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Art and Soul Blog Roll + a Giveaway

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Only 39 days until the Portland, OR Art and Soul event! Sept 30-Oct 6 2013 That is a great reason for a giveaway! 

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I love teaching at Art and Soul because where else on earth can you be completely immersed in doing what you love, surrounded by hundreds of people who also love the same thing, in a beautiful setting on the river? The creative energy is so thick you can touch it.

I also love Art and Soul because it changed my life! I am not trying to be dramatic here. It truly changed me, it touched my art and my soul.

If you are looking for a place to learn, explore and build your wings this is it.

I am teaching three classes this year and they are all so very different.


First up is my gelatin plate printing class Monday Sept 30: Delectable paper and cloth. We use both a traditional gelatin plate as well as the Gelli plate. Total creative abandon in this class. I am always blown away by the energy in the room and the fantastic papers and fabrics that emerge.

gelatin print papers

gelatin plate printing portland a and s

delectable cloth class work

The next day, Tues Oct 1: Mixed Media Mayhem! You better eat a good breakfast before this fast paced stash building class. Before I was half way through the day teaching it in Va Beach students were asking when Mixed Media Mayhem II would be ready for sign ups! We cover a ton of techniques and create unique bits for your stash. this is just a sample of the cool stuff we will make.


My third class is Stitch Dancing on Sunday Oct 6. This is the class that was featured on Quilting Arts TV with Pokey Bolton. Using thread and tiny ephemeral bits of fabric and silk roving we create these luscious embroidered pieces. You will love the process and all it's possibilities.

stitch dancing free form embroidery


Ok, so after I read what I wrote I realize that my three classes aren't all that different from each other. They may be based in the full range of mixed media but they all are about learning techniques, exploring possibilities, asking 'what if' and surrounding yourself with beautiful stuff. :-)


Follow the blog roll and visit my fellow teacher's sites to see their amazing classes and some of them have sweet giveaways!


Aug 19 Serena Barton

Aug 20 Clarissa Callesen

Aug 22 Jen Crossley   and   

Barbara Worth Rainey

Aug 23 Jill Berry Blog:



Gotta have a giveaway!

book giveaway


Post a comment below and you will have a chance to win a copy of First Time Beading on Fabric by yours truly, a bead mat and a collection of beads and sequins from my personal stash including a lovely purple cabochon. I have been cleaning up and out lately so you may find some other goodies to help you get beading right away!


Liz believes that CREATIVITY is the new superpower! She is a mixed media textile artist living in Colorado. Liz is author of First Time Beading on Fabric and she is co-author of 2 books, Fabric Embellishing: The Basics and Beyond and Threads: The Basics and Beyond. Liz loves teaching and sharing the joy of making stuff in her articles, classes and workshops. join the fun in her free on-line book studies in the discussions forum.


  • Mary Ann
    Mary Ann Wednesday, 21 August 2013

    Wow. These all look like too much fun. Wish I wasn't already booked.

  • Janis
    Janis Wednesday, 21 August 2013

    Not sure why your site makes my computer holler everything, but it was that way logging in, too. i AM BRAND-NEW TO YOUR SITE.


  • Janis
    Janis Wednesday, 21 August 2013

    Okay, that is really weird. As i Type, it shows all Caps, but not necessarily when it posts. ?????

  • Liz Kettle
    Liz Kettle Tuesday, 27 August 2013

    I know it is weird Janis but we can't make it stop ;)

  • Pamm
    Pamm Wednesday, 21 August 2013

    Hi Liz, I totally agree with you about Art&Soul being good for your art and your soul! I am really looking forward to your Mixed Media Mayhem class in Portland.
    Pamm H. dragonflyartist {at} gmail {dot} com

  • Liz Kettle
    Liz Kettle Tuesday, 27 August 2013

    Eat a great breakfast before our MMM class Pamm! You will need it. :-)

  • Gjeneve
    Gjeneve Thursday, 22 August 2013

    I would love to be there but it is alittlr far from mysummer place in minnesota.

  • Liz Kettle
    Liz Kettle Tuesday, 27 August 2013

    Gjeneve, Art and Soul will be in Kansas City MO again next year.

  • Mary Stilwell
    Mary Stilwell Thursday, 22 August 2013

    Wow! what beautiful work. I've been a long-time fiber artist and have recently taken up painting. Serena Barton has been my teacher. I appreciate being included in the giveaway drawing. Thank you!

  • Liz Kettle
    Liz Kettle Tuesday, 27 August 2013

    Mary, you have a talented teacher in Serena!

  • Carol Claytor
    Carol Claytor Thursday, 22 August 2013

    I too would love to take one of your classes. Stitch dancing looks right up my alley but it's not in the cards at this time. Have a great time. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Liz Kettle
    Liz Kettle Tuesday, 27 August 2013

    Carol, Stitch Dancing will be offered as an on-line workshop by the end of the year! Not quite as much fun as being there in person but still lots of fun.

  • sandy Jandik
    sandy Jandik Thursday, 22 August 2013

    I'm looking forward to being in your Mixed media mayhem class-loved the felt one.

  • Liz Kettle
    Liz Kettle Tuesday, 27 August 2013

    It will be great to see you again Sandy!

  • Janet
    Janet Thursday, 22 August 2013

    I'm excited about art and soul too! Its going to be great!!! I've been arting all summer and it has been really great to get things done and to get more experience. I'm like you in that I stitch and do mixed media. I've been working on my stitches this summer on a wool piece with flowers and little creatures like hedgehogs, birds and mushrooms. I'd love to get your beading book - i would really use it! Thanks for this blog hop - I'll keep hopping!

  • Liz Kettle
    Liz Kettle Tuesday, 27 August 2013

    I totally forgot to draw yesterday! The random number generator picked #4 so that means Gjeneve is the winner! I will send you an e-mail to get your address.
    Cheers and confetti Gjeneve!
    Happy beading!!

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