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Mid Summer of Mine



These are the days when poems are born.

Birds play on the grass under a shower of water from the sprinkler.

The air is alive with humming birds and dragonflies, bees and butterflies.

I could watch them all day.



Create With me


Creating with me

Spring has come and gone here in the Pacific Northwest, and now we are deep in the midst of summer. After a very hot spell,  trees are already shedding a few yellow leaves, they sprinkle them on the grass and seem ready for the Autumn rains and cooler nights.

River Garden Studio

River Garden Studio

Late in May I taught a beautiful workshop with Tonia Jenny, here at River Garden Studio called  Archetypal Expressions. This photograph was taken in the garden under our Maple Trees in late May.

Susan Lehman's art in progress.

Susan Lehman’s art in progress.

For two days we worked and played outside learning and creating symbols that were meaningful in our life. We worked with cement, wood and paper writing, drawing, carving and printing.

Joan Madden's art in progress.

Joan Madden’s art in progress.

Tonia Jenny's art in progress.

Tonia Jenny’s art in progress.

Last weekend I taught two workshops in Arizona at Art Unraveled.

My first workshop was called The Alchemist’s Book of Treasures and my student’s work was thoughtful and creative! I love teaching this workshop because of the stories each creation tells.

Student Artwork from The Alchemist's Book of Treasures

Student Artwork from The Alchemist’s Book of Treasures

Art by Jan.

Art by Jan.

Susan's artwork.

Susan’s artwork.

These are some of the books made by my students in A Book of Trees, one of my favorite workshops and subjects! My students were lovely, so creative, and I love the way we all bonded from the very first moments, trusting, laughing, sharing and joyfully creating.

Student Artwork from A Book of Trees.

Student Artwork from A Book of Trees.

Deb's pages.

Deb’s pages.

Amy's pages.

Amy’s pages.

Now I am happily nestled at home, moving from studio to garden and enjoying my world… there is time for everything again. 

If you love the art that you see here, and want to learn how to incorporate found objects into your art… 

My online workshop,

Victory Shield’s

and Wisdom Keepers

is having a Big Sale right now!!

You can read more about it here…

Art Pieces by Christine, Ann, Teressa, Susan and Diana

Art Pieces by Christine, Ann, Teressa, Susan and Diana