Watercolor Sketching with Cathy Johnson

Cathy Johnson is a long-time member of EBSQ. In 2012 she did a series of free workshops with Strathmore Papers. Those video lessons are now on Youtube!

EBSQ Friday Five

C3 Van Gogh by Kathleen Ralph

1. On Being Grateful #3 – Kathleen Ralph’s awesome rendition of C-3PO as a Van Gogh portrait has been selected for a digital art exhibit through the University of Calgary. Congratulations Kathleen!

2. December’s Mandala: Letting Go – Maureen Frank’s December mandala is a wonderful exercise in both creativity and psychological cleansing. Check it out! It’s FREE.

3. Free Holiday Desktop Calendar – Terry McClary has a wonderful (and FREE) gift for her blog readers, a wonderful wallpaper for your computer that doubles as a calendar!

4. News from Cathy Johnson – Cathy has a lot of news to share in this post, but what snagged my attention is the FREE workshop she will be hosting through Strathmore next year.

5. Great Kits and Gadgets for Artists – Stacey Zimmerman has some great gift ideas for artists!

Have a wonderful weekend!

EBSQ Friday Five

The EBSQ Friday Five offers a brief look at noteworthy news from around the EBSQ Artist Blogosphere.

1. Indian Summer – After a year away from painting Julianne Richards is back! Indian Summer is her second painting of the year.

2. Chinese Brush Painting with Susan – Read all about Cathy Santarsiero’s studio play date and her exploration into Chinese brush painting.

3. Creating Memorable Art – Artist Michele Carter shares a bit about her process and what it means to create memorable art.

4. Deadlines and Targets – Jeremy McKay is having an Open Studio to highlight his 100 paintings of La Jolla Cave. Check his blog for date and time.

5. Day 1, Resolve and Other Words of Note – Pastel artist Brenda Boylan is taking a workshop. Don’t miss this post and her others highlighting her day and it’s creations.

Have a wonderful and creative weekend!

Join us tonight for Polymer Clay Basics with Lauren Cole Abrams

hosted by EBSQ Self-Representing Artists and Lauren Abrams
Monday, June 22nd at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific)
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Polymer clay is one of the newest and most exciting mediums in the fine craft world, and it’s fast becoming one of the most popular. It is inexpensive, easy to use and doesn’t require a lot of equipment. I’m going to be demonstrating a few basic but fascinating techniques, such as the Skinner Blend, simple cane making, and the use of alcohol inks and silver leaf.

About the presenter:
Lauren Abrams has been creating art and fine crafts in one form or another for about 35 years. She lives in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania with her husband and a variety of woodland creatures, such as deer, turkeys and black bears.

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Art the Economy and Survival – Open Forum tonight

Last week we announced January’s EBSQ LIVE and because we feel it is an important topic we wanted to remind everyone that tonight is the night. If you are wondering what to do to maximize your chances of getting through the tough economy, have come up with any strategies or just want to talk or listen, we hope that you will be at this evening’s LIVE!

Theodora Demetriades
Theodora Demetriades

Tonight will be an open forum gathering where all can participate. These are some rocky and scary times but they are survivable.  EBSQ LIVE will be in the EBSQ Chat Room at 9PM EST and is open to everyone. Please come and join us.

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Composition Workshop and Discussion at EBSQ

Harlan has started a Composition Workshop and Discussion on the EBSQ Forums. You can find it under General Art Topics – General Art. It is going gang busters and shows no sign of slowing down. There is a lot of wonderful information to be had, some great questions answered and lots of people participating. You really should come and check it out – it is more than worth your time.

You do need to be an EBSQ member to sign in and access that section of the Forum. To find out how to join, go to the Join page on the main EBSQ site. It’s easy and you will gain access to one of the most vibrant art communities there is.

Looking forward to seeing scads more people there!