REMINDERS, Donna Watson, acrylic and collage
NOTE: I will be teaching 2 two day workshops in Portland, Oregon in April. The first workshop is titled:
Journal to Book: A Zen approach. On the first day, artists will explore their interests, passions, heritage, hobbies, or relationships AND create collage papers, either hand painted or found for their journal. On the second day, artists will take their story or history or interest and use collage papers and/or text to begin their book in a blank journal. (April 8-9, 2014)
The second workshop is titled: Boro/Wabi sabi The spirit of collage. On the first day, artists will hand paint rice papers using paints, stamps, stencils, whatever. There will be in introduction to Zen tenets, composition, design elements and principles. On the second day, artists will create their collages using journals, canvas, wood supports.. whatever they want. (April 10-11, 2014)
For more information on these workshops go to: www.artandsoulretreat.com
Zen Nature 2, Donna Watson, collage
NEWS: My paintings have been included in the book 100 ARTISTS OF THE NORTHWEST.
My painting REMINDERS at the top of this blog is one of the paintings included in the book.
There are 50 artists from Washington and 50 artists from Oregon. The book is filled with
contemporary artists of all mediums both 2-D and 3-D, and is available from Amazon.com
There will be a reception and book signing on March 1, at Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park on Camano Island, WA. I will have 6 painting included in the show and there will be 25 artists from the book there in the gallery for book signing.
AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY! This is my first ever giveaway after - wow, how many years since I started my blog? 4 or 5 years. Just leave a comment (make sure I know how to contact you) at this blog post and I will have a drawing and send someone a copy of my own hand created book THE BEAUTY OF NOTHINGNESS. The book is available at Blurb.com here but I have one signed copy ready for my first ever give away.
Here are some sample pages from the book. You can view the whole
book at the Blurb.com link above.
"Learning to be creative within the confines of our limitations is the best hope we have to transform ourselves..." Phil Hansen
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