big rainbowFILLED girls (art-is-you petaluma)

I am so happy to kick off my in-person workshops close to home. I am working on samples and taking notes this weekend – our two-day workshop will be all about big colors and even bigger rainbow-haired girls.  If you have wanted to learn how to incorporate watercolors into your mixed-media practice – this is the class for you! We …

dedicated.

so over the last few years i have worked really hard to pull my artist-self up to a place that makes me happy. finding the balance. working all.the.time. 40 hours a week for my day job. and another bazillion as an artist. finding the softness. remembering that there is always something ahead and behind. better and worse. scary and comfortable. …

i feel like it has been forever.

possibly because it has. i must admit, blogging and website updates are not my faves. i wish i felt compelled to write more but if I have to choose between art and blogging. well. posts will be rare. but there are so many wonderful things happening right now in my creative world that I thought I would just list them …

creativeGIRL: storybooks and studious girls (new online course!)

well happy sparkly new year peeps! i hope that each of you had an amazing end to 2014 and a splendid start to 2015! yesterday, earlybird registration opened for my new online course – creativeGIRL: Storybooks and studious girls (Content available March 16). And we are off to a roaring start with almost 200 sassy, creative souls in just over …

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creativeGIRL: my very own book release party!

hello my crafty little souls! I am working away at my edits for my book and am so excited for it to come out next summer. and guess what? i am throwing myself a party to celebrate its release. i do hope you will consider joining me for my festivity-filled art day at the Kennedy School in downtown Portland, Oregon. …

creativeGIRL: mixed-media techniques for an artful life

I am ridiculously happy to announce that my book creativeGIRL: mixed-media techniques for an artful life (just click on the title or the cover and it will take you to the right place) is now available for pre-order ON AMAZON peeps! I do hope that you will consider adding it to your holiday wish list. I promise it is full of …

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A Roaring Twenties Affaire

I am so happy to be a part of such a beautiful and artistic event, A Roaring Twenties Affaire  we be held on May 14-17, 2015 at The Belamar Hotel in Manhattan Beach, CA hosted by Kim Allistair Caldwell (Artistic Bliss Designs). The details and love that go into Kim’s events are just amazing.  My portion of the weekend will be filled …

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love from the dorm room.

Life Book 2015 registration is open my friends. I would love for you to join me and a plethora of amazing artists who want to share the love. (And I would love for you to join by clicking MY link.) You will automatically be added to my classPET list. there will be perks involved.

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winner. winner. chicken dinner. (life book 20I5)

Leroy, my trusty studio companion has picked the Life Book 20I5 “FREE SPOT. Thank you for all the sweet comments and playing along. And now for the winner……(leroy, start the drum roll.) STEPHANIE SHARP – WELCOME TO LIFEBOOK 20I5! ! ! ! !  ( You will soon be contacted with all the details.) Be sure to check out all Life Book 2015 teachers on the …

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life book 20I5 – a blog hop.

I am so stoked to be part of the Life Book 2015 gang. Registration opens October 6th, so get ready to take this year long journey with an amazing group of creatives. We each have some pretty amazing fun planned for you. I hope you will consider joining in. And did I mention we are going to have SO much fun! And …

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your uniqueness

sweetBOY and I were chatting about the dreaded copying thing.  where the line is. what to say. when to be flattered. i have talked a lot about creative practicing and what that looks like to me. when everything I have soaked up and studied becomes mine. it’s ok to copy when you are practicing. some would disagree and that is …