Art as Metaphor for Life Class

My studio mate, Kathryn King, and myself are holding a very cool and process oriented class in October called Art as Metaphor for Life. Here are the details!

October 3, 2015 10-5pm

Art as Metaphor for Life! (with Deandra Ellerbe and Kathryn King)

Exciting new class that will be a hands on exploration of painting and writing as we see how the process of art mirrors the way we live our lives. Each woman will take home a painting. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!

Location: McMaster House (316 E Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98663)

Cost: $99
Class size limited to 8. (Early registration suggested)
Please bring your own lunch. Tea provided
Wear comfortable clothes that might get paint on.

 

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I’m Back!

I had such good intentions with this blog. And then I broke my wrist and had surgery (a plate and 9 pins!) and I couldn’t do much for awhile. It’s amazing how much you use two hands for things (getting dressed, bathing, driving, etc.). Because I incapacitated my dominant hand, I couldn’t write or paint or use scissors…in other words, my art life just stopped.

And I was grumpy.

So I did my hand exercises once I was given the green light, and went to my new office/studio and tried to find something artistic to do. This is when I discovered the joys of alcohol inks! I had to have my studio mates open the bottles for me, but I was finally able to play. Alcohol inks are so vibrant, and when the colors swirl together they make new colors! And I loved it! I will confess that the flower images on the pieces shown below were done with my right hand about a month after surgery. And yes, my hand was sore afterwards!

Here are some examples of how I spent my time recuperating…

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