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Welcome to the Artist’s Couch

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Welcome to the artist’s couch a place where you can relax, put your feet up and get creative!

I’d like to respond to a question that I received on my blog, which inspired me to create the artist’s couch.
“I need some very creative ideas that will loosen up the atmosphere as my students are very serious. Any word games or writing games are appreciated!”

I will be responding very soon, I’m just a new baby blogger!



Visitors to the Studio this Summer

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Wendy takes care of an injured bird

2012 Paint-in

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Wendy Picken and children at the Paint-in



Young artist's portrait

Children's pastel art at the Paint-in

Bee Happy!

Wendy and young artist at the Paint-in

Wendy's pastels in the street at the paint-in

Street art at the Paint-in

See Wendy’s letter “P” for pelican!

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Travelling Illustrated Alphabet Exhibit
runs March 9 – May 31, 2012 
and will travel to various library branches.
There will be several artist’s demonstrations.

March 9 to 29
Bruce Hutchison Library Branch (Commonwealth), 4636 Elk Lake Dr.

“W” is for Wendy
Saturday, March 24, 1:00-3:00 pm.
Bruce Hutchison Library Branch
 (Commonwealth), 4636 Elk Lake Dr.
Illustrator Wendy Picken will do ‘Finger painting without the Paint’ using an interactive
project for children ages 5 to 9, “P” is for Painting Poetry in your own name. Parents welcome
to participate. Pre-registration required. Phone 250-727-0104. Wheelchair accessible.

See Exhibits page for more details.

Alphabet images from Island Ilustrators

















Read more: www.timescolonist.com/Letter/5932397/story.html#ixzz1idZt3PPb

The ABC of Wendy’s Art

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(Apples, Birds and the Cat brothers)


Wendy has ABC’s on her brain with the show at Alexander’s and the Island Illustrator’s 
ABC project coming up in December. Max and Leo are helping her get ready.
Leo likes Apples and Birds and Max likes to pose for pictures.
Leo and Bird

Leo and Bird

Max and Leo

Max and Leo

Drawing in Progress

Drawing in progress for the show at Alexander's

Leo loves Apples

Leo loves apples

Wendy at the Moss Street Paint-in

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July 2011