Last Call for Art Jewelry Adventure

My online class is now available in the Art Jewelry Adventure classroom. Though it’s almost the end of the year, you can still register and watch and learn from all the amazing instructors who’ve taught a variety of mixed-media jewelry making techniques throughout 2016. In this class called “Her […]

Tucson classes are up!

Hi everyone! Just a quick note to let you know that mine and Susan’s workshops for Tucson at the To Bead True Blue show are up. Registration is going on right now over on the ICE Resin website. I’ll be teaching metal and resin techniques, of course. Also […]

Mixed media art journal with Tombow XTREME

I think I told you about Tombow’s Sticky U program where the company contacted various artists and asked them to participate in a new marketing campaign using the Xtreme glue runner. For a quick refresher, here’s the post I wrote a few weeks ago on it. Well the deadline has […]

Mon Petit Coeur workshop

I’m thrilled to announce I’ll be teaching at one of my favorite guilty-pleasure vintage shops in Southern California called Gilding the Lily. Every time I go to the Orange County area, I always find a way to sneak over to this little slice of retail therapy Heaven. Owner Nancy […]

Lariats and Texas – yahoo!

Tomorrow I will be in Dallas. What am I most looking forward to? Texas style hospitality, Texas-sized creativity and tons of fun. When I was working on new classes last year, I came up with the idea of doing some lariat necklaces. I thought to myself, “Self, now as […]

Hump Day Humor

I’m working in my studio like a mad dog this week getting ready for Dallas next week (Sept. 17-21, 2014) where I’ll be teaching five workshops at CREATE. Since I’ve been at my bench more than usual, I thought I would share one of my favorite graphics that […]

Guest Post on Cloth, Paper, Scissors today

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you are ready for a little wireworking tutorial today. I did a little guest blog over on the Cloth, Paper, Scissors website talking about my upcoming workshop called Clasps, Links, Components and Chain. Since I know not everyone is able to jump on […]

DIY project wire name

heres one of my ice resin lariet necklaces

For the Love of Lariats

Lariat necklaces are hip and edgy. They never go out of style because they are the ultimate in cool yet casual jewelry. I can just as easily wear one with a little black dress as I can with a white t-shirt and my favorite boyfriend jeans. Last year, […]

My latest Mixed Media Metalsmith column is out

Looking for a quick and easy summer read? The July/August issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine is on newsstands and in subscribers’ mailboxes now. As many of you may know, I write a column each issue called The Mixed Media Metalsmith where I make a fun project each […]

Art Journal Sneak Peek

I’ve been in my studio finishing up some projects and tying up loose ends at work before I head off to teach at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee. I’m teaching four classes from June 4th through the 8th. While online registration is now closed, you can still sign […]

Miami here I come…

I’m off to Miami, Florida to teach a three-day ICE Resin and Iced Enamels Master’s workshop for the South Florida Jewelry Arts Guild May 16-18th . In addition to teaching, I’ll be giving a presentation to the guild the evening of the 15th on the subject of “My Artist’s […]

2014 Workshops

I just now finished updating my website listing my 2014 workshops. I’m thrilled to be traversing the country to show all the amazing techniques and art making that can be done with ICE Resin, Iced Enamels, bezels, metal sheet, wire and a handful of good tools to make […]

CKU and You

Oh my, I looked at my calendar today and realized the CKU Reunion event is right around the corner. My son started asking about Halloween and I thought to myself, gulp! I better get the kid’s costumes together before my usual scrambling because I’ll be spending time in […]

What the heck is a QR code?

Not sure if you’ve been following my QR code adventure that began this summer at the Craft and Hobby Association or not, but my conversations on the topic seem to have hit a target with some folks. You can read my columns on QR codes at CreateMixedMedia, but now […]

For the love of PMS

I can shout it from the rooftops. I adore PMS. Silly roos, I know what you’re thinking. Not that PMS.  Paper and Metal Scrappers, my hometown paper arts store where the oh-so-talented owners (and my dear friends) have been graciously allowing me to teach mixed-media scrapbooking, collage and jewelry […]

Unraveling still from Art Unraveled

When I finished teaching my last class Monday evening at this year’s Art Unraveled, I was so happy to be heading home to my family. It’s been a busy summer and Art Unraveled was the last gig on my schedule until the end of October. I felt like all […]

Art Unraveled in 3.5 weeks

There is still time to sign up for Art Unraveled, a terrific mixed-media retreat the first week in August in Phoenix, Arizona. Yes, I know….Phoenix in August??? While it seems like an oxymoron, this summer art retreat makes perfect sense. The event organizer, Linda Young, gets a killer […]

Teaching at CKU’s 10-year reunion

If you know me, or have read my blog or listened to a few of the podcasts I’ve done, then you know I re-discovered my creative journey 11 years ago when I turned from journalist to at-home mom, which then led me to join a local MOMs group. […]

Just keep going…

I returned home from teaching last week at the CREATE Art Retreat sponsored and organized by Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine in Costa Mesa, California. I taught two classes and did some filming on techniques using ICE Resin for short 3 to 5-minute how-to videos for the magazine’s website. The filming […]

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A space to CREATE

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the studio the past few weeks on creative work, mostly samples for upcoming class proposals for 2012. Deadlines are something I thrive on. They give me that extra little push I need to prioritize my time. In a few short […]

Book signing

There are people who have made my journey as an artist easier, people who believed in me long before I believed in myself. My friends Barbara and Brenda, who own the incredibly cool paper arts store in my hometown called Paper and Metal Scrappers are those types of […]

Off to teach at Adorn Me!

It’s been three weeks since I’ve been home from CHA and it was back-to-back illnesses for myself and my children. Ugh! Don’t you just hate when the winter blues hit hard? The good news is that we live in the most wonderful country in the world for medical […]

I’m teaching at Adorn Me!

I’m thrilled to say that I’ll be teaching at Adorn Me!, an all-jewelry event Feb 28th to March 6, 2011 in Houston, Texas. I’m so excited to be teaching a two-evening workshop called “Resin Paper Rocks” using ICE Resin, our signature 2-part epoxy jeweler’s grade resin. The first evening, […]

Why Get Real?

 A bit of history:   Get Real Scrapbooking is a passion of mine. In 2006, I was creating art projects about finding one’s authentic self though sincere scrapbooking. The project was about living life joyfully, developing deep and truthful relationships with family and friends, knowing and honoring yourself (strengths and weaknesses), listening to the small […]