2014 started out interesting as far as all my Olympia Parks, Arts & Rec classes have all been canceled so far – only a few had a couple people signed up most had 0 enrollment. Check online to see the next batch starting in February:  Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation, 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia, WA 98501  (360) 753-8063  www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit

However….  both classes at Panorama Retirement community are running.
Then, I was called for two In-Service days at the alternative elementary school this month.
Acrylic class:
Today my acrylic class participants at Panorama voted unanimously to keep going in Feb.!      I forgot to bring my camera to take in progress photos. I didn’t finish my demo because I was so busy going from one to the other.  There are only 5 people but it keeps you real busy. The two hours fly past!

acrylic demo

I was showing them how to use molding paste [white tree shape] and a gel with sand… to be finished next week.

Bainbridge Arts and  Crafts:
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts had a cancellation for the two artist demos in February at the retirement homes so they called me
they asked me to bring up 8 to 10 new whimsical Sumi-e for their rental program. Plus I can bring up new cards as well.
Mandala Workshop:
I have arranged a Mandala workshop at the Lacey TRL for Saturday March 29th 1 to 3pm.
location: 500 College Street SE, Lacey, WA  98503-1240   360-491-3860

Japanese New Year’s celebration:

I printed Sumi-e cards today for the Saturday Japanese New Year celebration. I have original Sumi-e cards as well… keeping it simple and low prices. I hope to encourage sales by keeping low prices on cards and small prints.

Watercolor Pencil demo :

watercolor pencil demo

This was the start of a watercolor pencil demo for Monday’s class – we were working on trees and sky plus they tested their pencils colors.

Spring Art Walk:

signed up for Spring Arts walk at the Urban Onion… that’s in April!

Zazzle: Thanks for all the sales on my various studios… I’ve been adding new images to them as I make them.

with all this & that 2014 is looking a whole lot better!