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New Art Journaling Class

1I’ve scheduled a new Art Journaling class for Monday, June 22 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Wall Candy Custom Framing and Gallery in Columbia, TN. All materials will be included in the price except the journal. Bring your own, or purchase one from me for $5 extra. The price will be $25 per person. ($5 discount for extra family members) Please RSVP to me or to Wall Candy within 4 days of the class so I know how many supplies to bring. You may pay the day of the class or prepay using Paypal. Email me and I will send you the Paypal info.
For teenagers and adults.
Please share the link if you know people who might be interested. Class size is limited to 8 but I will make another class if there is enough interest.
Great for homeschoolers to encourage creative writing skills. Even if you are not interested in journaling, the techniques will be of anyone who is interested in mixed media collage.

Art Journal Workshop

 

Please join us as we construct art journals from “scratch”…as we say in the south. We will be assembling and binding journals out of watercolor paper. We will then paint the pages and explore different techniques for adding embellishments, found objects, and memorabilia. We will learn to add decorative lettering by hand and with stamps and by collage. When you leave the class, you will have a journal at least one completed page and with many of the pages with the base design ready to add your own unique thoughts and images, depending on how quickly you work.

Provided materials will include:

  • Watercolor paper
  • Paints
  • Markers
  • Stamps
  • Brushes
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Decorative papers
  • Binding twine and needles

Students should bring:

  • Black fine point pen (permanent)
  • Magazines with colorful patterns and images and faces
  • Favorite quotes, scriptures, or poems
  • An inexpensive watercolor set such as Prang or Crayola. (these have good pigments)
  • Any stamps, paint pens, decorative papers or memorabilia or ephemera that you may have that you might like to incorporate into your journal.

The cost for the class is $45 payable on the day of the class. Please email me at: stillwatersart@gmail.com and let me know by March 20th if you would like to participate. Class size limit is 8. If there is more interest, I will schedule another class at a later date.

The location is Wall Candy Custom Framing and Gallery in Columbia, TN.  Click the link for address details.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all there!

 

Wall Candy

Wall Candy

Hey everybody! Check out the new video about Wall Candy Custom Framing and Gallery.

This is one of the places that I sell my work in Columbia, Tennessee. Click on the link above.

Salvaged Vintage

 

I spent one sunny afternoon walking around downtown Columbia, TN and checking out some new and old shops. First I went to Collectors Alley which is a store for antiques and collectables. I found several goodies there and then I went to Accent and Antiques on the square. Also I browsed around the Old Curiosity Book Store and enjoyed their selection of books and free coffee. Our little town which seemed to be drying up, is coming back alive!

Some of my little treasures made it into some new creations in my studio. I love to turn cast off bits and pieces into something unique.

 

Twigs and Leaves

 

 

It was a back to nature day for me in the studio today. I had some leaves that I had made from ceramic clay using the leaves from my lamb’s ear plant to make an impression in the clay. A piece of driftwood from the Tennessee River served as the twig from which the leaves could dangle.

These leaves were impressions of my apple mint, strung with wooden and glass beads with a vintage button for a closure.

These can be found at our First Thursday Artisans Party tomorrow night (June 7) from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Wall Candy Custom Framing and Gallery in beautiful downtown Columbia, Tennessee. Come enjoy the food, wine, live music, and local art. Help us to revive downtown Columbia with the arts!

 

On Solid Ground

This is a painting by my talented friend Damien Boggs, entitled On Solid Ground. He surprised me with this at our show on Thursday evening. Damien has been a great addition to our Artisans at Wall Candy group. He is a super talented musician and songwriter and also helps us to locate other musicians to play at our shows that we have on every first Thursday of the month. Check out his music at his website. You can also find his music on Itunes.

Come and Get Creative

Well…due to popular demand, I am offering a class at The Royal Brush in Columbia Tennessee. Campbell Plaza, Suite 7E, phone: 931-223-5351. We will be learning to use pottery clay to create pendants and other jewelry elements, using stamps and molds. These elements will be fired by The Royal Brush and then we will return and use them to create our own unique adornments. The two days of the class will be the second and fourth Sunday afternoons in March, from 2:00-4:00 (March 11 & 25). The class may take a little less time than two hours for each session, but if you like to take your time, we will take as long as we need. We will create at least two completed pieces, including a necklace, earrings, or a bracelet. You will also have several pendants or elements to take home with you and create your own jewelry at home.The price will be $25 and everything will be provided, but if you happen to have your own jewelry pliers, it would be good to bring them. Please either call The Royal Brush, or contact me at 931-987-9374. I would like to have at least 3 students to make the class and will take up to 6 people. I know that there are a couple of people who are going to be out of town, but would like to take the class, so if it is still wanted at a later date, we will do it again. I hope to see you there!

