Nutcracker Ballet Swine...Happy Holidays everyone!

Pig papier mache form, wax, feathers, mixed media...Happy Happy Holidays everyone!


Only 2 spots left in my holiday beeswax collage workshop!!


To register, go to:  http://www.schack.org/classes/beeswax-collage-gift-cards-tags/

Beeswax Collage Gift Cards & Tags

Learn the art of working with warm beeswax and collage while creating beautiful cards and gift tags. You will work with various collage materials such as lace, rice paper, small photos and vintage ephemera. You will be able to create multiple cards and gift tags in this relaxed atmosphere, complete with music and "treats". Bring your own collage materials if you wish, or use the instructors' collage stash. No experience required!

Supply fee $15

Dates & Times
Class Fee: $50.00
Members: $45.00

December 12, Wednesday 3-7 pm
Ages: Teens 15+, Adults 18+


Back in the "saddle" again!

After a 5 month hiatus from working upstairs in my loft studio (due to a knee injury), I'm back! Oh-so-wonderful, oh-so-scary. Decided to just start working, rather than clean the place first. Feels great! Just gotta remember to keep my mouth closed, too may cobwebs hanging around...nothing is organized, but I am thrilled to be back.

Working on: barnacle/sea pieces and "Girls Night Out" series with plump fertility figures!


Bid on art for the auction to benefit NYC Hurricane Sandy relief!

Seth Apter, NYC mixed media artist and author of "The Pulse of Mixed Media",  is auctioning off some incredible artwork from various donors to benefit victims pf the NYC/Hurricane Sandy disaster. Proceeds will be donated to the Mayors Fund to Advance New York City. Please visit Seth's blog for more  information. The bidding ends just before midnight on November 11. Time is of the essence!

Above: "Corazon for NYC", by Lisa JonesMoore, encaustic and mixed media, 5x5x2".


Amazing fun at the Tacoma Art Museum!

The Dia de los Muertos celebration at the Tacoma Art Museum was, as usual, a heartfelt and colorful event! Beautiful community altars, dancers and families were all present. The museum really knows how to showcase this wonderful cultural event. It's the next best thing to actually being in Mexico...

An added bonus! Andy Warhol's "Flowers" were on display, as well. WHAT A TREAT! A must-see.


October should last for 3 months...

October is MY month, exquisite, sumptuous in every way. Pumpkin carving with my family is a big event, mixed in with two family birthdays. I carved the pumpkin pictured at top, then the whole "family" of squash we carved (Jen, Thomas, Mitch,  David and I). That's my lovely daughter, during an excursion to Bay View State Park, near Edison, Washington.

In my opinion, October should last for 3 months, not one...if I could choose a month as my "world" to live in, it would be October!


Long live Dia de los Muertos!


I took these photos, and 450 more, during my visit in 2007 to Oaxaca, Mexico with Michael DeMeng & Co. for a wonderful 10 days of art-making and artisan tours and mezcal-tasting! Part of me is still there...


Craving sand, salt and sunshine...winter at the coast!

Yes, I feel it coming...walking on cold, crisp sand with the sound of surf and seabirds and the ever-so-gratifying crunch of old crab shells underfoot, beach detritus treasures and wild, far-away fantasies. Numb face. Hot drinks. Long afternoons of gin rummy...

Beaches in the Pacific Northwest winter are not to be beat. Total places of imagination, longing.

Pictured above, scenes from Grayland Beach State Park, Washington. COPYRIGHT 2012 Lisa JonesMoore.


Incredible days with wax and photos!

Wonderful work from fantastic students during the 2-day workshop, Photo Imagery in Wax, at Schack Art Center. They have already requested a "part 2" class! I had an inspiring 2 days of adventurous students and lots of FUN! It never ceases to amaze me how willing students are to try NEW things. I am truly inspired by them...


A fantastic day of wax with beginning students!

A FABULOUS  day of hot wax on August 25 at Schack Art Center! I really enjoyed my beginning encaustic students, willing to forge ahead into unknown territory! I am thoroughly amazed at their willingness to experiment. And, for myself, very thankful I can teach again, following a very challenging knee injury. I am truly blessed...


An art day with a wonderful friend!

