I’ve been up to my ears in a research project for moving to natural dyes that I make myself for my silk painting. It’s definitely more work, but it feels earthy and wonderful, like alchemy. This is something that I can find almost no information about, so I’m going on what I can find, and … Read moreNatural Dyes for Silk Painting
Feeling more artistically free from my decision to focus on one of a kind pieces for Etsy. I’m painting some new silk & chain necklaces, and feel they are developing in good ways.
It’s after Thanksgiving now, and so it’s getting into gear time for all your local artists… I have posted an Etsy coupon that extends through Monday, for 15% off anything in my Etsy shop. At checkout use the magic word CRANBERRYSAUCE. And thank you for supporting my mad venture! Otherwise, I’ll be out at Saturday … Read moreHoliday Season! And an Etsy Coupon
Greetings! It’s almost time for my first venture up to the Seattle area. Beginning with the Issaquah Salmon Days festival, October 4th and 5th in downtown Issaquah. Then I’ll be back again for the Best of the Northwest show in Seattle, October 24th-26th, at Hangar 30, Magnuson Park. There is an entrance fee for Best … Read moreUpcoming Shows
I’ve been philosophizing to myself for ages, because life is weird and a person needs to vent, and heal and figure things out. And writing is great for that. After some years I started to think that maybe I should use my philosophizings as a creative outlet, and put them where someone might see them, … Read moreIntroduction
Greetings! The next upcoming event will be a silk painting workshop, on Wednesday July 9th, here in lovely Northwest Portland. This page has all the details and registration info. It’s been a long time in the works, and I’m looking forward to sharing the magical land that is silk painting with you!
Over the years I’ve had many folks ask about learning silk painting, and I’m finally sorting out the details to offer a class. I appreciate the friendly nudges! The plan is this: Friday July 11th (edit: Actually, it’s going to be July 9th!) at Friendly House at NW Thurman and 25th (just down the street … Read moreBeginning Silk Painting Class (Finally!)
I made a tiny video of a silk painting in action. I plan to do a more in-depth video explaining the process, but one thing at a time. Since most people are not familiar with the silk painting process, I explain it and demonstrate all day long at art shows. It feels like half of … Read moreTiny Silk Painting Video
I often get asked about how to wear scarves, when I’m out talking to folks at the market. I have a tendency to just wrap them around a bunch of times, and don’t get too precise about it. But since that’s not terribly helpful for other people, I found a video that shows a bazillion … Read moreHow to wear a scarf
I’ve been working on fixing up this web site, it’s a work in progress, but it’s coming along. This is my hub for posting photos and comments about my work and the world. Once that’s all set I’ll be painting up a storm, creating new work for the season. I’ll out at Portland Saturday Market … Read moreFixing up the web site, and plans for the season