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  • Matisse in the Garden, Gaiety Hollow

    Matisse in the Garden

    We had a lovely time at Gaiety Hollow last Saturday, painting and cutting out Matisse-inspired collages. I have been planning this class since March with the fabulous members of the Lord and…

  • Jessica Ramey Oil Painting

    Big News, Solo Art Show

    You know that feeling of butterflies in your stomach on the first day of school? Remember all the questions racing through your mind? Question 1: Do I know enough? Question 2: Who…

  • Gouache Painting

    I haven’t been painting with gouache for very long but when I tried it out for the first time I was smitten. The viscosity, vibrancy, and silkiness of this medium has captured…

  • Sign up for my OMG! (Oh My Gouache) class!

    I’m super excited to teach a class entitled OMG! (Oh My Gouache) at the Art Department in Salem, Oregon. Some people know gouache as opaque watercolor, casein tempra, tempera, poster color, or…

  • Free Art Friday

      DIY Studio is proud to announce that we have started a group, Free Art Friday in Salem! We are hitting the streets of Salem every Friday leaving FREE artwork for strangers…

  • DIY Simple Felt Banner II

    I’ve shared this with readers of Lexoxo but realized I never shared it with you! Shame on me! So here you go friends…. Feel free to download the free pattern and instructions…

  • DIY Banner

    Want to get your message out? You need a banner! Sure you can buy vinyl banners, but there is something very commercial and impersonal about them. Time for a little DIY! These…

  • Made it in my First Magazine, Artisan Jewelry made in Salem

    I get a call from Marion Barnes, the editor for Willamette Woman. After seeing the fabulous article by Cindy Ulshafer, South Salem Today–Statesman Journal, she asks if I’d like to be featured…

  • Springtime in Salem, a painting

    Did any of you Salemites witness the crazy hail storm today? Our neighborhood was quickly blanked in little hail balls around noon. It was surely a fun site to see. I was…

  • Dream “Small” The Making of an Art Pendant

    I was thrilled to get an order for one of my movable necklaces last week. Someone from Texas who said they like to collect one of a kind jewelry. She said she…

  • Fairy Art Party

    I had such a fun time with this set of girls. The birthday girl loves Fairies and Art so we decided to combine the two for this fun filled birthday party. First…

  • Getting the Right Color

    I made a mistake yesterday. I should have followed the rules. I’ve done this before and I should have learned my lesson. I got cocky and went against that little voice in…