Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Week Links: 123

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 123...

1. Digging these sculptural assemblages from John Vosel.

2. I find the coolest images in the Instagram feed of Ronald Sanchez.

3. Mesmerized by the surface details from Barbara Teeslink.

4. I find the layers in the work from Eleni LaSenna very compelling.

5. I so love the fiber art from Jude Hill.

6. These mixed media sculptures from Morgan Brig are overflowing with personality.

7. Flashback link 2015: I always smile when I see the pics from Ron Arad's 2015 exhibition of full-size, crushed cars mounted to the wall.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Art is........

Thrilled to be part of the Art is You family and to be able to announce that registration is now open for the 2017 Art is You retreat in Santa Rosa, California. This event returns to the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel & Spa from April 4-9 and builds on the success of the retreat held there earlier this year. 

I am equally thrilled to be unveiling 2 completely new, never-before-taught, very special workshops at the event.

Table of Contents is a 3-day masterclass in which you will be creating a series of mixed media booklets that come together in the form of an artist book to tell your story.

Animal Magnetism is a collaborative workshop with Kecia Deveney that is all about building your own spirit animal.

Check out our video on what to expect in this workshop:

Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Stamp Scrap Art Tour

Join me this Saturday 10/29 and Sunday 10/30 when I will be vending at the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison, New Jersey as part of the Stamp Scrap Art Tour.

This show includes a series of make and takes that begin on Friday 10/28 (now sold out) as well as two full days of sales from 18 vendors. It will be one stop shopping for all your art and crafting needs with everything from rubber stamps to paint to ink to paper to dies to stencils to jewelry findings to... Well, you get the idea. A lot!

I will be selling my collections from StencilGirl Products, Impression Obsession, Spellbinders, North Light Media, and PaperArtsy. My table will include my stamps, dies, embossing folders, paints, stencils, DVDs, books, and... Well, you get the idea. A lot!

This will be my first show of this kind and I am excited to see what the weekend will bring. If you attend, please stop by my booth and say hello.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Week Links: 122

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 122...

1. Gorgeous, soft, layered journal pages from Caterina Giglio

2. Love the organic and nature inspired work from Roxanne Evans Stout

3. Always such emotion in the faces of Mindy Lacefield

4. I could look at the layers in the work of Carola Kastman for hours

5. Love the collaged layers created by Roberta Warshaw.

6. I love how Leslie Marsh weaves nature into so many of her stunning books.

7. Flashback link 2012: Still love going through the pages of my nature journal, created in collaboration with Sarah Whitmire

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Book Binding Tutorial

In the September/October issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, I share a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a book from scratch so that you can bind single sheets of paper (rather than folded signatures).

The theme of the issue is Books with a Purpose and the sample I created is a compendium of mixed media techniques. 

The article describes and illustrates, step-by-step, how to put together the structure of this book.

Index/Rubber Stamping



Gesso Resist/Die Cutting

White Space/Altered Photo



If you are unable to get a copy of the magazine or prefer video, this is the same technique that is featured on my video The Altered Book from Interweave. It is available as an immediate download or DVD.