A short detour to Madison to share my love of painting with acrylic inks

IMG_4759When my old friend Pat Kroth found out that I was going to be in Omaha she asked if I could make a detour to Madison, Wisconsin and do an acrylic ink workshop with her  group the Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists. How could I refuse? I just wish it didn’t have to be such a short visit, I would have loved to stay an extra couple days to see a bit more of Wisconsin and take a short trip down to Chicago, but I had to get back home to get ready for my next teaching gig the following week in Folsom, California.


10+ Techniques with Acrylic Inks

We only had 2 days for this workshop and I have to tell you from the start of the day til the end these gals cranked out the work! I don’t think I’ve had a class with this level of energy in some time.IMG_4752 IMG_4776
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My friend Wendy Butler Berns contemplates where to drip the ink next. It was really fun to not only get to see Wendy, but also Leslee Nelson (in pink) who I met a few weeks before in Florida at the Focus on Fiber retreat. By the way you need to check out Leslee’s Memory Cloths – embroidered vintage linens, .

At the end of our first day, a group of us walked to a nearby art store and then had a fun dinner out at Paisan’s, an old Madison favorite Italian restaurant by Lake Monona.

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it was very nice to see fellow PAQA member Sue Jackan (far right) again too.

and then it was right back to work the following day 🙂IMG_4778

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IMG_4766What an amazing group, so much work produced in two short days!

Spring was just reaching full bloom in Madison at the beginning of May, I think it’s hard to look at those flowers and not want to paint them!

Keep Creating!



IMG_5538Judy is an artist, explorer, image wrangler, knowledge seeker, instructor, speaker, creative alchemist, and purveyor of inspiration, helping others channel creativity on a daily basis.

2 Responses to “A short detour to Madison to share my love of painting with acrylic inks”

  1. Interesting art work and lots of it. Looks like you had a good couple of days, Judy!

  2. That is so impressive! fabulous work. It would be lovely to see what they all do with their pieces!

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