Friday, January 23, 2015

Teaching at Ova Arts in Ojai, CA on Feb 22nd!

Join me! Bring your friends and come out for a lovely afternoon of creativity!

I also just celebrated my birthday in beautiful Cabo, Mexico! The colors were so inspiring and I even got some creative journaling done while sitting under a palapa hut!

Hope you're all having a marvelous day.


Friday, January 02, 2015

Happy 2015!

 2014 was an amazing year for me! Growing, learning, trying new things... wearing so many different hats! A year I will remember forever.  A real year of "freedom" for me as I dove into so many different projects yet always went back to what I love, which is mixed media collage.  Playing with paper is always a favorite and something I return to again and again.

I had the great pleasure of teaching some really cool classes with super talented students this past year.  I look forward to more in 2015!  

 I've been brainstorming on my next project to teach and am so excited about the flowing ideas coming at me left and right!

I also launched my jewelry business on-line, which has been a lot of fun.  I learned so much and one of things that I have found that works best for me is selling IN PERSON vs. ON-LINE.  So for the time being I have placed my online shop on hold and will focus on live events (I love them much more anyway). I love meeting people, especially ones who adore jewelry like I do and want to know about the story behind my unique pieces.  So email me or check my Etsy shop for exclusive pieces throughout the coming year.

We also celebrated Phoebe's birthday and 4th year of being rescued and adored by her mama (me!)!  She's the sweetest, most affectionate and joyful little treasure I could have ever dreamed of.  She makes my life pretty awesome!

Sending all of you big, warm wishes wish a prosperous, loving, happy and healthy... peaceful... creative New Year!  Do what you love! Enjoy life to the fullest!

Thanks to all of you who still visit me.  It means a lot!


Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Beautiful Artists Desk Calendar

I'm so honored to be a contributing artist to Make Art in LA's beautiful 2015 desk calendar.  Check out all the gorgeous artwork in the calendar and order Here.

Profits will be donated to Artists Striving to End Poverty, Inc., a non-profit organization. ASTEP uses the arts as a tool to empower young people with creativity, knowledge, and a strong sense of self-esteem, factors which help them advance their lives and communities.

Check out ASTEP here.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Happy Holidays!

Just sharing a few pictures of one of my favorite subjects... Phoebe!  She has her own mini doggie tree adorned with handmade felted Bichons, Poodles and other white dogs.

Here she is with her best boyfriend, Jingle Monroe.

She's a sweetheart.

Hope you're all enjoying this happy month of December!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Mixed Media Painting and Collage Taught at Make Art in LA!

 Yesterday was the most outstanding and fun-filled day at Make Art in LA.  I taught my Little BIG Book of Dreams workshop to the most wonderful group of women.  

Here is the book along with some of the examples I demonstrated.

Each student rolled up their sleeves, really dove in and made beautiful miniature pieces of art.  It's always so exciting to me to see how each and every piece is so different from the next student's work.  I love that.

Here we all are at the end of the class.

A snap of the cool space, which is filled with gorgeous artwork.

Happy sisters!

Creative girls!

There was an awesome singer in this bunch! What a lovely group of ladies.

I walked around and snapped at the end when everyone was starting to pack up.  I wish I would have taken more photos throughout but the time flew by and we were all so involved in the project that I only remembered at the end of the class.

All so pretty!

Each brought their own unique style.

Sweet little details make these so great.

I will be teaching again next year so please check back if you're interested!

Have a fantastic day and thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Creative Collage Art Class in Los Angeles!

More examples of the painted, collaged and embellished pages that will be incorporated into your LITTLE BIG BOOK OF DREAMS!

Check out my class here at Make Art in LA on November 15th, 2014.

Have a fantastic day!


Monday, November 03, 2014

Embellish Away!

Learn lots of fun techniques on how to create interesting painted and collaged artwork!

Check out my upcoming class in Los Angeles, CA on November 15th at Make Art in LA!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

My Little Big Book of Dreams ~ Class on November 15th

The countdown is on for my Little Big Book of Dreams class.  I will be teaching at Make Art in LA on November 15th.  

The kits for this class are awesome.  Filled with pages and pages of gorgeous collage elements, papers and all kinds of cool bits to incorporate and build upon.  

It's going to be a wonderfully creative day!

