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Just for fun, here is a photo I took of Kitty today. He is just recently one year old. Kathleen brought him home from one of her friends. He likes to follow me around the house, but when it comes to sitting and cuddling, he will only sit on my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at The Painted Cottage
I just saw this on Facebook...and I thought it was so cute and inspiring...so I had to post it to my blog. This is my first blog post in a long long time. This video is perfect to get me back into the swing. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at The Painted Cottage
I am feeling like a proud Mama!!! Students from my Collage Class at the Art Association of Harrisburg are participating in an exhibit at the Whitaker Center in downtown Harrisburg. For some of these students, this is the very first time they have exhibited art work anywhere!!! They have all... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at The Painted Cottage
Seems like I have been waiting forever for this show to arrive. I was actually juried into this show a year and a half ago...long time. But it is finally here and the artwork is finished and delivered. My friend and photographer extraordinarie, Christine Goldbeck http://www.christinegoldbeck.com/ photographed the entire show... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at The Painted Cottage
"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club" Jack London This has always been a favorite quote of mine and I have jotted it down in more than one journal in my time. I have found that as an artist I have to constantly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at The Painted Cottage
Holy Cow I am so excited!!!! I just got an email from Jonathan Talbot!!!!! Yes...that Jonathan Talbot!!!! He linked my website on Http://www.collageart.org I have been trying for years to get a link on this site!!!! This is HUGE for me!!!! My name is now on the same page as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at The Painted Cottage
So we finished up the Winter Session of Collage at Art Association of Harrisburg. It was a great group...we had twelve people in this class. The weather only caused us to miss one night and we made that up by adding an extra class onto the end of the session.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at The Painted Cottage
I really just have to share this! My daughter Kathleen and her good friend Taylor have been working so hard lately, practicing, learning new songs, they spend hours at the piano in our living room working on their collection of songs. They have performed at Union Street Blues several times... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at The Painted Cottage
It always gives me a great sense of satisfactions when I look at my web site stats and see that someone is posting my art on their blogs and forums to use as an example for others to view. It means they are looking and appreciating. I always try to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at The Painted Cottage
If you have always wanted to try Encaustic Painting, or if you already have tried it and are wondering if you are doing it right....This is the perfect book for you!!! Embracing Encaustics by Linda Womack http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0981677428/1n9867a-20 It is a wonderfully simplistic book that guides you through the beginning steps... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at The Painted Cottage
I just recently finished two new encaustic art pieces. The first one is a piece that I have been struggling with for some time. The "Alphabet Angel" was started last year in a workshop that I took through the Art Association of Harrisburg http://www.artassocofhbg.com The second piece, "Couture" just slid... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at The Painted Cottage
This is a quickie Floral Collage that I whipped up last week to donate to the Women's Club of Middletown for their Annual Fashion Show Luncheon. The collage was sold at the silent auction table. I love doing these quickies. You start with the vase and add greens and then... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at The Painted Cottage
I just found out that one of my pieces has been juried into a show through the DOSHI Gallery at Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, PA. The show theme is "Emotions" and I entered a piece called "KABOOM" The show opens at the Whitaker Center on April 2 thru June... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at The Painted Cottage
I'd like to offer a FREE Artist Trading Card to anyone who would like to sign up for my EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION Feed. The first card in the series is "Bunny Love". Sign up in the upper left hand corner of this blog and then email me at paintedcottage@comcast.net and send... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at The Painted Cottage
It's not too late to register!!! Collage at The Art Association of Harrisburg 21 North Front Street Harrisburg, PA 17101 717-236-1432 Link to AAH (Ages 15 through Adult, AAH Lower Level, 8 weeks) Geared for all levels of experience, the course will cover collage basics and how to combine elements... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at The Painted Cottage
While watching my students last night work on their first project in Collage class made me think about how our brains process creativity. Creativity is a funny bird. It seems to me the harder you try, the more effort you put into creating something the harder it is to accomplish.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at The Painted Cottage
Attended Day One of Alyson Stanfield's Two Day Workshop on Art Marketing at Millersville University through the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman. Very good information and I am learning more valuable marketing skills which I hope to put to good use in the near future. Alyson is delightful and easy to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at The Painted Cottage
(Diane Troutman, Linda Billet, Alyson Stanfield, Christine Goldbeck, Elaine Brady Smith) Day Two of Alyson Stanfield's Art Marketing Workshop through the PA Guild of Craftsman was excellent!!! So much excellent information that I have to take a few days to read over my notes in order to process it all.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at The Painted Cottage
I'm always delighted to meet new people...especially new students in my Collage Classes at Art Association of Harrisburg. In this past winter session I had the pleasure of meeting the bright and talented Erin Sparler. Erin never hesitated to challenge my teachings in class. I liked that about her and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at The Painted Cottage
Fall Classes - 2010 at The Art Association of Harrisburg 21 North Front Street Harrisburg, PA 17101 717-236-1432 (Ages 15 through Adult, AAH Lower Level, 8 weeks) Artistic Papers for Collage and Mixed Media In this course, you will learn how to transform ordinary plain paper into unique and extraordinary... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at The Painted Cottage
Rex Ray is one of my favorite collage artists...even though his work is very retro/modern...and very different from my own style...I like his thinking and the way he approaches collage in general. I developed a type of "speed collage" for my students based on Rex's process of cutting up old... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at The Painted Cottage
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