When Mirrors Chase Sky • Mini Abstract Paintings

  Its just around the corner- Another Artwalk!  For Julys art walk, here at my downtown studio, I’ll be featuring my small paintings from  “When Mirrors Chase Sky” Series. Stroll in and view small paintings packed full of intense color, expressive line work and writing. Experience these small abstract paintings up close and personal. Hope to … More When Mirrors Chase Sky • Mini Abstract Paintings

My Illustrated Coloring Book • Color Quest, Vol 1

It’s here! 8 pages of my original hand drawn illustrations….all bound together in a coloring book. I was so inspired by the Color for Clarity project I kept drawing until I had enough to publish my own coloring book. Color Quest • Volume 1 (featuring the art of Rachel Urista) is a collection of my … More My Illustrated Coloring Book • Color Quest, Vol 1

SALE! Wanderlust Online Art Workshop

Maybe you have already heard about the exciting, inspirational journey in mixed-media and art journaling that I’m teaching a section of next year? It’s called Wanderlust and it’s a year long online course that includes 50 videos from 26 different teachers, (full list here: http://everything-art.com/Wanderlust/Teachers/ – and I’m one of them!) My portion will cover … More SALE! Wanderlust Online Art Workshop

Rick Bartow @ OSU

So this happened a few weeks ago at Oregon State University’s event for Indigenous People’s Day. Beautiful ceremony and prayers… I got to meet my an artist I truly admire, Rick Bartow… What an amazing artist and powerful collection of art. The show is up at Kidder Hall until Dec 18th. If you’ve not seen … More Rick Bartow @ OSU

Coloring for Clarity • A Coloring Book for You!

  Whoo hoo!  I finally get to spill the beans on another great project I’ve been working on for you…Coloring book pages with an amazing group of artists at Color For Clarity Color for Clarity is a collaboration with amazing artist Kristal Norton and 5 artists to bring you one awesome jam packed coloring book … More Coloring for Clarity • A Coloring Book for You!

Birdsong

“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest,  where no one sees you,  but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.” – From Birdsong Rumi fifty-three short poems translated by Coleman Barks   Mirror of my Mirror, 12×48, Mixed media on … More Birdsong

Flashback Sale! 21 Secrets Online Classes

Super excited to announce 21 Secrets is having a 40% off “Flashback” sale starting this Friday, June 5 to Monday, June 8th so be sure to check it out!  You won’t want to miss this great deal!!  Get your discount by visiting this link anytime during the sale.   In this e-course, you will have amazing access to a huge variety of art journaling techniques, … More Flashback Sale! 21 Secrets Online Classes

April Workshop • Exploring Art Journaling at Studio262

Excited to announce I’ll be teaching an Art Journal workshop this April at Studio262 in Corvallis. I’ve taken a short sabbatical from teaching this past fall and winter, feeling recharged and ready to go! This one is based off a fun and playful class I taught last year. We used our hands to paint, mixed and glued…and had a … More April Workshop • Exploring Art Journaling at Studio262

Art Show Corvallis

This past fall and winter I’ve been pretty quiet, hard at work in the studio creating a new series work. So it is with great pleasure that I announce a new art show featuring my newest series and the work of the talented local artist Alexandra Schaefers. The show is at Studio262 (in the Madison building), in the new and expanded … More Art Show Corvallis

Abstractions

These are a few in a new series of mine.  Abstractions,  capture moments,  push and pull, conceal, reveal, seeking out the messages through the layers. we have many hands in the tribe to hold to help to carry. offer up. attend to the vessels needs. your voice says the beauty will never leave you, it will never leave … More Abstractions

21 Secrets Online Course- A Sneek Peek!!

I have been away from blog and Facebook for a little while… That is because I have been working on creating something very exciting…my portion of  the 21 Secrets online class “Dream Voyages”  Exited to share with you a sneek peek below! In my course we will voyage into our dreams!  First we’ll create richly layered backgrounds to create … More 21 Secrets Online Course- A Sneek Peek!!

Coastal Energies

Sharing a work in progress today and a journal page focused on that great rejuvenating energy we find at the rugged Oregon Coast. When I draw, journal or paint landscapes, I am not just reacting to what my eye sees. I paint the energy of places…their past, their present… I sense it in the wind, I … More Coastal Energies

Open Soul Painting • June Workshop

This past weekend, I had the honor to co-teach Open Soul Painting with Dana Emerson of Open Soul Communications and guide our students in creating these amazing paintings. With the wise words and guided meditation with Dana, we really got to the heart soul of the workshop. By listening to messages from within, honoring and working with our creativity, we … More Open Soul Painting • June Workshop

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 millions of shades of green in the forest and garden, and enjoy natures creations. Summer colors … More Nature of my Journal

And the winner is…. Lissa!

Congratulations to LISSA!   Winner of the newest stencils by artist Jill Berry! I’m sure you’ll have a ton of fun with these! Congratulations Lissa and happy creating!! 🙂  Please email me your mailing address and we’ll get them sent over: rachelurista@gmail.com       

New Workshops! • Open Soul Painting

I am proud to present Open Soul Painting Workshops in collaboration with Open Soul Communications with our first Workshop May 31st, 2014. Details below! Open Soul Painting is for non-painters and painters alike. No experience is needed. This is about free expression, being in the moment; making marks on a page and working with color. Sometimes the … More New Workshops! • Open Soul Painting

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 {FALL 2014}.  In this ecourse, you will have amazing access to a huge variety of art journaling techniques, processes, … More The Secret is Out! 21 Secrets Art Journal Workshop

A Special Invitation

You are invited to the launch of Open Soul Painting “Expressing Yourself with Color” a collaboration with  Open Soul Communication. Come to paint and support our new venture. No previous experience with paint necessary!! Supplies will be provided along with food, drinks, sweets, music, support, love, guidance, and a good time.  WHEN:   Saturday, May 10th, 4:00pm-7:00pm … More A Special Invitation

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 with the inspiration of the day. On this particular night, a few weeks ago, I … More Let Go

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 using just black gesso and a brush. Nothing to do but make marks on the … More Spring Play

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 artist and teacher,  Orly Avineri. Wont you join us?  Southern California: Wednesday, April 9th from … More Special Announcement! Southern California Class!

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 artist, I became shut-down by all the rules and set standards. When I discovered mixed … More A Journey begins • Collaboration with Open Soul Communication

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 Journaling before. They were bold, brave and lent a fresh energy. Meeting friends I’d before only … More Workshop Inspiration!