Saturday, March 24, 2012

Reverse Glass Painting

Lynn Leahy, Leslie Harris, Laurie Mika and Helen Shafer Garcia
We are having so much fun! We've been meeting at each other's homes and teaching each part of our wonderful Libro de Ofrendas for our upcoming retreat. This time, we met at Lynn Leahy's and she taught us reverse glass painting. So fun, so engrossing that in 6 hours I took only these 4 photos!

Helen Shafer Garcia's glass painting
Laurie Mika's glass painting

Jane LaFazio's glass painting

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fabulous book covers!

project for mexico retreat
Jane LaFazio's first ever polymer tiles! 
We four teachers have been meeting and making our project for our upcoming mixed media art retreat this year in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. And we are loving this project! Here are some of the results from when we met at Laurie Mika's last month, and she taught us how to make these tiles.
project for mexico retreat
Jane's work in progress
Laurie Mika's
Laura Mika's
Jane LaFazio's
Jane LaFazio's
Leslie Harris' (our retreat coordinator)
project for mexico retreat
Jane's tiles
I'll photo Helen Shafer Garcia's and Lynn Leahy's and show you those too!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mini workshop at Helen Shafer Garcia's

Helen Shafer Garcia demonstrating book binding, in her studio.
We love our 2012 Dia de los Muertos Libre de Ofrenda retreat project so much, we're meeting at each other's houses for mini workshops to create the project ourselves!
This time, Helen Shafer Garcia hosted us in her backyard, for paste papers and book binding.
Laurie Mika painting papers

paste papers
Our book papers drying in the sun
Our San Miguel de Allende workshop for 2012 is full, and we're planning our next art retreat for  Santa Fe, New Mexico,  April 21-28, 2013.