Tag Archives: Corvallis

Dreams • Journal Page

I have been fascinated with dreams since I was a young child. I still have vivid recollections of dreams from age 5 on. I religiously kept a dream journal in middle school and high school, something I still practice today (though with … Continue reading

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An Art-filled Week Ahead

We have a very art-filled week ahead! I’d like to invite you to the opening of Studio262 in downtown Corvallis this Friday evening. Come out to see original art from the Temporary Artists Guild and support the newest art gallery Corvallis! The following morning, … Continue reading

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Nature of my Journal

      Sunny days encourage me to venture outside, my  journal pages seeking sunlight. As energizing as spring and summer can be, it is also a time to enjoy the long summer days, pause in the shade of a tree, admire the … Continue reading

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The Secret is Out! 21 Secrets Art Journal Workshop

So excited to finally let you in on whats been a little secret of mine…. Earlier this year, I was honored to be invited by Connie Hozvicka and Hali Karla of  Dirty Footprints to be one of the 21 artists for 21 SECRETS … Continue reading

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Botanical Wanderings

There is a wonderful amount of growth and abundance in nature right now, blooming and growing… Wandering amongst the lines and textures, amongst my thoughts and words. I get lost in the gardens  in my pages.

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Let Go

There are times when I need to get out of my own art routine…I savor moments painting and creating in my journals. Yet there are times when I feel I need to switch it up, work in a completely new manner, and go … Continue reading

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Spring Play

I just love watching my students work. The brushes dancing, the color flying the hands moving… the creativity flowing. In the last workshop we experimented with movements big and small in our pages. We did a fun warm up exercise … Continue reading

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Journal Spread • Rainbows Under Water

In this spread, I worked with layers of pastel, spray inks, gel pens and black gesso. We’ll work with these materials in this Saturdays Art Journal Workshop at Imagine Coffee. Woven into the layers of pastel and spray ink are … Continue reading

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Special Announcement! Southern California Class!

So excited to announce the opportunity to offer my Magical Mapping Class TWICE in APRIL! Im heading to SoCal and so excited to announce my class will be held in beautiful sunny Redondo Beach at the lovely home of the amazing … Continue reading

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Spring Buzz • Art Workshops and Art Shows!

We’ll play with pastels, spray inks, ink pens, and black gesso! We’ll have moments of fast movement and calm as we work to create layers of meaning with simple but unique mix of materials!  Come out to play!! Saturday, March … Continue reading

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A Journey begins • Collaboration with Open Soul Communication

I am excited to begin this journey with Open Soul Communications and offer you Open Soul Painting Workshops, coming soon! Come out today to their FREE event: http://opensoulcommunication.wordpress.com/free-event1/   Food, fun, and information on the soul supportive services offered. As a classically trained … Continue reading

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Workshop Inspiration!

Workshop #2 of the year, “RECLAIM” Connection, energy and inspiration fueled the day and creative sparks were flying! Each student brought joy, energy and inspiration to the group. It was particularly joyful to have those who had never done Art … Continue reading

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Art Journal Workshop: This Saturday!

Just a reminder out there: my Art journal workshop is rescheduled for this Saturday! After all the snow, and gloomy skies, let’s get our hands in some brightness! I’m ready, are you? RECLAIM art journal workshop is coming up this … Continue reading

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Journal Spread: To Open

開ける- to Open. Messages carried over rainbows… Layering, layering, layering…hand painting, smearing, mixing materials. Organic textures emerge unexpectedly. In this spread, I worked on being aware of the process, letting it guide me rather than trying to controlling it. I … Continue reading

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Art Journal Workshop • A Journey back to Creativity

Yesterday I held a great art journaling workshop at Imagine Coffee.  A really fantastic way to start off at the new venue! Everyone did really great work! Best part by far- seeing students reconnect with their creativity. Watching them as … Continue reading

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Coffee and Art = Happiness

Drop by Circle St. Beanery in Corvallis, Oregon to see my original Art Journal pages on display through January. ~Thank you for your support!~    

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Alive with Beauty • 2014 Art Journal Workshops

“We were sent into the world alive with beauty. As soon as we choose Beauty, unseen forces conspire to guide and encourage us towards unexpected forms of compassion, healing and creativity.” (John O’Donohue) —- It is far too easy to … Continue reading

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2014 Art Journal Workshops …Coming soon!

I just booked the conference room 6 months worth of monthly art journal workshops at our amazing coffee shop in Corvallis, Imagine Coffee.  Details on each class soon! It’s going to be one amazing, artful journey! Won’t you join me?

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January Art Events

It’s going to be a great year!  I have many events on the horizon, including more shows, live art journaling, live painting, and monthly Art Journal workshops at Imagine Coffee in Corvallis.  This January a selection of my original art … Continue reading

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Original Art Sale | Holiday Gifts

Hope everyone is having a great Holiday season and staying warm! Looking for a Holiday Gift? Here at Artful Journeys, I have the solution!  Beautiful paintings at an affordable price. Each piece is a hand painted original and no two … Continue reading

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A Fall Walk

While working on my latest art project, I decided to soak in some sun and inspiration, and also study my topic (Trees!) up close! Come take a walk with me! Enjoy the grace and beauty, personality and strength of these … Continue reading

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New Journal Spread: Back to Nature

This spread came after a plein air art session with a friend. A simple sketch surprised me, and evolved into a deeply expressive journal spread. It made me realize…sometimes we stumble upon something we didn’t realize we had lost. It … Continue reading

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41st Annual Corvallis Fall Festival

This weekend, I had the honor of participating in the 41st Corvallis Fall Festival with the Temporary Artists’ Guild.  Although the weather was so severe the second day was canceled, we had a good turn out Saturday and it was … Continue reading

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Majestic Theater Art Show

If you find yourself in downtown Corvallis this week, stop in at The Majestic Theater and see my show. I have several original art journal pages up and new mixed media works as well. We had a great little opening … Continue reading

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Awesome Tiny Art Show

  4 x4″ Mixed media, $35 each Here’s a sneak peek of my entries to the Awesome Tiny Art Show at The Drawing Board on Madison Ave/4th Street. These are up all week, so if you find yourself in downtown … Continue reading

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Live Painting • Imagine Coffee, Corvallis

A fantastic photo by CPR Photography Check out more of their work at https://www.facebook.com/Photography.CPR Photo by Connor Price Photo by Connor Price And here are the final pieces…Freshly made. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to participate in a local … Continue reading

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Oil Explorations

This post is a follow up to this one: Heading Back to the Studio I enrolled in an oil painting class this past spring, and it has been great to get back into oil paints again. Here are some of … Continue reading

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She had a Bone to Pick With Them

Several months back I was asked to participate in a local community project, The She Project. Its a wonderfully inclusive and creative project and you can find details here. All participants were given a short sentence or prompt, and given … Continue reading

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Plein Air Painting: The Search for the River

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