website love. designing for the creative.

my creative evolution has been a slow-but-steady one. not always because I am thoughtful or plan out what I do but because I get bogged down with the details. i can turn a simple change into a 32 page project with sub-level to-do’s faster than anyone I know. and most …

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 …

oh my gosh.

it’s september already. sheesh! here’s what is happening in my corner of a drought-filled-would-give-anything-for-a-rainy-day world. i have one more in-person weekend retreat at the end of September in Bainbridge Island, WA to share the creative love and there are a couple of spaces left. i am teaching two of my …

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 …

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 …

creativeGIRL book shenanigans 

creativeGIRL: mixed media techniques for an artful life. My very own book is now officially shipping to all sorts of creative corners of the world. Pretty darn amazing. And I couldn’t have done it without you. YES. You. Thank you for all the LIKES, the WOOHOO’s, the YOUCANDOITIKNOWITSHARDDANIELLE’s, and the …

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some sugary spoonfuls of creative time.

I’ve mentioned I’m a perfectionist, right? Well, I have been waiting and waiting (and working and working) on my new website. And it is awesome and will be even more awesome in the coming weeks. But I just have to share a few things in the meantime! My very own book …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …