Monday, March 10, 2014

It's All My Mom's Fault!

Many of you know that my mom taught me many things about watercolor and ink - but haven't had a chance to see her work. She is an amazing artist - and I'm so proud to be her daughter. Read below about our experiences collaborating on this talk.

You are invited!


Highbush Blueberry by Janet Klein
Brighamia insignis by Janet Klein

Date:               Sunday March 9th, 2014
Contact:          Melissa Klein

Re:                   It’s All My Mom’s Fault:
                        Our Creative Lives as Mother/Daughter Artists
Tuesday, March 18th     2-3pm
Free and open to the public

Join Melissa and Janet Klein, mother and daughter artists who share insights about art, creativity and the mother/daughter relationship. They will discuss secrets about both the differences and similarities in their creative approaches and offer tips to cultivate your inner creative self.

Melissa Klein is a Sequim-based artist and art teacher whose is concerned with mythology - invented and from traditional sources. As an artist, she works in a variety of mediums including a unique style of crackle-milk paint layered with mixed media that she created. Janet Klein illustrated plants from Panama to Hawaii and has taught botanical drawing in six institutions.

This has been such a joyful collaboration: we have laughed so hard that we cried! There were so many memories: from the pet brick to the imaginary friends, the toothbrush down the drain ‘by mistake,’ the flocked wallpaper…. And deeper things – how the shyness we shared as children led to vivid inner lives.

In the process of creating this talk, we have discovered so many elements we didn’t know about each other’s childhoods, creative process and the stories behind our works. Melissa shares, “You can know someone your whole life, and ‘think’ that you know her, and realize it’s just the tip of the iceberg. This collaboration has opened new avenues in our mother-daughter dialogue and has made us even closer.” 

Join us to explore ways to enhance your creativity and have a dialogue with your parent or family that is “outside the norm.”

Lost World by Melissa Klein

Lost World Towers by Melissa Klein

No comments:

Post a Comment