has the power to do no less than lift our spirits and make us happy.  If you already feel this way about color — or you’ve always been shy about it and wish to — this is the class for you!

We will start the week by working in our sketchbooks on line drawings that will easily turn into bright, rich watercolors. We’ll draw from fresh flowers…

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… and create still lifes from items around your house: stilllife2

Next, we’ll switch to acrylics and construct some simple, bold, meaningful, colorful decorative paintings! We’ll work from fresh vegetables…

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… and then more abstractly with pixels and “blobs”:pixelpainting yellowtrio

Finally — and as a bonus lesson to really celebrate color in our lives — we’ll build a fabulous flower mobile for your studio from re-used materials including scarves, yarn, and faux-flowers:

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kristapeelKrista Peel was born in Saugatuck, MI and raised in Cheyenne, WY. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, IL in painting and drawing.

She’s lived in Casper, WY, Bloomington, IN, Chicago, IL, Denver, CO and San Francisco, CA. She currently lives in Philadelphia, PA with her husband, Zak.

The only thing she likes more than traveling, is painting. And drawing. And jewelry making. And science. Also dioramas, miniatures, slight of hand magic, the supernatural, roller coasters, swimming, mini-golf, discussing movies and tiki drinks. Ooh, and her wonderful baby daughter, Luna Ruby. Visit her at www.kristapeel.com

CLASS DETAILS HERE!

Online Class GIVEAWAY

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Hello! We’re 4 days into our 2014 Summer Art Camp, and while I was messing around with some of Lynn Whipple’s techniques this morning, I decided to do a giveaway just for you! Thank you for reading my blog!

I know it’s a little late, but if you would like to join the fun, just leave a comment here! I will pick two winners randomly about 6 hours from now (or 5pm PST today).

NOTE: If you already signed up, go ahead and comment for a chance to win any other class of your choice. :D

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Hi there! The winners, randomly picked, were #57 and #49, debbi g and melisa. Thank you everyone who posted, and thank you so much again for reading my blog!

Three Trees

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Here are three trees that I’ve worked on over the last several months; the top one is a collage using a wood burning tool; the second is a pencil drawing; and the third is a quick collage made this morning.

I’m not sure WHY making stuff feels so good to me, but it does.

Have a wonderful day!

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