three new workshops available today!

pretty darn excited to share that my new creativeGIRL instructional videos (made with love by North Light Books to compliment my book, creativeGIRL: mixed media projects for an artful life) are now available for instant download and in dvd format. so much goodness fills each one. and now you can even watch a little sneak peek on youtube. I have …

it actually IS in the details.

my 2015 online creativeGIRL course is going live in just a few days – monday, march 16 to be exact. this round is all about really focusing and growing your creative practice in a new way (well, old way for me – new way for you maybe). its about working small. really small. allowing yourself the opportunity to take the …

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. …

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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 …

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join me for my workshop at donna downey’s studio!

It’s almost a year away but I am already setting good stuff aside to share at my three-day workshop at donna downey’s studio. I hope you will consider joining me. Lots of watercolor fun, illustrative sketching and tools to work through your not-so-happy stages. And did I mention we are going to have SO much fun! Just click on the …

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creativeGIRL class love.

Last week my first solo online class went live.  Wow. This online class thing is a whole new world to me. So much to share and learn and move forward with! (btw. the class content is available for a year so you can still get your creative on.  creativeGIRL: the land of light and shadows). and thank you again jeanne oliver …

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bigHUGE extra-exciting news (and a giveaway)

sometimes you just have to imagine the goodness around the corner. and then let it go and just do what you do to get things done. and sometimes it feels like that corner is a bazillion miles away. and you tuck in bits and pieces of what you love to do in the gaps in between all of it. and …

surround yourself with the right peeps.

I don’t often share deep, meaningful stories. And, well, I am not going to start now. But sometimes the right words fall into place and capture something. A conversation, an overwhelming moment of goodness. BIG. HUGE. colorful epiphanies. I realized the someone I love gets me way more than I thought.  Way more than I gave credit for. And things …

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studying under the masters. class starts tomorrow.

If you haven’t taken the time to sign up for Studying Under the Masters. You should. This is going to be so amazing people. And it starts TOMORROW!  If you want a chance to win me and register for the class.  Hit the PayaPal button below and join me! (You can only be eligible for the drawing of ME if you purchase the class …