Tag Archives: Mixed Media Painting

Messages • Work in Progress

Stay open to the messages in your paintings, sometimes unexpected, sometimes unclear…keep working at it! Keep listening and painting, painting and listening…    

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Dance • Mixed Media Painting

Working layer by layer,opening up to whatever may appear, I let the painting carry me. Having just immersed myself in recreating ancient markings and art of pictographs in Bahia del Los Angeles, this painting emerged. Alive and dancing…   A few … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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Opening Up • Open Soul Painting Session

A few weeks ago Open Soul Communications and I teamed up for our second Open Soul Painting workshop. What an amazing time! I want to send out many thanks to each participant, who trusted our process and brought their creative fire to the … Continue reading

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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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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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Journeys • Mixed Media Paintings At Stash

Creating my art begins with an experience, emotion, and inspiration and travels onward from there. Layer upon layer, the destination comes closer until the journey is complete. Below is a selection of my mixed media pieces now on display and … 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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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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Journal Spread: Messages Amidst Mess

Playing in the paint…dab, smear, splatter. Getting emotions out on paper, releasing the days stress. What first appears as a mess, sharpens. Images start to emerge. Narratives develop naturally. Messages surface, stop and reflect. Sometimes when emotions and life seem … Continue reading

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Texture Teaser

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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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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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Rainbows in the Dark

Journal Spread; Pastels, Marker, ink, and Black Gesso. I started this journal spread, using pastels and thin ink pens back in the Summer of 2012 but struggled to finish it – so closed the book…so to speak. I had all … 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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Happy Thanksgiving

Blogging from the road! I am in California with family this Holiday. Taking a moment to pause today, step away from the hustle and bustle of the kitchen and garden to give thought to what I am thankful for this Thanksgiving.  I … 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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Growing a Tree – Art Journaling Class

This was a class  I taught earlier this summer at The Drawing Board in downtown Corvallis.  I had so much fun, we had so much fun! I loved seeing how students took the instructions and ran with it, creating their own … Continue reading

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Mixed Media Coastal Tides Series Continues

Lately I have been really inspired by the coastline…The water and trees, clouds and words flow freely…. Coastal Tide Series, Mixed media  on Wood panel 12×12 Coastal Tide Series, Mixed media  on Wood panel 12×12 Mini! Coastal Tide Series, Mixed … Continue reading

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New Journal Page – I Shut My Eyes

I made this spread last summer, but realized I never posted it. Sometimes journal pages become so personal, I hesitate to share them right away. There is a lot going on in this one. Lately I have been wanting to … 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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In Print!

This week, I am the featured artist in the Corvallis Advocate newspaper. It was pretty neat to see my work in print around town! It’s a fun little interview with some commentary on my work and a little background about … Continue reading

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Live Painting – in the Window!

The other week I had an opportunity to do some live painting in the window of our local art store in downtown Corvallis, The Drawing Board. It was a neat experience-partially hidden, partially exposed… It was a bit different than … Continue reading

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Spring/Summer Classes @ The Drawing Board-an Update

I wanted to share a few examples of the type of work we’ll do in my classes this summer at The Drawing Board in Corvallis, Oregon. This Friday, May 31st, I’ll be sharing with you my journey with Art Journaling … Continue reading

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Come Create With Me!

If you have ever wanted to learn the basics of painting with acrylics, curious about art journaling or just want to get creative, now is your chance! I’m happy to present several classes to you this summer. In a just … 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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Temporary Artists’ Guild Sale

Just a few weeks ago, the newest Art Guild in Corvallis had an art sale and show. I am proud to share that I am one of the newest members of the Temporary Artists’ Guild in Corvallis. This is a … Continue reading

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An Artful Journey Retreat, Santa Cruz

This is a long post! Lots of pictures, and they only hint at the beauty, magic and intensity of the retreat. I spent a total of five days up at the retreat center and traveling, three of which were filled … Continue reading

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Of Prayer Flags, Art Retreats and Art Tables!

Busy busy time just before Spring arrives! I am preparing to go to an art retreat An Artful Journey in Santa Cruz where I will be taking Jesse Renos class called “No Limits” Very excited for this! I just finished … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press!! And FREE Book Giveaway!

“14 Artist Journals” is finally here!!   —— A few words from the Author, Orly Avineri: 14 Artist Journals is a wondrous grouping of journal pages from fourteen impassioned individuals. In it I reveal the delicate worlds of creative types for whom visual journaling … Continue reading

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Exciting News!

I am happy to finally break the news, I will have artwork published in “14 Artists Journals” a new book by Orly Avineri, coming this February to Amazon, Createspace and Orlys blog. I am so excited to be one of … Continue reading

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Art Filled Garden

It’s winter now, and the sky is heavy and grey. Temperatures are in the 30’s and low 40’s here, frosts have hit and plants are mostly dormant. I came across these photos taken just before fall swept in. The bright … Continue reading

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Spread 006 – Kazoku-Family

Found images, Acrylic Paints, printed family photo, Japanese maple leaves, ink There is so much more to be discovered about my family history. I’d really like to journal about each one of the stories my Grandma has told me about … Continue reading

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Artfest 2012

I’m just now getting around to posting pics from Artfest back in March. It was amazing, incredible and so inspiring. It was also my very first Artfest, and sadly, the last one held. I am really grateful to have experienced … Continue reading

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Spread 005 – Rainbows

Canvas, Acrylic Paints, Printed images, magazine images, pastels, ink “Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.” ~Norman B. Rice This spread is a bit darker than the other ones, but was … Continue reading

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Spread 004 – My Zen

Old personal illustrations, Acrylic Paints, various papers, pastels, ink We all need more peaceful moments in our lives…and there are many ways to find it. I happened to find it here, in the pages of my journal. I decided to … Continue reading

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Spread – 003 A Family Tree of Sorts

Printed Family photos, Acrylic Paints & Ink This is a family tree of sorts, from both sides of my family.  This tree has so many many more branches to fill in, each with their own stories. I wonder if I … Continue reading

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Spread 002 – Welcoming Fall

Origami Paper, Other Decorative Papers, Acrylic Paints, Japanese Maple Leaves, Other Leaves I’ve saved in this journal spread some of the last green leaves of the season… There’s no denying it anymore… the leaves are changing, the rain has arrived. … Continue reading

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Spread 001 – A Gardeners Heart

(click on images for larger view) Garden Soil, Acrylic Paints, decorative papers, seed packets, vegetable seeds, plant leaves & ink Inspired by hours of work in my garden, amongst the soil, plants and sun. The writing in this spread is … 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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Sun River Pine Painting

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“Three Sisters” and “LaPine Dancer ” Underpainting

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