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I am going to join The 100 Day Project which begins on April 3.  I’d love it if some of you joined me.  It is about art — but very loosely.  It should build self discipline and encourage creativity.  The item you choose to do every day for 100 days shouldn’t be some BIG complicated project. Here are some ideas:

Draw your self portrait on a post it note every day for 100 days.

Dance in public every day for 100 days.

Take a photo of __________ every day for 100 days.

You get the idea.

What am I going to do?  There are a number of artists who draw very realistically using ballpoint pens.  I’ve bought one of those pens that has four colors in it and for one hundred days I am going to do a simple sketch each day using those four colors in the pen.  I know I won’t produce the same kind of works such as Samuel Silva produces (see but I want to learn how to use the pen and cross hatching to produce colors…


Here’s the website to learn more:

Let me know if you’ll be joining in!  I’ll be posting on Instagram and occasionally facebook and this website.

Mosaic Camp Out August 2018

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Aug 16, 17, 18, 19, 2018

Cost is $450, includes materials, supplies, 6 meals

Imagine… Three and a half days in the lush Oregon countryside, making mosaics with old and new friends.  Pitch your tent (or bring your trailer) and pack a cooler along for drinks.  Enjoy open studio time to work on your projects and class sessions led by Kory Dollar.  Work late or gather around a bonfire in the evening…  Held on the fields of Helvetia Lavender and Christmas Tree Farm and Denny’s Workshop.  Limit: 15 students.

More details to come.  Contact Denny or Kory to reserve your place or for more information.

Making Concrete Pumpkins & More

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Lots of new classes including one making concrete pumpkins…

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Thinking Halloween? Let’s make concrete pumpkins! All you need is bring a plastic pumpkin (the kind that is used for trick or treating or a Styrofoam decorative pumpkin (or two) to my house on Sunday afternoon, Oct 1 at 1:30 and we’ll make them together. $10 per pumpkin made.  Contact me at

Here’s the rest of the line-up [so far] (I add classes as I have time and ideas!).


If you are interested in seeing what I am doing art-wise personally, be sure to check out my personal FB page.  Here’s a few teasers…








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Missed the Shibori class?  Call me to schedule another one for you and a small group of friends.  This is fun!  Start with a blank slate (well, scarf, blanket, tea towel, etc), mix up a vat of indigo and choose one of the different techniques and see what you get…


Important Announcements

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1. Open Studio is cancelled for Wednesday, August 2, due to weather predictions and the fact that my air conditioning is on the fritz. Find something cool to do…
2. The Accordion Book Making Class scheduled for Aug. 4-6 is going to be rescheduled. Please let me know if you would like to take it and when.
3. I will be a vendor at the North Plains Elephant Garlic Festival August 11-13. If you’re out that way, stop by and say hello.
4. Deadline for registering for Susan Crocenzi’s Mosaic class is August 5. This is a fantastic class and I’m giving a bonus. Ask me for more information.
5. My Convas Texture Book Class is August 18-20, $90. Register now!

Artist Trading Cards at North Plains Library

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The ATC group that I am part of was asked to display some of our cards in the North Plains Library.  The display is up for all of July and August and is interactive in that we ask others to make and then exchange cards through a board we left up.


We meet the third Thursday of each month at 6 pm at the North Plains Library.  Come join us.  Here are some of the cards I made for this month.

Open Studio Canceled Tomorrow

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No Open Studio tomorrow (Wed) as I’m heading to the beach!  I’ll be looking for broken sand dollars, heart rocks, and anything else that is interesting…

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Note: I’m a small, one-person run workshop so it is always wise to let me know in advance by phone, email, or text if you’re planning on coming for a class, a drop-in clay class, or an open studio.