Morocco Exhibit: Before, During & After

journey (n.) —1. a traveling from one place to another, usually taking a rather long time. 2. passage or progress from one stage to another. Whether physical, mental or spiritual, we tend to describe our journeys in the state of “during”—what we did or felt while we went through the actual experience. But what about …

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Altering reality!

While in Morocco I did a lot of research… discovering new patterns, colors, textures and any visual inspiration I could find. These discoveries came wrapped in a whole new light as I explored them as an artist. During my stay, spending time with fellow art residents and being introduced to local artisans, artists, designers and crafts people… well let’s …

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Working with a Local Craftsman

Layachi has been working with leather since he was a child. He started at around 9-years-old. He was probably fetching pelts and tea at that age, his hands too small to hold the tools, but no matter he is a MASTER craftsman now, and an amazingly nice guy. While in Tetouan, Morocco in February-March 2016 …

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Artist Retreat: Be Transformed

Explore your creativity & the great outdoors… Join me for a week of creating under the pines and in community at Art Groove Artist Retreat, August 19-24, 2016, in beautiful Angelus Oaks, CA. Want to learn different techniques for crafting your own Altered Book and come away with a book that’s entirely your own? Sign-up …

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Summer “Art Camp” for Grown-ups

“Art Groove 2016” Adult Summer Workshops Friday August 19 – Wednesday August 24, 2016 Artists of all skill levels will enjoy this exceptional experience Enjoy a week of artistic enrichment at Art Groove 2016. Join us for the 10th annual de Benneville Pines’ summer art camp! Five tracks are offered: life drawing, watercolor painting, photography, …

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Book Altering at Camp de Benneville Pines

At Camp de Benneville Pines, have a truly memorable summer that engages your artistic being while experiencing the beauty of the outdoors. Join me and my fellow campers August 19-24, 2016 for a a week of creating, collaborating, hiking, meditating and just enjoying our surroundings at Art Groove. Last year I had the pleasure of teaching …

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Art Camp for Art Lovers

Photo: www.examiner.com This summer, from August 22st though August 26th, I’ll be immersing myself in art along with 50-70 other artists. It’s Art Camp for grown-ups! Although the schedule hasn’t been cemented, and the brochure and website aren’t yet produced… it’s happening. The morning hours will be filled with painting, printmaking, drawing, ceramics, or photography. …

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Gelli Printing Class in San Diego

When I started scheduling Gelli print classes to teach last summer, the classes seemed to fill without even announcing them. My first class practically filled as soon as I mentioned it to one of the San Diego Book Arts members at our first community potluck. Word spread quickly. For the first class, long time SDBA …

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Experiment to keep it fresh

According to Pema Chödrön, “To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.” This speaks to me deeply. Learning new techniques, new processes and new materials keeps my creative engine sharp…  constantly thinking up new things to make or how to adapt. I love “LEARNING“. Pictured …

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No Excuses

Rather than fret about why I haven’t posted in ages… let me just say this… I have a new addiction that is consuming me. GELLI PRINTING. I am LOVING the process. Whenever I have a free moment… I get into the studio and start printing. It is meditative  and allows me to simply “play”. I …

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