Thursday, August 20, 2009

Macha Tea House in Madison, Wisconsin

I went to Madison Wisconsin last weekend to see my daughters and we went to Macha, this amazing tea house. There is original art on all of the walls, the owners are friendly and helpful and the tea and fresh baked food is excellent. If you're in that area, check out Macha!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Crayola Markers

Last weekend I was lucky enough to watch a demonstration by artist, Sigrid Wonsil. Using crayola markers she did portraits of people in bars, when she was in college, to earn spending money. She was very good and very fast. I tried a few of my own here and I have to say it was fun, immediate, and satisfying.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

another w/c crayon flower

Here's the last one that was in my car!
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Friday, August 7, 2009

Watercolor Crayons

We used Watercolor Crayons in my classes last week and I did some very quick ones here to show how fast you can work with them. Each took me about five - ten minutes. They're small, 5 x 7 inches. I scribbled in the crayons dry, then brushed them with a wet brush to smooth, and blend the color. It is incredibly fun - a great thing to try if you 're frustrated with traditional watercolor and want a bit more control. I have one more I may post later that I left in my car.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Family Reunion in Joliet, IL

Yesterday was the family reunion. I had soooo much fun! My cousins are nothing less than hilarious!!!
the Girl cousins - Lori, Debbie, Me, and Tammy (Pam couldn't make it this year, Hi Pam!)
And Debbie showing us her new dance steps - for some reason it won't let me upload the video! Darn - I have 'Turn the beat Around' still stuck in my head - she's only been dancing since September! I would so take lessons with you, Deb, if I lived closer!!!
I will post more when my brother, Bill sends me the big group photo.