Thursday, January 31, 2013

....see you at midnight?

...i can't believe how excited i am about my new online class

Come join us for an inspiring creative adventure that will make your own personal (even if you think it's crummy) handwriting look like a million bucks.  We'll be making "Louvre worthy" art in 28 lessons!  Well, maybe the Louvre in our minds!

 February 1-28, 2013, 
....what's not to love?  
It's like buying a book, really.
Hope you'll join us!
"LETTER LOVE 201: Lettering As Art"

Thursday, January 10, 2013

...getting this arty party started!!

.......ABCDEFGeeeee Won't you come and play with me????
...a color full pile of handmade business cards i made,
 all original little artworks to share at CHA...
I'm off to CHA (Craft and Hobby Association trade show) this weekend in Anaheim, CA to demo, work and play.  This is the international event where all the manufacturers of any creative product come to celebrate and showcase their wares.  Attending the show is like being at an artsy Disneyland!!  But then again, Disneyland is only 2 blocks from the Convention Center, so it will surely be the happiest place on earth!

Have you seen the January/February 2013 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors??  That's my painted and free motion stitched art on the cover!  There's also my article in the issue on how to create this painted and stitched art with muslin and batting.  
Here is the issue with the original art that just arrived back home to me.  
It's a dream come true to be the "cover girl"!

...i was so thrilled to see the issue on the shelf at Wegmans, my local grocery store!

So now, let's get on with the arty party!
Hoping we can create together this year, check out my 2013 teaching schedule...

So far, i've scheduled 11 teaching events in 2013.  
I can't tell you how excited i am to be on the road sharing creativity with like minded souls.  
Registration is open for most of these events  and classes are filling quickly.  
Just click on each link to view class samples and details. 

  Will i be in your area?  

Come and explore, and let's create together....experience artful hand lettering, whimsical colorful painting, awesome alphabets, decorative doodling, juicy journaling, painting fabric, free motion sewing and more! 

Looking forward to sharing more 
of this artful journey with YOU 
and i'll see you somewhere!

Sunday, January 6, 2013 BE....

 ...Happy 2013 my friends!  
May it BE all that you hope for filled with 
good health, true happiness and a whole bunch of love and laughter.
I love the word "BE".  
While many of my friends were busy planning their "word of the year", i struggled a little to come up with that word before January 1st.  
I just couldn't embrace a word that really spoke to me at this point in my life.  
I am so very blessed and content and i needed a word that reminded me to savor life's moments.  

My 2013 "life word" is "BE"....'s my favorite speaks to my soul....we have so much to BE every day. 
This year i will BE happy, healthy, content, curious, and prayerful.  
I will BE grateful, kind, content, quiet and patient.  
And this year i will BE a mother in law!
...I will just BE... 
...i will BE who i was created to BE...
(and i mean it!)
....and set the world on fire!
What will you BE in 2013? blessed...