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May 27, 2014


Announcing She Matters with Christy Tomlinson!


Super excited to announce that Christy Tomlinson is returning this July to teach She Matters in Studio Crescendoh! Enrollment is NOW open here.See ya in the studio!

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May 04, 2014


Announcing :: Art Jewelry with Diane Cook!


I am happy to announce two very special art jewelry workshops coming up in Studio CRESCENDOh on July 11th and 12th with Diane Cook.

On July 11th, she will teach the Brave He{ART} class where students will learn to design and assemble a repousse heart. Repousse is a method of decorating metals with hammers and punches.

Brave Heart AquamarineOn July 12th, Diane will teach the Viking Knit Bracelet. Viking knit is a form of knitting and looping, which you will do with wire!

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See you in Studio CRESCENDOh. If you want to. :)

April 05, 2014


Painting by Heart :: Coming April 26th and 28th *EDIT! 27th & 28th*


I'm happy to announce that I will be offering my Painting by Heart class once again in Studio CRESCENDOh this April! This is a one-day class offered on April 26th and 28th (EDIT! The classes will be April 27th and 28th) ... once on a weekend and once on a weekday. Enrollment is NOW open here.

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Some answers to questions that I've been getting about this class:

Q: I've taken Painting by Heart before. Can I take it again?
A: Yes. There are several people who have taken it again and been able to digest and relearn important lessons.

Q: Can I sign up for both days?
A: For sure. It will be the same material but again, you are welcome to take it both days to better digest all of the information and just get quicker into your groove and to do more back-and-forth feedback with me as you desire.

Q: Seems like every time, the content slightly changes. Is that correct?
A: Inevitably so. I try to keep the same skeletal structure but as I continue to grow and evolve and discover, I do bring in new knowledge into class. :)

Q: Will you offer it again this year?
A: I plan on offering this class in Studio CRESCENDOh no less than 4 times a year.

Q: Will you ever offer this as a 2-day class and cover more info?
A: Maybe.

Q: Will you ever offer this as an online class?
A: Probably. But it won't be for a long while.

ALSO ...

There are a few opportunities that are now open for those who would like to paint in the company of other painters in The Painting Studio ... a great way to learn and share with like-minded painters. :) Enrollment for The Painting Studio is NOW open here.

March 23, 2014


The Painting Studio is Back for April May and June!


I am happy to announce that The Painting Studio is back in Studio CRESCENDOh, a program that offers pariticipants the opportunity to paint for a full day in the studio, in the company of other painters.

This is not a workshop where methods are taught ... simply an opportunity to paint, watch others paint, and allow a natural dialogue to happen amongst those who paint together. To observe and be observed, to inquire, to share, and to inspire.

Enrollement is open here for April, May, and June sessions. See you in The Painting Studio. :)

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March 12, 2014


Announcing :: Amy Tangerine in Studio Crescendoh April 12th!


I'm super happy to announce a brand new class in Studio CRESCENDOh scheduled for April 12th, titled Mixed Media Delight by Amy Tangerine. It's a 3-hour class where Amy will teach each participant very sweet methods ... with watercolors, hand embroidery stamping, washi tape, and more, to create three unique mini journals.

Untitled-6I hope you'll join me and Amy for a wonederul morning of fun as we maek friends and make sweet and meaningful art together.

Enrollment is open here.

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March 10, 2014


Announcing :: Paper Doll Adventures with Lisa Guerin


It is with great happiness that I announce a brand new workshop coming to Studio Crescendoh on Saturday, May 12rh with artist Lisa Guerin titled Paper Doll Adventures.

404437_10200456329313416_1153861295_nWe will spend a day with the lovely and talented Lisa Guerin who will teach us all the tips and tricks that she has perfected over the years on how to create beautiful paper dolls. Lisa is a lover of paper and has a knack that few others have, of turning the tiniest scraps of paper into something magically beautiful.

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I hope you'll join me, Lisa, and the rest of the learners who will gather for Paper Doll Adventures in Studio CRESCENDOh. Enrollment is now open here.

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February 19, 2014


Painting in the Studio


I usually paint in my home studio at night. Never during the day and never in Studio Crescendoh, unless I'm teaching there. Today, I painted for half a day in Studio Crescendoh, just to try it out. In the light of day ... reminding myself that this is part of my job. To paint. In the light of day. In the dark of night. To paint has become part of my job. Gawd. How'd that ever happen? Hashtag: grateful.

IMG_7014I didn't have my usual creature comforts but I really enjoyed the process. It was so all about the painting ... no loading the washing machine in between strokes, no letting the dogs in or out, no going to the fridge to get a snack. There was absolutely no distraction. Just me, my music, and the beautiful natural light. And I could sprawl everything out and work on several pieces at once.

I also enjoyed that it was during normal weekday work hours ... to see and be seen by a workforce ... lawyers lawyering, hair dressers hair dressing, shop owners selling ... and painters painting.

IMG_7022Some works here to share with you ... that I made good progress on.

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IMG_7019I'm gonna get my paints and supplies organized so that I can go to the studio to do this on a regular basis. I'd love to be able to paint at least once a month (or more) in the studio. Perhaps I'll become so organized that I could even eventually announce a regular schedule of when I'll be painting there in case anyone wants to drop in and say hello. We'll see what happens. :)

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February 18, 2014


Painted Dress


 

I had great fun painting this dress yesterday during my class. I love it on many levels but the level I love the most is that I had been wanting to do a dress for a long time and instead of practice-painting a dress until I perfected it, I just did my very first one right in front of class. I wanted to model the behavior of embracing the concept of "there's no time like the present" and just went for it.

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Makes me want to paint more dresses. Maybe I will. Or maybe I'll paint other things. In any case, I'll have my newest paintings up for the next Art Walk in Santa Ana, which is Saturday, March 1, 2014. I'll be there from 6-10. The golden hourse are 7-9. The address:

Studio CRESCENDOh
207 N. Broadway St., Suite L
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Art always.

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February 15, 2014


Recap of Painting by Heart February 15, 2014


This is what the studio looked like at the end of the day when everyone packed up and left at the conclusion of my Painting by Heart class. Quiet and still.
It was a wonderful day of painting had by all.

IMG_6839Thought I'd share some more photos from the day to show you how the studio looked prior to this quiet.

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Here's what one of my demo paintings looked like at the end of the day. Still in progress.

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It is my honor to be able to have the space and time to teach this class. I love teaching it. It will be offered again next Monday (the day after tomorrow) ... and yes, if you are a last minute joiner-inner, you can hop into Monday's class here.

Otherwise, you'll need to wait until July when I'll offer it again if you want to take it. Thanks. :)

February 08, 2014


Top 10 Things I Learned form Mary Beth Shaw


I learned so much today from Mary Beth Shaw ... but here are the top 10.

Photo-3510. I love wood icing.

9. Mary Beth likes to drink skinny vanilla lattes.

8. You can stencil almost anything.

7. Limiting the number of colors you work with results in extraordinary results.

6. Blending colors isn't as scary as I thought, and learning Mary Beth's methods has opened up a whole new universe in terms of painting.

5. Inktense colored pencils don't reactivate with water.

4. Mary Beth likes to eat beets.

3. Tinted gesso is great for building layers.

2. Mary Beth is an official Golden-certified color expert.

1. Mary Beth will be back in 2015 to teach in Studio CRESCENDOh. (Sorry, can't reserve your spots ahead of time. Please just stay tuned to our master calendar. Thanks.)

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