Friday, August 31, 2018

Passport to Creativity

I am honored and thrilled to be featured in the Fall 2018 issue of Creative Scrapbooker, a paper crafting magazine from Canada. 

Along with Gina Krupsky, owner of Gina K. Designs, I am included in the Passport to Creativity section.

The feature includes some Q & A, such as the three tools I cannot live without (gesso, acrylic paint, cheap chip paint brushes), my favorite product (PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic), and my inspirations (everything out my door in NYC and all the experiences on my travels online and in real life).

And the following 3 pieces of art are included as well.

Finders Keepers

Make it Count


I had the pleasure to have met and spent time with the crew behind this publication at the AFCI trade show this past January. They are every bit as nice and fun as they are talented.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

EC BT EP week at PA

Last week was EC BT EP week at PA. That translates to a week of guest artists postings on the PaperArtsy blog sharing artwork and techniques using my Baked Texture embossing powders from Emerald Creek.

The week started off with an introductory post, which included three demonstration videos and some examples of artwork made with the different powders - including this incredible piece made by Barbarayaya

A different artist and technique was then featured on all the subsequent posts. Click over for details. step-outs, techniques and many more pictures.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8 

Day 9

Monday, August 27, 2018

Get Wrapped, Baked, and Painted!

There is nothing I like more than a good collaboration and today I am over-the-moon excited to join forces with Emerald Creek, PaperArtsy and Eileen Hull to bring you the Get Wrapped Blog Hop. 

This online hop highlights artwork from a large number of artists who have created magic using Eileen's Wrapped Journal die, my paints from PaperArtsy and Baked Texture and other embossing powders from Emerald Creek. 

I love the spirit of inclusion here, with multiple companies - from Canada, the UK and the USA -working together. And artists from all three countries as well. These artists were encouraged to go their own way and to use any other products from any other companies that they choose.

Be inspired, learn new techniques, and celebrate the collective talent in this group! Hop along and make sure to check out each and every post. You don't want to miss a thing!

My Contribution



To celebrate cross brand creativity, enter to win a prize pack valued at over $150USD from Paper Artsy, Seth Apter, Eileen Hull and Emerald Creek. To be entered, you must pop by and comment on each of the blog posts in the links below - that way you are sure to see all the creations and tips/tricks. Giveaway closes 8/29 at midnight and a winner will be announced 8/30.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Link Love: August


So many links. So little time. Once a month I am going to share links to articles, artists, websites, social media feeds, artwork, events, books, etc. that I have come across and connected with. Click on through and prepare to be inspired.

The Story of a Thing

Do you ever work for free? Or for product? 

Art Brushes 101

Agnes Martin
On how to be an artist

There's no right way
How art careers happen

Must see movie - now on Netflix

Must-see, hilarious, head-there-now Instagram Feed
The before and after series is genius
259K followers cannot be wrong 

How many of these do you have?

(photo credit - when listed - found in original link)