higgins black india ink

Notre Dame burns, Ouch!

Our beautiful spring weather turned gloomy and cold for a while yesterday. We were in Muse Group exploring inks and the Wabi Sabi aesthetic and sharing what we knew about the beloved Notre Dame cathedral burning in Paris. The world always has a way of infiltrating art that is made with a spirit open to spontaneity. Here’s what happened to mine, quite unconsciously at first. . .

duckforcover

Higgins India Ink, copper acrylic, paper collage on 10 X 11″ watercolor paper

The ashes are falling as Notre Dame burns today.  A good time to take cover and even burrow. How can this be?

If you’re interested in the kind of mixed media explorations we’ve been doing in these groups for at least a decade now. . .

Here’s the new spring/summer schedule of Playful Muse workshops (on Mondays) in my Sebastopol studio!

May 20, June17, July 15 – 1:30-4:30pm Can be taken as a group or individually!

August 5, 12, 19, 26, a 4 week series – 1:30-4:30

These will be posted on my website soon. Meanwhile contact me to reserve a spot!

 

 

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Higgins Black India ink, Daler Rowney Genesis Green ink, gesso on w/c paper

A flutter of wings

A heart with strings

The Monday Muse group came together yesterday for a new beginning on this joint exploration of wild-and-wooly art making. I thought we’d “do inks”, squirt them into puddles of water shapes, letting them blend and granulate.

There are Saturday workshops coming up with a couple openings.

On February 13 we’ll be having some spray paint fun: using our acrylic paints and inks in spray applications.

On March 12 we will paint out from collage pieces for some dynamic results.

For more information and to register, visit my website.