Harbingers of Spring

As I write this, it is a scary warm February day. It is 78 degrees outside and breezy…probably a record high. I say scary, because I am reminded of a spring a few years ago when it was unseasonably warm and then, ZAP!!!! We had a hard freeze after the leaves were already out and the fruit trees had bloomed. We had no fruit that year and it took a while for the trees to recover. It’s hard to complain though.

As I hiked up into our forest to find a mossy background on which to take a shot of this necklace I just completed, I almost stepped on this groggy little fellow who had ventured out to enjoy the sunshine too. He (or she) didn’t even budge until I tickled him with a twig and then he slithered back under the leaves.

I’ve been playing with a new app on my Ipod camera, called Scratch Cam. You can get it for free from the App store. I have the free version, but it’s so fun, I think I will shell out the two bucks for the paid version and get some more textures. Now if I could just figure out the easiest way to get them off of my Ipod and into my blog.

Tiny wildflowers are peeking out of the leafy forest floor and then the real show will start very soon.

It was hard to stay in the studio on a beautiful day like today, but I have to prepare for the First Thursday Artisans Party next week (March 1) at Wall Candy on the square in the Columbia, Tennessee. The festivities are from 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Come and join the fun!


 


 

 

Leaves of Clay

These leaves are made of clay that was fired for me by The Royal Brush in Columbia, Tennessee. Is anyone interested in taking a class in which we will make clay pendants and create necklaces from them? There are unlimited options of designs that can be made. They have asked me to teach a class if there is enough interest. Please either contact me through my link here on the site or through their Facebook page let them know that you are interested. It would require one class to make the pendants and then after they are fired, another one to construct the necklaces. Price is to be determined when we find out if there is an interest. It would probably be on a Thursday evening or a Sunday afternoon.

Blue Girl

I was cleaning out some old boxes and found this very old pocket watch case. I added a photo of my grandmother when she was a young girl and a very blue butterfly. The chain is glass and brass beads, chain, and some blue sari fabric yarn that Steph sent to me.

This will be available on Thursday evening at the Artisans’ Party at Wall Candy, 116B West Seventh St. in Columbia, Tennessee.

The party will be from 5:30 until 8:30 with yummy food, drinks, and live music. Come and support your local artisans!

Faux Fossil

The focal on this necklace was sent to me by my friend Steph (aka Vladthebat.) It is a clay replica of an ammonite fossil that she created. I painted it and added the other gemstone and glass beads to match. This will be available at the Artisans Party next week on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Art Candy in downtown Columbia, TN. The party is from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. Come join the fun!

Pass the Peas Please

My husband has been telling me that I need to make some more pea necklaces. I finally did some with a new twist of enameling the pods with my torch fired enamel. These are coming up for sale at an upcoming open house art show that I am doing with some local artisans. The show will be at Wall Candy which is a frame and art shop just off the square in Columbia, Tennessee. 116-B West 7th St. on Thursday, December 1 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. There will be food, live music, and a wine tasting by Lexington Vineyard.

Two Shows In One Day

Busy, busy! Two shows in one day!  On Thursday of next week, in the morning, the long awaited Silo Studio’s Studio Thursday is taking place. Shawn has been working tirelessly to stock an amazing array of fun and funky furniture and accessories. Please come out and help support Snooty Giggles Dog Rescue.  The show is from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Pack it all up and set up again in downtown Columbia at Wall Candy on West 7th Street, near the square for a show to benefit the Maury County Arts Guild and the Polk Theatre Project. A portion of the proceeds will go to the purchase and renovation of the old Polk movie theatre. They have great plans for bringing the arts to downtown Columbia and helping to revive the downtown area.  The show begins at 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm with food and live music.  Many local artists will have their work on display for sale. The show will continue on Friday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and again on Saturday. My work will only be there on Thursday and Friday.  Come on out and show your support.