29 Friday Nov 2013
29 Friday Nov 2013
27 Wednesday Nov 2013
Photos by Matisse Lorance Berthiaume
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I mentioned earlier this week that I took a class last weekend from encaustic artist Stephanie Hargrave. It was called “Encaustic on Clay” and above are two pieces I made.
It wasn’t long before I ran out of clay pieces, so I started a series of small, 2D wood panels. These three are my favorites of the weekend:
All together now:
It was really fun trying a new medium and I think I’ll be back for more!
25 Monday Nov 2013
“One Zentangle a Day” Online Class with Beckah Krahula from Silly U on Vimeo.
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Here is a quick video introducing you to Beckah Krahula and her online class, “One Zentangle a Day.” Class begins Monday!
24 Sunday Nov 2013
I’m taking a workshop this weekend from a delightful Seattle-based artist named Stephanie Hargrave. Stephanie paints the most beautiful encaustic paintings (see her portfolio here) and is teaching an “Encaustic on Clay” workshop this weekend through Northwest Encaustic.
I had such a wonderful time yesterday, and was the last one to leave after 8 hours in the studio! And I’m ready to go back for more today.
It’s so difficult for me to treat myself to things like this, and on Friday evening I was thinking perhaps I should reconsider, as I have so much to do. But then I thought, “No, this is probably exactly what I need.”
And I was right!
(More pics soon.)
14 Thursday Nov 2013
Hello! I was part of this article on creativity and play today over at www.psychcentral.com…
… and just look at this beautiful artwork that is coming out of Diane’s “Table Top: Drawing & Painting” class already (images used with permission)!
The following four pieces are by Kristina and her three daughters, aged 9, 12 & 14! Amazing work.
For privacy I only indicated each artist by their first names in the title of the image, so if you would like to offer them feedback, do it in the comments section here. Yay!
12 Tuesday Nov 2013
Class Dates: December 2-15, 2013
I’m so pleased to open registration for this new online class from best-selling author Beckah Krahula!
I often hear from students that they first dared to draw using Zentangle, and that was their “stepping stone” to start taking some of my drawing classes… yay! Following is a little about the class (or click here for all the details).
I am very excited to announce my only online class based on my book, One Zentangle A Day. I am a very passionate tangler and have found it to be an invaluable tool that everyone should know. In ten to twenty minutes of tangling, I find myself in a heightened state of focus, where knowledge, intuition, and instinct work as one. Artists have long referred to this state as being in the zone, which before learning to tangle could be a hit or miss event for me. I am often quoted as saying,
“Tangling keeps me untangled” TM
and it is true. Creating a meditative tile daily sets me in the zone first thing and I truly attribute it to being one of the reasons I am so productive.
My book One Zentangle a Day teaches the meditative art of ZentangleTM and is a six-week course. In this online class we will be doing an overview, with six lessons over two weeks. Each class begins with learning some tangles, then uses the 11 steps to complete a meditative art tile.
Now that we are in the zone we will create a ZIA, Zentangled Inspired Art, that will cover new tips, techniques, and inspiration for creating beautiful pieces of art.
I am excited about working with Carla and Steve and looking forward to sharing the projects with participants in the gallery.
This is going to be a relaxing and fun class for anyone who would like to explore the meditative benefits of drawing (and especially for beginners!). And for more advanced tanglers, I know you won’t want to miss all of the unique ways you can make Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA)!
For more information and to sign up for this class, click here!
10 Sunday Nov 2013
“Lion,” 8″x10″ mixed media on paper.
I’m working on a Sunday, getting Diane’s class ready for tomorrow.
What are YOU doing here? 😀
07 Thursday Nov 2013
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Diane during the filming of “Table Top: Drawing & Painting“
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This is my first written writing blog ever. Yeah!
I am a multi-media artist and art educator. In my paintings I try to capture the spaces between speech and silence in a narrative way through play-filled whimsical settings. For the past 12 years I have been painting full time and show my work nationally.
I also love to teach! I have taught at Seattle Pacific University, Bellevue School District, Eton Montessori, Kirkland Art Center, Pratt Arts, and the Bellevue Art Museum. In the summers I run an art school for children “Go Go with Van Gogh.”
I live in West Seattle and my studio is in Ballard, WA. When I am not in the studio you can find me biking or hiking. I have been blessed with two beautiful daughters who are outdoor enthusiasts living in Hood River, OR.
I wanted to announce my 2nd online class:
“TableTop” Still Life: Drawing and Painting
via www.carlasonheim.com – offered starting November 11th.
Yeah for Traditional Still Life painting from artists that came before us
to record an event that happens daily —
gathering loved ones to share in a meal and intimacy.
Make your moments concrete in your world
by recording them in drawings and building skills that grow into paintings.
See * Explore * Experience * Color * Create
Today is your day to rise up
& participate in with a community of incredible people
that come out and “play” together – Delightfully being more for you.
See you online & contact me any time (email@example.com).
Buckets of Paints for you !!!
Diane, hiking on her birthday!
* * * * * GIVEAWAY DETAILS * * * * *
Diane and I are giving away THREE class spots! To enter, “friend” me on facebook (Carla Sonheim) and then “share” the Table Top Giveaway Post you see there on your facebook page. Thanks for helping spread the word about this great online class and GOOD LUCK! I’ll pick three winners on facebook randomly Saturday (11/9) at 10pm PST.
01 Friday Nov 2013
I’m getting on another airplane today. I’ve flown more in 2013 than I ever have — in fact, I think I’m going to be a GOLD member in 2014 because of it.
Some of you who know me well (or took my “Wretched Girl Journaling” class a few years ago), know that when I fly I am overcome with the urge to write cranky haiku. Here are a few from my last flight:
I cannot stand it
one minute longer. My legs
are falling off.
Window seats are great
when you can stretch your legs out.
But now, pure torture.
Those are the tame ones. I will spare you the really snarky one, where I attack the poor stewardess. (See? I’m TOTALLY not all smiles and sunshine over here.)
I’m off to visit my son and his college for Parent and Family Weekend. We have reading to do to prepare for it! http://www.stjohnscollege.edu/parents/AN/antigone.pdf
I’ll report back Monday with any new haiku.