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
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!
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
I’m excited to share that I will be the guest speaker on Monday, July 17th at the monthly meeting for the Visual Journaling Collective at the Minnesota Center for Books Arts. I’ll be sharing my story about The Found Art Walk, my passion for using found objects in my work and my current project: The… Continue reading Join me Monday at the Minnesota Center for Books Arts!
I am always looking for new ways to use or reuse household items. This has rubbed off on my daughter Lucy. She never throws anything away, instead she hands it to me and says, “here, this is for art projects.” One of my favorite techniques is dipping an empty toilet paper roll in paint and… Continue reading Creating a Gratitude Banner from Found Materials
I love pens. It’s somewhat of an addiction really. I can’t go into an art supply store or even Target without perusing the pen section. There’s always a need for a new pen: the perfect white pen to write on top of a dark-colored paint, the perfect fine tip black pen to sketch on mixed… Continue reading The Little Lost Pen (and friends)