Category Archives: Class

Two day workshop

This was a 2 day workshop with Ann Breckon held in a room in an office building in Bellevue. We were a group of 8, smaller than planned but weather might have had something to do with it. There was … Continue reading

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Composition demo

Sandy Allnock offered a demo today at Daniel Smith on the topic of “Expression through Composition”.  She’ll offer a full day workshop next Saturday (Feb 2). Her training is in illustration and graphic design. Her medium has been copic markers … Continue reading

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Texture with Paste

Janice Berkebile’s Mixed Media Play Days are always worth attending! There are usually two per month, on Mondays.  As always, she is generous with her materials. She made us some square cards fixed with medium brushed on over stencils. These … Continue reading

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A Portland weekend

This past weekend (8-11 Nov) I went to Portland on my own. The primary reason was to meet up with Anne, a friend from Florida, at Orycon. Anne has family in Portland so makes it an annual visit timed to … Continue reading

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Inkwell hack

As I often do, I went to the “Mixed Media Play Day” at the Daniel Smith Seattle store.  Janice Berkebile hosts them, usually two Monday mornings a month.  The October 2018 schedule is here. With Inktober coming up, she demonstrated … Continue reading

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Journaling Workshop

Nearly a year ago I registered and paid for this Illustrated Journaling workshop with Brenda Swenson. I like and admire her work so very much, especially her journal pages. She finally arrived at the mothership this week! That means the … Continue reading

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Stylized botanicals

Stylized botanicals was the subject of today’s Mixed Media Play Day at Daniel Smith. Janice Berkebile supplied “live” models (plants) for us to draw and suggested exercises in different techniques. As she usually does, she generously let us try her … Continue reading

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More Art

It was Social Watercolor meeting today at Daniel Smith.  Jodi had decorated the table for Memorial Day.  In fact, when I was a child, we called it “Decoration Day”.   We were set up in the back corner of the store … Continue reading

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Painting Rocks

“Rocks as the subject, not applying paint to rocks”.  We painted rocks with Janice Berkebile at Daniel Smith Mothership, Seattle. She had several “exotic” pigments to suggest from the Daniel Smith line.  Since I will probably not put the sparkly … Continue reading

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Not what I expected

It wasn’t what I expected but at least I did 2 sketches. I went to a training at the Museum of Flight.  From the email about it, I’d formed the impression that the subject would be approached differently than it … Continue reading

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