Every now and then, I get ideas for new workshops... new approaches to painting, new media, revisiting techniques for media I've taught before, new approaches to the material I've taught before and new ways of understanding it. If I'm in a busy time, as I have been the last few months — with shows, workshops already scheduled, and private workshops — all an absolute pleasure for me, the ideas have to wait. They kind of pile up like schoolchildren at a door waiting for recess. They're ready... they're just waiting for the door to open....
And when that door opens, oh the joy! That's what things feel like right now. I've had a whole lot of ideas percolating, and this week and next are my time to test the new ideas out, create samples, and work out the bugs. The November workshop I've scheduled, Create Your Own Mixed Media Holiday Cards, is one of the ideas bursting out to play. I can hardly wait to begin sharing the images that come out of this time... it is my work, but it's recess, too, and time to play!
Karen Lynn Ingalls
I am a working artist in Napa and Sonoma Counties, in northern California. I paint colorist landscapes of rural California, teach art classes, workshops, and private lessons, live in Calistoga, and have my art studio in Santa Rosa, California.