Archive for the ‘Artistry & inspiration’ Category

August Art Social: Soap making

Soap making was the focus of our August art social. We gathered at Opal’z Soap in Palo Alto for an easy-breezy evening of art. The owner, Annie, served as our instructor. Our focus was primarily […]

Aug, 31

The Pansy Project

I recently began taking painting lessons with San Carlos watercolor artist, Guy Magallanes. During July, we completed what Guy called “The Pansy Project.” Sounds like a clandestine operation, doesn’t it? Not quite, but we usually […]

Aug, 10

July Art Social: Flower Arranging

In July, the gals gathered at my place to learn flower arranging. Poppie Rodriguez of Sashay Floral taught us each how to make an orchid corsage, tall bud-vase arrangement, and a bubble bowl arrangement. Here are […]

Aug, 03

June Art Social: Jewelry making

Our June art social focused on jewelry making. We learned jewelry design and stringing from Suzanne Bayles of EssieB.  Cheers, 

Jun, 21

May Art Social: Choose Your Own Adventure

In May, we kept the Ladies Art Social low-key with a choose-your-own-adventure-style outing at A Work of Heart studio. The studio has a “Make & Take” center, which features 18 rotating projects. It was great to see […]

May, 25

Shipyard Artists’ Spring Open Studio

Over the weekend, Brian and I attended the Spring Open Studio for the Hunters Point Shipyard Artists. In addition to visiting our friends Pernilla and Mauricia, we wandered Building 101 and discovered a variety of exciting […]

May, 01

April Art Social: Pottery

Our April Art Social took us to Higher Fire Clayspace in San Jose, where we learned wheel throwing and slap pottery from Donna and Stacy. Wheel throwing was a lot of fun but, as easy […]

Apr, 23

March Art Social: Expressive Painting

Our March Ladies Art Social focused on expressive painting. The social was led by one of our members, Ms. Tina, and the focus was on letting go of perfection in favor of play.  What creative […]

Apr, 02

Provocative philosophies on passion and profit, plus my latest mentoring and workshop offerings for visual arts and photographers.

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