Monday, May 14, 2012

Day 29 Teaching at Banana Rose

I'm so excited to be teaching 
Mixed Media Techniques at 
in WestlakeVillage. 
 Cory Jaki, along with her beautiful daughter Hannah, have created a very
special and unique boutique. You can shop, take a healing arts or creative arts class-
wait for it--
...on the waterfront!!

Always a friendly greeter at the door :)

On Tuesday, May 29 I'll be teaching Mixed Media techniques- we'll be collaging on a canvas using all kinds of ephemera, paint, textures, millinery bits and bobs. So fun!

If you'd like to join us, you can get all the details and register at:

Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, May 7, 2012

Day 28 - Woading with French General

Woad Products at the French General

Woad is known as "The European Blue"--It's an ancient dying process--alchemy.
 Last Saturday Kaari Meng, owner of the the French General hosted a full day of Woading with French Woad Master Denise Simeon-Lambert.
For Lydia and I, the day started out with a drive up to LA. 

 The French General is very low key on the outside...

BEAUTIFUL on the inside.

Then we headed to a private field in Elysian Park and started Woading

The dying process is fascinating. As you pull your fabric out of the vat its yellow for a second, then oxides green then deepens into an incredible shade of blue.
Above- (L-R) Janette Ponciroli, Lydia Reza and Joan.

Each vat creates a different color of blue

Clothes lines as far as the eye could see!

then back to French General for some 
Lillet, a French aperitif.  
Kaari's father, Dick tended bar. Too fun!

A lovely end to an incredible day.
A huge thank you to Kaari Meng and all the wonderful folks at
The French General.

Thanks so much for stopping by.