Monday, October 24, 2011

Portland this weekend!

Color Spotlight and Events
Happy Monday! I'm in a whimsical mood today, but I have a bunch of things to get done, as I have a very busy week coming up.

For those of you who do not regularly check out the Copic blog, you should, as last week I posted a color spotlight for YG17.

I drew this little blue butterfly for the color spotlight. I started with a rough drawing in pencil, then colored over it, trying to keep it loose and relaxed. If you look close, you can see that I dripped colorless blender on the edges to break up the image. You can read more at the Copic Blog.

[events.jpg]Copic Demos and Classes
Meanwhile, I have a quick event update for things I am doing this Fall:

Friday we will be having a Standard Papercrafting Certification in Portland, OR taught by the beautiful Jenn Balcer. If you would like to come, we still have a few spaces left.

Then, on Saturday, the spunky Colleen Schaan and I will be hosting an Intermediate Certification in Portland, OR. I don't teach this class very often, and Colleen and I always have fun when we team teach, so if you have been waiting to take this class, wait no more! If you ask us real nice, I bet we'll even sign books for you :)

November 4 & 5th, I will be teaching Standard Certifications in Honolulu, Hawaii. The class on the 4th is pretty full, but we still have a few spaces on the 5th. The Intermediate class is on the 6th, and I only have a couple spots left, so register now. We may have a Free event in Hawaii on the 4th, in the evening, so keep this open on your calendars if you are in the area (I will know later this week, so stay tuned).

To register for any Certification Class, please visit our website. For questions about certification classes, please contact Nancy at

November 10th, I am back in Eugene, OR demoing at the Tools of the Trade show at the U of O Bookstore. This event runs from 10 to 6pm. Here is a picture of what I drew and colored last year at this event. Stop by, and who knows what I'll be drawing or coloring this year! The Bookstore always has great specials and wonderful demos from a variety of artists during this event.

November 30th I will be hosting a Copic demo at Karen & Friends Scrapbooking store in Springfield OR from 4 to 6 pm.

Whew! What a busy fall! I hope to meet you at one of these many fabulous events.


Deirdre said...

That is a beautiful church. I wish you offered it as a "digi stamp" I would love to "try" and color it. Love your blog. I've learned so much about Copics from it.



mfc.melissamade2 said...

YAY Marianne - so happy you will be in Portland too - it was great meeting you in Coos Bay and I'm looking forward to the Intermediate class this weekend!
Love your work!

Tammie Edgerton said...

Wow, both pics are beautifully colored and illustrated, Marianne! I wish I were able to make it to the Portland intermediate class, but it just couldn't fit into my schedule. Have a great time!

Hobby Musician Keyboard said...

Dear Marianne, You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!! Please take a look on my Blogspot.
Hugs from Marina.

Elaine said...

I really enjoyed the Intermediate Class in Portland. Learned new techniques, met amazing women that love to color!

Very excited to hear about the classes for 2012!

Cely said...

Marianne!!! Just got home from the Intermediate class in Honolulu... You are the BEST! My mind is buzzing with all the things learned yesterday and today. Thank you so much!

Have a great hiking adventure tomorrow and a safe flight home!

Janis said...

Marianne, I had such a fun time in both your basic & intermediate class. I learned so much that I was excited to come home to 'practice, practice, practice'. I'll learn to love G28 & do the 'flick...and swish'