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Startled Response: watercolor of SawFly Insect
Generously sponsored by Heavy Bubble Portfolio Websites for Artists + PysankyUSA
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 15:25


Philadelphia Open Studio Tours POST East  October 3 - 4, 2015

During the POST event, I was a guest artist in the Heavy Bubble Head Quarters at 1241 Carpenter Studios, located in the Hawthorne neighborhood of South Philadelphia.

All day Saturday + Sunday I had an open workshop demonstrating the 1000 years old method of Japanese decorative papermaking, Itajime Shibori.

Open to the public and free of charge, this well received event was a hands-on experience of expression and creativity through unlimited pattern and color.

PD Packard and Stella Untalan at POST October 3 - 4, 2015
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours | October 3 - 4, 2015 | Heavy Bubble HQ
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 07:50

Pattern + Color Unlimited through Itajime Shibori:

Japanese Decorative Papermaking


During the POST event, I will be demonstrating how to create Itajime Shibori, a form of Japanese Decorative Papermaking. The workshop will be held on the third floor of the Heavy Bubble HQ at 1241 Carpenter Studios, located in South Philadelphia.


Open to the public and free of charge, this event will be a hands-on experience of expression and creativity through unlimited pattern and color.


In addition, I will be exhibiting a selection of my watercolors from the ongoing series, Insects Too Lovely To Repel, in the HQ studio. The HBHQ hallways also house the extensive exhibit of Stella Untalan's, 366 iPHONEPROJECT #drawingaday.


Event Schedule:

All day Saturday + Sunday, 12 – 6pm

For children 8 years - adult

Martine on Jacob Riis Beach
JACOB RIIS PARK : Far Rockaway, New York
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 10:01

In honor of Jacob Riis

Migrating from Denmark to NYC in 1870, Jacob Riis became a passionate social reformer documenting the urban poverty in Lower Manhattan through his magazine articles and disturbing photographs. His book, How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York, was published by Scribner's Books in 1890.

Think about this:

A court decision from that era said there is no right to light or air for a renter or an ower.

Called a muckracker, Riis employed every means to arouse and expose his readers of these social ills.

At the end of Flatbush Avenue, you can find this charming beach, in honor of Jacob Riis.

drypoint mini print street view
Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 07:46

drypoint etching ONLY

exhibition 2015.10.10 (Sat.) - 2015.11.8 (Sun.)

venue The Hall Awa Japanese Handmade Paper :  Tokushima, Japan

Printed on the beautiful handmade Awagami Japanese washi paper, Taizan.

Eight generations of family knowledge, the Awagami Paper Factory focusing on promoting the beauty and strength of handmade papers.

Factory located in Tokushima, Japan.

Bridge Crossing at New Hope And Lamberville
Crissing Crossing the Delaware River
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 07:16

July 2015

Summertime Visit

Frenchtown Cafe, Frenchtown NJ

Bridgeton House on the Delaware River, Upper Black Eddy, PA

Bridge seperating New Hope, PA from Lamberville, NJ

Boat House Bar, Lamberville, NJ

People's Store Antique Center, Lamberville, NJ


LOOK AGAIN: ACM Collection Inspires The Boston Printmakers
Summer 2015 Exhibition
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 08:47


exhibiting in LOOK AGAIN: ACM Collection Inspires The Boston Printmakers

exhibition dates | May 17 - September 6, 2015

opening reception | Sunday, May 17, 2015 | 1:30 - 3:30pm 


Duxbury, MA

The Art Complex Museum houses the impressive collection of the Carl A. Weyerhaeuser family, particularly European and American prints, Shaker furniture, American paintings and Asian art.

The artist, Ture Bengtz, founder of the Boston Printmakers and friend of the family, created the original design for the building under Weyerhaeuser’s direction.