My Eyes Wide Open...


EYES WIDE OPEN is the theme we celebrating this year. We invite you to post your EYES WIDE OPEN experience, by sharing with us the defining moments in your art journey when your eyes were opened to new perspectives, what they mean to you, and where they have lead you.

At the close of Artful Gathering 2019, we will share each little story with credit to the name you include at the end of your post.  Please feel free to click on the 'My Art Journey' link below to post your entry. You are welcome to include photos!


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  • Barbara thanks for asking about the cats, here is the image of the cat faces, they are not part of the kit but they will be available at my Etsy shop in case people want to purchase them instead of making their own.3155497060?profile=RESIZE_710x


  • Hello Barbara,it is wonderful to see you back in my workshops, thanks for your order on the kit as well as registering for my Sugar Skulls class.  

    I will process your kit as well as the extra cat faces and will ship as soon as they are ready.  If you have any questions feel free to contact me.  My very best.  Griseda

  • Hi Barbara,
    Thank you so much for registering for "The Captive Queen" project! I look forward to sharing my passion for mixed media and metal embossing with you!
    Have a great Summer!

  • thank you and can't wait to see what you create next

  • Hi Barbara ... Thanks for all the kind  comments... " Desert Spirits' was an awesome class... You did some lovely work .... and I really like the size and look of your spirited dolls..BEAUTIFUL .

    I'm taking  Gaye Sukela" Let's Face it: Acrylic Portraits  workshop next ...that will be a stretch for me ( ha Ha) ...  Have a wonderful creative time with Lynn, my Friend... Dolly Hugs

  • I got the faces from Griselda on her esty site.  I used the vanish she had listed just used the matted finish and put it on really heavy.  I am taking Lynn Belisle class Neosanto spirit.  Are you taking any other classes?

  • Hey Barbara ..

    What type of clay did you use for the faces...  and I really like porcelain look and the finish ... Do you mind me asking the brand name for the clay and the  varnish....If not I do understand..Are you taking any other classes?

  • Hi and welcome, Barbara!


    This is my second year teaching here at Artful Gathering and I love it! It's a warm, welcoming environment full of creative people learning and sharing, so what's not to like? If you want to learn mixed media assemblage with a little sculpting and a little jewelry making to boot, I hope you'll consider my class "Aiming for the Divine: Relics of a Straight Shooting Woman."

    No matter which classes you choose, enjoy the creativity!



  • Hello again Barbara, it seems I have had messages from you and to you all over the place, do you mind if we keep to my email address until I get used to this system?  If you have any questions, please email me to

    Your package is ready to go, I will be shipping on Thursday.

  • Hello Barbara, welcome to Artful Gathering 2018, thanks for signing up for my workshop Desert Spirits: Blue Corn Maiden and Sedona Moon.

    If you have any questions feel free to email me at I will answer as soon as possible. 

    I am looking forward to meeting you, for now, please tell me a little bit about yourself. I know this will be an amazing experience for all of us.  Enjoy!!


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