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The Creative Gent’s Class on Whidbey Island, Washington at the Pacific Northwest Art School August 21, 2015

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Sunset on the ferry to Whidbey Island

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Myself, Terry, John, Irene, and Jacki

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Our class deep in progress.

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John teaching

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A photo of a demo

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John demoing a technique.

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Spread 204 – Hold My Hand

July 2015

Nova Color acrylic paint, vintage and personal images, matte medium, white gesso, Sigano white gel pen, china marker.


It is hard to believe it has been two weeks since I have been back from teaching at Whidbey Island, Washington at the Pacific Northwest Art School with John Arbuckle and Terry Garrett. We taught our three day art journaling class – Journeys in Art Journaling. It was a fabulous class thirteen students – Jan, Lisa, Cindy, Jacki, Betsy, Tina, Greg, Irene, MaryAnn, Marilyn, Elizabeth, Celeste, and Wendy our fabulous assistant. It was a whirlwind of a class, in three days we made a 15 spread journal, cover and pouch and taught 15 spreads. Teaching with John and Terry was a dream – so easy and so fun together. So much fun John, Terry nd I will be back to teach a 5 day class in July 31 through August 4 2017!

If you have not been to Whidbey Island I suggest you make it a vacation spot. It is so lovely and the sunsets are amazing. And take a class at the Pacific Northwest Art School. 

Registration is open for The Creative Nomad July 21, 2015

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Hello Gang!

Registration is open for Roxanne Coble and my class The Creative Nomad hosted by Tracie Hanson!

The class Thursday, January 21 -­ Sunday, January 24, 2016 in Palm Springs at the beautiful ACE Hotel!

http://dreamdiggerstudio.com/creativenomadretreat-2/

Sign up now!!! There are less than eight spots left!

Spread 203 – Summer Fun and Seth Apter’s New Rubber Stamps from Impression Obsession July 16, 2015

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Spread 203 – Summer Fun

12 July 2015

Vintage and personal images, matte medium, Nova Color paints, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, matte varnish, Seth Apter rubber stamps Ink Spots Set -“Triple Drip”, “Spin Cycle” and “Solar Eclipse”.

Click on the image for a larger view.

Seth Apter has partnered with Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps to create his own line of 16 stamps. I was honored when Seth asked me to be part of his blog hop and to create some artwork using his fabulous rubber stamps. Check out the rest of his line as interpreted by the following artists:

Mary Beth Shaw http://mbshaw.blogspot.com
Marjie Kemper http://marjiekemper.com/blog/
Linda Cain http://cain81art.blogspot.com
Pam Carriker http://pamcarriker.com/blog/
Kim Henkel http://khenkel.blogspot.com

Spread 202 – What I Hide July 14, 2015

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Spread 202 – What I Hide

13 July 2015

A new spread.

Today you can go to Tracie Hanson’s Dream Digger Blog here you can view her interview with me about art journaling.

Our class with Roxanne Coble, The Creative Nomad in beautiful Palm Springs goes life to sign up July 21, 2015!

Enjoy!

Spread 201 – FEAR THE ART July 6, 2015

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SPREAD 201 – FEAR THE ART

6 July 2015

It is coming down to the wire for our class Journeys in Art Journaling – A Mixed Media Adventure at The Pacific Northwest Art School on beautiful Whidbey Island, Washington. John Arbuckle, Terry Garrett and I are teaching on August 8-10th 2015. Sign up today for three amazing teachers. We will be making and working in a 15 spread journal and learning tons of techniques and having a lot of fun.

I also wanted to let you know if you go over to Tracie Hanson’s blog, Dream Digger Studio today you can also view Tracie’s interview with Roxanne Coble about our upcoming class in January and the fabulous ACE Hotel in Palm Springs. And just maybe Tracie will be interviewing me next Monday, but you did not hear that from me.

Spread 200 – Joyful June 25, 2015

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Spread 200 – Joyful

14 June 2015

 Love, joy, acceptance, camaraderie, understanding, fun, play, laughter and tears.

This was created with and dedicated to Terry GarrettJohn Arbuckle and Thomas LaBadia.

My Creative Gent’s Collaborative Accordion Book. June 23, 2015

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My Accordion Book

While I was in Bemidji, I received my accordion book Terry, John, Tom and I have been working in. Terry created one for each of us. From Terry’s post about one of them “To get an idea of the scale here- the inside of the book extended is 30 inches long. The backside extended without the covers is 24 inches. The book is 4 3/4 inches tall. Closed the book is 4 x 5 inches.” Terry has done several of these collaborative accordion books it was fun to see them at his home.

We each had a two page spread you will see below and then on the back we all collaborated on the entire back spread. They traveled around to each of us and we worked on them. I think mine turned out beautifully. I love having my little book home with me.  Enjoy! Click on any image for a larger view.

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John Arbuckle’s Spread

Terry - Collaboration BK

Terry Garrett’s Spread

Tom L - Collaboration BK

Thomas LaBadia’s Spread

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My Spread

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Collaborative back part 1

Back - L - Collaboration Final

Collaborative back part 2

Spread 199 – Side Kick – 7 June 21, 2015

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Today is the last day of my vacation. Enjoy a a side kick spread. It has truly been such a wonderful bit of rest, and joyous creating with dear friends. It is also nice to be home and have some relaxation time before back to the realities of work.

Spread 198 – Side Kick – 6 June 20, 2015

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Spread 198 – Side Kick 6

More side kick spreads, have a wonderful weekend.

Spread 197 – Side Kick 5 June 19, 2015

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Spread 197 – Side Kick 5

I am home now from my trip to Bemidji, MN, to be with Terry, Thomas and John. Honestly it will take me a while to come down off the energy, love and support and the sheer creative energy of our little group. It brings tears to my eyes how much their friendship means to me to have them in my life, and their support and understanding of my need to create, well that and the simple fact – they “get it!”. Enjoy a few more spreads from my side kick or “psychic” this weekend. I will do a post about the trip and the spread we did from the journaling game. Orly was not with us be she was there in spirit in many, many ways.

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