Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Workshop Update

Spend a day, or more, creating, learning and having fun in one of my upcoming mixed media workshops. You will be surrounded by folks who get you, not to mention a load of art supplies to play with. 


Belmar Arts Council - Belmar, NJ
--8/5 Photo Op - 3 seats left
--8/6 Brick by Brick -3 seats left

The Queen's Ink - Savage, MD
--8/12 Mystery Class - registration open 
--8/13 50 Ways to Leave Your Layer - workshop full
--8/14 A Book of Moments - workshop full

Papercraft Clubhouse - Westbrook, CT
--8/20 Mixed Media Mashup - workshop full/waitlist available
--8/21 Collage Camp - registration open


Art From the Heart - Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK
--9/10 50 Ways to Leave Your Layer - workshop full
--9/11 Mixed Media Mashup - workshop full

Blue Twig Studio - Colorado Springs, CO
--9/16 Photo Op - registration open
--9/16 Background Noise - registration open 
--9/17 52 Card Pickup - registration open
--9/18 Mixed Media Dossier - registration open


Art is You Retreat - Stamford, CT
--10/6 50 Ways to Leave Your Layer
--10/7 A Book of Moments
--10/9 Dimensional Stenciling
--Registration Open

Pratt Institute - New York, NY
--10/15 Principles of Collage - registration pending


--11/4- 50 Ways to Leave Your Layer
--11/5 - A Book of Moments
--11/6- 52 Card Pickup
--Registration open

Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Week Links: 110

Join me every Sunday when I share some of my favorite links I discovered in the previous week. Earlier posts in the series can be found here.

And here is Week 110...

1. Loving the complexity of the surfaces created by Deidre Adams.

2. Mesmerized by these mixed media vessel forms from Gizella K Warburton.

3. Juts discovered these textile sketch books from Lynne Butt.

4. Escobedo Soliz weaves colorful ropes across a courtyard at MoMA PS1 in New York.

5. Love this journal spread from Anna Rogalska.

6. Love these (and all the other) shots by Debi Treloar that were featured in Imperfect Home.  

7. Love the simplicity of this collage by Waldemar Stremple.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Die Cutting: The Basics

Ever since I started to design dies for Spellbinders, I have had a good number of artists ask me questions about the process. Many have never used a die cutting machine. So I created a short video that reviews the basics of die cutting and shows you some examples of how die cuts can be integrated into your art.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Week Links: 109

Join me every Sunday when I share some of my favorite links I discovered in the previous week. Earlier posts in the series can be found here.

And here is Week 109...

1. Surface love: Susanne Carmack.

2. While it hasn't been updated since 2014, SRI Threads is a wonderful blog Japanese folk textiles, ephemera, and images from Japan. 

3. Who doesn't love to see pics of studio spaces filled to the brim with inspiration? Check out the many views of Anita Houston's studio.

4. Crystal Neubauer tackles the question - how do you know when you are done?

5. I am eager for the release of the feature film - The Journey is the Destination - based on the life of Dan Eldon. Jan Sardi, one of the screenwriters, shares his story.

6. Journey of a tea bag. Incredible series on Tumblr.

7. In love with the interior shots by Paul Massey...not to mention his travel and people images too.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Your Got This

I absolutely love how different artists use the same tools in such unique ways. As I always say, you cannot help but put the artist that you are onto your canvas.

I have seen a number of online posts sharing artwork made using my You Got This stencil from StencilGirl Products

I am so in love with what these artists created, I had to share it with you!

(Mary also used part of my Make it Count stencil)

(Maria also used my Urban Circle, Techno Circle and Urban Star stencils)

(Anne also used my Make it Count stencil)

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Australia - 2014, 2016 & 2017


In 2014 I visited Australia for the first time as part of the first ever Art is You Australian Mixed Media Roadshow. Thrilled to be among a small group of artists from the US and Canada invited down under for this event, I had the art experience of a lifetime. Here is a bit of evidence...


This once in a lifetime trip is about to become twice in a lifetime as I am leaving today to be a part of this year's Art is You Australian Mixed Media Roadshow. The same cast of characters (Kecia Deveney, Andrea Matus deMeng, Michael deMeng, and I) plus one (John Creighton Peterson) are traveling down under for a month of artistic adventure. 

I will be your foreign correspondent during the trip, sending frequent updates via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There will be daily live videos via Periscope and I may even try my hand at Facebook Live. I will not have the time to be as active on my blog -- but I will post updates when I can.


I am excited to be able to announce that I will be back in Australia in July 2017, as part of Fibre Arts Australia. Fibre Arts @ the Winter School in Ballarat, Victoria is a special 5-day retreat. I will be teaching A Library of Memories and would love for you to join me. Registration is now open.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

The Week Links: 108

Join me every Sunday when I share some of my favorite links I discovered in the previous week. Earlier posts in the series can be found here.

And here is Week 108...

1. Extraordinary piece from Graham Marks now on exhibition at Andrea Rosen in NYC.

2. Ora Sorensen shares 7 tips to spark artistic creativity.

3. I was recently reminded (thanks Stuart Williamson) about the unique and compelling work of Larry Calkin

4. Loving the work of Blair Bradshaw...and he has the coolest website.

5. Such incredible surface texture and layering on these pieces from David Fredrick Moussallem.

6. Terry Craig uses marble dust and powdered pigment to achieve a remarkable surface effect.

7. Would so love to see these in person - from Glen Skien, currently on the last stop of an exhibition tour in Australia.