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February 28, 2019

For years I've spent much of my time and energy hoarding art supplies and gathering people to play with them. It's always been a dream to open up the back studio, yard, and driveway to fill the space with art journalists. It's time.

Saturday, June 15, we're gathering. W...

January 2, 2018

We're all doing it. Looking back over the past year. Gratefully. Sadly. With frustrations. Or for some, with joy. A mixed bag. Like mine.

I started here. Looking through my art journal.

In one class, we created a double-page spread of what we'd gift ourselves if we could...

September 15, 2017

 My kids are back. (Insert huge *sigh* of happy.) They’re wiggly. goofy. intense. needy. chatty. singy. full of life.

And I treasure them.

Kid A thew down with the India Inks. Her creative passion flows through her dancing too.

Pretending she didn’t understand what a foca...

May 8, 2017

Knocking My Socks Off

For years I’ve heard the adage ‘teachers learn from their students’, and I always thought, “What a nice thing to say..” (insert eye roll)

Then I noticed: my teen/’tween art journaling class knocks my socks off every week! Sure, we’re all kinds of cr...

October 6, 2016

Ever since I stopped acting 9 years ago, I have been working toward this: my own little studio. I have dreamt of teaching art journaling to ‘tweens — to give them a safe space to create freely, to be themselves, to find a place where they can go with their secrets.

Just...

February 26, 2016

(AKA: My Three Ways of Art Journaling)

My studio table is a hot mess! It’s not just because I have a plethora of wacko supplies–obviously paint, brushes, water — but also Gramma’s antique sewing patterns, string soaking in tea, packing tape and a heavy duty dispenser…

No...

May 1, 2013

We are not only black and white. We are shades of gray, brown, red, pink, blue, yellow.

We cover our soft underbellies with a hard shell, hoping we appear smart enough, capable enough, strong enough.

But really underneath it all, our vulnerability is our power. It is our...

May 1, 2013

A day in the park with a few 10 year olds. Who knew it could make hearts so happy, so light!

I set out the supplies, they came  — with their open hearts and a willing, eagerness that knocked my socks off. Heart-and-book-smart young souls. Exploring, trusting their insti...

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