UTAH: Making Articulated Animals at Huntsman Cancer Institute

Ken Crossley at EngAGE Utah made it possible for me to come back to Utah and do a couple of workshops at Huntsman Cancer Institute last week. These pictures were from Making Animal Friends, a workshop to make large articulated paper … Continue reading

Painting with Lemon Juice

In my book Make Your Mark: Explore Your Creativity and Discover Your Inner Artist (Chronicle Books, 2004) (http://www.amazon.com/Make-Your-Mark-Creativity-Discover/dp/B0007ZNV1I/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416922505&sr=1-5&keywords=make+your+mark) there is a chapter on Invisible Ink. You can paint with lemon juice, milk, and other substances, even Champagne, allow the paper … Continue reading

Steps to Sidestep Artists Blocks, Part 2

          Aging the pages of a sketchbook, or ageing and distressing your art paper is a great way to sidestep creative obstructions…see tip 8, below. Eight tips for getting past creative blocks: Four last week (http://bit.ly/1hVkO27) , … Continue reading

Arts in Healthcare in Utah, Part 1: Huntsman Cancer Institute

  Last week, I had the pleasure of flying to beautiful Utah, to Salt Lake City. It was gorgeous there–the natives told me that if I was only there for the spring, I would really see something special–this was considered … Continue reading

Inkblot Review by Curriculum Choice

                                            Stephanie Harrington wrote a very nice review of Inkblot: Drip, Splat and Squish Your Way to Creativity on … Continue reading

Mixed Media Techniques for Art Journaling

                                    New from North Light Books: I just got my two copies of Mixed Media Techniques for Art Journaling in the mail from … Continue reading

Drawing Surrealism

There is a wonderful exhibition at The Morgan Library called “Drawing Surrealism” (http://www.themorgan.org/exhibitions/exhibition.asp?id=70) that is full of interesting stuff–automatic drawing and painting, decalomania, inkblots, collage–all works on paper, very inspiring. The show is up til April 21st and is excellent. … Continue reading

2013 Creative Aging Conference, hosted by The Creative Center

                                                              This past week was the second annual Creative Aging … Continue reading