New Class with Creativebug!

12/19/17

Hello friends!

Join me for a month-long creative journey starting January 1st 2018! In this 31-day painting challenge, I share my love of designing and painting colorful patterns with gouache. Each day you will learn how to paint a new pattern, including traditional designs, botanicals, geometric shapes and motifs made from everyday objects. Challenge yourself to draw inspiration from the world around you, working alongside me as you hone your daily painting practice. Be sure to share your paintings in the student gallery on the Creativebug site and post them on Instagram with the hashtag #cbpatternaday!

In this class you will learn how to:

  • Paint with gouache
  • Create an all over pattern, directional pattern, and full bleed pattern
  • Use negative space
  • Artfully arrange motifs
  • Improvise patterns

Materials you’ll need:

  • 6” x 9” 140lb watercolor paper (but any size close to that will do!)
  • Assorted watercolor brushes
  • Gouache paints (Lisa uses Acryla gouache)
  • Watercolor or markers (optional; can use instead of gouache)
  • Palette
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Ruler
  • Water
  • Paper towels

For those of you who are not already Creativebug members, follow this link to view the class link and register. Creativebug is an exceptionally affordable class platform (less than $5 a month!) with so many amazing art and craft classes — and your membership gives you access to all of them, including my previous classes on the site.

Can’t wait to start January 1 and can’t wait to see what you create!

Lisa

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Adobe Make-It Episode!

11/01/17

A few months back I traveled to Adobe in San Francisco to tape an episode of Adobe Make-It, a new talk show on You Tube for creatives. I chatted with hosts Paul Trani and Brooke Francesi about my unusual career path. You can view it here!

 

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A Glorious Freedom // West Coast Book Tour

09/05/17

I’m super excited to be doing a West Coast book tour for my latest book – A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives (see pre-order & purchase details here)! Other dates around the U.S. to come later in the year and in 2018. If you live in Seattle, Portland or the Bay Area of California, I hope you will join me for one of my kick-off events! I love meeting people, and I’d love to meet you!

October 14, SEATTLE WA. I’ll be at Elliott Bay Book Company for a reading, conversation with book contributor Shauna Ahern and signing! 1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, 7:00 PM

OCTOBER 16, PORTLAND OR. I’ll be at Powell’s Books (Downtown) for a reading, a conversation with book contributor Jennifer Maerz, and a signing! 1005 W Burnside Street, Portland, 7:30 PM

OCTOBER 20, San Francisco: I’ll be at Booksmith for a reading and Q&A and a book signing. 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, 7:30 PM

OCTOBER 21, Richmond, CA: I’ll be at Kaleidoscope Coffee for a conversation with Betty Reid Soskin, who I interviewed in the book. In her late 90’s, Betty is the oldest park ranger in the National Park Service! Join us at 109 Park Place, Richmond, 6 PM

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Drink & Draw at Outlet PDX

08/02/17

Friends, I am so excited to let you know that I am having my first ever Drink & Draw at Outlet PDX on Tuesday, August 8 from 6-9 pm! Join me for an evening of drawing together (bring your own drawing supplies) and make new friends! We’ll sell beverages (both alcoholic and non for sale — please no outside beverages). I’ll also have some posters, books and journals for sale! You can view all the details here, including the exact address (Outlet is located on NE Sandy and 25th). This is an indoor/outdoor event and it’s likely going to be hot, so dress appropriately (aka: no AC).

Please RSVP here as well (if you are on Facebook). This will help us get an accurate count so we have enough chairs and beverages!

See you on Tuesday!

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Creativebug Sale!

06/06/17

Friends, I am happy to let you know about a sale going on at Creativebug – 1 month and 1 class for $1. Head here to learn more! $1 unlocks 1-month unlimited access to 1000+  classes on Creativebug PLUS 1 class to keep forever (a $29.90 value). Take any of my classes or other classes on the site!

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