Category Archives: Class

In Progress

We’re getting closer. Only one more workshop day left. Today’s was focused on making a journal page by drawing in ink and painting with watercolor. Janice brought a plethora of possible subjects, all from nature. There were seed pods, grocery … Continue reading

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The new greys

Brenda Swenson did a demo on “negative painting” which will be the subject of her four day workshop this week at Daniel Smith. BTW, it’s sold out.  She allows no photography of any kind so… no photos of it and … Continue reading

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Journal workshop

As usual, I arrived early and was fortunate to find an all-day parking spot at Daniel Smith mothership.  While waiting, I did a sketch of my view. After a delay due to the snow storm, today was the start of … Continue reading

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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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