As Winter Ends The Light Returns
Life is good here at my River Garden Studio... and this year promises to be filled with an abundance of Art and Creativity
And Teaching My Art.
I taught a wonderful workshop at The Art Department in Salem, Oregon called A Book of Trees. My students were Exuberant! Here is a book created by Kathy Gottfried. Isn't it stunning?
I will be traveling to some of the places that I love, and exploring new places that I have always dreamt about. I will be collaborating with friends, both in my teaching and in special art projects that you will hear about soon.
This winter has had it's ups and downs. I am sure everyone feels that in some way. And for those of us who live in Oregon on this side of the Cascade Mountains, it is not over yet.
But I have loved my days, my transition into my new studio... and ever watchful of the changing light.
I have two big retreats coming up in just a month, and lots of projects to design, create and refine.
They are back to back so I will be gone from home longer than I have been for ages.
A Case of Curiosities is a workshop that I teach with a dear friend, Seth Apter of The Altered Page, in Taos New Mexico in March. If you can't make this workshop we will be teaching it there again in October.
The magic at Mabel Dodge Luhan House is unmistakable and something that is felt by everyone who visits there. We have just one or two spots left in March, and October is filling up quickly!
And Art and Soul is a wonderful retreat in Portland, Oregon. I taught for Glenny at Art and Soul last year, in Virginia Beach, and was so warmly welcomed that I can't wait to see everyone again!
I will be teaching three wonderful workshops there, and registration is still open. Below is a photo-collage of some beautiful student work from The Alchemist's Book of Treasures.
In the SPRING I have two very special events...
a workshop here at River Garden Studio
when it is the most beautiful.
We will create outside under the Maple Trees, with a backdrop of a Pine Forest and the sounds of Song Birds singing their garden songs.
I am teaching with the lovely Tonia Jenny and this unique workshop is called:
And in June I will be teaching in Vieux Quebec
which is considered one of the most beautiful places in the world!
This workshop is named after my book,
and you can find out more about it and register at
Don't forget to check out the Itinerary, our days will be filled with exploring, art making, collecting and gathering and all sorts of delightful endeavors!
Please email me if you have any questions and don't forget about my online workshops, especially if you can't attend a live one!
Also, I will be having two artist books shown at the Relics and Ruins Show at Atelier 6000 Gallery in Bend, Oregon. The opening is Friday, March 3rd and I would love to see you there!
- August 2018
- Sep 12, 2017 Dancing on Raindrops Sep 12, 2017
- Aug 16, 2017 Create With me Aug 16, 2017
- Feb 26, 2017 As Winter Ends The Light Returns Feb 26, 2017
- Dec 4, 2016 A Quietness in the Cold Dec 4, 2016
- Nov 1, 2016 Yellow Light Nov 1, 2016
- Sep 22, 2016 Wildland Creatures, New Stencils Designs Sep 22, 2016
- Aug 16, 2016 That Time In Between Aug 16, 2016
- Jul 24, 2016 To Find Your Art Jul 24, 2016
- May 20, 2016 I Feel Like A Raindrop... May 20, 2016
- Jun 5, 2015 By The Light of Spring Jun 5, 2015
- Feb 19, 2015 Let Me Tell You a Story of Stones and Shells and Seed Pods... Feb 19, 2015
- Apr 2, 2014 Winter's End Apr 2, 2014
- Sep 11, 2013 September's Morning Sep 11, 2013