I was so fortunate to have an Art Day with my wonderful art buddy, Delorse. She worked on her ever-evolving gorgeous sketchbooks and I on my encaustic "Venus" series. It's been so long since I have been able to devote 4 hours to art, due to my recent knee injury. But things are looking up!!

On Saturday, I was able to teach a 5 hour encaustic workshop, Extreme Encaustic Basics. I had fantastic, eager students, all ready to experiment with this wonderful medium!

The sun is shining, the wax is warm, ideas for new artwork are flowing and all is good again with the world...


Be back soon!

Due to a recent knee injury, I have neglected my blog...have patience! Promise to be back next week.

Pictured: (NOT my knee).



Photo Imagery in Wax
October 5 & 6, 2012
Schack Art Center
Everett, Wa

Beeswax Collage Cards & Gift Tags
December 12, 2012
Schack Art Center
Everett, Wa

Where is Schack Art Center, you're probably asking yourself? It's located in downtown Everett, Washington, just 40 minutes north of Seattle. It's a beautiful, vibrant, new art center, complete with multi-purpose classrooms, a flame and kiln studio, as well as a full "blown" hot shop for glass (no pun intended :) Learn more about our exhibitions, classes and workshops here: www.schack.org


New work!

TOP: "By the Numbers", encaustic, mixed media, birch bark, collage. Copyright Lisa JonesMoore 2012
MIDDLE: "Duality", encaustic, mixed media, collage.  Copyright Lisa JonesMoore 2012
BOTTOM: Shirley's Trees #2, encaustic, mixed media.  Copyright Lisa JonesMoore 2012

 These pieces were done over the last three months. I am certainly having fun with encaustic wax, collage and mixed media such as powdered graphite, metallic powders, stencils and natural elements (birch bark!). The experimenting phase just never ends with encaustic, it's such an incredibly versatile medium...

You may see some of these at Hanson Scott Gallery in Seattle, 121 Prefontaine, in the Pioneer Square district.


Gone, but not for long!

I apologize for a whole month of blog "silence". I have had an unfortunate rendezvous with a wet, slippery sidewalk, resulting in an injury. I promise new posts are coming VERY soon. Thanks for your patience while I work through some "technical difficulties".


NEW Work...

Created with encaustic wax and Holga format photographs...on display at Fraker/Scott Gallery throught May 26. 121 Prefontaine, Seattle, Washington.
Click on the photo to see some beautiful encaustic texture...


"The Pulse of Mixed Media" book-signing event, nothing short of wonderful!

Left to right: mixed media artists Delorse Lovelady, Seth Apter and Lisa JonesMoore

Leslie Avon Miller and Seth Apter signing books!

Seth Apter demonstrating a favorite technique.

More demonstrating by Seth...

Seth showing his journal piece.

Leslie Avon Miller with her self-portrait piece, featured in the "Pulse of Mixed Media".

Donna Watson speaking about her "process".

A TRULY amazing day for like-minded souls at Bellevue Art & Frame in downtown Bellevue, Washington! I was amazed and in awe of the talent assembled in the room, and the incredible amount of sharing thoughts, ideas and processes. I honestly feel this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and feel honored to be included. The book, "The Pulse of Mixed Media" (Seth Apter/North Light), is now widely available.


Come to the book-signing!

The Pulse of Mixed Media: 
 Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed
By Seth Apter
NY mixed media and book artist
This book goes below the surface to uncover 
the inner workings of the creative mind.
Imagine you have been invited to have an intimate discussion with all of your favorite artists. You can ask them anything, and hear the personal stories behind their artwork. 
Become a true art insider.
Local artists Donna Watson & Leslie Avon Miller will be here doing demos
Also attending: Robert Stockton, 
Delores Lovelady, 
Alicia Caudle & Lisa JonesMoore!
Saturday May 5th, 12-2 pm
20% off all books purchased during signing. 
Door prizes! 
Bellevue Art & Frame, 13131 NE 20th Street, Bellevue, WA. 425-453-8959. bellevueartandframe.com http://bellevueartandframe.com

Tulip festival banos and garlic...

Tulip festival banos..., originally uploaded by jomoma58.

Two-stop shopping at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Washington state. Who knew?