Sunday, October 25, 2020

Sail Away, Sail Away


It always feels so good to finish a project. This one has languished for about five years! It is from a paper mache ship pattern by Ann Wood. While on vacation this week, I was able to complete it. Instead of using cardboard, I used watercolor paper and painted it with good artist grade acrylics.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Turning scraps into Mini Books

What can you do with remnants of acrylic painted watercolor papers? That's what I wondered in March, as I began sorting these colorful strips by size.

And then last weekend, I had an answer:  fold them into little accordion books!

Free or Inexpensive Online Art & Craft Classes




Strathmore  a variety of drawing, painting, art journaling, bookbinding classes throughout the year; past classes are on YouTube


Dick Blick – the art store has all kinds of project ideas and live Facebook events


Laly Mille – painting, collage, art journaling with some free tutorials


Amy Maricle – variety of drawing and painting classes done each Friday afternoon and available for replay over the weekend


Ann Wood – hand sewing, assemblage patterns and tutorials


Darlene Oliva McElroy – “Relics of a Lost Civilization” hosted on Facebook using assemblage, mixed media, sewing, etc.


Nellie Wortman -- How to make a simple book and paint inside it


Lyn Belisle a few free classes in mixed media, bookbinding, assemblage classes


Gelli Arts – blog devoted to gelatin printmaking with lots of information and video tutorials


Mary Beth Shaw – Stencil Girl creator has free Tuesdays and Thursdays in September “What Day is It” streaming lunch sessions with playbacks as well as other videos available on Facebook


Roxanne Evans Stout – The Thread That Weaves and Nature Journaling II





Alisa Burke –LOTS of classes, drawing, painting, photography, art journaling; starting from $15


Ann Wood – hand sewing, assemblage patterns and tutorials starting at $6


Lyn Belisle – mixed media, bookbinding, assemblage classes starting at $10


Sonya Gonzalez – painting, collage, mixed media all classes $1 each