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 added all the yummy info to my book page on my website with easy click-through buttons to purchase them if you are inspired to do so. pretty sure you will be! Just click HERE and scroll down to read all about my three new video workshops and watch the previews!

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 favorite processes   “a timeline of you” from my book, creativeGIRL and a seaside version of my “storyblocks” video project that will be coming out on DVD soon. in other words… this class is a one-of-a-kind experience. If you would like to join me (and I would love it if you did!), you can read more about it here – Nurture Your Creative Seed. Say what?! Yep. DVD lessons! Here’s a little peek at them. So exciting right? They will be available in the North Light shop next month.  Each video uses lessons and techniques from my book, creativeGIRL taken …

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 all of it is now I have SO much to do that i just want to go back to my couch, pillow and pups and watch a good dose of fixer upper, say yes to the dress or chopped. so after I share my (FINALLY) finished my rainbow blossoms for last weekends challenge , that is where I am headed. (i must admit that the music did not fill my room as it usually does. quiet everything is better right now. but i listening to Fantastic Voyage by Lakeside which barely counts …

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 insiders look on how my process works, I share a really fun way to connect with your creative kindred all around the globe. The weekend giveaway is a peak into the challenges I offer in my book. I started these with a sunshine-filled and sassy girl named Kelly Barton several years ago. Whenever we got into a creative slump of sorts we would come up with a challenge that included a subject, specific music, and a medium or two. It really gave both of us a little kick in the …

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 ICANHARDLYWAIT’s Over the course of the next few days and weeks, I will be sharing little bits and pieces of my thought process when writing my book along with some art that I am working on now using some of the techniques and ideas that I have mish-mashed together in new ways. I am an INSTAGRAM/FB girl so lots of little updates and pretty pictures will be shared in both places. Thank you again for all your love and support. And what are you sitting here reading this for?! Go dive into your own copy of creativeGIRL and share your favorite …

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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 release party at the Kennedy School in Portland is SOLD OUT! So excited to have a group of lovelies to share the love with when by book, creativeGIRL: Mixed Media Techniques for an Artful Life hits the shelves and ships out on July 16th. I will be having a fun give-away when it does, so keep checking back! In mid-August, I get to spend some quality time with one of my favorite girls ever, Jeanne Oliver! And bonus! I will be teaching a one-day workshop in Denver where we will be creating our very own coverGIRL just like my book …