Celebrating Robin

Greenhouse Witch by Robin Bielefeld

Just wanted to take a moment to celebrate one of Runaway’s favorite artists — and a very good friend. Robin Bielefeld has drawn yet another of her marvelous coloring pages called “Greenhouse Witch.” This coloring page certainly reflects her wonderful  backyard! She is very sensitive to creating a place that supports bees, hummingbirds and butterflies and she makes an effort to create a garden that includes many native northwest plants. 

Every one of her illustrations has a marvelous twist or two — or twenty! You can find cute creatures, pretty ladies and happy nature scenes. Runaway is proud to be the one of the few local stores to carry her work. We miss her leading Kaleidoscope Coloring Club and Drawing Night but look forward to the time we get to gather again. You can see all of her Flying Monkey Studio coloring pages we have at Runaway here in our Online Catalog

Artists in Action “Outside the Box” Auction comes to Runaway!

Runaway is so excited to be helping our local friends at Artists in Action (AIA) this year with their annual “Outside the Box” auction! Our store will be the showcase for the auction items: fabulous handmade boxes. All of the boxes up for bid will be displayed in our front windows from July 13 – 18th, 2020. 

Traditionally AIA holds its auction at the Salem Art Fair, but because of health concerns the fair will not be happening at Bush Park this year, rather it will be an online event! So the show must go on and the auction will be done virtually as well. For full details on what it’s all about and how you can participate, go to AIA’s website: https://artistsinaction.org/events/outside-the-box/

Be sure to see all of the creativity on display during the week of July 13th in our front windows and bid on your favorites! Once the auction begins, the bidding site will go live at: https://artistsinaction.betterworld.org/.

Travel Folio for Planner inserts

Instructor: Annelese Aleman

Life’s A Journey is the perfect theme for a new travel journal that allows you to add journal and other planner inserts. Annelese will help you create this journal using a Graphic 45 paper collection.

3-D Easter Bunny Egg Stand

Instructor: Christy Wood

Crazy fun, new class for a Easter! Make an Easter Bunny with a wheelbarrow. You can paint your bunny anyway that makes you happy. And we will dye Easter eggs to go in your wheelbarrow. I’ll have hard boiled eggs to dye.

All supplies included. You bring an apron or wear paint clothes. 10 spots available.

Beginning Watercolor with Cynthia

Instructor: Cynthia Dawson

Interested in learning more about watercolor techniques? Of course you are! Cynthia is a recent WOU graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration with water mediums.

She’s offering her “basics” class again, with a few more simple techniques to help you get your feet (and pages) wet with watercolors!

Art Impressions Watercolor Cards with Christy

Instructor: Christy Wood

Join Christy for an afternoon of fun! Make 2 cards and learn a bunch of basic techniques. You will be doing simple practice pieces and then put it all together to make cards. Bonnie has some wonderful new AI watercolor stamp sets and go perfectly with any of the classic you might already own.

Open to everyone!
Supplies include normal card kit – think cutting and sticky supplies for making cards

AlteNew Cards with Teresa

Instructor: Teresa Case

Teresa is teaching with Blooming Bouquet stamps, Everlasting Happiness stamps and Fantasy Floral die set.

Kaleidoscope Coloring Club & Drawing Night Changes

In consultation with Robin, we have decided to not hold Kaleidoscope Coloring Club or Drawing Night this month. Decisions about what will happen next month are waiting to see how things are going then. Edgar is happy to give Robin a month or two off so she can enjoy her yard and make some cool new drawings.

As for safety and health of our customers, to the degree possible, we are observing the 6 ft personal distancing, as recommended by the CDC and the Oregon Health Authority. The counters, tables, chairs, doors, restroom and other surfaces are cleaned regularly with disinfecting spray / wipes. Christy is still holding classes with only one person per table and we are not sharing supplies. Classes are limited to 5 people and disinfecting wipes are available.

We are always happy to see you, but Christy won’t be doing all her hugging and hand shaking. Hand washing has become a regular adventure. Lots of new products continue to go out on the floor from Creativation 2020.

Please let us know if you have any questions or we can help. Thanks Christy