A Traveler’s Guide to Urban Sketching

Join me on Jeanne Oliver’s creative network for my latest online workshop, A Traveler’s Guide to Urban Sketching.  I have been keeping journals of my travels for nearly two decades and have learned to capture the soul of place through my sketchbooks and journaling – something that photographs can’t quite provide.  In this course, I will teach you the basics of …

Food, Glorious Food!

I’m so enjoying illustrating food and kitchen items for my latest course A Painted Palate We have so much time on our hands now as activities are limited with our current Global Pandemic so I have found it relaxing to pull things out of my pantry and refrigerator and just sketch!  I’m handwriting recipes in both journals and on cards and …

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A Painted Palate – My Latest Online Course

I believe that every family weaves their stories around the kitchen and dinner table. Most of my memories are wrapped around a traditional holiday meal, cooking with my grandmother and even shoulder to shoulder talks with my sisters as we dried the dishes every evening. The kitchen is the HEART of the home and if you’re like me, you have …

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The Corona Chronicles

Art in the time of Corona . . . These are unprecedented times. As I sit writing this article, I am on Day 42 of “social distancing,” a new, and likely never to be forgotten phrase that defines the state of our world right now. We are in the midst of a global pandemic. It almost sounds like the beginning …

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Marrakech, Morrocco- Part One

“Africa was the most exotic place I could conceive of—the end of the world—and I knew I would go there one day.” ~ Henning Mankell Ever since I was a teenager in the late 70’s, the desire to visit Morocco has been strong. The exotic countercultural appeal to artists, writers, rock stars and adventurous travelers always stirred an urge to …

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Travel Sketching Tips

I am often asked about my process when sketching during my travels.  Although it varies depending on the time I have or the places I go, I do have some basic guidelines I follow.  To help you get started “sketching on the go,” I have outlined a few tips to send you on your way to creating treasured journals of …

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I am a Guest on A Maker’s Story Podcast!

I loved being interviewed on this Podcast by Rachel McGough and Linda Barutha from A Maker’s Story!  We had a fun conversation about gathering creative tribes together.  I hope you will listen in!  You can find more episodes of A Maker’s Story HERE!  

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25 Days of Holiday Art Complete!

I really enjoyed creating during the holiday season! It was fun to share art with everyone amidst the busy hustle bustle this time of year. I just wanted to share my completed book with you – I think I will put it out every year for my family to flip through. Who knows, maybe this will become an annual event!

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25 Days of Holiday Art!

Who’s up for a Fun Holiday Art Challenge? Give the artist in you a gift of just a few minutes a day to nurture your creative self! Join me in creating and sharing one piece of holiday-themed art every day starting December 1st! No rules – create what speaks to you using the prompt list as just a suggestion. Share …

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Christmas Stories Art Journal On Sale!

Half Priced for a Limited Time Only Join me in my studio for “Christmas Stories.”  This class consists of over 8  hours of videos where I will teach you to make a treasured journal. Previously sold for $59, this workshop is now being offered for a very brief time at the exclusive price of $29!!! Although this book is designed …