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More painting progress on my demo of iris flowers out here at the @sitkacenter - showing how I cut out my drawings of the flowers and use them as stencils to quickly build layers of positive and negative space. It’s the third and final day of the event. I love being out here! ⛰ 🌲🌊
Here is a little peek into the world that I’m in over here this weekend at the @sitkacenter I’m demonstrating painting here for three days as a part of a studio tour of the Oregon coast. Today, I’ve been working on a painting inspired by the iris flowers in bloom around the campus and in my birthday bouquet. I love connecting with visitors who come on the tour - and sometimes I even invite them to paint with me! this fellow’s name is Ron andnit was his first time to Sitka Center. He is an artist and painter and lives in Gleneden Beach. We chatted while I worked iris imagery into the demo painting and pretty soon he was grabbing a pair brush, helping and to hold the stencil that I made! (And yes he saw the time-lapse and said it was okay to share😊) I love this community and am really happy to be out here, getting excited about art with people. Hugs to you all.
Art on the Edge studio tour at Sitka Saturday and Sunday 10-5
My online painting course Wild Wonder is a luscious adventure using mixed media techniques, that explores painting, botany, and your own innate wildness. It is now a self-paced, instant access course that you can start immediately and keep forever. The process I introduce consists of layers of collage, drawing and painting all in one piece. I just love, love, love layering so many different techniques together and echoing the layers inspired by what we see in nature...... . Now's the perfect time to sign up for Wild Wonder. As part of my 33rd birthday celebration I'm having a flash sale - 33% off Wild Wonder. That's one crazy good deal, just for this weekend. (It’s normally $147 but with the discount is only $98 for a limited time). You’ll get instant access to the whole course, and you’ll own it forever! Use code HAPPYBIRTHDAY33 to get the sweet deal by midnight Sunday May 20th. Check my profile for a link to the shop. . . . . . . .. #startsomething #wildwonder #annamieka #artpractice #professionalartist #professionalartists #emergingartist #emergingartists #liveunscripted #chasinglight #communityfirst #seekthesimplicity #creativepractice #creativepeptalk #creativeprocess #creativemind #cultivatecreativity #portlandart #portlandartist #artstudio #studioscenes #passioncolorjoy #originalpainting #onlineartclass #workingartist #oregonlife #oregonlove #makemoments #seekmoments
Hey guys, it's my birthday today and Summer pup is here to remind us to celebrate!! Woohooo!! I'm celebrating big by doing what I love at a truly special place. The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology is hosting me for the weekend in one of their gorgeous studios. @sitkacenter I'm here live painting, come see me if you are a Pacific Northwest local. And to keep this fun going, I'm having a flash sale for my birthday -- 33% off -- either on my online art course Wild Wonder, or on any art print in my shop. You’ll have instant access to Wild Wonder and you’ll be able to keep it forever. And art prints make great gifts you know!! Use code HAPPYBIRTHDAY33 to receive this special offer, ending Sunday, May 20th at midnight. Check my profile for a link to the shop! . . . . . . . #letsgodeep #startsomething #wildwonder #annamieka #artpractice #professionalartist #professionalartists #emergingartist #emergingartists #creativepractice #creativepeptalk #creativeprocess #creativemind #cultivatecreativity #portlandart #portlandartist #behindthescenes #artstudio #artistic #passioncolorjoy #originalpainting #onlineartclass #workingartist