If you're in the LA area please check out my class on-line here!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Dia de los Muertos ~ Day of the Dead

Less than one week from Halloween and Day of the Dead celebrations!

I'm so inspired by the beautiful face painting and costumes for Dia de los Muertos.  

Check out where I'm going on November 1st.  Click to read about LA's Dia de los Muertos at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery.  

Maybe I'll see you there... or maybe I won't.  I hear it's quite a scene and packed with people.  I've never been before so I am very excited.

Have a wonderful week ahead.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

If You're Feeling Blue...

Paint yourself a different color.

If you're in the LA area, please check out my visual journaling class, which will be held at Make Art in LA on November 15th!  Would love to have you join! Learn various painting, collaging and embellishing techniques that will make your art soar!

Happy Sunday!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Necklaces in My Online Shop!

All original

Vintage and modern combo of various metals and crystals

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Design a Textural Painted and Collaged Card in Ten Minutes!

Select a few images that you like (from your collage stash) and cut them out.  
Recycle a postcard.  This particular postcard was extra long.
Paint using your fingers.
Take something like a wooden spoon and dip in paint to add dots.
Let dry (drying time not included in the ten minutes!)
Once the card has dried, begin gluing on your collage elements.
Use a black pen to enhance and highlight areas.
Use other colored pens to do the same.
You're done!

This is what I started with...

To get this! 

Try it and send me your completed project! 

If you're in the LA area and want to learn MUCH more about my fun and easy techniques be sure and sign up for my class on November 15th at Make Art In LA!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

That Face...

I've been collaging since I was a wee one.  Back then it was JC Penney catalogs I went to for my inspiration.  I also used to create my own magazines that consisted of interviews with friends, illustrated make-up and perfume ads and fictitious stories about my favorite music groups.

In the last ten years I have been drawn to Piero Fornasetti's famous "girl" face, Lina Cavalieri who was his muse and professional opera singer.  Here are just a few of the collages I've made through the years utilizing one of my favorite faces.

I will be teaching at Make Art in LA on November 15th.  Hope to see you there!  Click here to read more!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Custom Necklaces Utilizing Your Special Keepsake

All of these custom orders were created with a special keepsake.  Message me if you have a treasure you would like incorporated into a unique necklace.

Visit my handmade jewelry website at:  

Have a fantastic day!


Wednesday, September 03, 2014

I Will Be Teaching at Make Art in LA in November!

I will show you how to capture your dreams in a small book of chronicles that will be filled with vibrant and inspiring imagery, powerful thoughts, stories, and words. Along with your storytelling, you will learn how to add pretty petite illustrations and layers of color, paint, and fun textures. You'll utilize vintage books to pull words and portions to create clever and unique narratives. All of this will be wrapped into a fun little BIG book of dreams!

The above are just a handful of examples of the pages we will be making in this 4x4 book.

Visit Make Art in LA for more class info!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, August 22, 2014

Italian Beauty Necklace

This little showstopper is a lot of fun to wear!  Pretty vintage charms consist of a Fornasetti face with pretty vintage cross and heart with fleur de lis. 

Visit for this and more!

Have a fantastic day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Custom Necklaces! Order Yours Today!

Visit my website or send me a message to place your unique-to-you order! You choose your picture or special word, the colors, types of beads, pearls, rhinestones, etc.  

Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, July 20, 2014

I Will Be Teaching The Little Big Book of Dreams Class at Whimzy in Tustin, CA

I will be teaching again at my favorite shop, Whimzy in Tustin, CA on August 16th.  I'd love to have you in my class.

Click here to sign up.

It’s all in the tiniest of details with this visual dream recorder. 

Capture your dreams in a small book of chronicles that will be filled with vibrant and inspiring imagery, powerful thoughts, stories and words. Along with your storytelling we will learn how to add pretty petite illustrations and layers of color, paint and fun textures. We will utilize vintage books to pull words and portions to create clever and unique narratives. All of this will be wrapped into a fun little BIG book of dreams!

In my class you will learn how to create 4x4 pages covered with beautiful papers, figures and images and a myriad of other elements to depict a story. 

Lovely raw silk ribbon will tie all of your pages up into a luscious whimsical book.

All of the visual imagery along with lots of other special extras will be supplied in your class fee.

Check out the Whimzy website for a list of supplies and to sign up. 

Thanks so much for dropping by!

Have a fantastic day.