Create Illustrative Botanicals with Watercolor and Ink

My Illustrative Botanical illustrations has to be the most asked-for class. I’ve had the class scripted and planned for a couple of months, but I was waiting for the new studio to be done before I started filming. I wrapped up filming last week and my amazing son and video editor took over, and todayContinue reading “Create Illustrative Botanicals with Watercolor and Ink”

Steps to Creating a Shuffle Collage

Creating digital collages in Shuffles is subjective. There is no right or wrong way of doing it, but I’ve found that working with Shuffles as a creative business marketing tool, there are some basic steps I take when creating a collage. 1) Pick a theme It’s important to decide what you want the purpose ofContinue reading “Steps to Creating a Shuffle Collage”

Shuffles by Pinterest for Creative Businesses

Pinterest launched a new app called Shuffles. If you haven’t heard of Shuffles yet, it’s a collage-making app where you can create engaging visual content using the power of Pinterest’s image library to create mood boards, project planning, influencer marketing, contests, and giveaways to drive traffic to their websites. The company quietly launched it inContinue reading “Shuffles by Pinterest for Creative Businesses”

Access Capture Shapes in Fresco

Got Adobe Capture and Fresco? You can access your shapes made with Adobe Capture in Adobe Fresco! Here’s how: -Under the Shape tool, find the folder titled “my library” -Select a shape from the folder and it will appear grayed out on your canvas -Resize and position the shape as desired -Select a color fromContinue reading “Access Capture Shapes in Fresco”

New Class: Floral Illustration with Fresco Shape Tool

I don’t normally launch classes this close together, but my digital illustration students have been clamoring for more Adobe Fresco classes, so I stepped up my filming schedule. This new class is all about Fresco’s new Shape tool and how you can easily create shapes in Adobe Capture to use seamlessly with Fresco. I’ll walkContinue reading “New Class: Floral Illustration with Fresco Shape Tool”

New Class: Expressive Florals

I’m so excited to announce the launch of my new art class Expressive Florals. It’s live on Skillshare!! In this class, we’ll be using thinned acrylic paint to create an expressive, almost watercolor-styled, floral. With Expressive Florals we aren’t trying to create a photo-realistic flower, instead, it’s about creating florals that are sketchy and fluid…andContinue reading “New Class: Expressive Florals”

History of Commonplace Books

The history of the Commonplace Books goes back to the Middle Ages. It’s believed that the concept originated in ancient Greece and Rome, although they become most popular during the Renaissance and early Modern Period, when students and scholars used them for study. In 1706, John Locke wrote  “A New Method of Making Commonplace Books”Continue reading “History of Commonplace Books”

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”