Fall Update    September 21 2018
Now that summer is a distant memory, I have been busy planning and submitting classes for next year's teaching schedule. There are a few dates that are up in the air so I have yet to post information about these events. I will be having my next three day home workshop in early October. The class is called Home is Where the Heart Is and students will be embellishing three wonderful house-shaped structures using a plethora of techniques. Looking forward to this fun time together. The next home workshop will be in March. We are also closing in on our trip to San Miguel de Allende....this year is our 9th year there and we seem to never tire of this charming locale. We take 30 lucky people with us each year, many of whom have been with us previously....and that is a testimony to how great of an experience it is. If you would like to be on my Newsletter list and find out more information about teaching dates, etc, please email me at Laurie@mikaarts.com.

Busy studio time    July 17 2018
The middle of summer has actually provided some much needed time in the studio. I was able to create four new pieces for the upcoming show at the Hive gallery in LA that I dropped off this past weekend. I also created two pieces for a Tarot show here in San Diego. Didn't get into that show....but you win some and you lose some! On top of that I have been trying to get caught up on a few things to take to the vendor show at Art Unraveled in Phoenix the first week of August....so the studio has been a hive of activity! I still have room in the collaborative class at Art Unraveled called Heavy Metal Journaling that I am team teaching with Katherine England. The journals will be gorgeous so come join us in the desert in August! lol, I know that sounds hot, but we spend a glorious week of creating INDOORS where temps are perfect!

May/June update    May 23 2018
As summer approaches, my calendar continues to fill. I am heading off to the East Coast to teach in Maryland and Virginia. Fortunately I have had some time in my studio of late to catch up on some projects but also to create a new body of work for an upcoming show at The Hive Gallery in Los Angeles later this summer. The title of the show, Sexy Beasts, led to a variety of mythic female creatures inspired by alchemy and Medieval illustrations. I always enjoy the challenge of having a "prompt" to inspire new ideas and ways to see. I have also had a friend create some ceramic clay substrates of hands and hearts and have enjoyed experimenting with covering ceramic clay with polymer clay. Polymer clay's versatility never ceases to amaze me. My next upcoming workshop after teaching on the East Coast will be Art Unraveled. Please check out my Workshop page for further information on my upcoming classes.

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