1. Intro to Encaustic Painting – Repeat class begins Tuesday, October 18th! With 12 lessons over 4 weeks, this is a great class for anyone who would like to paint with wax. (Above is a little tester I tried out at instructor Stephanie Hargrave’s studio awhile back… wax is so totally fun to work with!) Please join us (and if you have previously purchased “Intro to Encaustic Painting,” you can join the live class at no additional cost).


2. You might remember that I recently took a wonderful painting workshop with Emily Ball. Emily and a team of tutors teach super enticing in-person workshops at the Seawhite Studio in West Sussex, UK.

And you can WIN a class! Emily writes, “Who is your favourite Mixed Media artist? Tell us and you could be in with a chance of winning a place on Paper and Fabric, a 2 day short course at the Seawhite Studio, taking place on 27-28 February 2017 and tutored by the brilliant Helen Turner.”

HERE is the Facebook link where you can enter to win… hurray, I think there is only a few days left!


3. Finally, I wanted to share that artist Katherine Dunn (a wonderful illustrator and storyteller) has a new kickstarter project that looks wonderful. Katherine writes:

“Itty Bitty & Big Etta” is a love story, and a tale of acceptance, starring a 1# kitten…with wings. She reminds us all that no matter the consequences, we must be true to our core and spirit. What a great role model she is for all of us, no mater what our age. Fully illustrated by Katherine Dunn of Apifera Farm [author of three other books], you can see an animated video about the book at the  Kickstarter campaign page which is now underway at http://kck.st/2dBkAFF

I ordered a copy and can’t wait to receive mine!