Jean Harney pictures Cuba….


Jean Harney visited Cuba last year and these are some of the whimsical watercolor paintings she did when she came back.



Jean says “Women weren’t really smoking cigars, but one hotel gave each of us a cigar and we had fun trying to smoke them.  Actually the fortune teller WAS smoking her cigar.


Jean has been leading the Garden Arts group for many years now and always has a wonderful variety of paintings at the Shemer show.


Christine Sandifur – still chasing patterns and more!

Mysterious Communique Monotype and Block Print Techniques

Mysterious Communique
Monotype and Block Print Techniques

Christine Sandifur continues Chasing Patterns and has been selected to participate in a Contemporary exhibit juried by
Peter Jones.  The opening reception is January 25, 2014 at the Foothills Library in Cave Creek,AZ
She also has an upcoming Solo exhibition at the Herberger Theater Center Gallery in December 2014…..more information and pictures later in the year. 

Christine Sandifur….when is a print really a bead?

….when Christine Sandifur starts creating!

What has Christine been up to?
She has been busy designing paper beads using mixed media on Asian papers.
She cuts the paper into strips, rolls the strip on a toothpick, and then seals each paper bead twice with acrylic.

Once done, more time and fun spent designing and stringing these lovelies into
bracelets and necklaces. Each one unique and handmade.

There are many choices of colors and sizes 7- 8 1/4″
Bracelets – $20
Necklaces – $40
Stop by her booth and check them out. I bet you need more than one.

Shemer Art Center
Saturday, March 16th
9 am to 4 pm
5005 E. Camelback Rd, PhoenixSandifur_Box of Braclets

Evolution of the rabbit…Barbara Burton’s clay rabbit pendants


Each rabbit pendant is handmade from clay, sealed and painted.  Obviously, no two are alike…just like the real thing.

The pendants come in two styles, the flat, basically two-dimensional look; lies flat when hung from a leather strip around your neck.  And a rabbit with a more rounded personality….also to be worn as a pendant.  The rabbits run from one to two inches in height.


All rabbits have red ears…..except the ones with green ears….

check out Barbara’s blog site:

Joan Thompson – Repose

"Repose"Intaglio Print

Intaglio Print

Once again this year at the Garden Artists Show at the Shemer, Joan Thompson will have her great table-top press there and demonstrate various printmaking techniques. It’s a great opportunity to examine the plates, view the inking of the plates….and then “pull the print”. Joan comes from a teaching, as well as art, background. She does a fantastic job of explaining and demonstrating the process of printmaking. You will find yourself engaged not only in her work, but in the process! Enjoy!

Shemer Art Center
5005 E. Camelback Road

Joan Milman….spark of the unexpected!



Joan Milman is originally from back east where she taught art to aspiring artists at the highschool level. Since moving to the valley she has been participating in a variety arts organizations and donating her time and artwork to her favorite non-profit organizations.

This past November (2012) was her 15th year participating in the Hidden In The Hills Studio Art Tour and Sale organized by the Sonoran Arts League. (see earlier post on this blog for more info)


Most recently, Glendale Arts Council 50th Annual Fine Arts Competition (February 6th – 23rd), Hospice of the Valley Exhibit Auction of Heirlooms and Art Event (February 23rd), Arizona Humane Society’s Compassion with Fashion – a collaborative piece with one of our other Garden Artists, Misty Mulleneaux….all fantastic opportunities to see the art of Joan Milman.

Of course, don’t forget the Art In The Garden at Shemer Art Center in Phoenix on March 16th!!
To see more of Joan’s art or contact her go to: