Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Meet Liz Miller

Liz is one of the teachers at the Artful Gathering event this summer.

Although Liz Miller CDA began teaching decorative painting in the Raleigh, NC area in 1985, her interest in art began many years before. As a child her love for horses lead her to drawing, first horses then people and more. Her favorite toys were crayons, paper, and any coloring book with horses included. Although she was always interested in art, Liz became a RN, then a belly dancer, and then a dance therapist, always drawn to the creative aspect of the job. When she discovered decorative painting and began sharing her discoveries by teaching others, she believed that this was a natural progression, still providing for the mental and physical health of her painters, through creative art therapy.

Currently Liz owns an art studio, Artful Endeavors, in Raleigh NC. She usually paints realistic style in acrylics, but enjoys creating and experimenting with watercolor and mixed media including watercolor batik. She teaches all levels of acrylics in weekly classes and workshops in her studio as well as travel teaching and hosting seminars with some of decorative painting’s finest national teachers. Liz is a DecoArt Helping Artist.

Liz has her Masters Degree in Dance Therapy, a creative arts therapy, from Hunter College in NYC. She is a member of the Society of Decorative Painters, The Carolina Mixed Media Art Guild, and The Heart of Carolina Tolers where she has served as chapter president and various other offices.

Liz’s artwork has been chosen for display at the permanent collection at the Society of Decorative Painting in Wichita, KS.

Liz has taught at the Society of Decorative Painting convention and is known for her graceful leaves and leaf study workshop. You can find her online classes at Creative Workshops.

Visit her web site Artful Endeavors

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Friday, February 18, 2011

OWOH Winners!

What a whirlwind ride it was!
People flew all over the world, making new friends and finding fun new blogs to follow!

I drew two names this morning and have contacted the winners of my two drawings.  Congratulations to Dolly of who won my There is Life wall hanging and Jenn of who won The Power of a Girl.

I would like to thank everyone who stopped by to visit and leave a comment,
come back any time ya'heah!

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Meet Keith LoBue!

Each week I hope to add a feature of the participating artists appearing at Artful Gathering and I am very excited to add the talented Keith Lo Bue to the list of teachers that are coming to this amazing event this summer for online art classes. I hope you will all come register, as this will be one of the first ever online art fest's of this kind!

Here is Keith Lo Bue

Coming to Artful Gathering 2011

July 16th - August 20th

Premiering his own online workshop
Keith Lo Bue is a jeweler, sculptor and teacher who has work in many major collections, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC and the Museum of Arts & Design in New York. For over two decades his work has been exhibited all around the US and in Germany, Australia, New Zealand, France, Ireland and England. Dozens of books feature Lo Bue's work, including One of a Kind: American Art Jewelry Today (US), 1000 Rings (Lark), The Art & Craft of Collage (UK), the Virtual Gallery of Contemporary Jewellery CD-ROM (UK) and The Compendium Finale Of Contemporary Jewellery Makers (Germany) as well as Metalsmith, American Craft and Ornament magazines (US). His workshops have been presented to enthusiastic reviews at Haystack, Penland and scores of other art and craft institutions across the United States, Canada and Australia. Lo Bue lives and works in Sydney.

Keith will be creating his own online art class at Artful Gathering 2011. Stampington & Co. is one of our sponsors along with Articus Studio, Artist Cellar, and Lisa's Altered Art.

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

An Exciting Announcement!

Oh my goodness I have been busier than a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs! LOL
But it has all been a GOOD busy!  I've been sitting on this for months and boy was that hard not to share with my lovely blogger friends.  But details had to be worked out and organized and implemented.  So I bit my tongue and kept working hard here behind the scenes to do my part in this new venture.  I was so busy behind the scenes yesterday as we finally went live that I didn't even get a chance to write this post! LOL

Maybe you've notice the adorable new badge at the top right of my sidebar. 
And she's right here too.
Isn't she a cutie?

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How many times have you wished you could go to a live Art Festival where you would have access to quality workshops with fun projects, get to choose from a variety of  teachers for a class you would like to take, to actually be able to talk and ask questions of the teachers and even shop their artwork?   And how many times have you told yourself, "well it's a nice dream anyway" ?
I've been to a few over the years, and I for sure get that no matter how exciting these events are, these days my budget puts the ka-bosh on these lovely dreams. 
And what of those who have health issues, don't like to fly, or drive long distances or live in another country!?

Well, Cristina Zinnia Galiher of  Roses on My Table and I have come together in collaboration to bring the Art Festival right to your computer!  We are gathering artists diverse in their talents and bringing them to you in the first ever online art festival/retreat/convention.  We are calling it
Artful Gathering.

So please check out the Artful Gathering blog. You can see not only the list of teachers we have on board so far but a slide show of their amazing talents!

And please, help yourself to the Artful Gathering badge for your blog or website...
we want to spread the word that the
Gathering is coming!!!

I am wishing all of you, my lovely blog friends, a happy weekend.  If you are in the midst of the bad weather roaming around the country, stay warm, dry and above all else safe!

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