I, personally am very very excited about our up coming meeting/presentation. We have an extraordinary (I don’t use that word lightly here) batik artist, Cindy Wilson, coming to show us the ropes. https://cindy-wilson-batik.squarespace.com/ Not only that, but she is giving us the opportunity for a make and take! How much more fun could it get!
We had our first in person meeting last month. Boy was every one excited! Hopefully, despite Delta, we can meet again in September. Presenter TBA.
We all enjoyed our new location. It was comfortable and full of light. It was also great to go to the Riverside Arts and Farmers Market, and out to lunch afterward. So many places to choose from to eat! Riverside is truly a unique area and I’m sure we will enjoy exploring while are meetings are held there.
Our presenter Caroline Hamill taught us about wood block printing. Her work is lovely. Her husband pitched in and taught us quite a bit about the history of block printing. Members brought some work they had done to show off. We also received a challenge item (or two)! We missed a lot of you though, we are glad if you could participate via Zoom, but you did miss some details by not attending.
For our first IN PERSON meeting since last March. We will have social distancing in place. Only 35 people can attend so registration is mandatory. If you have a +1 please register them separately. We are so so so excited to be able to see some of you again. Our presenter will be Caroline Hamill and her husband presenting. He will tell us about some of the history of Block Printing and Caroline will SHOW us how to do it. I can definitely see using a block print for a base or a portion of a Mixed Media piece! NEW LOCATION:
More details to follow.
Online Exhibit “Brave New World”
Keep your eyes on this page and as well as Facebook . We will be sure to let you know when it’s up and running.
Check back regularly under the Exhibitions menu to see this exhibition of work informed by a year of isolation and full of hope mixed with trepidation for this year. Art has always recorded and commented on current events and how society handles them. Now is no exception.
This will be on a different Saturday than you are use to! March 13th is the date. Be there or be square as they use to say!
Welcome to my studio…
Come on in and look around. Help yourself to the coffee. Don’t mind the cats…and don’t sit on anything…everything is usually covered with paint in here. Yes, my studio was an old hay barn. Cows are gone and I’ve moved in. My painting “easels” are actually 20-inch high flat tables.
I paint everyday, standing (and dancing) and use my custom-designed, extra long brushes. This keeps my painting loose and juicy. Hey, it works for me. Enjoy the art.
Why is Making Art Important to Me?
I’ve always felt making art was something I just had to do. It came out of me easier than any other skill I had or wanted to learn. It always felt natural for me to draw and make things, doing things with my hands. Crafts and models as a child, doing magic tricks as a teenager and inventing new products as a corporate designer. The underlying and connecting thread to all this was my “life long” preoccupation with making things better. It’s important to me because it has always been there with me– making art. I don’t know when I was never curious about looking for something new. I always felt safe to play with new ideas and was always encouraged by my parents. (96 years old today) I was the middle child of 5 boys so I suspect I was an overachiever at getting some attention. “Hey look at me!” I think, deep down, all artists are saying the same thing… “Hey, look at me!”