Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Come and join me and two other artist and make some unique handmade gifts. I promise you will get messy and have least my project!! We will construct, paint, stamp and stencil holiday designs. This is a book that can be adopted for other special occasions. And if you're like me, collecting tickets and ephemera from vacations and such, what a great book to make to hold these reminders from our holiday!!

This is an Envelope Book. The envelopes are attached to an accordion spine. You can use bookboard or cardstock for the covers.

Maraca, Mexico, 20th century, gourd
Join us for this annual Mingei tradition: a festive evening of art making at the Museum.  Enjoy refreshments and the company of new friends while creating personal handmade holiday gifts inspired by the Museum’s exhibitions and collection. Work with three local artists to:
  • Make and embellish gourd rattles with Rosario Wilke
  • Explore the wonder of blue through beaded rings with Phyllis Fogel (Studio 37 in Spanish Village)
  • Experiment with stenciling and stamping techniques to create unique envelope notebooks with Liza Alvarez

Members, students and faculty: $30
Non-Members: $40

All materials included. Limited space available, reservations required.

To purchase tickets, please call 619-704-7498

Hope to see you there!!!!!!!

Fun things

 Big book made from a piece of cardboard that came with new bed sheets. The shape of the cardboard dictated the size and shape of this book. It's a great book for photos or scrapbooking or writting and collecting things!!!

 Rosie checking out the day journals.

Rosie hanging out by my outdoor studio!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

This from that....

I put together these journals from painted canvas, papers and other cloths.
Shabby upcycle!

I have a workshop coming up at the mingei. If you have ever wanted to make your own unique book, come and join me on Wednesday, December 12 at 5pm.