Taking The Edge Off.

Front side of 2020! Many of us are just trying to cope with what is being thrown at us day by day. There seems to be shocking news everyday.  3 weeks ago it was like “Ground Hog Day” everyday. Then to the “Truman Show” and currently we are in “Twilight Zone”! We are in the thick of it and trying to get to the other side. The other side of the Corona, the other side of civil unrest, many stressors being thrown at us. It’s wise to turn the news off and focus on what brings joy. Of coarse be…

Small Sculpture Tile Class

New Class Schedule for April and May. I am offering  2 – 4 week series in Small Sculpture Tiles and Shadow Boxes. Focus will be on technique, color and design. Students will learn to work with raw clay and learn how to use glazes. The tiles you make can be used as an ornament or a special piece in a mosaic. Classes will be held at Blue Raven Art School, 701 E Prince Rd. Wednesday evening from 5:30-7:30 First series will be April 10 thru May 1 Second series will be May 8 thru May 29 Cost for each series is…

Red October

October being just a few days away, I would like to remind folks that October 6, next Saturday is my last mosaic workshop for the season.  It’s been such fun helping my students design, glue and grout! Boom! They were done and leaving with a really beautiful tile mosaic wall piece they could hang in their house or give as a gift.  I loved watching their excitement when everything started to come together… They all said, and I quote, ” I am so glad I took this class.” Ya see, I make all the tile up in advance. From cactus…

A New Thing

“He is doing a new thing”  (in me) That is my inspiration for this season.  Isaiah 43:19. The other day a friend mentioned on Facebook that she was selling her house and had to put away all her art supplies for a while.  I shutter at the thought.  But it got me thinking about how we get used to having many things at our fingertips but then there is a shift and we have limited resources. We can get frustrated, stomp our feet, curse the air, and ask ‘why me, ‘why now?’.   But eventually the disrupt  forces us to think…

Something to do, see and touch.

  We are almost half way through August and that means I need to get serious about building inventory for the upcoming fall shows. I will be offering one more month of classes for September, then change gears and will focus on fall and holiday sales. My September Classes will begin Tuesday,Sept. 2  for 4 weeks.  I will be teaching something seasonal.  Sculpted Pumpkins!  Who doesn’t love a cute pumpkin in time for the harvest/Halloween/ Day of the Dead holidays.  The cost will be $125.00, includes semi private instructions, use of tools, clay and glazes.  I will be posting a…

Sincerest Form of Flattery

          There have been times in my career that I have been very protective of my designs.  I have had experience designing very marketable products that made my small art business grow and the work I designed was sought after. At the time, it was exciting, exilerating and a feather in my cap.  But I remember being overly concerned about someone or some company coming along and knocking off the designs I created.  That was 25 years ago, so I was still learning and still maturing. Now, yes, it is business smart to protect and copyright…

New Classes, New Work and The Newness of a New Year.

Happy New Year!   I am so glad 2013 is O.V.E.R. The New Year brings a new chance to start over.  To dress yourself in a new attitude, with new ideas, new hopes, new dreams, new love, new promises, a new skip in your step.  2014 here I come.  I am looking forward to new things.  I am looking forward to bright changes and overcoming some really bad habits. I started it off by doing a juice fast!  I am still fasting and I’m on my 5th  day.  I am obsessed with living healthy.  I’m sure my friends are sick…

Rewarding

Tuesday’s mosaic class has come and gone way too fast. I am teaching a new  6 week session of clay tile mosaics to 4 inspiring and fun loving women.  The class goes by so quickly that I am almost sad to see it end.  And ya know what?  They inspire me. After they all left tonight, I sat thinking about how these gals come to be taught and be inspired by my creations and their ideas inspire me too.  It’s a win/win situation. I am delighted at the ideas that are beginning to stir inside of them as they birth new and…

Classes, Clay Parties and Art shows.

Did you know I will be teaching a mosaic tile class at the Tucson Clay Co-op beginning January 10 from 6-8 p.m. for 8 weeks?  I think the class is filled already but if anyone is interested you may be put on a waiting list.  You can go to http://www.tucsonclaycoop.com  for more information.   And did you also know that I am the instructor for the Mobil Clay Parties offered by Tucson Clay Co-op.  We offer the clay classes and pottery decorating at your home, senior living facilities, or corporate parties.  We make it very convenient for those who can’t…