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August Featured Artist

“ Following the Circuitous Thread”

Mixed Media Paintings by Eve Margo Withrow –

August 2017

Art and Soul Gallery

Ashland, OR 

    “ I’m always curious to explore the edge that lies outside the box. From that perspective, I reflect on the essential feeling ingredients of an experience or place.  Many of my favorite and most exciting works are the result of finding imaginative solutions to things run amok. I play and adventure with my expressions. Following threads here and there, I enter the flow of my creative process; head and heart awake and dancing.”
 
Eve is an international award winning professional Artist and is part owner of Art and Soul Gallery in Ashland , Oregon.

Please join us on Friday August 4 from 5-8 pm for a festive evening of Fine Art, Music by Rick Millward, Conversation and some refreshing nibbles!

Sky Lake Moon, 30 x 22 Mixed water media on paper from the Solstice Skies collection by Eve Margo Withrow. ©2015

Sky Lake Moon
30 x 22 Mixed water media on paper

Valley of the Rogue

July Intuitive Painting Class

Reminder for Intuitive Painting Class

Watchful Eyes

Intuitive Painting With Eve

Are you ready to explore the edges of your creativity; Play with and follow the threads of visual expression; laugh with the joy available when you trust your intuition to guide you?

 

Experience and experiment with a variety of non-threatening painting processes. Artists who want to create with renewed enthusiasm as well as inexperienced artists will be delighted.

 

 

Join me for a playful afternoon of Intuitive Painting on Sunday, July 9th from 12pm to 4pm. Classes are small and comfortable. Price is $50 including materials. Contact me at 541-772-6888 for more information and registration. www.evemargowithrow.com

PaperLove E-course – Week 2

This past week I’ve been playing with collage in week two of the five week PaperLove E-course that I’m taking. I have never done all that much collage, so that was a bit daunting at first. However, I put my fears aside, and jumped in.

Box made from binders board, then covered with collaged light green paper with mica flecks.

Box made from binders board, then collaged with torn pieces of light green paper with mica flecks.

I shouldn’t have worried, Rachael made it easy. And when I though about it, I realized we do a little bit of collage every time we put a stamp on a letter and mail it. You remember, the old fashioned snail mail? Once I thought of collage that way, it seemed less frightening.

Box made with binders board and covered with collaged torn pieces of paper with blue thread embedded in the paper. Top of box will be made later this week.

Box made with binders board and covered with collaged torn pieces of paper with blue thread embedded in the paper. Top of box will be made later this week.

Many years ago, I got my mom interested in calligraphy. Then calligraphy got her interested in Chinese Brush Painting. A while back she gave me a big box of her practice papers that she didn’t want to just throw out. I was going through them last week, trying to clear out some space in my garage, and decided they would be perfect materials for collage.

Collaged pieces of my mom's practice Chinese Brush Paintings of vegetables.

Collaged pieces of my mom’s practice Chinese Brush Paintings of vegetables.

I collaged a piece of paper, then cut it and wrapped it around a container of liquid hand washing gel. It really looks great in my bathroom.

Handmade paper washi paper made from samples of gift wrap I was gifted this past weekend.

Handmade paper washi paper made from samples of gift wrap I was gifted this past weekend.

On Friday night I did a demonstration of my paper wrapped pencils at Nimbus in Ashland. They had some samples of gift wrap paper and asked me if I would like some. Obviously I said yes and went home and made the above washi tape, one of the exercises in this course.

Box made from binders board, then collaged with torn pieces light green paper with mica flecks.

Box made from binders board, then collaged with torn pieces light green paper with mica flecks.

There has been a lot more instruction going this past week than what I’ve shared here. I was pretty busy this past week and still have a few exercises I need to complete. It’s been a joy to take this class.

To read about the first week of my E-Course: PaperLove E-course – Week 1.

Enjoy, Candy

My New Website

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I am thrilled to announce

that My New Website

is Now Launched!!

And I would really love for you to visit me there…

http://www.roxanneevansstout.com/

My incredible website designer is

Cheryl Stockton

from Stockshot Studio

She's been so wonderful to work with! 

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My River Garden Studio blog will stay up,

so you can still see all my posts…

but I will be writing on the new blog from now

on my website.

 

 

 

 

 

My New Website

IMG_5911

I am thrilled to announce

that My New Website

is Now Launched!!

And I would really love for you to visit me there…

http://www.roxanneevansstout.com/

My incredible website designer is

Cheryl Stockton

from Stockshot Studio

She's been so wonderful to work with! 

_DSC0034

My River Garden Studio blog will stay up,

so you can still see all my posts…

but I will be writing on the new blog from now

on my website.

 

 

 

 

 

My New Website

IMG_5911

I am thrilled to announce

that My New Website

is Now Launched!!

And I would really love for you to visit me there…

http://www.roxanneevansstout.com/

My incredible website designer is

Cheryl Stockton

from Stockshot Studio

She's been so wonderful to work with! 

_DSC0034

My River Garden Studio blog will stay up,

so you can still see all my posts…

but I will be writing on the new blog from now

on my website.

