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Monday, March 21, 2011
Sisters 7, Gather to Play with Soft Pastels
I have never played with soft pastels. What fun, Anita Stoll was such a sport to share her pastels, paper, and lots of baby wipes for me.. I just could not keep my hands off of the paper, and wore most of it home.
Anita sharing ideas, and how one usually lays down the color with pastels..
Anita in her beautiful clean studio. Her art is amazing and so beautiful. I got lost in looking around.. I have not looked at what I did since I came home.. some fear. I find that what I have in my mind does not get on the paper, maybe that is why painting is a frustrating process for me.. I love it, but frustrating..
Kathleen Mattox, took off as usual in her own special style... does not matter what media, it comes out with bright colors and exciting thoughts.. Did not get a photo of Julie's, or Sheila's... or mine for that matter.. I will peek at mine and see if it is worth taking a photo of it.
I am a mixed media fiber/quilt artist who loves to work with gourds,and jewelry. I am easily distracted with the next project, and have many going at one time. I have been teaching Fabric Dyeing and Beginning gourd art for many years. I am blessed with my own home studio. We live in the rolling hills near Yosemite National Park, in central Calif. U.S.A. This is a place of Inspiration, Blue Skies and Great Friends. I volunteer with several organizations,and have memberships in P.E.O., Coarsegold Historical So., Sierra Art Trails, Madera Circle Gallery, Yosemite Western Artist, Timberline Gallery and Sierra Mountain Quilters. I teach at my home studio and at local quilt gatherings.
My web site is: www.vivianhelena.com,