Sunday, June 17, 2018

New Collage Class on Skillshare

I just published my second skillshare class last week: Collage and Go: Explore paper cutouts + mixed media. This is a super fun class and it seems to appeal to a lot of people as I already have 130 taking the class after only a week and a lot of amazing reviews. It makes me so happy to be able to inspire people as other artist have inspired me over the years. 

The class project is really easy and fun and you can use it as a little creative exercise or a warm up. As they say, a collage a day, keeps the doctor away, right? So grab your glue, paper, scissors and GO!

If you are not on skillshare, you can use my link to get 2 free months of membership. Here's a little preview of the class in this youtube video below. Thanks for watching! See you in class!


Saturday, May 26, 2018

New Adventures!

This last year has been a whirlwind with our move to Victoria, BC so I kind of neglected my blog but I will try to keep you updated a little more often this year. My last post was in May 2017, yikes!

Now that we are settled in our new home in Victoria, I finally did something I have been wanting to do for a long time; teach an online class! I joined the April challenge on Skillshare and produced my first workshop: Watercolor Field Trip: Explore Watercolor + Mixed Media. It came out on April 30th and I already have over 140 people taking the class and I am getting amazing feedback and reviews. What I love about online classes is that you can reach people from around the world!

You can get 2 free months if you subscribe to Skillshare with my link, and you'll have access to my class plus thousand of other awesome classes. And I will send you a hand painted thank you bird! Yes snail mail! But you'll have to let me know and email me your address. If you already have a subscription to Skillshare, just upload a project in my class and I'll send you one too! Hope to see you in class! Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Upcoming workshops at PTSA

Here’s my workshop schedule at the Port Townsend School of the Arts for the next 3 months. My popular Beeswax Collage workshop is happening on May 13th-14th. I am always amazed by my student's creativity in this class, I get so inspired every time. Then on June 3rd and 4th, I am teaching my Monoprint & Collage workshop. If you want to learn tricks and tips on printing with a gel plate, this is the class for you!

And on July 15th-16th, I am bringing back my Gypsy Journal workshop. In this class you will learn a lot of bookmaking and collage techniques to create whimsical journals with lots of personality! I am not sure if I will have time to teach in the fall this year, but I will definitely teach again in 2018. Hope to see you in one of my classes sometimes soon! 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Beeswax & Monoprint

I am so excited to feature my student's work from my Beeswax Collage and Gel Plate Monoprint workshops at the Port Townsend School of the Arts. Opening night tomorrow at Art Walk in Port Townsend, April 1st, from 5:30 to 8pm. Stop over for a glass of wine and listen to Dave and Eric on the ukulele!  See you there!

Friday, March 17, 2017

New workshop this weekend!

I am so excited to finally be teaching my first Gypsy Journals Workshop at PTSA this weekend! I am so passionate about recycling and these journals are the perfect little packages of upcycling goodness! From old books, to fabric samples, used jewelry, old maps, buttons and trims, paper scraps, used stamps, pretty much everything I have been hoarding for years, I can now put in these journals. We will work on stitched journals and spiral bound journals. Can't wait
to share all the work from my students!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Another Show at the Bishop Gallery

The Bishop Gallery had their artist back out at the last minute so they asked me if I had any paintings laying around, and could I just jump in and be their February artist! So I thought, why not? I am showing a lot of different styles, because I have been experimenting a lot in the last 5 years. Please stop by for a glass of wine and listen to my husband Dave on the ukulele if you are in the area. The Bishop Victorian is at 714 Washington Street in Port Townsend. Art walk is this Saturday February 4th from 5:30 to 8pm.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Gypsy Journal Workshop

Gypsy Journals Workshop at PTSA | March 18-19

Happy New Year! It's been pretty busy so far, I can't believe it's already January 22nd. It looks like I will be teaching a lot this year and I am pretty excited about that! My Beeswax Collage workshop on February 11-12 is already sold out but my Gypsy Journals workshop on March 18-19th still has openings. In this class you will learn how to create whimsical and eclectic journals using various collages, painting and book binding techniques. You will create your own hand painted papers and personalize the inside of your journal by mixing some blank pages with other papers like sheet music, old book pages, maps, colored or grid paper, etc. These books are so fun to make, and they make wonderful gifts too! Class will be held at PTSA in Building 306 at Fort Worden. Join the fun!