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
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
I am so excited to share that I will be teaching at the Reawakening: Creative mixed-Media Art Journaling retreat at Big Raven Farm in Spring Grove, MN on July 29-August 1, 2021! Have you pushed the pause button on your creative spirit? Do you sometimes feel like you don’t know where to start? Is the… Continue reading Join me for an art retreat!
For an explanation of my 2021 daily project, click here. Week Two: cards 11-19 I have now completed the first 19 cards of the month/year and a new revelation has come to light: my feelings are very hard to sit with on a daily basis. Let me explain. I have always been very aware of… Continue reading 2021 Daily Project – Week 2 Recap: Sitting with Feelings
I’ve completed ten cards of my first month-long challenge of 2021 and already, it feels so good to be settling back into my daily creative habit. All day long, I feel ideas swirl and build in my brain like cumulonimbus clouds before a summer storm. I was so nervous to be present again on social… Continue reading 2021 Daily Project: Week One Recap
2020 has been a year of unprecedented challenges, unfathomable circumstances and, at times, surreal situations. But, during this difficult time as we have been forced to keep our distance from each other, we have overcome the obstacles, called upon our creativity and found new ways to come together. And the members of the Minnesota Visual… Continue reading 2020 Handmade Holiday Buyer’s Guide
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’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
I'm so excited to share that I'll be a teacher in the 21 Secrets Capturing Moments Summer Studio this August! My class will focus on slowing down to take time to capture the small moments that we overlook every day and how some of these moments can come to have the deepest meaning in our… Continue reading I’m a teacher at 21 Secrets Summer Studio!
I make art every day. Somedays it’s a quick 5-minute collage. Other days I’ll have an hour to work on a single piece or a few at a time. But at some point every day, I schedule time to do something creative. I credit this habit to the monthly challenges I started in January of… Continue reading 30 Days of Found Object Art