This has been a year of unprecedented events. It has caused a turbulent whirlwind of emotions that has left so many of us feeling as though we have whiplash from the dramatic range of feelings we’ve experienced in a short time span. Many times, I have heard the word “pause” used to describe this year… Continue reading Making room for new adventures
I am so excited to share that I have been invited to be a co-facilitator for the Minnesota Visual Journal Collective beginning in January 2020! This group has been very near and dear to my heart for many years and it is an incredible honor to be asked to help facilitate the group alongside Briana… Continue reading MN Visual Journal Collective 2020
As the holiday season approaches, conversations about wish lists and heartfelt gifts begin to fill rooms at family gatherings and friendly get-togethers. During several of these conversations, my own friends and family expressed a desire to buy handmade and support artists but weren’t sure where to get started or felt overwhelmed by the search results… Continue reading The 2019 Handmade Holiday Buyer’s Guide is now available!
Issue #2 of The Maker U online publication is now available and is packed full of creative inspiration, artistic advice, community connections and gorgeous full-color pictures that will make your heart soar, your mouth water and your fingers itch to start something new. I am so excited to share that I have an article included… Continue reading Issue #2 of The Maker U is now available!
I'm excited to share that I'll be a vendor at the Fall Boutique & Market in Richfield, MN this Saturday, October 26, 2019. The market will feature local artisans, crafters, bakers and farmers as well as live music, face painting and a quilt raffle. I'll be on the lower level so stop by, say hello,… Continue reading Fall Boutique & Market This Saturday
Post 224/365 of my daily art project (year #3) I'm more than halfway through my third year of a daily art project and I've always posted this work on my Instagram account. But this project has evolved from simply a way to build a creative habit and do something creative everyday into a consistent writing… Continue reading Trust Your Gut
Today is the last day to register for 21 Secrets Summer Studio - Capturing Moments! Class begins tomorrow so don't miss out! Click here for the full details about this amazing online journey and to reserve your spot today. I hope to see you in class!
For the past 10 years or so, I’ve been a part of an amazing group in the Twin Cities called the Minnesota Visual Journal Collective. It’s a group of local artists with a wide range of interests and talents that is supportive, inspiring and incredibly welcoming. The group meets on the third Monday of every… Continue reading Minnesota Visual Journal Collective Tag Book Exchange
This summer I'll be teaching as part of the 21 Secrets Summer Studio: Capturing Moments online course as well as two in-person classes at Artistry in Bloomington, MN (Introduction to Art Journaling and Creating Calm Through Collage). I'm so excited for all of these classes because each one gives me a chance to showcase different… Continue reading Registrations for summer classes are closing soon!
I’m very excited to share that I am a participant in the Tiny Book Collaboration, a project by artist Hope Fitzgerald. Every month or so, she sends out about 20 books to artists around the world who have requested them through either her Instagram account: @hopefitzgerald_art or the account for the project: @tinybookcollaboration. The only… Continue reading Tiny Book Collaboration