Finding Blessings In All This

Wow,  It took the C virus to really appreciate my students. It took the Corona Virus to really  make me feel the joy of teaching. I can’t explain it very well but I think it might have something to do with connecting with people who love to create and be a part of something in real time, in real person. There is a lot to be said about this. I am naturally an introvert.   And when the whole shut down happened I thought, I got this.  I can to this. It’s what I do!  But it wasn’t that easy.  I found…

Grateful for the Glory

  November is always a welcomed month.  So full of out door activities, art shows,  preplanning for the holidays, art shows, gardening, catching lunch with a friend, and did I mention art shows?  Not only is November a busy time for me it is also a time to reflect and be grateful on a daily basis.  It is the month of Thanksgiving,  after all.  And I have a whole lot to be thankful for. I want to thank all of you who follow me on here, Instagram FB , and come to my art shows. Thank you for supporting me….

Perfection…isms

  Do you consider yourself a perfectionist? Do others think you’re a profectionist?   Or do you proudly proclaim you are not one at all?  I am talking about as an artist…not a brain surgeon. Is it bad to be a perfectionist?  That label kinda gets a bad rap. During one of my classes recently,  a student nonchalantly said she was not a perfectionist.  It got me thinking.  First of all,  I don’t expect any of my students to do things perfectly or hold themselves to the standards I hold myself as a professional artist.  I typically expect my students come…

Angels in July

I am offering another Small Sculpture Clay class series.  This time we will tackle the human form of an Angel.

Some people might look at my work and see spiritual components.  It’s true, my work is inspirational….

Gently gliding into summer

I know it is still spring but Tucson is an exception.  However, the wicked triple digits have been staying off for a longer pleasant spring. I have been thoroughly enjoying the gardening/ wild flowering/ cactus blooming season in my tiny back yard.  I am surrounding myself with nature while I work on mosaic tile projects… (to be shown soon.  Bees, hummers, butterflies, families of Finches and Verdins  have a safe haven right here.  The littlest joys bring inspiration to my art creations. And I just have to say, Congratulations to my daughter, Shauna and her partner, Ryan, for giving birth…

Heart Art and February Happenings

We are about half way through January 2019.  Happy New Year Ya’ll! I am relieved the holiday season is behind us, although a little sad because I love the Christmas season and the joyousness of it all.  But I  look forward to new projects the Lord has given to me for the new year.  Every now and then I am asked, “where do I get my inspirations and ideas from?”  It’s all from God!  He made me, he knows how I am and he puts ideas in my head.  I just go with it.   Every single person has special gifts…

Holiday Art Show Schedule

You will find me at these holiday shows come November and December. Chris Bubany Holiday Marketplace (Harlows)                        November 3 & 4 * Booth # 38 Tucson Museum of Art Holiday Artisans Market                   November 16-18 * Booth #47 DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun *LIttle Gallery Solo Show                                                           November 18-30 * Holiday Open House date …

Hot Days of July

Pretty hot indeed. But the garden doesn’t mind it.  I started a “monsoon garden” last week and everything is coming up nice and robust.  I had to hang a shade cloth over it though, so the little sprouts wouldn’t get burned.  It’s been 109 degrees here in Tucson.. ..I know, yuk! I have the screen over the seedlings because Cats you know. The middle photo is my herb garden.  The basil loves the heat.  And then a shot of my shade cloth because I’m  so proud I got it to hang so high and tight.   These days are so…

A Get Away in May

    Last month I was able to attend Art Biz Coach Mastermind in Santa Fe, New Mexico offered by Alyson Stanfield. One of my favorite places in the world.  I love Santa Fe not only for the art but also for its’ beautiful  reddish country side dotted with junipers, rushing rivers lined with cottonwoods and its famous Spanish colonial and pueblo architecture. Santa Fe is an art meca for all kinds of amazing art including Native American and southwest art.  I can’t even begin to express how inspiring it was for me to see all the amazing art. The…

Make a Canister or Vase class

Make a canister or Vase! Pottery hand building class, beginning Thursday, April 5th from 5-8.  thru April 19th. Join me at the Blue Raven Art School for a fun class in pottery.  I will teach you to make a functional container with a lid or a simple vase for utensils or flowers. Learn how to work with clay slab, hand build miniature critters, glaze techniques and surface decoration. No experience required.  A fun class with no pressure. Everything is included, clay, glazes, tools, firing for one low price, $155.00 Email me to reserve your space.  Groups of 6 or more receive…