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 more......by 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

Monday, July 21, 2014

New Work

I have new originals available in the shop. I am finally back to work after moving my studio and hurting my toe in the process. Working makes me feel normal again. I tend to become neurotic and stressed if I don't paint.....



my soul home

on a hilltop

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Gracie, you came into our lives to inspire us.
You learned to sit.
You learned to walk on a leash.
You brought us joy.

Even though you were timid and a tad anxious,
you gave love.
You adjusted quickly and soon claimed the "toy box" as your bed.
God showed me resilience through a small soul whose heart is not.
You truly lived up to your name.

May your new home be filled with love. And may you teach others as you have subtly taught me that love is not limited.....it just expands more and more. You are true Grace, my sweet girl.

She is Grace among the chaos.

Gracie girl, I hope you have a wonderful life with your new forever home. You'll always be right here....in my heart