Thursday, August 30, 2007

Who else was up at 3 am?

This was the first time I have seen the lunar eclipse. It was amazing! Of course this picture does not begin to show it....I was too lazy to get out a tri pod. The color really was red and you could see the roundness of the moon in a new way. There will be another one in Feb.

I am starting some new scissor maidens.
It is real exciting for Carol and I to work in our studio again. We now have it all to ourselves and have lots of new ideas.

So check out our blog for the latest info.

Art Clinic
September is not the New Year but in my mind it is always a beginning-maybe because it is my birthday month or maybe because school traditionally started in this month. Whatever my memories, this September is the beginning of new things here at the Art Clinic.
Yes, we have grown a bit- we have added a new area to our wonderful studio space, the jewelry studio and to celebrate we will be conducting new classes. Please read on, and if you have any suggestions of times for classes and the kinds of classes you would like offered, please email us. We would love to hear your ideas.

Art Clinic – September 2007

Every Thursday is art day, a “therapy session” from 10 to 6. Come on down to our basement studio and get messy with a project, see what other artists are up to if just say “hello”. We offer a space to work some materials if you need them and lots of spicy conversation. This is a great time to work on ATC’s(artist trading cards) or other projects.

One Thursday in September (date to be determined) Come join fiber artists: Mary Stanley and Colleen Darling, in a combined class of needle felting and felt bead making. In this class you will learn to needle felt by making items such as a book cover or fun pin. You will also learn to make felted beads and embellish them with seed beads and needle felted embellishments. There may be a small materials fee. Class cost $45. includes a snack.

Wednesday September 5, 12, 19 and 26th
12:00 – 2:00 PM
Mixed Media Jewelry
This class will cover a variety of ways to create mixed media jewelry using cold connections. This is a great way to do something really unique with all the little stuff you have been saving. Check out www.artclininc.blogspot.comto see some examples of jewelry made using these techniques.
Fee: $75 (includes some supplies)
Teacher: Carol Kemp

Wednesday evening September 5, 12, 19 and 26th
5:30-7:30 PM
Mixed Media
This class covers a variety of art making techniques including, printmaking with out a press and collage. Check it out for therapy you can’t live without.
Fee: $75(includes some supplies)
Teacher: Carol Kemp

Friday Night Date Night September 7,14,21,28
7-9PM (could run later)
Art Therapy Journals- Make a date with yourself and dig deep making private visual journals. This class is designed to get you to explore yourself through collage, paint and the written word. Although formal “rules” of composition and design will be addressed, the focus of this class is to get down and dirty letting your inner truth and intuition guide you to making provocative, soul searching art for yourself. Four nights may not be enough!!!
Fee: $75 (includes some supplies)
Teacher: Carol Kemp

September 9th, 2007 1-4PM Jewelry Basics. This class will teach techniques you need to know to make earrings, necklaces and bracelets, such as wrapping beads, making clasps and closures and other basics. Create some jewelry while you learn.
Fee: $45 includes basic supplies Teacher: Carol Kemp

September 15, 2007 9-4PM Metal Clay Look at our site at to see what past students have created. Call soon to make your reservation as we need to order supplies.
Fee $100 includes 1 oz of Fine Silver Clay and everything needed to create beautiful charms and pendants. Perfect for the holidays!!!
Teacher: Carol Kemp

September 23, 2007 9-4 PM (Sunday) Back by popular demand. Altered Book Workshop
In this jammed pack class we will show you several book altering and transfer techniques while you learn some color theory and journaling tips. You just need to bring your scissors and have lunch break plans. All other materials provided.
Fee $85. Teachers: Doctorz, Syd and Carol
Sign up today as this class won’t be taught again until next year.

Metal Clay is 99.9% Pure Fine Silver which has been finely ground and mixed with an organic binder which produces a clay-like material. When fired, the binder burns away and the silver solidifies. This clay can be sculpted, carved, stamped, cast, virtually manipulated anyway that you can work traditional clay. If you have a desire to create beautiful pieces in silver without the need for a silversmith’s tools or experience.

