Friday, July 23, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Studio Play Day

Yesterday was a treat. I spent the afternoon in an impromptu workshop taught by the very talented artist, Sandie Bacon, in this spacious and beautiful studio belonging to a friend of Sandie's. I am still feeling inspired this morning and wishing I could walk out my own back door into this inspiring retreat!

Here is the view from my chair to my right of the other two talented participants in the workshop. Unfortunately my pics of Sandie did not turn out as she stood with her back to the wall of open double doors in front of me and the light was too much for my cheap phone camera to handle.
Sandie taught us the ins and outs of Golden's fluid and open acrylics, along with some tips on painting on Golden's regular and light modeling paste. This was a much needed tutorial using these products for me. Sandie is part of Golden's Working Artist program and has a plethora of information to share. I'll be getting together with her again very soon to learn more!


To my right was this beautiful and relaxing view of the studio



Supplies along the wall behind me



Working studio space to my left 


Wow! What a day and what a treat to be invited to participate! Be sure to check out Sandie's blog and workshop schedule and catch her at one of her many workshops or demos around the Chicagoland area.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Artists Reception at the Norris Cultural Arts Center


I have 3 (or 4? oh bad memory of mine!) works of art hanging at the Norris Cultural Arts Center. Artist's Reception is tonight (Friday July 9th) from 7:30 - 9:30. Hope to see you there!

Paper, Process and Perception
June 7 - July 30, 2010
The Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center
1040 Dunham Road
St. Charles, IL
(630) 584-7200
www.norrisculturalarts.com

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Squeezing in A Little Studio Time

In bits and pieces and snippets of stolen time. Between homework and packing and family fun and holidays. It isn't the end that I crave, but the process that gets me there.

                                                                        *wheels and gears stencil by MaryBeth Shaw

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Its All On Clearance at 60% Off!



Hard to believe but its true - For my blog readers only - I am clearing out the objects in my Etsy Store while preparing to move so hurry over to get in on the best items at the lowest prices ever! I'll be closing the doors for the rest of the summer on Sunday so there's no time to lose!

Please be sure to use coupon code Jul0211all in the MESSAGE TO SELLER area when you make your purchase through PayPal and your savings will be refunded to you immediately. Or if you prefer you can contact me at crystal_opf@comcast.net for details if you would rather be invoiced with your savings before making your payment.