the stamps are here. get inspired!

You guys! The day is here and so are the stamps! Can we get a big “yippy skippy!!!” But first let’s give some cheers for the winner from yesterday’s blog giveaway. Are you ready, can you hear the drum roll! A happy congrats and wahoo goes to… Courtney Walsh! The stamps are ready to skip to their new homes and studios. Ready …

21 secrets: color, color, color – earlybird alert!

      I am so excited to share the news that I am a part of 21 SECRETS: Color, Color, Color! edition. In short, 21 SECRETS is a 150+ page downloadable eBook filled with 25+ hours of videos, full colored photos, templates, and clear instruction intended to inspire and deepen the way you approach art journaling.  What makes 21 SECRETS even …

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 …

creativeGIRL blossom challenge

so sometimes life things get priority over art. the last couple of weeks have been a mixed bad of the most wonderFILLED goodness with my book, creativeGIRL finally landing in a whole lot of doorsteps everywhere. but other things were more important. things like family and health and grace. and the attempt to get back on track. the flipside to …

creativeGIRL giveaway no. 2

As promised, another giveaway! This time you have to get creative! I know, I am so mean. NOT! In my book, creativeGIRL, I talk about my process a lot. How I organize my practice and new opportunities to grow my art by re-purposing the old, the ugly and the learning moments to make new, beautiful art. In addition to an …

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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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 …

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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 …