My Holiday Gift Guide for Artists 2018

My Holiday Gift Guide for Artists 2018

  Dear Wonderful, Creative You:   I like to make my holiday gift guide for artists based on what I’m excited about at the moment. This year I thought I’d create some little kits for you inspired by the projects I’ve worked on this year. You...
My Brooklyn Sketchbook Project Journal

My Brooklyn Sketchbook Project Journal

  Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I’ve been interested in cutouts and layering in my art journals for quite a while. It started with my class, Fluid Art, where I create tunnel journals. Soon I started using my cutouts as collage, as I teach in my new class...
Fluid Art Journaling Pages

Fluid Art Journaling Pages

  Dear Wonderful, Creative You: This week I had the pleasure of spending some time with you on Facebook Live to create some fluid art journal pages. I wanted to show you how I used mark making and layered paint to create intuitive images on this fluid art...
Intuitive Art Journaling

Intuitive Art Journaling

  Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Intuitive art journaling is one of my favorite ways to work through feelings, let go of stress, and play with art. It’s a journey that started for me in graduate school, as I learned to use my journal not just to write, but...
Let’s Make Perfectly Imperfect Art

Let’s Make Perfectly Imperfect Art

  Dear Wonderful, Creative You: In my Diving Deep class, we focus on learning to dance between intuition and technical skill. The skill we have been focusing on this week, blind and semi-blind contour drawing, is one that can really call up the inner critic....
Don’t Make Art, Make Marks

Don’t Make Art, Make Marks

  Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Happy March! I’ve been deep in content creation mode, and I cannot wait to spill the beans about my new class! It’s going to be such an adventurous and beautiful experience for so many of you, who will dive deeper than...
Making Each Day More Art-Ful

Making Each Day More Art-Ful

  Dear Wonderful, Creative You: As I reflected on my goals for this new year, one thing was very clear: In 2018, I want to make my days more art-filled, everyday. I’ve got a few ideas on how I’ll be making each day more art-ful, and I am excited to...
Intuitive Painting Techniques

Intuitive Painting Techniques

  Dear Wonderful, Creative You: The last days of the year are a time for most of us to take a deep breath and sink deeply into the couch after the holiday craziness. It’s also a great time to do some introspective art. Rather than endlessly scrolling...
Finding Meaning in My Art

Finding Meaning in My Art

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: These are the tools of my self-healing: A board. A painty towel. Varied colors of paint. Water. This is how I am finding meaning in my art: I wet the surface with a wide brush and let my emotions flow with the water. I’m not pushing...
Holiday Gift Guide for Artists

Holiday Gift Guide for Artists

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: For this year’s holiday gift guide for artists, I thought that rather than just offering a list of all my favorite art supplies, I’d offer a mix of cherished supplies and fun artsy items that will help inject more creativity...
Diving Deep in Your Art Journaling Practice

Diving Deep in Your Art Journaling Practice

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: One of the most beautiful gifts in my art journaling practice is the ability to transform my feelings on the page, especially by working in stages and layers. Working over time and in layers creates a conversation between me and the art...
Choosing from the Heart with Connie Solera

Choosing from the Heart with Connie Solera

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I’m excited to be brining you this conversation with Connie Solera of Dirty Footprints Studio on the merits of choosing from the heart, both in her life and in art. We talk about how art helps us know ourselves and our needs. I...

Into the Depths: Studio Time, August 2017

  Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I’ve been thinking a lot about what inspires and empowers me to create lately, so that I can best inspire and empower YOU to create. A lot of what inspires me is seeing other artists’ work, gathering ideas and...
Studio Time: Tinkering and Gathering Inspiration

Studio Time: Tinkering and Gathering Inspiration

  Dear Wonderful, Creative You: The last six months have been such an amazing time for me artistically. In the inevitable ebb and flow that any artist goes through, I’ve been enjoying a flow like I’ve never experienced before. I thought you might...
How to Make a Little Art Everyday

How to Make a Little Art Everyday

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I’d like to share a personal story about why I make a little art everyday. My parents both grew up poor. Their families were raised in the depression and so they learned to be resourceful and practical. They both scraped together...
The Inchie Challenge

The Inchie Challenge

  Dear Wonderful, Creative You: By now you are probably aware that I am in love with small format art, and perhaps I’ve even managed to give you the bug too. Perhaps, you’ve signed up for my new class, Fluid Art, which teaches how to use high flow...
Why You Think You Aren’t an Artist

Why You Think You Aren’t an Artist

  Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I’ve been thinking a lot about why you think you aren’t an artist, when of course, I know we are all creative. This is one of the most common issues that gets in the way for folks in pursuing their creative dreams. Even...
Art Journal Flip Through: Handmade Tunnel Journal

Art Journal Flip Through: Handmade Tunnel Journal

Hello Wonderful, Creative You: I’m so excited about the work I’ve been doing lately, I wanted to share another flip through video with you.  I hope you like them too! This Fluid Art method has been wonderful for me because it’s so time effective. It...