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Perfect Gift for any Bison Fan!

Congratulations to the NDSU Bison Football Team which recently won its 4th National Championship in Frisco, Texas! It was the most exciting football game I have ever watched! On this high note,  I am happy to announce that my Five- pack Bison card sets are now available for purchase in two downtown art galleries:  Gallery 4 Gift Shop at 114 North Broadway in beautiful downtown Fargo and  the Red Door Art Gallery in beautiful downtown Wahpeton, North Dakota, ( my hometown). These colorful card sets are sealed in clear plastic wrappers for $22.00. This is the perfect gift for friends and family, especially those who are fans of the Thundering Herd.
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Combining my loves of nature, art, golf, and teaching

Hawkeye The past month and a half has been an amazing time starting with a visit to Grassy Butte, ND filled with wonderful friendship and hiking in Theodore Roosevelt Park….I took hundreds of photos of bison and birds, such as the red-tailed hawk on the left, and have enough material to last me a few months! I rode in a hot air balloon over the Badlands and took a few more hundred photos. In early October, I had a wonderful and successful Studio Crawl and met so many new friends! The icing on the cake happened last week when I went to the golf destination spot named Streamsong, Florida to teach art lessons to corporate types and their spouses. They were there for a Board retreat and art lessons were a part of the many activities they could select. I was so blessed to work with these fabulous people! I also got to play two rounds of golf there, as the company, Mosaic, owns the golf resort and its thousands of acres of reclaimed mining lands in central Florida. The Mosaic people are exceptional people-so appreciative and willing to learn about sketching and watercolor. The food was amazing, too, and I became a big fan of Chef Mike…so much that I asked him if I could be a , “Mouse in the corner”, and take photos of him and his staff as they prepared for their third banquet that week…he welcomed me and I spent an hour in the kitchen, observing and photographing  the “plating” process…I was floored by the stunning focus shown by the three chefs and three cooks…I will most likely be doing a “Chef Mike” series, as I loved watching his team work like a well-oiled machine…there was no yelling or pressuring one another…it was so quiet this mouse had to be careful not to squeak and distract them. So, the painting continues…….Tomorrow  I go to Wahpeton to teach basic watercolor mixing, sketching, and then on Wednesday, I will teach an all day workshop in Mixed Media collage through the Red Door Art Gallery. If you want to get in to one of these classes, it is not too late! Call the Red Door Art Gallery at 701) 591-1010 or email me on my website and I will make sure I save a spot for you! Bison Magnificence Face of the Mighty Bison

Supply List for Acrylic mixed media collage class

Wild and WoollyAcrylic Mixed Media Collage: Creating a work in collage involves gluing materials to a surface to create a unique work of art. It is fun, thought provoking, and intuitive. Students are  required to bring a sketchbook or journal and encouraged to bring a box of interesting paper items such as stamps, ticket stubs, letters, colored tissue papers, etc. We will use acrylic paint and gloss medium to explore the possibilities. This is a non-threatening introduction to mixed media collage and will focus on the process of exploration and experimentation using a variety of materials. Many collage materials will be available for use, although students need to supply their own acrylic paints of any colors.

Register by calling the Red Door Art Gallery in Wahpeton at 701-591-1010. Payment is required at the time of registration.

Cost: $85/ per person

Date and Time:  Wednesday, October 29th, 9:00-4:00

 Tentative Location: Tech building on the NDSCS Campus in Wahpeton, North Dakota. 

Acrylic Mixed Media Collage Supply List

o   Journal or sketchbook at least 9”x 12” in size

o   Container for water, such as an ice cream bucket

o   At least four acrylic paint tubes: yellow, blue, red, and white

o   A few inexpensive, old paintbrushes for use with gloss medium/ I will have extras available for your use if you do not have one.

o   Any scraps of paper that have interesting textures and colors, such as stamps, ticket stubs, tissue papers, gift wrapping paper, gum wrappers, etc.

o   Photo references of an image you would like to create using collage materials.

I will supply additional materials such as magazines, tissue papers, and backings for collages.