Monday, September 1, 2014

Bella Grace Blog hop

I'm so thrilled to be a part of the Bella Grace blog hop….

Bella Grace is a new publication from Stampington. This image-rich book is a peek into the lives of artists. It goes beyond the behind-the-scenes. To me, it's more about the spirit of creating. What drives us to create. The why's. Then takes you there….nestled into a backpack for a view upon a mountaintop. It makes you want to travel to these places. To spend time with the artist over coffee. And I think that's just what you'll do with Bella Grace. She certainly lives up to her name.

One Sunday I wrote and painted this. I hope it inspires you to lay out among the stars. ponder the smallness yet vastness that is You…..

I am Rooted in His love.
my story holds everything
through spirit I embrace Grace.

I am a light.
A shared light with the one that came before me
I am here to point to His Glory
To cherish what is so freely given.

To be still
to lay with the stars as one
to hold and acknowledge
that I am all God says I am.

I am one with the trees
the birds
the deer
I am one with the Maker of all these things.

Rooted in His Love

***inspired by the words of Cody Carnes, All He Says I am

I am giving away a copy of Bella Grace. Please leave a comment here and will be doing the drawing on September 6th.

check out the other participants here:
Friday August 8th — Jennifer DeVille CatalanoWild About Flowers
Monday August 11th — Jennifer McGuigganVerbal Snapshots
Tuesday August 12th — She is ThreeShe Held Stones, Flowers, and Shells
Wednesday August 13th — Cassandra KeyDo You Believe in Magic?
Thursday August 14th — Kelly LetkyAn Ordinary Artist
Friday August 15th — Jillian LukiwskiAnywhere the Wind Will
Tuesday August 19th — Christine Mason MillerWhomp, Whomp, Whomp, and a Bella Grace Give Away
Wednesday August 20th — Hannah MarcottiA Letter to Your Forgiveness
Thursday August 21st — Susan Tuttle: Bella Grace: Joy of Everyday Photography
Friday August 22nd — Sylvia StefanovaLife is an Adventure
Monday August 25th — D. Smith Kaich JonesSweet Nothings
Tuesday August 26th — Deb TaylorSimple Things
Wednesday August 27th — Cathryn MezzoThe Beautiful Game
Thursday August 28th — Bella CirovicEverything Divine, Magic in the Ordinary
Friday August 29th — Susannah ConwayFor the Love of Paper

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New home for my classes

I have decided to change to a new home for my online classes. please sign up here for all my current classes. If you are a member already in a particular class, not to will be getting a message from me via ning messaging on how to join the new home of your particular class/classes.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

Katie Kendrick Workshop

A couple weeks ago, I went to a workshop with Katie Kendrick in the beautiful little town of Coupeville, Wa. The weather was beautiful (although I thought it was funny that the locals were saying how "hot" it was. it was lows in the 50's and highs in the low 70's. shawl weather for me! lol)

I love this little town, Coupeville. There were some pretty great restaurants too.

stunning Katie Kendrick.
If you ever get the chance to take one of her workshops, please do. I really feel I evolved and grew during that week. She helped me create wonderful mistakes….got me to the uncomfortable spot of creating…and then followed our intuition to this lovely place of self-expression. thank you Katie, love you!

and here is the work I created

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Primitive Portraits 2 online workshop & GIVEAWAY!!

I'm so excited to announce Primitive Portraits 2. This is a follow-up to my first Primitive Portraits class. The 1st Primitive Portraits would be a pre-requisite for this class. 
There are 6 full projects which includes learning to add texture with muslin fabric and wax. We will do doing less. We will work quickly and intuitively. I will demo how to distress the facial features to create an amazing "un-done" appeal.
And I'm so so thrilled to announce that Christina Romeo is our guest artist!! Her work is so emotional and soulful. I can't wait to share her process with you. Seeing her work back in 2007 inspired me to start trying my hand at painting faces. Christina has been my biggest inspiration these last 7 years and I'm am so thankful and blessed that I happened upon her work through etsy. Seeing her work and watching her evolve has truly changed my life.

Class starts August 18th
early bird registration - through August 11th: $59
Regular registration starts - August 12th: $69

the details
  • You will get 1 year access to the group from the date that you sign up.
  • There will be a facebook group. I'll post a link when the group is ready. You'll see it inside the classroom after you register
  • I will do postings as follows:
  • Starting August 18th, I'll post mondays and Wednesdays.
  • On Wednesday, September 3rd.....we will end on a high note with Christina's project.
  • I will be sending out reminder messages on each Monday and Wednesday.
  • You will also see a full list of the supplies (with links) inside the classroom.

here is a little sneak peek video:


  • I need your help spreading the news about Primitive Portraits 2
  • I'm going to give away 1 class. (if you've already signed up, no worries....if you win, I'll refund your money)
  • Please share this blog post link on your blog, pinterest, instagram, or Facebook
  • come back here and let me know - leave your name and how you shared
  • drawing will be done on August 5th. please check back here on that day to see if you won

Tuesday, July 22, 2014