Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Perfect Summer Week

I'm home from spending a perfect summer week at the Oregon Coast -- a cabin nestled in the woods, warm sunny weather, a husband and then a friend to hang out with, all punctuated by an art class. My week in review.
A hike.

A swim.

A dinner.

A treasure.

And then my class began at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Sand Painting and Mixed Media with Judy Vogland as our instructor.





Judy is such an amazing teacher. She is patient, encouraging, generous with her time, encouraging, willing to push us out of our comfort zone, encouraging, knowledgeable, and did I mention encouraging?

Because it was such a diverse class, I thought it would be fun to show some of the highlights of our final Show and Tell where each of us presented what we had been working on, our challenges, and our successes.

Judy and Bob witnessing the work.

The great people I spent four full days (and sometimes evenings) with:

After four days, I managed to move three pieces along, although none are completed (a rarity for me!).


Paula McNamee said...

Wow-love your artwork and the process. Makes me want to take Judy's workshop next year. It's great to see your painting skills progress. Sounds like a wonderful week at the beach.

lynda Howells said...

wonderful images as usual and you look soooooooo happy.x love the work l am seeing and yours look amazing. Such a fun class. I think this years work , even though it is not finished, looks even better than last years. Can't wait to see the finished results.xxlynda

Carole K said...

How much fun to see not just your work, but the other student's as well. It really shows differences in vision, interpretation, etc. Whenever we see other's work as artists and think, 'mine's not as good as ___,' this really shows that different IS good! ps. that dinner looks phenomenal!

stephanie brockway said...

Wow everyones work looks so good, what a good class.

Bobbie said...

Totally looks like you and the others had a wonderfully great artfilled time! Can't wait to see those up close :)