Last weekend, my family visited a pumpkin farm north of Minneapolis, MN. It felt so good to escape the noisy city for a while and explore fields filled with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. They had specialty pumpkins and gourds growing alongside the carving pumpkins so, as we trudged through the tangled vines, we… Continue reading The Beauty of Letting Go
I am so excited to share that I will be back at Big Raven Farm hosting the Fall Reawakening: Creative Mixed-Media Art Journaling retreat October 14-17, 2021. Join me for four days of inspiration, mixed-media play and artistic exploration at this idyllic 10-acre retreat center in Spring Grove, MN. During the retreat you will have… Continue reading Registration is now open for Fall Reawakening!
The Reawakening: Creative Mixed-Media Art Journaling retreat is coming up soon and Joleen Emery (of Big Raven Farm) and I would like to make sure that you get all of your questions answered before registration closes. So, we're hosting a virtual tour of Big Raven Farm over Zoom! Join us next Tuesday evening for a… Continue reading Take an Online Tour of Big Raven Farm
Some images are burned into our minds and never leave. They may be dramatic or breathtaking or horrifying and, in that moment, we believe that is their sole purpose for existing. But sometimes, in the distant future, some of those images are resurrected and take on a whole new meaning. In the fall of 2005,… Continue reading One Year Later: Dangling, but still plugged into the wall
I’m running one last sale in my Etsy shop for the holidays! Beginning today and running through December 21st everything in the shop will be 20% off – except for the Found Object Creativity Kits, which are 25% off until the end of the year and then will sail off into retirement. And the 21… Continue reading Holiday Flash Sale!
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