Thursday, June 9, 2016


I have a new, wonderful, cozy, perfectly me, online home. If you are currently taking one of my classes and would like to move to the updated classroom, check your email! If you don't find anything, message me here, and I'll get in touch with you.

big eyes, infinite JOY,

Monday, May 16, 2016

Ever After Giveaway Recipient

(style development talks & tools are only available in module 2!)

Today is the day!! Thanks so much for playing along....and the recipient of the free spot in Ever After is:

Yay!!! Tracey, please contact me (form to your right-->) with your email address. Congrats!

big eyes, infinite JOY,

Monday, May 9, 2016

thinking in color| Romans 8

big eyes, infinite JOY,

Ever After 2016 Blog Hop & Give Away!

Entries are now closed for the giveaway. Winner will be announced on Monday, May 16.

i'm really excited to have the opportunity to teach in Ever After 2016!! if you are a lover of imagination and make-believe, i know you're gonna adore this class. what's more?? I can give away ONE space in this magical new collaborative art course! so keep reading if you want to find out more about Ever After 2016 to find out how you can win a spot! :)

Ever After” is a mixed media art & style development course with a fairytale theme hosted by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts. Tam is joined by 12 popular mixed media art teachers who will all share beautiful fairy-tale inspired lessons with you in Module 1 AND, in Module 2 they will let you in on hints and tips that helped them develop their own style and how YOU TOO can find your own unique voice as an artist! :) Yay! you can find out all the important stuff (and sign up with the Early Bird price) by clicking HERE.

my chosen other-worldly tale is "The Lord of the Rings"!!! i'm still conceptualizing my approach, but i can tell you that my inspiration will be (at least one) of the stellar heroines of the trilogy. maybe we'll take an abstract folk art approach like this-

or this- 

we'll see!

registration opens on May 16th 2016 and the class begins on July 1st 2016. so if you want to start your summer drawing and painting fairy-tales, exploring your own personal story and style and hang out with a wonderful creative community of like-minded souls, be sure to join once registration opens! :) Keep this page bookmarked so that you can sign up the moment it goes on sale! :)

Entries are now closed for the giveaway. 

on with the pre-class fun! here are my give-away steps:

1. share this give-away on Facebook or twitter (or other social media) or at your favorite local, artsy spot.

2. Sign up for my newsletter if you'd like.

3. And be sure to leave a comment below letting me know why you would love to join Ever After 2016.

***I will announce the winner on May 16, 2016.

here are the other amazing teachers who will be teaching in Ever After 2016 and giving away a spot as well. so go check them out and enter their give-aways to increase your chances!

Blog Hop Schedule :::
2nd May 2016 Tamara Laporte

3rd May 2016 Micki Wilde

4th May 2016 Andrea Gomoll

5th May 2016 Carla Sonheim

6th May 2016 Annie Hamman

7th May 2016 Karine Bosse

8th May 2016 Cinnamon Cooney

9th May 2016 Mystele Kirkeeng

10th May 2016 Galia Alena

11th May 2016 Jane Davenport

12th May 2016 Rachelle Panagarry

13th May 2016 Effy Wild

Enjoy yourselves!!


Sunday, March 6, 2016

here i am

that's moi- earlier in the week...filming for my Wanderlust lesson- the first time. yep. that's right. had to film twice. had an imovie uh-oh. as in it ate ALL of my project media for the last year or so.  got a little teary over it but mostly it helped me acknowledge that i didn't really like the direction the first lesson was going anyway. blessing in disguise.

the second time around proved to be a wonderful little adventure in learning while "teaching". just the way i like it.

my lesson airs on april 1, 2016. no joke. so- come be a creative fool with me! lots of lessons have aired and have yet to air in this year long class. nice learning pace. super guest artists. do it.

plus april is my birthday month!! 


on this day in [my] history-
1) my brain food (learning Hungarian) is at a stand still. argh. i have to find a rhythm. this is GOING to happen.
2) sitting in bed. resting. trying to thwart a cold allergy thingy before my illness prone body takes it to a heightened state. behaving. truly...with some simple collage supplies and journals to keep me company, of course.
3) so inspired artistically and life-istically from my "An Artful Journey" experience with new creative kindreds and time with family, deeper art journaling excitement, new books to consume, the way God has wired me, the lives of my children, visiting my beloved Budapest again, opportunities to teach online and the hopes of more in person workshops and retreats, and the coming of Spring and celebrating the One who makes everything new...

thankfulness overflows.

oh! almost forgot...i'm taking a nice long break from the shop, website and blog- a Spring break, i suppose- to film, learn and create new work, read, hang out with my kids, photograph my world, clean the house and maybe even make it into the city to visit museums and watch know. Spring stuff.

so if it looks as if i've left, i haven't. i'm here. but not here. and, Lord willing, i'll be back.

big eyes, infinite JOY,