When Mirrors Chase Sky • Mini Abstract Paintings

  Its just around the corner- Another Artwalk!  For Julys art walk, here at my downtown studio, I’ll be featuring my small paintings from  “When Mirrors Chase Sky” Series. Stroll in and view small paintings packed full of intense color, expressive line work and writing. Experience these small abstract paintings up close and personal. Hope to … More When Mirrors Chase Sky • Mini Abstract Paintings

April Workshop • Exploring Art Journaling at Studio262

Excited to announce I’ll be teaching an Art Journal workshop this April at Studio262 in Corvallis. I’ve taken a short sabbatical from teaching this past fall and winter, feeling recharged and ready to go! This one is based off a fun and playful class I taught last year. We used our hands to paint, mixed and glued…and had a … More April Workshop • Exploring Art Journaling at Studio262

Art Show Corvallis

This past fall and winter I’ve been pretty quiet, hard at work in the studio creating a new series work. So it is with great pleasure that I announce a new art show featuring my newest series and the work of the talented local artist Alexandra Schaefers. The show is at Studio262 (in the Madison building), in the new and expanded … More Art Show Corvallis

Nature of my Journal

      Sunny days encourage me to venture outside, my  journal pages seeking sunlight. As energizing as spring and summer can be, it is also a time to enjoy the long summer days, pause in the shade of a tree, admire the millions of shades of green in the forest and garden, and enjoy natures creations. Summer colors … More Nature of my Journal

The Secret is Out! 21 Secrets Art Journal Workshop

So excited to finally let you in on whats been a little secret of mine…. Earlier this year, I was honored to be invited by Connie Hozvicka and Hali Karla of  Dirty Footprints to be one of the 21 artists for 21 SECRETS {FALL 2014}.  In this ecourse, you will have amazing access to a huge variety of art journaling techniques, processes, … More The Secret is Out! 21 Secrets Art Journal Workshop

Let Go

There are times when I need to get out of my own art routine…I savor moments painting and creating in my journals. Yet there are times when I feel I need to switch it up, work in a completely new manner, and go with the inspiration of the day. On this particular night, a few weeks ago, I … More Let Go

Spring Play

I just love watching my students work. The brushes dancing, the color flying the hands moving… the creativity flowing. In the last workshop we experimented with movements big and small in our pages. We did a fun warm up exercise using just black gesso and a brush. Nothing to do but make marks on the … More Spring Play

Special Announcement! Southern California Class!

So excited to announce the opportunity to offer my Magical Mapping Class TWICE in APRIL! Im heading to SoCal and so excited to announce my class will be held in beautiful sunny Redondo Beach at the lovely home of the amazing artist and teacher,  Orly Avineri. Wont you join us?  Southern California: Wednesday, April 9th from … More Special Announcement! Southern California Class!

A Journey begins • Collaboration with Open Soul Communication

I am excited to begin this journey with Open Soul Communications and offer you Open Soul Painting Workshops, coming soon! Come out today to their FREE event: http://opensoulcommunication.wordpress.com/free-event1/   Food, fun, and information on the soul supportive services offered. As a classically trained artist, I became shut-down by all the rules and set standards. When I discovered mixed … More A Journey begins • Collaboration with Open Soul Communication

Workshop Inspiration!

Workshop #2 of the year, “RECLAIM” Connection, energy and inspiration fueled the day and creative sparks were flying! Each student brought joy, energy and inspiration to the group. It was particularly joyful to have those who had never done Art Journaling before. They were bold, brave and lent a fresh energy. Meeting friends I’d before only … More Workshop Inspiration!

