fall-winter journal 2019


If blowing in from the northeast, the air is crisp and cool and drier. The fallen leaves don't clump together.
If from the southwest, the ocean air is deliciously fresh and brings cleansing rains that make everything shiny and soggy.
Colors are vivid.
Always beauty
in every season.

sunset - not retouched, no color alterations.



art in every season

You, your family, and friends are invited...to my studio art show and sale entitled

five festively decorated rooms brimming with art
with prices from a few dollars to thousands
come find unique, hand-made gifts, ornaments, cards, glass, silks, paintings, prints...
come celebrate with me many seasons of creating.

Saturday November 23, between 10AM & 8PM

Sunday, November 24, between 1PM & 5PM

in my home-studio on the north shore of Offut Lake
at 4137 116th Avenue SE, Olympia WA 98501




glass ornament hand-painted with alcohol inks




This rough compositional sketch will become a 3 x 5 foot oil painting in full color. Envision...
Come see the work in progress at my studio art show November 23 and 24.



spring silk workshops

Participants in the March and April silk workshop each created two beautiful silk scarves--one abstract, and one with drawn design elements. I'm so pleased with the outcomes, as well as pleasant company, good weather and abounding beauty here at the lake. Click the image below to watch a short video of the April workshop.



Highlights of recent silk workshop. Upcoming class has two spaces open - June 28-29 Info at www.visibleinvisible.com Click the “classes” tab of top bar

Posted by Steve Scheibe on Friday, June 14, 2019




dye-painting silk workshops

April 2019 abstract "scribble" silks emerged in dynamic color. Silk in front right is the group project. Amazing!

experience silk painting in a lakeside studio

Consider a silk painting workshop for yourself and/or as a gift.


At the age of eight or nine, my twin nephews painted a beautiful dragonfly silk. To this day it is one of my favorite silks, likely because children create freely and without inhibition.

the dyes do the work

Dye-painting silk in the serti method is something most anyone can do. The richly colored dyes migrate through the silk weave creating lovely patterns. A very "forgiving" medium, these dyes won't make muddy color. Even if you mix up a brown, the silk's sheen will create a metallic bronze version of your brown.

In a friend's words, "dyes in silk is like watercolors on steroids."


classes info


Click here or on the "classes" tab at top to see upcoming classes schedule...








select past commissions



silk-in-glass commission

I'm pleased to announce my first completed installation of silk laminated within glass. The artwork fills the spaces between open trusses of a residential interior. The photo at right two of four panels. Click to see more.



Land and Sea Passage

As students, faculty, and visitors enter Gilson Middle School in Valdez, Alaska, they are greeted by a vibrant suspended mural--over 26 feet wide. Read more...



Macroscape Slides

Three new glass artworks resembling over-sized microscope slides measure two feet high by six feet wide. Each artwork is uniquely created in mouth-blown art glass laminated onto dichroic float glass. They are installed in the Margaret Murie Life Sciences Building at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.



Illuminated Passage

This suspended mural of dye-painted silk measures over 300 square feet. For Liberty Middle School in Spanaway, Washington, it depicts junior high years in a metaphor of a river passing through a canyon.
I love it. It turned out to be all I hoped for and more. Read more...



Experimental Image Glass

I continue to collaborate with Seattle glassblower Jim Flanagan to create gently abstracted imagery within colored glass. Click here or on the photo at right to see our most recent sheets of blown glass (and scroll down, as the newest work is near the bottom). 



Tree of Life

Commissioned for a thriving church in the town of Dunwoody, near Atlanta, Georgia.






This mural in dye-painted silk was commissioned for Katchemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College of the University of Alaska. Discovery was installed in Homer, Alaska, in June of 2012. Read more...



Generations: Incubation

Kenai Peninsula College etched mouth-blown glass public art installation

Click here to read about Generations.

Here is a link to KPC installation photos




studio and story





2011 nest images on cotton paper

Click here to see photos of ten images completed in January 2011




stone impressions - watch the art-making process on video

People often ask me how I create a stone lithograph. It's hard to explain in words so I have a short video that shows the process.

Click here for photos and video on stone impressions.




silk rivers

These river silks were inspired by and modeled after the beautiful Fremont antique glass we used for the Kenai Peninsula College installation.




My Grandma's name, Florence, means "to flower" as in the sense of a blossom. And 2012's flowers were an explosion of color. See photos in her memory...



 Be silk scarves

gallery of Be silk scarves
significance in Be-ing
silk care
displaying silk



past journals