Thursday, October 22, 2015

...mixed media fabric play

Have you seen this yet?  
My sweet friend Rebekah Meier recently launched an incredible mixed media art and fabric line of products.  She's taken all the guess work out of sizing, substrates and materials to create creative mixed media textile art.  These products are easily available at JoAnn Fabrics and Micheals Stores nationwide.  The Fabric Elements collection includes pre-cut fabric, stencils, paper, wools, flags, banners and more.
Show here is my favorite product in the line,   the tone on tone white fabric that I painted with DyeNaFlow dyes.  In preparing this mini quilt I painted a flower image over the words and the messages instantly appeared!  It was like a treasure hunt!

I then used my new BERNINA Q20 machine to free motion quilt aaround the images with a gold thread.  As I completed each step, the visual actually appears THREE layers on a single fabric, you see 1)  the white lettering, 2) the painted flowers and then 3) the free motion stitching outlines.

You know how much i love COLOR, so I added Rebekahs dotted fabric as a border.  
It really is nice and straight!!

Head on over to FABRIC ELEMENTS and check out the entire line. 
 Visit Rebekah's blog for tons of fun ideas
 and enjoy her beautiful art work, she's amazingly talented.  
So proud of you Rebekah and your incredible vision!!

Thursday, October 15, 2015 you like FREE STUFF???

How about a FREE ONLINE LETTERING CLASS??? No, I mean it, really FREE!!

Let's get whimsical!!  With gratitude and appreciation for making my book "The Art of Whimsical Lettering" a best seller I have just launched an ABSOLUTELY FREE online class with my book.  For the next 12 months (October 2015-September 2016) I will prepare video lessons straight from the pages of the book. Do you love it??!!  Come on and join us in "The Art of Whimsical Lettering Book Club"!! 

Whether you are one of my fabulous friends and students (from online classes or other teaching venues) or a brand newbie to the craft of hand lettering, you'll find oodles of new ideas as we explore the pages of the book with fun projects on video.  If you have my book you are ready to go!  

The class is hosted on with all of my other online classes.  Simply click on this link to enroll.  You just need to enter your email and a password and you're in!

Pick up a copy purchase for someone as a GIFT!!  Order your book on Amazon and join us for a year long celebration of transforming our own handwriting into a personalized hand lettering style.  

See you in the the Club!

Monday, October 12, 2015

....lettering AND faces with Jane AND joanne!!!!!

Have you seen THIS scoop??  I had the ultimate whimsical week creating an epic online class together with the gorgeous Jane Davenport when i was in Australia last May.  This is really something very special.  Check it out!  Really hope you can join us, it's sure to be "art life" changing!