Journal Spread: To Open

開ける- to Open. Messages carried over rainbows… Layering, layering, layering…hand painting, smearing, mixing materials. Organic textures emerge unexpectedly. In this spread, I worked on being aware of the process, letting it guide me rather than trying to controlling it. I am really enjoying seeing where working in this manner is taking me.  Do you work in … More Journal Spread: To Open

Art Journal Workshop • A Journey back to Creativity

Yesterday I held a great art journaling workshop at Imagine Coffee.  A really fantastic way to start off at the new venue! Everyone did really great work! Best part by far- seeing students reconnect with their creativity. Watching them as they splattered paint, ripped paper and played with colors brought me so much joy!!! What … More Art Journal Workshop • A Journey back to Creativity

Alive with Beauty • 2014 Art Journal Workshops

“We were sent into the world alive with beauty. As soon as we choose Beauty, unseen forces conspire to guide and encourage us towards unexpected forms of compassion, healing and creativity.” (John O’Donohue) —- It is far too easy to believe the idea that only the chosen few are artists. We are all creative.  All … More Alive with Beauty • 2014 Art Journal Workshops

January Art Events

It’s going to be a great year!  I have many events on the horizon, including more shows, live art journaling, live painting, and monthly Art Journal workshops at Imagine Coffee in Corvallis.  This January a selection of my original art journals are up at The Beanery on Circle in Corvallis (922 NW Circle Blvd Suite 130, … More January Art Events

Happy Holidays!

As we roll along this Holiday season, in the hustle and bustle of travel, visits with friends and family, I wanted to take pause. I hope that all of you are having a wonderful and heart-warming Holiday season. 2013 was made great by you, my readers and audience, and community, and I want to thank … More Happy Holidays!

The Mighty Oaks

While working on my latest art project, I decided to soak in some sun and inspiration, and also study my topic (Trees!) up close! Come take a walk with me! Enjoy the grace and beauty, personality and strength of these mighty and ancient oaks. And back in the studio… a visitor appeared amongst my tree … More The Mighty Oaks

Mixed Media Coastal Tides Series Continues

Lately I have been really inspired by the coastline…The water and trees, clouds and words flow freely…. Coastal Tide Series, Mixed media  on Wood panel 12×12 Coastal Tide Series, Mixed media  on Wood panel 12×12 Mini! Coastal Tide Series, Mixed media  on Canvas 4×4, Sold! Mini! Coastal Tide Series, Mixed media  on Canvas 4×4 It … More Mixed Media Coastal Tides Series Continues

In Print!

This week, I am the featured artist in the Corvallis Advocate newspaper. It was pretty neat to see my work in print around town! It’s a fun little interview with some commentary on my work and a little background about me. I think they did a great job showing all my work! I sure wasn’t … More In Print!

Come Create With Me!

If you have ever wanted to learn the basics of painting with acrylics, curious about art journaling or just want to get creative, now is your chance! I’m happy to present several classes to you this summer. In a just two weeks, I’ll start teaching a few afternoon sessions at our local art supply shop, … More Come Create With Me!

Live Painting • Imagine Coffee, Corvallis

A fantastic photo by CPR Photography Check out more of their work at https://www.facebook.com/Photography.CPR Photo by Connor Price Photo by Connor Price And here are the final pieces…Freshly made. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to participate in a local art zines launch party. The Midnight Muse showcases all kinds of art in the Willamette … More Live Painting • Imagine Coffee, Corvallis

Art Filled Garden

It’s winter now, and the sky is heavy and grey. Temperatures are in the 30’s and low 40’s here, frosts have hit and plants are mostly dormant. I came across these photos taken just before fall swept in. The bright colors and lush growth brought me back to those last days of summer, with art … More Art Filled Garden

Artfest 2012

I’m just now getting around to posting pics from Artfest back in March. It was amazing, incredible and so inspiring. It was also my very first Artfest, and sadly, the last one held. I am really grateful to have experienced it. Three solid days of art classes, seeing old friends and making new friends at … More Artfest 2012

Spread 004 – My Zen

Old personal illustrations, Acrylic Paints, various papers, pastels, ink We all need more peaceful moments in our lives…and there are many ways to find it. I happened to find it here, in the pages of my journal. I decided to combine some of my old illustrations with personally meaningful imagery and personal photos, and all … More Spread 004 – My Zen