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First Stop . . . Viva Mexico!

“Oh my word, what have I done?” I cried to my daughter on the crackling phone connection as I stood alone in front of a Tortilla Factory on a dusty road in a tiny, remote fishing village in Mexico. Protectively clutching my purse and trying to roll my suitcase over the ruts and cobblestones with my cell phone wedged between my …

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Clean Slate

It all started with this short video . . . Though it is an ad for a community college, the message was clear and spoke LOUDLY to me . . . I could fill that board up by myself with the regrets I have . . . BUT . . . I have wiped the slate clean and will live …

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Plan.Journal.Play Workshop!

If you are familiar with The Documented Life Project™ you may remember the original Moleskine Planner that we used for scheduling, creating, note taking, lists and mark making!  I still use this method today and make a new planner each year to document my life in a creative way! Every week I get requests to make this same book for …

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That’s Where I Will Always Love You

“You know that place between sleep and awake, that place where you still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you, Peter Pan. That’s where I’ll be waiting.” He was my Peter Pan – a giant kid who never wanted to grow up. Always on the move, a big impossible idea, a grand adventure! It was exhausting at times, trying …

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Color, Color, COLOR!!!

The Secret is out – 21 Secrets, that is! I am finally happy to be able to announce that the brand new 21 Secrets 2016 Color, Color, Color! edition is available for sale NOW!  I am proud, honored, and lucky to have been asked to be a teacher again this year. I not only LOVE being an instructor, the best …

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WANDERLUST 2017 – A New Teaching Adventure!

I’m so happy to announce that I will be a guest instructor for Everything Art’s Wanderlust 2017 Online Art Experience! Not sure what Wanderlust is?  Here’s a lovely video to explain! Introducing Wanderlust 2017 from Everything Art on Vimeo. Wanderlust is whole year long journey – an online event offering you videos from 24 guest teachers and 2 resident teachers …

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COLOR, COLOR, COLOR!

It’s either FEAST or FAMINE these days for me here when it comes to my art!  After taking a long sabbatical and dipping a toe back in the water, in the space of just three days, I have two MAJOR projects that have launched.  The first one, my new book The Art of Crayon has just been released!  And as if …

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The Art of Crayons Has Hit the Bookstands!

It’s finally time to announce the launch of my book:  The Art of Crayon! It has been a long time in the making, but I couldn’t be happier to share that  The Art of Crayon is now available in bookstores and online in several countries. The Art of Crayon expands on the latest crayon craze by showing you how artists have taken …

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Just Adding “Author” to my Job Title :)

Over a year ago, I received what I thought was an unusual email from someone, claiming to be an editor, who wanted me to write a book for their publishing company.  I laughed when I received the email and ignored it for several days.  Then . . . a second email came asking if they could please have a phone conversation.  …

FLASHBACK!!!

Hello everyone!  I have some great news for you today!  I was so pleased and honored to be a part of the teaching lineup for 21 SECRETS Art Journaling Classes last Spring. If you missed the chance to get the E-book and take the classes, today is your lucky day! The amazingly talented and generous Connie Solera from Dirty Footprints Studio …