Wednesday, October 17, 2012

faces - a journal page

Deconstruct, Re-imagine, Draw, Re-construct and Paint.  These are the elements that we will be focusing  on in my new FACE YOUR JOURNAL classes.   Come join me.

Friday, August 24, 2012

new class starting


will be starting September 3, 2012 at Hobby Lobby Arrowhead in Peoria, AZ. This is an on going class and you are invited to attend.  Paint a portrait of your choosing and I will help you to develop your own style.
Lots of demonstrations on techniques that can be used not only for portraiture, but also for landscapes, floral, and impressionistic art.  Seating space is limited so register early.

For class information and to register, mail me at

Visit my other blog to view my jewelry designs.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

the pecking order

16 x 20 Mixed Media Collage

The Pecking Order detail mixed media collage

 I have had photos of some pigeons for sometime...they finally made it into my paint.  I love the way they sort of meander in circles, looking at the ground and peck as rapid as possible, trying to beat each other to the bread crumbs that Kayla and Skyler tossed at them.  I love the way some stood  sooo still waiting for the next toss of the crumbs.  I wanted to catch the feeling of the pecking frenzy in the painting.  I wanted the textures to be busy as were the pigeons.  The line work kind of catches the feeling of the short circular paths that they take while pecking away.  All in all I loved painting this, and am ready to do more.

This painting is available for purchase.


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Friday, July 20, 2012

cuffs and bangles

More cuff samples for the Paper Leather Fabric class at Art Unraveled.  Many samples to choose from and make as many as time permits.   Some will be available at the shopping extragavanza.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

vintage white bangles

Simple bangles made from vintage lace, and a touch of bling.  What summer bride wouldn't want to wear these.    These and many more bangles and necklaces will be available for purchase at the Shopping Extravaganza during Art Unraveled.

See you there...stay out of the heat.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

flor de cocao

Flor De Cocao is one of two jewelry classes that I will be teaching at ART IS YOU Petaluma, California in September 2012.  Hope I see you there....other cuffs in differant color combinations will be available to inspire you.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

personal symbols


Tomorrow is day four of the Free Play Mixed Media Workshop for Art League West.  Everyone is doing a great job at creating outside their comfort zone.  Tomorrow I will demonstrate on how a planned painting can change it's course while we are not even looking, and, sometimes it happens sooner than we think.  I will also lecture on how we should be open to the possibilities of allowing these changes to happen and how to go with it's flow.

Thanks guys, you are doing a great job.

Sorry about the copyright watermarks I am adding to my photos,
hope it is not a distraction.

karma is a bitch
so is my lawyer 

Friday, March 9, 2012

collage inspiration

Free Play Mixed Media Collage, day one class, started last Wednesday...we worked on design basics, prepared collage papers, made original stamps, and issued homework for the students.  I will evaluate the homework first thing on day two, March 14th. The students went home with an overload of information. Day two will be more relaxed, I promise....we will concentrate on combining paint and collage.  Lots to learn in a four day workshop, thanks guys, you are a fun bunch of good artists.  The above collage is to inspire you.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012


This is Rebecca wearing some of my art jewelry... sorry Becky for not showing all of your pretty face. It was between you or the jewelry and the jewelry won this time, not to worry, you have a gorgeous neck, and, did you know you have writing on your tee?
The top photo shows her wearing a ton of embellished brass bangles. From the left, she is wearing a funky tattered fabric necklace. It all started with a teeny scrap of fabric with drawings of cats. (no I never throw anything away) Next she is wearing a chunky turquoise necklace with a hand painted pendant, and last a necklace with an assembled icon pendant, hand made brass chain links and a white vintage enamel flower.

Comments (we all love getting them), are welcome, but if you have a problem
posting a comment, as others have, please drop me an email.

Thank you

Sunday, February 5, 2012

native american dancer

Took this photo at an art show recently and had to share it with you. The bead work on the garment, shoes, and head dress is amazing. Took lots of photos and am now inspired to paint again.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

artiscape 2012

I will be teaching for ARTISCAPE 2012. And back by popular demand, I will be teaching "The Empty Nest Bracelet" for the second time. I hope those of you that could not get in the class last year, will be able to make it this year. Looking forward to seeing you again. I will be teaching four classes plus the Trading Spaces event. Click here for workshop information and registration.

Another view of the Moxie Bangle class samples for ARTISCAPE April 2012, Columbus, Ohio.

Other classes are: Gypsy Bangle, Simply Elegant Necklace and Trading Spaces.

Stop by and say hello.

Monday, January 16, 2012

what time is it

I rarely wear a watch, but it is nice to have one around. So, I turned a watch into a charm.
It is now part of eight stackable bangles and much more fun to wear.

Don't forget to visit the 5th BEAD SOUP PARTY I got picked to participate,
how lucky was that ?

Check out Lori the original party girl here