Thursday, 25 September 2014


I am very excited about this upcoming workshop in Canal Flats on 
October 4th and 5th, 2014. Darlene Madden will be our instructor 
Inspiro Mixed Media).We will be creating 14" glass mandalas from 
stained and tempered glass, ceramics, tiles and embellishments. 
The class will start at 10am and run until 4pm on Saturday. 
Sunday's class begins at 10am and willl finish between 2 and 3pm. 
Cost for the class is $160.00 for non-members and $150.00 for 
members of the Headwaters Art Society. Participants must register 
through me and can reach me by email at 
or phone (250) 349 5305. We still have room for a couple more people.
 Don't miss out on this exciting and fun opportunity.

Monday, 1 September 2014

 Playing With Alcohol Inks

"Family Tree"
Alcohol Ink on 6" x 6" Ceramic Tile

I have noticed a lot of beautiful art being created with alcohol inks. 
The effects of alcohol inks on shiny surfaces gives the impression 
of stained glass. The ink dries incredibly fast, is bright and vibrant,
and is very smelly! (Use well ventilated area). It presents many challenges
because it is fast drying but also because it is a thin liquid ink. The
tendency is to run, spread across the surface. This makes the ink
rather difficult to paint with in a conventional manner.
I found the inks a lot of fun to work with and enjoyed the bright
imagery that I was able to create with them.