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Saturday, November 10, 2018
Lettering and Leaves
Naomi Lesberg, presenter

This meeting could have been called “Fun and Creativity with Leaves”! Our  presenter, Naomi, led us through a tutorial on many different ways of using leaves to spark our creativity. She showed several interesting techniques along with fun tools and then turned us loose to experiment. We used watercolors, acrylic, toothbrushes, sponges and a variety of brushes. The enthusiastic group shared ideas, tools and talk. Everyone enjoyed “playing”. The results were stunning. When combined with calligraphy we all oohed and aahhed.

By Wendy Telford

Wendy Telford
Candy Ammons and prints
12 Laurie Coe

Candy Ammons

Wendy Telford

We had a wonderful morning of learning and experimenting with the skills and ideas that Naomi shared with us. She began by demonstrating ways of incorporating leaves into our art using paint and other mediums. Then she turned us loose and we had so much fun trying all the techniques. I appreciated her encouragement and openness to our varied approaches and levels of expertise. Lots of happy smiling participants!!!

By Laurie Coe

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Jeanie and Laurie
Mark and Maria

Left: Jeanie Kashima and Laurie Coe

nl and group also

Mark and Maria Davis

Andrea Andrea leaf image LIz

by Andrea Factor

Cary Joel

Andrea Factor


Liz Thompson

Elizabeth Kenney

Ellen M-J

Cary Joel


Toothbrush spattering is an art, as Naomi demonstrated.  Go the wrong direction and you'll spatter your neighbor or your face.  Take the paint-loaded toothbrush turned upside down and gently pull the bristles toward you.

Leaves on silk scarves make lovely designs.  Elena had some tips on using Dynaflow dyes on silk.  These dyes only require a household iron to set the color.  There are water based resists that can be used, too. These supplies can be found at

Nancy Lee had a wonderful method of using the rough/vein side of a leaf with a dye-base stamp pad.  The vein pattern pressed down on watercolor paper allows you to use watercolors to fill in the leaf colors without disturbing the stamped vein pattern beneath.

By Ellen Mott-Jablonski

16 place cards

Ellen Mott-Jablonski


Nelly Hashemian

Nancy Lee
Yvonne P-C

Victoria Kibildis


Jeanen Monteleone

Nancy Lee

Yvonne Perez-Collins