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Thursday, June 13, 2013

The In-Betweens


My next teaching gig is at EncaustiCamp (July 23-28) where I'll be teaching a wax printmaking class. I have lists drawn up and supplies I've been gathering for that. This year the camp is moving to much nicer quarters in Federal Way, Washington, on the water, and some folks from Northlight will be in attendance to gather photographs for a book that's being published on the event. If you want to give yourself a midsummer lift, it's not too late to sign up. Here is the class information. (My classes are filled but I believe everything else is available.) EncaustiCamp is the highlight of my summer.


After that on August 8-10 comes a retreat with my good friends; Katie Kendrick, Misty Mawn and Stephanie Lee in Layton, Utah. We've been planning this one for over a year and we're all very excited about it. Stephanie will be giving each attendee a CD of her metalsmithing class and we'll all be presenting projects that we ourselves love. We're planning on a small group so you'll have lots of time with each of us and we get to take each other's classes as well. Bonus!! It's going to be a party. You can read more about it here.


I'll have one more class announcement in a few days. Something right here in Portland for you painters. Yahoo!


I've been sketching here and there and congratulating myself when I can wedge one in. The garden is doing well but we're back to rainy, cool weather again. 


The strawberries and cherries are ripe. My daughter is moving. I made a new journal and will show you the Australia pages in a later post. Everything is moving so fast around me. It's life as I love it. When it gets too hectic I chill out by pulling weeds and deadheading roses. The smell of the earth always brings me back to a quiet place.

To be continued ...

11 comments:

Lynn Cohen said...

Such excitement! Even your cereal looks beautiful. A class for folks who draw!? Hummmm.

Ro Bruhn said...

Would love to be there at all of the workshops Judy, miss your smiling face so much.

Jacky said...

When (if) I get across to visit the USA one day, I'm going to try and make it coincide with one of your workshops Judy.....
You sound so happy. Home is such a good place is it not? John, the garden, the house, art making...
The journal pages are wonderful. And I love the sound of printmaking in/with wax. Cant wait to hear more about that and see some pics. from your workshop.
Very wet and rainy our way now. Areas of East Gippsland have had 7 inches in the past 48 hours....floods everywhere.
Love to you.
Jacky xox

Kathy said...

A very busy Summer for Judy! I completely agree about the pulling weeds and deadheading roses. That is one of the quiet islands I can swim to when I need some calm. They say you can bury a lot of troubles while digging in the dirt. True dat!

Gigi said...

I'm bummed that your workshop with Misyt, Katie and Stephanie coincides with my scheduled vacation with my daughter and fam. But I'll be awaiting your announcement of your Portland class--maybe I can combine that with a visit to my other daughter who lives in Portland.

Healing Woman said...

Whenever I see your posts of those great journals you create, I wonder what is keeping me from working on my own. I love the variety and scope of your words and sketches.

Parabolic Muse said...

A person could faint from this.
What kind of painting in Portland? When? how much? Are you going to be there?!!!!!

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jodi said...

Portland!? Yay!! Your journal pages are stunning Judy!

Michele said...

I always get a big thrill when I see you've posted more of your journal pages for all of your devoted fans to admire. And learn from, too! Beautiful, as always. I'm sorry to be missing encaustic camp but I will be with the Queen Bee---and we will be thinking of you! I'm counting on seeing you in September. I miss your smiling eyes and wonderful smile.

XO

Kim Mailhot said...

Sounds like a perfect Judy summer in store. So glad to know you are living and loving so very well, Awesome One !
Pages are amazing and inspiring as always.
Happy Summer Joy !

Katie Davidson - Professional Doctorate said...

Thank you for posting the information about EncaustiCamp. I am in the northeast so I would not be able to make that, but I do enjoy the descriptions and photos. I am really enjoying my own garden at this point as well, we are not working on strawberries or cherries but we do have beans and chives.

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