New Class: Commonplace Books for Self-Care

Commonplace Books are a journal…for keeping ideas, quotes, notes, and ephemera. They’ve been used since the Middle Ages to collect, organize and store information for later use. I’ve been keeping Commonplace Books for over 30 years and over that course of time my notebooks have taken on many forms, but the thing that remained theContinue reading “New Class: Commonplace Books for Self-Care”

Mixing Charcoal and Adobe Fresco

I’ve been taking the “Collected Stories” class by Renee Mueller, so I’ve been doing a lot of charcoal drawings. Charcoal drawings are a bit intimidating for me. I’m not sure why since it’s how I started as an artist when I was a young kid and I always make my way through a drawing, butContinue reading “Mixing Charcoal and Adobe Fresco”

Art After Loss Workshop

The Art After Loss Workshop was created out of my own journey through loss after we lost our baby boy when I was 25 weeks pregnant. Art After Loss is modeled after the steps I took to work through my loss, so you’ll take similar steps, but your journey will be a personal one. EachContinue reading “Art After Loss Workshop”

7 Tips for Being a Self-Taught Artist

Being a self-taught artist has brought me both immense joy and overwhelming fear. The joy stems from the freedom to learn my way and to create a style that is truly my own and that reflects who I am and the life I’ve had. The fear seeps into those dark moments where I feel likeContinue reading “7 Tips for Being a Self-Taught Artist”

Couture Tangles Class

When I started creating Couture Tangles I was sitting on the couch watching the Oscars. This was many years ago and during the Zentangle craze. I shared a couple of my drawings on Pinterest and then forgot about it. I was contacted a couple years later by an editor with Walter Foster and asked ifContinue reading “Couture Tangles Class”

11 ways to keep kids busy when stuck at home

This coronavirus crisis has forced many schools to close and has left many parents scrambling to find ways to occupy their kids during the day. There will obviously be schoolwork to stay on top of, but parents are forced to find ways to keep them busy. I homeschooled my two kids from Kindergarten through graduationContinue reading “11 ways to keep kids busy when stuck at home”

Splatter Inky Illustrations in Adobe Fresco

My latest Skillshare class just launched and I’m so excited to be working again in Adobe Fresco. For this class we’ll be creating digital inky splatter illustrations using Fresco’s Live Watercolor Brushes. They are seriously cool brushes and using them to create inky splatter illustrations has been such fun. I have to thank you allContinue reading “Splatter Inky Illustrations in Adobe Fresco”