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 excited to share that I'll be a vendor at the Richfield Fall Boutique & Market this Saturday, October 27th from 9:00am - 2:00pm. The event will feature local artisans, crafters and farmers market vendors and will also include family-friendly activities and live music. You can also purchase raffle tickets for your chance to win one… Continue reading Richfield Fall Boutique & Market – Saturday, October 27th
The idea for this site began with a class I started teaching a couple of years ago through a local art group called The Artful Nook in Minneapolis, MN. The class, also called The Found Art Walk, stemmed from the idea of being stuck or not knowing where to start with an artistic project and… Continue reading Welcome to The Found Art Walk