Tuesday, September 17, 2019

OPC Students meet Acrylic Pouring

Rochester's OPC Senior Center's  enthusiastic students, Pam, Linda and Joyce learned a few acrylic pour techniques this week.

The small class size enabled all of us to do a little more "playing" than the class description.

They jumped right in and experimented, picking 2 colors and adding white and black. Sounds like they might continue acrylic pours at home!

They all signed up for my EcoPrinting class in the OPC cottage September 30th. We'll be using clippings from the garden outside the cottage and in addition to the leaves, etc.  I've been collecting.

  Limited class size so sign up if you want to join us.

Enjoy the week......


Friday, September 6, 2019

Rochester's Art and Apples Festival weekend Part 2

It's a busy weekend in Rochester, Michigan with the 50th Annual Art and Apples Festival in the Municipal Park. This is a major event of Paint Creek Center for the Arts.

Along those lines, OPC Senior Center is selling Apple Pies for $15 each or 2 for $25. Just drive through the circular driveway, place your order, pay and drive off with your fresh Apple pie! How easy is that??!! 

If you decide to park and go inside the OPC, you will enter a beautiful building catering to the older crowd.....it's worth a tour. The gift shop is a real gem...my OPC garden photos on tiles I made are available there.

In the lobby this weekend, works by students and teachers are featured...... a mini art show - wonderful exhibit. My small acrylic pour class examples are exhibited. Check out all the classes that are offered.

So much to do this weekend......

Enjoy every minute of it!


Art and Apples Festival Weekend in Rochester

Lytle Pharmacy 340 S Main St
Rochester, Michigan 48307
(248) 651-8511
The 50-year old Paint Creek Center for the Arts Art and Apples Festival is happening this weekend in Rochester Municipal Park. Be sure to check it out. I'm delighted that some of my artwork (always eclectic) is featured in the center window of Lytle Pharmacy on Main St. throughout the weekend. Be sure to stop by.

The beautiful building is the original Opera House of Rochester. Lytle Pharmacy is noted, not only for its personal pharmacy services but also for unique gifts and cards. They are so supportive of local artists. 

Many thanks to Owner/Pharmacist John Blanchard and staff for all you do! 

On another note - Lytle Pharmacy features 4 different coaster/tiles of historic Rochester buildings for purchase. I create the tiles using prints of original watercolors by Karen Howell. The tiles are back in stock!  

Enjoy this busy weekend
Lytle Pharmacy
Home Bakery

Red Knapp's
D & C

Saturday, May 25, 2019

OPC Students Pull Chains

Aha - Did that heading get your attention? Look at the work my students did this past week practicing the pulled string and pulled ball-bearing chain into white acrylic pour backgrounds. They, like me, enjoyed the pulled chain effect the best. There are plenty of YouTube videos about this technique so check them out. I thought you'd like to see these.

OPC  Senior Center here in Rochester, Michigan. It's a wonderful free facility for 55 year olds and up.....classes, swimming, sports, theatre, travel, dining. I think it has everything but a hotel! I enjoy teaching a variety of classes there every month or so. The staff members are terrific!

If you live in the area, check it out.

May you have a safe Memorial Day weekend, remembering those who gave their lives for us.


Monday, April 1, 2019

Acrylic Pour Presentation Tiles

These wonderfully interesting acrylic pours are on 16" x 10" tiles. Although they are alcohol, water and scratch-resistant, they are not to be used as cutting boards. Each tile makes a wonderful presentation of cheeses, fruits and nuts, or a wine carafe and glasses.

I am delighted that The Cheese Lady in Rochester, MI carries several of these tiles. For more information, please stop by The Cheese Lady 302, W. University 248-413-5758, or send me an email cbs@studio-mosaic.com. Please note that some of the tiles in the video have sold. They can not be duplicated but colors can be customized on request. (results vary!)