Sunday, September 13, 2015


I'm working on a totally new website thanks to my hosting company.
in the meantime here's a journal page I did recently in my art journal:

here's a close-up because you need to get close to see the glitter layered over the green watercolor :D

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Envelope Art Journal online workshop

Now available!
Envelope Art Journal online workshop
Click HERE to go to sign-up page 

or watch the Preview video:
(the music is just for the preview -I do actually instruct you in the workshop videos)

Course Description 
In this really fun and easy workshop I will show you how to create, embellish, and personalize your very own Envelope Art Journal.

I will take you through:
  • construction of your journal
  • laying down a base layer of color and background design
  • continued layering and embellishing
  • journal cover design
  • using your own photos in your journal
  • how to use the address openings that are found in many business reply envelopes
We will use:
  • rubber stamps
  • art papers
  • craft paints
  • stencils
  • tape (masking tape, metal tape
  • photos
  • clip art images
  • multiple collage techniques and more!
until we have an art journal that is ready to be filled with your journaling, mementos, photos, or anything else your creative heart desires.
What you get:
  • instant access -no waiting!
  • 25 videos = 4 1/2 + hours of instruction!
  • downloadable PDF* class supply list and video index 
  • Printable files with clip art you can use while creating your very own Envelope Art Journal
  • access to the exclusive Envelope Art Journal online group to share your journals, discuss the workshop, ask questions and celebrate your creativity.

   *PDFs require you to have Adobe Reader -a free program you can download from the Adobe web site here.

In 25 videos, that provide 4 ½+ hours of instruction, I will guide you through creating your own art journal made from recycled envelopes. I created this project-based workshop myself, after designing many envelope art journals, and figuring out what works and what doesn’t. This workshop is unique to me and you will not see these instructions anyplace else (no magazine or zine “how-to” articles).

What you need:
In addition to your art supplies, there are a few basic requirements for getting the most out of my online workshop:           
  • High speed internet connection: the videos range in length from 2 to 25 minutes, so you will need high speed internet to enjoy them to their fullest. (Most of the videos are in the 5-15 minute range.)
  • A computer fast enough to keep up with the videos and your high speed internet connection
  • Basic computer navigation skills that includes downloading pdfs –basic instructions are provided but you need to know how to save things onto your computer.
Are you ready to sign up? Yay!! click HERE (opens a new browser window in my Online Store)

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

almost live!!

I'm on the final stretch of getting my first online workshop released!
Click the image or the link below to go to the information page on my web site.

I'm excited and nervous - let me know what you think, if you see any glaring errors or if you're as excited as I am! :)


Saturday, June 07, 2014


when all the junk that fills up your life is exploded like shit hitting a fan...most of it is left in shards and dust.....and you're left with scaffolding -the framework of your life-the things that hold it together. the basics -the bones
scaffolding for me is my family and the other basic necessities -food, water, shelter. I'm talkin maslow's hierarchy of needs type stuff here. I mean, when you really spend time to think about it most of the stuff in your life is filler-the things we gain on our road to our notion of success -a successful life for a lot of us has a large component consisting of material/physical THINGS. and some of those things start to take on Meaning because we assign them meaning based on when we acquired it, who we were with or who gave it to us, even the time of year we obtained it. but then the shit hitting the fan happens and all of a sudden you are blinded and sent back to the beginning -the basics. you sort of pray some universal transporter will appear and transport the shards and dust to the surface of the sun or some other equally destructive location so you don't have to deal with it.
but we exist on planet Earth -and in real time -this dimension, we are still limited to having to remove the stuff ourselves -so we can find and bolster our scaffolding.
friends-the good, close ones, family, good and "nice salads"...a good doggie....a few really good glasses of wine or pints of delicious beer...these are the things that bolster my scaffolding. these are really all you need - you will realize what this means to you if you are ever in the unfortunate circumstances of having to do a CLASS 2 DOWNLOAD to clear your life of the shit -the stuff THINGS that start to take up your precious airspace. I really hope for you that you never have to go through this is real life...that you can just think about it and what you would do and use that as motivation to clear out your shit, find your scaffolding and duct tape that motherfucker so it will withstand a nuclear blast.  mine will withstand
but I'm already making my list of shit to dump.
experiences are what make and shape us, not STUFF THINGS

Monday, May 05, 2014

coming soon!


OK-I know I showed this to you "a while" ago but I am on the home stretch with getting this workshop ready for you. It is my first online class and so I am excited and nervous!
Stay tuned for a "workshop open" announcement within the next 3 weeks!

If you have questions on this workshop please post them here -the comments are moderated so you won't be able to see your own comment until I publish it. :)  woo hoo!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

journal page sketching -catching up

catching up with my Documented Life Project journal pages...I had an incomplete challenge for week 6 and didn't want to post them here out of order.
I know, I know.
I can't help it.
So, here is week 6 challenge, "open your Pinterest board and be inspired*"
*be sure to credit the artist or blogger that inspired you. 

That's Easy-ME!
Ha...I have a photo of Garibaldi Bay where my Mom lives as my wallpaper on my laptop and had been wanting to sketch for a while. Here are the results:

Week 7 challenge, "draw one shape -repeat-add color"
I was driving home in the rain one day and thought to myself what of raindrops were rainbow colored-even is the corresponding outcome of that thought trail:

Week 8 was "add a flap to your flap"  :D  sounds like fun, right?

my results could use some embellishing but here it is anyway:
goodies tucked in an envelope flap for future journal entries...

week 9 "collage something you recycle"

not sure if this is done but it's ok for now:

that shiny stuff is glitter glue and iridescent watercolors 
:D :D double down for more fun.

thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed these pages.
leave a comment if you were inspired -they are moderated so it will take me publishing them before you'll see them.
thank you, Namaste.