First Strathmore Workshop

Strathmore is hosting more workshops this year.  The first one is being taught by Traci Bautista.  Here is my first week’s work…er…play.

There are layers of stuff on here…Smooch Spritz inks sprayed over resists and plastic canvas, acrylic paints, acrylic inks, markers of all kinds, white-out pen, and oil pastels last.  The neat thing about these workshops for me is they help me get acquainted with different products that I have not used before.


  1. Great Job! I’ve been having a hard time getting into this workshop. It is amazing though, that she starts out with what looks to me like a mess, and ends up with a pretty neat piece. I really like yours. I’ll have to watch the videos again.

  2. Thanks, Lynda. Yes, you got that right. And the second week looks like even more of a mess! I haven’t done it yet. It’s just basically doodling is all it is…not thinking too much.

  3. I’m taking the same workshop, and I’m already behind. Traveling without art materials……….

  4. Judy Schaff says

    Happy New Year! I just got back from Dallas for work and now am facing surgery on my hand…back to your piece of art….I love it. Lucky you that you get exposed to all of those new products.

  5. Sharon Eley says

    Love your colors and what you did during “playtime”. Wish all adults knew that they need it as much as children. Your picture is very intriguing as all of your work. I have never heard of plastic canvas (other than YUPO). Is that what you used? Anyway, thanks for your generous sharing of your artwork and your ideas.

  6. Wonderful 🙂

  7. Thanks, Sharon. Plastic canvas I call it, but it is technically needlepoint canvas, I believe. It is a grid, but you can’t really see it at all here because of all the stuff on top of it!

  8. That is pretty fun looking!! Have fun at the retreat? When will we see pics from that? 🙂

  9. I love this one. It’s very playful and free. Fun and beautiful work.

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