Beads and findings will be available for you to complete a necklace, bracelet or earrings at an additional cost.

Open Studio available for individuals who have attended my introductory class for Metal Clay. The studio cost is $25.00 plus the cost of the silver clay. Or for more info on anything here or
to sign up for a class or workshop call :
Carol at 737 0310 or cell 805-588-0876 E-mail:
Blog: or
Syd at 688-6860 or cell 805-680-8713.
E-mail: blog: .

Wednesday September 5, 12, 19 and 26th
12:00 – 2:00 PM
Mixed Media Jewelry
This class will cover a variety of ways to create mixed media jewelry using cold connections. This is a great way to do something really unique with all the little stuff you have been saving. Check out www.artclininc.blogspot.comt to see some examples of jewelry made using these techniques.
Fee: $75 (includes some supplies)
Teacher: Carol Kemp

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Art from Scrap Show

This is my entry

.....and this is Mary's

Speaking of are our elements for a challenge with the C.A.L.L. girls. (....I think that stands for crafts art lunch ladies...but I could be wrong...) Anybody have an idea? I can use all, 1 piece or add anything to it. No theme.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Fun art day

Some art buddy came over so I could test out my scissor maiden class. It was so fun and they did such cool maidens! I was so happy! Here they are ...Mary left before the group shot so her's is seperate.

I also came home to this little chicken eating monster in my mail...Tara knew I would love him and I do! Thanks again Tara!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

I think it is finished

I have a show in Los Olivos this Saturday and I wanted at least one new it is. I would like to do a couple more paintings of this image....someday.

Here is what our sky looked like about 10 am today. You don't want to be outside anymore than you have to. If you want to see some interesting footage of our Zaca fire go here:
There are more there on YouTube.

This is some cool print Mary gave me...I love the 2 chicks watching TV....Maybe that is Mary and me....

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Pepa & Susan birthday party

It was a fun day at Susan's new guest house and barn today.
We had a feast for the eyes when we got there ....a tour of Susan's amazing guest house with craft room and barn. Then we feasted on a wonderful lunch of fried chicken, potato salad, bean salad, biscuits and cupcakes.
Pepa and Susan got lots of great gifts. .....lots of ohhhhs and awwwws. So good to see everyone...we missed Colleen and Cindy.

We got these great treasure filled bird boxes made by Susan. Pepa gave us a bag full of items to use in a challenge. I will try to get a pic of the items tomorrow.

Susan H. just got back from Finland and brought us some treasures from Marimekko...I love Marimekko! ...even the bag was cool!

.....AND Mary gave me these fantasic houses and some fun recycled fabric I will photo tomorrow too. All really cool.

This is the doll I made from Tara. It is based on a painting she did. It was so fun to make for her. He has an extra hat in his pocket.

Monday, August 13, 2007

ATC day and surprise mail

These are the ones I collected from the other artists last huh!

I got this cool bit of art in the mail from Kecia in exchange for some corks...great deal huh!

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Earl, Jill and I just went and saw Stardust. We loved it. The good part is that the commercials have not given it all away. It was entertaining and beautiful to look at.

This is a cell phone pic of Jill before the lights went huh?

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

My lastest ATCs

ATC day in Santa Barbara. We are making our last minute plans for our ATC Show at Art from Scrap in Santa Barbara next month. It will be a display of our collections and a place for ATCs that are a place for people to make some. We have been trading for almost 2 years now. I was amazed when someone did the math...WOW...

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

something I am working on

This is from a B & W photo Tracie Lyn sent me. I have a way to go. I hope I get it done before the Art Roundup in Los Olivos Aug. 18. This Artist Guild of Santa Ynez Valley event will be at the Grange, next to the park...for anyone in the area that weekend.

This is a picture of Jill's mother and baby whale sand sculpture. She did it for Earl's company party competition at Goleta Beach....she won...$...

This is a veiw of the mountain with the Zaca fire behind it from Goleta Beach. It is about 20 miles away and has been burning since July 4. They have over 2,000 workers on it right now and it has burned over 67,00 acres. I wish it would turn back on itself...