MIXED Media Bounty

Greetings! I am just back from a fabulous (and bittersweet) trip to the great Pacific Northwest—and as you can see below, I come back with all kinds of beautiful and mostly found materials gathered along the way—for arting of course!

Here are the beautiful pieces I collected on the beaches as we traveled south on the coast (all the way from the amazing Olympic National Forest at the tip top of Washington state and down through the three states back to home):

 nature's bounty collected on trip

And here is a mish mash of all the fun papers, fibers and other ephemera collected along the way:

 collection of ephemera from trip

(See that package of napkins? I'm thinking we'll be using a lot of that at the studio.)

I'll get some pictures of the trip posted soon, probably on my Facebook page (if you'd like to follow the studio on Facebook, there's a link to our studio page in the sidebar, too). But in the meantime...

I'm newly inspired and ready to see what I can do to use some of this bounty—and I hope you will join me! Coming up, we have:



 Art Journal Joy picture

Art Journal Joy - October classes

Wednesdays, October 12, 19 and 25, 6-9pm, $85


Art Journal Basics Workshop

$35 if added to Art Journal Joy October (or stand alone at $45)

In Art Journal Joy, we gather to make a joyful mess as we explore the power of art journaling both as a personal tool for self discovery and as a creativity practice to learn mixed media.

In the special introductory Art Journaling Basics Workshop, you will get an overview of art journaling and some fundamentals to get you started.

You can learn more about Art Journal Joy Here and register here.

 Round Trip Travel Journal pictures

Book of the Month with Bibi: Round Trip Travel Journal

THIS SATURDAY: October 1st, 1-5pm, $75

In this second bookbinding class of the fall season with certified bookbinder, Bibi Summer, create a three-holed bound, two-way hard cover book with a front peek-a-boo window that is compact and portable.

You can learn more about this and other bookbinding classes here and register here.

 Friday Arting Lab pictures

Friday Arting Lab

THIS Friday: September 13, 11:30am - 2:30pm, $40

The idea behind our arting labs, offered monthly, is to explore one fun art supply or art form each month, learning different techniques and generating new ideas for what you can do with with that media or art form.

In September we will play with ink pads and ink sprays!

At the end of the lab you'll leave with oodles of ideas to use inks and sprays in your art journal or other artwork (not to mention all the papers and bits you'll make to use for collage or other projects).

You can learn more about Arting Lab here and register here.


Whimsical Character Collage Workshop, Saturday October 15

Friday Arting Lab, Friday October 28

Open Studio Create Time, October 9 and 23rd

Friday Night Arting Fun Meetup, Friday, October 28

And as always, you can book the studio for private create time.

Register for any class or workshop here.

Let's get inspired together!