musings


Win two spots in my Deconstructed Retreat

A Closet Built for 2 – Charity Donation/Contest We’ve all heard about the closet. Going in, coming out..doesn’t matter to me. However I’ve got two great reason to head into the closet during my upcoming Deconstructed Retreat – that’s right, ART and sharing it with your best friend! […]


I’m speaking! Arizona Storytellers night

  If you’ve been following me and my work for any length of time, you know that I’m an artist and instructor. You might even know that before art I was a journalist. I was a newspaper reporter, freelance magazine writer and, at one time, even the Arts […]


How I spent my summer vacation

“We have no idea what’s going to happen. Once you start falling in love with the free fall, you start to really live.” It’s been a pretty incredible summer. Laid back…hanging out by the pool and watching three kids, ages 8, 8 and 9. I decided late Spring […]


Announcing…Deconstructed Art Retreat

A fundamental skill of every mixed-media artist is the ability to see an object not for what it is but what it can become. Transforming found objects takes a keen eye, an innovative mind & skilled hands. For the re-imagined art to feel beautiful, one needs resonance. Storytelling […]


A royal weekend at The Queen’s Ink

  Registration is now up and running for my weekend of workshops – April 28-30th – at The Queen’s Ink, located in the historic Savage Mill in the lovely town of Savage, Maryland. Hey all you East Coasters, if you have a chance to make the journey to […]


I’m on Make it Artsy

Last November I flew to Cleveland, Ohio to the KS Productions Studio to film two guest spots on the awesome mixed-media television show Make it Artsy. The show airs nationwide on PBS Public Television and the host, Julie Fei Fan Balzer is an amazing artist and (lucky for me!) […]


Art is You..and me

  Art is You in Santa Rosa, California is just around the corner (April 4-9th 2017) and I’ve been having some really fun play/work days in my studio doing some prep work for my upcoming three workshops. Most recently, I’ve been sculpting little faces out of polymer clay […]

Polymer Clay Faces Sculpted by Jen Cushman

Mystery boxes up for grabs

  Even though it’s February, it’s warm and lovely here in Arizona and Spring Cleaning has commenced in my studio. I’ve swept beads and jewelry components right off my work table into waiting, empty flat rate priority boxes. I’ve gone though my huge collection of cling and red […]