Category Archives: Exhibit

Sketchbook Project

This weekend I joined the Sketchbook Project.

The Sketchbook Project is a global, crowd-sourced art project and interactive, traveling exhibition of handmade books. Our mission is to allow anyone to be able to participate in art and to create a collection of work that represents the current state of artists worldwide.

I’m going to use it to spark some new ideas for projects of my own, while keeping in mind that the sketchbook itself is part of a worldwide project. The images will be scanned and available for viewing on the World Wide Web. The due date for my book is in January 2015. Can’t wait to see what I come up with, and also to see what others are doing!



Sylvia - Copyright 2014 L. Hensley

Habitude at the Locks — Ballard Art Walk 1/11/14

Ballard Art Walk!

Reception Saturday January 11, 5:30-8:30PM
Exhibit: January 11 through March 5

Lynette Hensley, the Flying Redhead

What do you get when you attend a Flying Redhead reception at Habitude?! A touch of whimsy, an ounce of humor, and thoughtful beauty to contemplate. I will have my new work on exhibit, and of course it’s all for sale. Consider owning a piece, or just coming to visit us at a fun location and event. Our host, Habitude, will throw a wonderful reception! And it’s this Saturday night!

Habitude is a salon and spa, as well as a gallery, located in wonderful walkable Ballard.

Habitude at the Locks
2801 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107
Open every day: 8:30-9

Visit the website for more information and a map
I hope you can come — this will be one of the biggest shows of my year.
I’m really looking forward to seeing you!

NEAT: North End Arts Tour December 6-8

Please join me and 30 other artists for this studio tour throughout North Seattle, December 6-8. I will be in studio 4, as a guest of Sandra Spear, a handmade glass bead jewelry artist, along with Priscilla Peterson, who is an embellished garments artist. I will be the token painter! 😉 I expect that the weekend will be inspiring! neat-mapA

I do have new work to show and I’d love to share it with you. It will all be for sale of course, along with the jewelry and clothing at our studio, just in time for the holidays. And if you just need a creative outing, this is a great way to spend a day, or the whole weekend!

More information about the event at the NEAT Seattle website:

There you can get a PDF of the entire brochure. Pick up a passport at your first site, and get it stamped at all 7 sites by Sunday night for a chance to win dinner for 2 at Kisaku Restaurant.

Hope to see you there!

My best,



Artists in Action

edmonds waterfrontThis is where I will be on my birthday this year, to demonstrate some of the things I do for my artwork. I’ll be making custom stencils and hand cutting stamps that I use for texturing and patterning art pieces. Come on down to the marina on August 25 from 1:00-4:00 PM and help me celebrate my birthday!

The Book Borrowers, Exhibited at Bellevue Arts Museum

Call me a snob, I don’t care–I love art museums. The curators get to choose the finest, most intriguing work, and they’ve done it again at the Bellevue Arts Museum. I’ve been wanting to see this one for a while. As one of the early “Altered Book” artists back in the 90’s, this was intriguing to me.

Link to Book Borrowers Page

Larry and I talked it over after seeing the work, and we liked most of, but not all the same things. Something called a book excavation was interesting to me, related to, but a few steps beyond the well known book The Humument by Tom Phillips. It appears that the artist would take a book, (or three copies of the same book in one case), with illustrations, and page through the book, choosing which illustrations to retain and cut out around and feature, in one case, animals. Leaving words that relate to the pictures, the animal pictures are left in situ on the page, and most of the rest of the page is cut away. Page by page the artist goes through the book, excavating out the excess and leaving a sculptural collection of animals. Ah shoot–just go see it!

There were also stacks of books that had been sandblasted into various shapes, cutwork, altered, revised, upended, rolled into log like shapes that looked like a slice from a tree, book covers turned into lace paper, inked, and books that were merely the background for some fascinating machine puppet animal skeletons made from wire and string. Fascinating.

Lynette, the Flying Redhead