 

 

 

 

 

Wildland Creatures, New Stencil Designs

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I am excited to announce the Release of my New Stencil Designs…for StencilGirl!

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Let me tell you a little about them…

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My Wildland Creatures are a part of a new series that include the birds, fish and animals that I love to watch and include in my artwork. I hope that you will love to use my new designs in your art as well!

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These animals are a part of my life in the Pacific Northwest.

Each stencil design represents an animal that I love. I have even written legends to go with them to inspire you in your art making. You can read more about my Wildland Creatures on StencilGirlTalk 

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I have walked the fields where the horses and cattle roam, climbed over rocky cliffs where the rams once thrived, waded in the ocean water with the fish and watched the hawks fly.

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These stencil designs can be used as a focal point or a background… or both.

They are wonderful in a painting or collage or a page in your art journal. Pan pastels, distress inks, permanent inks and gesso are my favorite tools for stenciling.

The emblems that go with each creature symbolize their characteristics and the passage of time. I really enjoy mix and matching them with other stencils.

Please visit here to read more about them and visit here to see them in the StencilGirl Products Shop 

 

 

Wildland Creatures, New Stencil Designs

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I am excited to announce the Release of my New Stencil Designs…for StencilGirl!

IMG_0540

Let me tell you a little about them…

IMG_0545

My Wildland Creatures are a part of a new series that include the birds, fish and animals that I love to watch and include in my artwork. I hope that you will love to use my new designs in your art as well!

_DSC0039

These animals are a part of my life in the Pacific Northwest.

Each stencil design represents an animal that I love. I have even written legends to go with them to inspire you in your art making. You can read more about my Wildland Creatures on StencilGirlTalk 

_DSC0299

I have walked the fields where the horses and cattle roam, climbed over rocky cliffs where the rams once thrived, waded in the ocean water with the fish and watched the hawks fly.

IMG_0546

These stencil designs can be used as a focal point or a background… or both.

They are wonderful in a painting or collage or a page in your art journal. Pan pastels, distress inks, permanent inks and gesso are my favorite tools for stenciling.

The emblems that go with each creature symbolize their characteristics and the passage of time. I really enjoy mix and matching them with other stencils.

Please visit here to read more about them and visit here to see them in the StencilGirl Products Shop 

 

 

Wildland Creatures, New Stencil Designs

_DSC0031

I am excited to announce the Release of my New Stencil Designs…for StencilGirl!

IMG_0540

Let me tell you a little about them…

IMG_0545

My Wildland Creatures are a part of a new series that include the birds, fish and animals that I love to watch and include in my artwork. I hope that you will love to use my new designs in your art as well!

_DSC0039

These animals are a part of my life in the Pacific Northwest.

Each stencil design represents an animal that I love. I have even written legends to go with them to inspire you in your art making. You can read more about my Wildland Creatures on StencilGirlTalk 

_DSC0299

I have walked the fields where the horses and cattle roam, climbed over rocky cliffs where the rams once thrived, waded in the ocean water with the fish and watched the hawks fly.

IMG_0546

These stencil designs can be used as a focal point or a background… or both.

They are wonderful in a painting or collage or a page in your art journal. Pan pastels, distress inks, permanent inks and gesso are my favorite tools for stenciling.

The emblems that go with each creature symbolize their characteristics and the passage of time. I really enjoy mix and matching them with other stencils.

Please visit here to read more about them and visit here to see them in the StencilGirl Products Shop 

 

 

Creating Felt Fabric Collage

 

Felt and Fabric pieces for Collage

Felt and Fabric pieces for Collage

Fabric Collage refers to the creation of a new cloth from a collection of different types of textiles.  I have been playing with my stash of handmade felt, fabric and scraps to make unique textiles that can transform into a vest, pants, wrap or a scarf.

I begin by pulling out different types of complimentary textiles and laying them out on a big table. I like to work with one bigger piece of fabric that will be the base fabric around which patterns and themes can emerge.  Once I have my base fabric and a few anchor textiles, I begin the adding and subtracting process.  My fabric scrap collection contains lots of little treasures that can be added as design or accent elements.  I love working with selvage and raw edge scraps.  Prints with words are also fun to incorporate into the design.  I like to have my pattern pieces on the table as well so that I can begin to think about fabric placement.

The next step in my process is to start stitching some of the fabrics together.  I like to overlap

Collage pieces attached to base fabric with free motion stitching

Collage pieces attached to base fabric with free motion stitching

the fabrics as this creates more texture and interest.  Once I have a few pieces of my textile stitched, I place them on the pattern to see where they might look best.  An important tool in this process is a dress form as it allows me to see where on the garment certain designs will fall.  If you don’t have a dress form you can hold the pattern pieces up on your own body to see how the textile will flow.

 

 

 

Once I stitch all of the fabrics together for the pattern pieces, I am ready to construct the garment.  If I am lining the vest, I will sew in the lining and then sew the shoulder seams.  I try the garment on to make sure the armhole and bust area’s fit my silhouette.  Next I pin the side seams sew them together and I have a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art.

Collage Vest, Felt and other complimentary fabrics

Collage Vest, Felt and other complimentary fabrics

felt vest

Collage Vest made with all felted fabrics