Virginia, United States
I guess you could say I was born an artist! My intrinsic artistic abilities appeared around the age of 1½ years old when I began scribbling colorful imagery on my bedroom walls, later carving designs and cryptic messages on my parent’s fine furniture. Over the years, I have continued my artistic endeavors working as a monotype printmaker, painter, mixed media artist, and jewelry maker.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

​"The Lay of the Land” Wabi Sabi Mixed Media Class ©

​"The Lay of the Land” Wabi Sabi Mixed Media "©

Mondays October 12 and 19, 2020 (plus the ongoing private fb page for critiques, etc.)
7 - 9 pm $90.00

Wabi-sabi is a concept that lies at the heart of Japanese culture—an idea that places great value on incompleteness and imperfection.
In this mini class we will explore a very intuitive and unpredictable approach to exploring and re-creating the landscape in a new and fresh way.
Two classes, plus a private facebook group where we can share our outcomes and continue to meet for questions and ongoing sharing. 

Email me at for more information.

Materials needed:(Most of these you may have.)
Decorative Papers
Spray Acrylic and INKS:
Made by Tsukineko, Maribu, Dylusions, or you can make your own
· The Art Box
· Fine Art
· Most art supply stores
• liquid matte gel medium (not gloss)
• Substrates- you can use wooden panels, (cradled or not), 140 lb hot press watercolor paper, or other similar papers (I like cutting min in long strips about 4.5” x 32” in case I decide to make it into a book or a long rolling landscape.)
• Black fine-tip pigment pens (IMO, Staples has the best, called Duramark permanent)
• White gesso
• White gel pens
• Sponge brushes and regular old brushes to apply gel medium, inks(paint) and gesso
• Flat palette knife or old credit card
• Rags or paper towels (for cleaning)
• A sheet of plastic to work on (This is messy)
• An aluminum baking sheet, sink, or plastic lined box (about the size of the top of a copy paper box)
• Collage papers in natural tones (natural papers, vintage printed, ephemera, pattern paper, handwritten paper… your choice!)
a cup for water
Optional materials:
• Stabilo All black pencil
• Pan Pastels or Soft /Oil Pastels
• acrylic ink (or colors of your choice)
• Acrylic paint (Titanium white, colors of your choice)
• Photocopied images
• You may decide on other materials that you have on hand.