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Hi everyone,

Sending love to you this sunny Spring day in Seattle!


The above two images were created for an assignment we received from inspiring and prolific artist Pam Garrison, who was the guest artist this month for our yearlong class… please check out her instagram to see her beautiful work! Below is my first attempt at finding flowers “a la Pam”:

And these next drawings were created during the Zoom portion of the class, where together we drew “fast blind contours” of a bouquet flowers, without worrying about composition (since we didn’t look at the paper at all). I love drawing this way and the results remind me that perfection in drawing is NOT necessary to make compelling drawings!

And seeing these flowers together now, I’m struck by how influenced I’ve been by both Lynn Whipple and Cat Bennett…  and I’m so grateful to them (and all teachers everywhere) for generously sharing their ideas and processes. 

Last month’s live ZOOM class was really fun… If you missed it, we will be running it again!

This month’s featured class is Y is for Yellow, my yearlong class from 2016. There are 26 drawing lessons and 10 mixed-media lessons. It was one of our most popular classes… if you missed it for some reason, now might be a great time to pick it up!

As always, thank you for being a newsletter subscriber… Steve and I appreciate you so much!

Have a wonderful month!


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Y is for Yellow with Carla Sonheim
26 Lessons • On sale for $49.50

In this class we will march through the alphabet as a fun way to move through our lessons (“P” is for Picasso! “C” is for Collage!), while tackling the more serious question, “How do you create a body of work?”