Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Spring, Workshops abound, and Portland here I come.

Flower Tiles 
It's hard to believe it's been over a month since my last post.  I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, I've just been so busy making art and new opportunities I can hardly stop to take a breath!   Great things are going on in my art life, some I can share now, some I will share later ;)  Kelly Crosser-Alge and I have partnered up to share our Inking techniques in a class we call Inks and Drinks . It's been a great hit so far so we have pre-scheduled for classes for several months ahead.  Here's a photo of our first "victims"

Finished Masterpieces :)

 Their first practice tiles

Right now the class is every other Tues eve in Findlay, OH, but we are looking to expand to other nights and locations as well.  If you are interested in a workshop in your city, please contact me for info.

More exciting news:  I am traveling to Carmel, Indiana this week for a workshop with Qiang Huang.  I've admired his work for some time now and his recent works from his China visit are so inspiring.  It will be an honor painting with him and my artist friends Gloria Moses and Laurie Mueller.   

In April, I attend another workshop with Kelly Crosser Alge with fused glass sgraffito:
piece by Kelly Alge

 my piece from the last workshop 

In May I will be traveling to Portland OR to see the Bullseye Glass Factory, and catch up with artist Carol Marine and husband David.  

I've also been very busy applying for art shows in both the Inks category and oils.  I am honored to have been chosen for the distinguished Crosby Festival of Art in Toledo, Ohio, one of the more difficult shows to be juried into.  I'm signed up for at least 7 shows this summer at this point, probably more, so it's looking to be a very busy summer season.   I will post a schedule of shows soon if you are local and would love to see you there!  


  1. Love all of it! Hope to make it to an Inks and Drinks soon...but I have office hours right now during the workshop times!

  2. Your news is astounding, Kristen! Congratulations for getting into so many shows this summer, and for the successful "drinks and inks" classes! Lovely paintings, and as you may already know I LOVE THE PAINTING I purchased form you via Daily Paintworks. It is awesome! Hung in my studio for inspiration!

  3. You are going to be crazy with this schedule, but it will be great. Can't wait to see you, it will be epic, in mean art all weekend!!!!: P
    P.S. I'll bring drinks with my inks!