I’m turning 33 tomorrow. I finally feel exactly my age. I don’t miss my younger years when I was so full of yearning and questions and in such a hurry to figure it all out. I certainly don’t have it all figured out, now, but I’m finally not in any hurry to get older, too. I like being this age. Do you relate to this? Do you wish to be older or younger than you are? At what age did you really feel your age? What the hell does age even mean, amiright? We are all spinning around on this planet at the same moment in time, whether we have already been alive for many years, or have been alive for just a few. The time that we encounter each other is right now. Here. Together. I’m heading out to the Oregon coast right now, with my car completely full of paintings, and painting supplies. The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology is hosting me for the weekend in one of their gorgeous studios. @sitkacenter . I’ll be painting live, for three days, while the public comes to visit as a part of an open studio tour on the Oregon coast. I’m so happy to be working on my birthday. I really freakin’ love what I do, and I especially love the painting & connecting with people parts of being an artist, so I can’t think of any better way to ring in this new year. And, just for fun, I decided that I’m going to have a flash sale for my birthday as well. I’m giving you instant access to my online painting course, Wild Wonder, for a crazy good deal of 33% off, just for this weekend. (It’s normally $147). You’ll get instant access to the whole course, and you’ll own it forever! And, for the sale, all the art prints in my online shop are gonna be a super steal at 33% off as well. Art makes a great gift; stock up for wedding, birthday and graduation gifts. Discounted price includes US shipping, what the heck. Let’s celebrate! Let’s start the sale today, May 17th, and it will end Sunday night May 20th. Use code HAPPYBIRTHDAY33 to get the sweet deals. 🎁 . . . . . . . Photo by Kristen Mico of @bravealice
And then, tambourines! Saturday night jam session is a highlight every year during Winds and Waves recorder workshop weekend... here guest instructor Janet Beazley leads the group in a fun rendition of #byebyelove #artresidency #artworkshops #musicworkshops #recordermusic #bluegrass #chambermusic
💙💚💛New listing at Cascade Head Ranch. #oregoncoast #pnw #realestate #lindalcedarhomes #realtor
Oregon coastal elk herd
Preparations underway for the final show & tell event of the season! Join us at 1pm and hear from departing spring residents on their time at Sitka. Here a little glimpse of work by @baileyarend and @katemacdowell ... come and see what’s under that plastic! #artexhibition #artresidency #artandecology #sitkacenter #oregoncoast #oregon
Art happenings at Sitka Center today - residents Show + Tell presentation. Seven artists, photographers, musicians and poets presenting and discussing their residency. “Elk People” & “Drawing Spurs” with “Crucible” vessels. Artist: Bailey Arend @baileyarend #sitkacenter #art #sculpture #residency #salmonriver #creative
Cascade Head paddle with an old dear friend.
Getting ready for the Sitka Open House this afternoon. Looking forward to talks by @katemacdowell Allison Hutchcraft Letitia Berlin and Francis Blaker and Peg Herring. Thanks @sitkacenter
We have some awesome inspiring workshops coming up like #botanical drawing taught by @melissadetroy using natural plant dyes. Immerse yourself in nature and creativity on the #oregoncoast May 28-30, learn more at the link in bio! . . #artworkshops #drawing #artclass #plantdye #artandnature #natureinspired
Oyster mushroom and spore print.
2 Views: A piece from the Sculpture Garden @sitkacenter #artandecology
Oregon Grape in bloom! #oregongrape #herbalism #nativeplants
Last night we had the honor of hosting a group of students from Western Oregon University for an evening of dinner and conversation with our artists in residence. We heard music, poetry, and learned about the intersection of art and ecology through sculpture and photography. It was a fascinating exchange of ideas, thank you @wounews students and professor Karen Haberman! #stemeducation #steameducation #artandscience #ecology #artresidency #sitkacenter #oregoncoast #oregon
Just discovered the possibility of bronze brazing steel with map gas. So minimal, I love it. #shoptalk #studio #nerd
Salmon River Estuary is full of great micro landscapes. Glad to be @sitkacenter . New poses are up on the website thanks to @erin_ethridge for the photos.
Hooray! We’re so excited to welcome back Tish Berlin and Frances Blaker to a music residency at Sitka. These phenomenal recorder artists have been teaching the Winds and Waves recorder workshop here for 20 years this spring so we are celebrating! There are still a few spots left in the workshop, May 5-7. Learn more and register at #musicworkshop #oregoncoast #oregon #recorder #chambermusic #recordersociety #sitkacenter #sitkacenterforartandecology