House 4E Project: Maxine

Make a Frame Instructions: Preferably on 8.5×11″ card stock, create a frame for a surprise insert! Leave a 6 x 4 rectangle space anywhere within the frame (doesn’t need to be centered). Do not cut out the rectangle, just leave blank. Frame design should be non-directional (whoops just realized mine is) oh well! Design elementsContinue reading “House 4E Project: Maxine”

OUR Fest!

The first annual Our Fest was a hit! The group met a Hacienda Possada for a beautiful day under the sun (+90 deg). Shannon taught the first class on gourd art. She grows an enormous patch yearly and had quite an assortment of different sizes and shapes. We learned cleaning, carving, coloring & wood-burning techniques.Continue reading “OUR Fest!”

CFF Fine Arts Showcase

Corvallis Fall Festival Friday September 25, from 6-8pm, is the unveiling of the Fine Arts Showcase in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library main meeting room. This year is our 8th and features 36 local artists. The show is open from 10-6 Saturday September 26th and 10-5 Sunday September 27th. Hours correspond with Corvallis Fall Festival. Continue reading “CFF Fine Arts Showcase”

4E projects….

For some reason I still have my goddess project hanging around the house. Hopefully it will be reunited with it’s box next week at OurFest. Shannon had such grand visions for OurFest, but life has been busy. It’s scaled back to a one day & overnight play-time on Tuesday. Here is the goddess book IContinue reading “4E projects….”

Death of the Ceramic Kimono

6am: Lightly sleeping… aware that the dog is on the bed… acupuncture cat on pillow… comfy until… “the cat broke your kimono.” “ARRRRGH!” “Darn Cat” What do ceramic artists or art collectors do when one of your favorite pieces is destroyed? You might swear at the cause, your stupidity for leaving it vulnerable, or swearContinue reading “Death of the Ceramic Kimono”

Reliquaries Invitation

Back on Friday I received an invitation for a “Shrines and Reliquaries” show. It will be a benefit for the Arts Center in Corvallis during their holiday sales. In years past they have put on “Winter Light” which opened up the main gallery to sales of locally produced items (some from Washington but mainly Oregon)Continue reading “Reliquaries Invitation”