Fun Times at Art and Soul

     View a YouTube, Anna Bondac, author of Simply Paper Cutting, demonstrates tricks to cutting perfect multi-dimensional patterns from colorful papers to use for gift tags, cards and scrapbooking.

 On the beach in Virginia with Jill Berry.    
     Art and Soul Retreats are such a welcoming, inviting place to create. I love attending these inspirational events. I just returned from the April retreat held in Virginia Beach. I was thrilled to have Jill Berry as my roommate. I have taken several of Jill’s classes and always enjoy them. Part of the fun of attending these retreats is being able to hang out with other artists. Funny how we all seem to gravitate to the same things… Jill and I had fun exploring the beach together. There were tons of shells to pick up as well as stingrays (to look at) and even a seahorse.
     I also had fun taking a few workshops given by the other artists. Misty Mawn’s Paper Bag Expressions and Collage Workshops were great ones for me since my art features a lot of ladies faces. In this workshop we painted faces onto paper bags with different types of media. 
Treasures Unearthed – jewelry with reactive metal paints.
     I am teaching in only three venues this year, two of them are at Art and Soul. I will be giving workshops at the Portland Art and Soul Retreat in September/October. One of the workshops I teach incorporates VerDay paint from Ten Seconds Studio. It is a reactive base paint with metal particles. When you apply the Patina solution with a brush or spray, it creates wonderful blue-green patinas and rust effects. The thing that is so cool about this process is it works with not only metals but all types of mixed media –  paper, plastic and fabric. I also love to use it for my journal pages – and we’ll make a little art journal in the same class.
Rustic Sketchbook… ‘On Safari with Art and Soul’
     My Portland class schedule is as follows, hope to see you there. Workshops run from September 30th thru October 6th. Check out their website to see all the classes and teachers that will be available. Come along and join the fun – it is a real treat to attend this event.
Treasures Unearthed – Patinas for Brass, Copper & Iron  
Mon & Tues evening  Sept 30 -Oct 1

Silk Scarves- Dyeing with Sharpie Markers Weds evening October 2
On Safari with Art & Soul Sketchbook Monday September 30

Zentangle 102 Tuesday October 1

Zentangle pattern, enjoy and create!!

                Zentangle #121

Checkered Zag

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  1. I can’t open the step out for checkered zag. This has happend before on this site. Linda Farmer post the tangle but we need to see the steps. I don’t know why I can’t see it.

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