Earth Mother and Father Sky Weep

I hope you enjoy my desktop calendar for November, “Earth Mother and Sky Father Weep.” This image is available for personal use and if you love it, please order a print, canvas, bag or pillow online! Video about the making of this image: This image was created as part of my research for a final…

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Archiving my blog with @blog2print and @Readmill

After so many years of blogging I decided it was time to archive my content in some way. After trying and failing at several options, I settled in blog2print. I was able create year length archive books – the PDF book includes a cover, index, list of posts, and back page. After creating and downloading…

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Mixing the color palette for a 4×6 painting

I work back and forth between the actual painting and digital painting to develop colors and composition.  Before I get too lost in painting I mix the full color palette. Mixing all the colors ahead of time insures that the final palette will be solid and cohesive. This panting will be a photo opportunity at…

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EcoArt Fair at the WAV – ArtWalk Ventura @ventura101 @venturajournal

This year I am collaborating with the other WAV artists on an event by creating promotional materials for ArtWalk. It’s the first year that the ArtWalk peeps have notified us that we have a street to fill in collaboration with eco friendly automobiles … “New this year under the generous sponsorship of the Ventura Auto…

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Making Paper Lanterns at Littlewood Studios

Jill creates a paper lantern making workshop in #4 of 6 workshops at Littlwood Studios. We are getting ready for the Lucidity Festival. Personally I am involved with the Art Dome. This creative process involves SO many people. Lucidity is a music and arts festival. It’s open source – it’s a collaborate and dynamic experience that…

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Workshop 3 of 6 – open-source transformational festival

Lucidity is an open-source transformational art and music festival in Santa Barbara, CA. Read more about the totems like Vivacious Jaguars (Goddess Grove) on the website: lucidityfestival.com/community-totems/

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Martin GIRLS! #portrait sketch

I started a portrait of the ‘Martin Girls’ this weekend. They live in the East Bay and grew up camping in the family VW. This portrait is from when they were kids and will combine a few elements in the 1959 style – matching the family vibe!

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How to make yourself a Jaguar with stencils and an airbrush

The process of creating 13 vivacious jaguars… Last week I got together with a couple of women to discuss the possibility of air-brushing full body makeup Jaguar costumes. We had a photo for inspiration and some ideas about how to use templates – to create the desired outcome. Why Jaguars? The theme is in honor…

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