Sunday, January 25, 2009

A New Year to Create!

January 1st has come and gone....

The President's Inauguration has come and gone...

Now our focus needs to be on our New Year!


We have many great things planned for 2009.....

Many of us have made New Year's Resolutions and Resolutions are about changing something in our lives....

My Life's Passion Blog addresses this topic in the most recent post... "Fear or Fear Not Change"


Christine's Life Passion Blog has a NEW address:
So if you have bookmarked the old one, go to the new one and bookmark that!
I am still working on the look that I want and trying to figure out the formatting of posts but at least it is my name as the address! It gives me a sense of freedom!


Our workshops for 2009 will focus on our traveling, Nationally known Guest Artists Workshops.
Plus, some workshops that I will teach as well but later in the year as I am working on my own personal healing right now.

Our 2009 Guest Artists Line up can be found on our website.

My Resolutions for me and The Artists Nook in 2009 are:

1) Put all the store front supplies and goodies on the Online Shop
2) Offer Tutorials to inspire
3) Teach Online Classes
4) (this should really be number 1 but), Create more Art!

This is just a start, and sometime just starting is what it is all about isn't it?

Artist Spotlight
Michael deMeng -
Assemblage Artist from Montana

The Artists' Nook welcomes back our favorite artist,

Michael deMeng.

Michael's style of assemblage work is edgy, pushing the limits and amazing!

What Michael says about his work:

"My work is about transformations. It is about the transformation of the common into the sacred. Discarded materials find new and unexpected uses in my work; they are reassembled and conjoined with unlikely components, a form of rebirth from the ashes into new life and new meaning."

Here is what students love about his workshops:

1) teaches how to use paint in layers to get the look you want
2)teaches to balance the objects, line and design into your art
3) Pushing the limits on using objects where their intended purpose was not to be hung, cut, or transformed into art!
4) Friendly Critque of the class' day's creations
5) Humor, of course....
6) Tunes (deMeng music picks)
7) And techniques, techniques, techniques

Michael will be at The Artists Nook FEB 20-22nd, Teaching 1- one day workshop and 1-two day workshop.

Side note: This is a secret but it is Michael's Birthday weekend!

Join us!

Register today for Early Registration discount pricing
Prices will go up after Feb 7th


We are adding more workshops for Apr, May & June!

Art Challenges for 2009

This year we will have several art challenges!
I am working on the details.

Here is what we have in mind:

May- Recycled Art Show
July- Book Arts Show
October- Altered Bras for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I will get the details out soon. YOU start thinking, creating and if you have other suggestions of show ideas email me at:
Other Art Happenings in the Community....
Jesse Reno in Albuquerque

Please join guest artist Jesse Reno for an incredible workshop at Off Center in downtown Albuquerque, NM.

This is an amazing opportunity to learn from Jesse & I feel so honored that he has agreed to come & do this for us!
If you've never seen his work, go here!...
The Dates-March 21, 22, 23
The Place- Off Center
The Cost-$150 for a 1 day class or $250 for 2 days

How To sign up- Contact Leighanna at : or 505-345-3614

The Poudre River Arts Center Fort Collins Colorado
April 29- May 18th.
DEADLINE for entries April 24th
For more information contact:
Kat Peters Midland at:

Take Care,
Christine Ann Webb