Why Art-is-You?

I mean, there are sooooo many options for me, or you, to learn new techniques. Oh my, the internet has opened up a vast and abundant shimmering universe of classes, each one a gorgeous ray of neverending creative opportunity! We can gorge ourselves silly, yet still...

  We invite new and returning Art Trunkers to join us in 2017. DATE: Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th April VENUE: Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel and SpaVENDOR BADGE 170 Vineyard Creek Road Santa Rosa, CA April 8 and 9, 2016 Special Event accommodation rates will be available...

Art is…WHO: Seth Apter

Picture this. A little kid in 4th grade, who seemingly had no interest in art, was given a class project: with a partner, create a poster that highlighted the spirit behind the words “Read to Succeed.” Together they created a life-size poster of a child holding a book...

Art is … WHO: Elizabeth Duke

I can’t ever even remember when I wasn’t doing something creative! It all started in the kitchen of my childhood home. A little child sized folding table and chairs nestled in the corner. Mom always kept it stocked with all the good basics. I would color, cut, tape...

Art is…WHO: Elizabeth St. Hilaire

My love of collage started with a scrap box of mementos from my childhood. These small sentimental pieces of my past came from my father, who rescued them from the attic and delivered them via a visit, several years ago. Stuffing these tidbits into a box beneath my...

Art is…WHO: Michael deMeng

Many years ago when I was in university I was chatting with an advisor who was attempting to less than subtly sway me away from an art degree, stating that I might consider a career more pragmatic…something that offered “essentials” to the world.  Let me say this, I...

Art is…Who: Doreen Gay-Kassel

There is a feeling of inclusiveness and kindness at the Art-is-You Retreats. It makes it easy for the introvert in me to accept their welcoming community. Being an artist from my earliest memory, my comfort zone is pretty solitary. Naturally content to work by myself...

Remembering to live fiercely…

Claudia reminded me today to live fiercely, vibrantly and without fear. Today the Captain took me, his son, and my son to a point at the Big Wood River which was approximately an hour’s “float time” from their home. Into the tubes we fell, holding on...