Saturday, October 6, 2012

October/November art events

If you are in the Bay area you should check this out: The grand re-opening of the Palo Alto Art Center is today between 11 am and 5 pm.
Hands on art activities for the whole family, dance and music performances, food trucks, tour of the facilities and FREE art demonstrations by professional artists
 I will be demonstrating gelatin printmaking between 3 and 5 pm. This is one of the easiest and most fun  techniques of making art!
The location of the art center is:  1313 Newell Road  Palo Alto, CA 94303 and that's TODAY, Oct 6 between 11 and 5 pm!

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On October 20th , 10am till 4pm, there will be a whole day of exhibitions and activities related to Book Arts. In this BOOK ARTS JAM there will be about 40 book artists showing and selling their hand made artist books, paper art and prints, plus an exhibition by the Bay Area Book Artists organization.
This event will take place at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA . (entry is free).
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Also, I will be teaching a two day workshop that will include a variety of easy printmaking techniques. These techniques do not require any special equipment and you can do them on your own at home. You will leave this workshop with lots of knowledge about several art techniques and some beautiful artworks that you’ll enjoy for a long time. You’ll be able to use these techniques in your future art making projects as well.
The 2-day workshop will be held on Sunday Oct 21 and Sunday Oct 28 at the Palo Alto Art Center’s newest studios. For registration go to:

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Lastly, I will be one of 10 artists participating in an arts and gifts sale at a private home in Redwood City. This is a very popular event going on for 10 years! If you are interested to visit please email me for more info.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Wonderful Time with India Flint

Just came back from an amazing 3 day class with the fabulous India Flint.
We played with plant based dyeing on paper and fabric. We filled our time
at Darcy’s studio (near Santa Barbara) by experimenting with a variety of natural sources as fiber and paper color tools for mark making. The weather was perfect, 
the food was perfect, the company was perfect. What else could we ask for?


                                                      a section of my finished book

dyed papers and fabrics

Darcy's studio

We all got home with a whole lot of material to use in our own creations.
I am planning to make some books, wall hanging and possibly tote bags as well.

Now, a few days later, after rushing to the thrift store and purchasing all the needed equipment, I have created a whole new stash of papers which I am so excited about! These will become my newest artist books very soon. 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Published and a guest visit

Just a quick note - one of my favorite artist books that I made is included in this fabulous collection titled 1000 Artists Books by Sandra Salamony and Peter and Donna Thomas. This book is a "must have" for any one interested in book arts.
Also I am participating again in Seth Apter's blog's "The Pulse". go visit his blog for huge inspiration!

Visit to NYC

Just came back from a long awaited visit to NYC. I fell in love with the big apple! Below are just a few lovely spots I visited. More photos will be posted later. I will definitely have to go again.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

ONE ARTIST JOURNAL blog hop and Book giveaway

I am very excited to participate in my friend ORLY AVINERI’s blog hop, to celebrate the release of her new book. This beautiful, colorful and inspirational book titled “One Artist Journal” is actually a gathering of her journal /blog posts from the past 4 years. Orly treats visual journaling as an art form all by itself. She combines visual and written comments about art, family, friendships, about human traits and sentiments, about social issues and anything else that goes through her creative mind. It is very thought provoking and visually inspiring at the same time. A real treat for anyone.
If you would like to participate in a her book giveaway visit her blog and leave a comment. The winner will be announced on 5.25.
If you would like to have your own copy of Orly’s book it is available from her eStore (which is preferable for her) or from Amazone:
(or directly from her in places where she teaches her workshops).

More blogs that are part of this blog hop are:
Brian kasstle:
Carla Sonheim:
Cindy Woods O'Leary:
Donna Cetorelli:
Erin Faith Allen:
Gina Rossi Armfield:
Glenda Hoagland:
Irene Rafael:
Jane LaFazio:
jill Berry:
Kelly Kilmer:
Liesel Lund:
Monica Moran:
Pnina Gold:
Rachel Urista:
Seth Apter:
Teesha Moore:

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


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Thursday, February 2, 2012


I finally found some time to post my classes samples. I will be teaching these at the CREATE retreat in Irvine in May - June 2012.
My 6 hour class will include several mixed media techniques with a final project of one or two artist books that will include photos that students took.
My 3 hour class will include a quick printmaking technique plus some mixed media techniques with a final project of a bound mini journal.

Below are the mini journals and photos of journals that have been filled with collaged/printed  images.

While taking these pictures I had an urge to photograph a bunch of my journals together which created a "TA-DA" moment for me. Michelle Ward had posted a challenge on her blog that called for a "TA-DA" list. Unfortunately I only have time for one item right now..and these are my journals.

 While at it, I also photographed some of my ROD journals (from an on-line class by MarryAnn Moss)  that I have completed last year. These fabric covers journals are really cozy and feel like stuffed animals in a way. You just want to hug them!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

numbers as art

Having fun playing with numbers (and fonts).
To see this week's calendar as art go here:

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Altered Page

Seth Apter from "The Altered Page" blog has done it again. Seth posts articles and surveys of mixed media art and artists. Each post is very informative and inspiring at the same time. Go check it out and see for yourself.
I have participated in some of his surveys including this one about who inspires me.