SALE! Wanderlust Online Art Workshop

Maybe you have already heard about the exciting, inspirational journey in mixed-media and art journaling that I’m teaching a section of next year? It’s called Wanderlust and it’s a year long online course that includes 50 videos from 26 different teachers, (full list here: – and I’m one of them!) My portion will cover … More SALE! Wanderlust Online Art Workshop

Coastal Energies

Sharing a work in progress today and a journal page focused on that great rejuvenating energy we find at the rugged Oregon Coast. When I draw, journal or paint landscapes, I am not just reacting to what my eye sees. I paint the energy of places…their past, their present… I sense it in the wind, I … More Coastal Energies

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

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:   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

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

Rainbows in the Dark

Journal Spread; Pastels, Marker, ink, and Black Gesso. I started this journal spread, using pastels and thin ink pens back in the Summer of 2012 but struggled to finish it – so closed the book…so to speak. I had all but forgotten about this spread until there came an evening, a few months ago, when … More Rainbows in the Dark

Happy Thanksgiving

Blogging from the road! I am in California with family this Holiday. Taking a moment to pause today, step away from the hustle and bustle of the kitchen and garden to give thought to what I am thankful for this Thanksgiving.  I had the images below with me, although they were done some years ago, they are … More Happy Thanksgiving

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 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

Hot Off the Press!! And FREE Book Giveaway!

“14 Artist Journals” is finally here!!   —— A few words from the Author, Orly Avineri: 14 Artist Journals is a wondrous grouping of journal pages from fourteen impassioned individuals. In it I reveal the delicate worlds of creative types for whom visual journaling had become a spiritual practice, an honest and raw expression of who they are. The … More Hot Off the Press!! And FREE Book Giveaway!

Exciting News!

I am happy to finally break the news, I will have artwork published in “14 Artists Journals” a new book by Orly Avineri, coming this February to Amazon, Createspace and Orlys blog. I am so excited to be one of the 14 featured artists in this book! This is an amazing collection of creative works … More Exciting News!

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