Monday, December 24, 2012

December is now a blur

Hope everyone is enjoying family and friends today and tomorrow. My holiday started with a trip to Ashland OR. to meet up with LE.
Jill, Madison and I had a great trip with a few adventures along the way. But Ashland was wonderful I knew it would be. I got to show them my fave places. There is a new fabric store...which was good since my fave, Fiber Fushion, was closed. Anahata's store Papyaya,
and Webster's are a must to visit...
but we found some new spots. We had an amazing breakfast at Brothers and an equally delish meal at Adave....
We did some projects in our room and just enjoyed hanging out together.
LE got an amazing necklace and some great finds at a record store for the way home. Jill found lots of treasures and a new purse and Madison worked on some projects too. I knitted a hat from some great yarn at Webster's.
Had a great breakfast at Morning usual and then good byes to LE and then down the road. We had lots of different weather but we did not have to put the chains back on....On the way home we were busy figuring out our next "meet up" trip...maybe Big Sur or San Fran! See you next year!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

What happen to Nov.?

Well it was a good one. Had 2 Thanksgivings and I did not have to cook any turkey. Had a great but too fast visit from LE and saw lots of family. I think it has been 10 years for my nephew, Jeff's kids...and lots of babies!
Now it is Dec. It is the much anticipated 12-12-1212...Happy day Lupe...That is what Our Lady of Guadalupe likes me to call her.
We had a very nice open House at the Art Hus
and a great couple classes at The Art things are ticking along.
...and Madison got her hair cut....
I am the featured artist this month in the Guild Room at Los Olivos Gallery. Come check it out if you are near
I have exciting plans next week...a get together the 20th at the Art Clinic...come on by and then Jill,,,, Madison and I are going to do a road trip to meet LE in one of my fave places..Ashland, OR. We will be back in time to set out cookies and carrots for Santa and the reindeer. Wonder if we will see snow?
Another future note...Colleen, Mary and I still have room in our The Whole Enchilada Workshop and Tour. Scroll down to see the details. So that is a little catch up...

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Queen of Arts 2012

Lots of great artists and perfect weather. Let the season begin....
Thank you everyone: 33 artists, museum helpers and of course huge thanks to Esther Bates!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Have you ever wanted to go to the real Mexico? The part that is safe, has lots of art and color and friendly people? Did you ever want to travel with people who like to shop and visit local artist's homes? And then there is the food.....The cheese alone is worth the trip. Ok, well top that off by having 3 artists at your disposal. One is a seasoned tour guide and trip organizer in Mexico. One is a fiber artist and workshop teacher and one is a mixed media artist and workshop teacher. Then the cherry on the top is a fun workshop where we will use local textiles to construct or embellish an existing bag of various size options along with equally fun fiber jewelry. We have a few examples at this time and more almost done but we want to get you thinking about this and answer any questions as soon as possible. This class is limited to 10. That is the number of guests that fit comfortably in the hacienda. Email Colleen Darling at to get on the list. I have already posted the info but it does not print out well so I have a pdf we can send you. Let Colleen know you would like that sent to you.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Was that fun ...or what!!

Just had an amazing 3 days with the awesome Pam Garrison and Jennifer Mercede! Carol and I enjoy all the students too. It was like they were all meant to be there for different reasons. Again the ART CLINIC uses it's amazing "healing" powers...Here are a fews pics to give you a peek at what we were treated too.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hold on to your bonnets....exciting news at the art Clinic

Permission to Play w/Pam Garrison & Jennifer Mercede
Jennifer Mercede pamgarrison Pam Garrison's creative living blog. One woman's crafting tales and her ongoing life in which she tries to include creativity in every day. October 6 & 7th with an option to stay for the 8th (yeah!) $240 $25 materials fee $100 additional for three day option Come join us for this 2 or 3 day guided instruction and creative time! In this fun, safe environment, using Jennifer and Pam's favorite techniques, we will explore: playful doodling art journaling free flowing text bright color theory expressive painting and more... You'll be sure to push yourself to new areas of creativity and be inspired to create more more more! No previous experience needed, just a willingness to let go of expectations and exit your comfort zone. No need to spend money on new supplies. We will have enough with what you already have, the class materials, and the share pile. $25 materials fee includes: Painting surfaces (wood and/or canvas) Fabriano artistico watercolor paper Materials to make custom paper Unstretched canvas for use as painting/art journal/tote etc. Access to Pam and Jennifer's favorite materials to try ‘em out for yourself! Find out about The artis here: Class includes a special trunk show/sale/wine tasting where you can taste some of the best Central Valley selections while perusing a limited amount of original artwork for sale by both Jennifer and Pam. To get pumped, check out this video of Jennifer’s mural collaboration with fellow Portland artist Chris Haberman: Come with any questions you may have for each artist, look forward to watching them create, individually & perhaps together! When you sign up for the 2 days, there is an option to extend your workshop for a third day. For an additional $100, stay and play with us. Treat yourself to more time, more instruction, guidance, feedback and support for what you start in the first two days. You may reserve your spot for the third day now, or decide over the weekend . Please be advised, if we do not meet our minimum amount of students for the third day, we may need to cancel in which case you would be refunded. Thanks!
Come play! Permission Granted! More info at: