Saturday, April 04, 2009

Ojai Artisans Space us UP!

Jean and I spent a couple of hours yesterday setting up our space at Made in Ojai, with the help of her husband Bob. I'm pretty happy with how it looks. I think it might be a little too crowded, but we have a lot of stuff to sell in a small space. What do you think?

Here are Jean and Bob early in the setup process:

Here's the entire space:

And here are a bunch of detail photos!

Please send us lots of SELLING Karma!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Altered Mondays: Session Two

Announcing the second six-week session of Altered Mondays at Vita Art Center in Ventura!

Altered Mondays
Mondays, 4/6-5/18, No class May 4
6:30-9 pm

Week 1: Altered Papers

We’ll alter sheet music, maps, book pages and other papers using gesso resist, acrylic glazes, stamping, dry-brushing, distressing and more to create our own collage papers.

Week 2: Photo Transfers

We’ll enhance our photos using markers, crayons and colored pencils and transfer them to paper and fabric, which creates an incredible painterly effect.

Week 3: Metal Magic

With metal sheeting we’ll create stunning panels and embellishments using wet and dry embossing, paint, alcohol inks, molding paste, beads, metallic pastes, rubber stamps, and craft punches.

Week 4: Fabric, Lace and Fibers
These items are not just for sewing any more! We’ll glue, paint, and embellish fabric scraps to make beautiful, textural art fragments.

Weeks 5 and 6: Put it all together!
In the final two sessions, we’ll combine the papers, photos, metal embellishments and fabric art fragments you’ve created into a beautiful wall decoration using collage and machine stitching techniques.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Mosaic Mirrors

I had a great time this week with my sister Jen and her kids (Ryan 12 and Alexa 5) making mosaic mirrors. The grouting was a challenge for the kids, but I love the way theirs turned out looking like a bunch of stuff dropped in the sand!

Here's Ryan's:

And Lexi's:

And here's Jen's:

I made two, one of them for a class I taught at Vita the past couple of weekends. Photos of that class coming soon!