Altered Book Flower Fun


You guys know I love creating flowers in my art journals. They are just such a happy subject and put a smile on your face!I am super excited to announce I have a new class at Big Picture Classes and it's all about playing with flowers in an altered book art journal. Come join me in Altered Book Flower Fun as we have fun playing and getting messy with paint, ink, pens and more. It's really all about playing and just having fun! I hope to see you in class!


Having Fun With Color


Do you sometimes struggle with getting past the blank page? I know I do. For the longest time I thought it was just me. But I now know all artists struggle with the blank canvas at times.

One way I get past the blank page is to just start adding color. I have multiple techniques that I use to accomplish this but I am super excited to show you a fun and easy way to do this as a contributing teacher to the Just Add Color class at Big Picture Classes! This is a wonderful class taught by Jasmine Jones and Wilna Furstenberg and 15 other talented contributors (and me).


I had so much fun creating my lesson for Just Add Color. Class starts tomorrow and I can't wait to see all the wonderful color ideas. I hope to see you in class!


Ever Wonder How To Create Beautiful Mixed Media Layers?


Years ago I found my love of mixed media art and art journals. When I first started, creating layered backgrounds was a mystery to me. I couldn't seem to get past the fear of the "blank page" and when I did get over the fear, I couldn't seem to get past the first layer.


After lots of practice and inspiration from other mixed media artists, I finally came up with my own easy steps that I use to create my quirky style of bright mixed media backgrounds. These steps are super simple and I use them all the time. They are steps that can be repeated with different colors, products, and tools to give a unique look every time you create a background.


I love that the backgrounds are all unique and that you can use them is so many different creative projects. Are you ready to learn how I create my backgrounds?


Well I'm super excited to announce I am teaching my first online class, Mix It Up Layer By Layer at Big Picture Classes. I have been a long time fan of Big Picture and when they invited me to teach I was beyond tickled pink! I am honored to be one of their new instructors.


In class we will be having fun just playing and getting messy with paint, stencils, ink, pens and more! In 8 instructional videos I will take you step by step trough my process of creating backgrounds and then show you several ways to use your backgrounds. We will also be making a completed project out of our backgrounds that is super cute.


My class is live today so I hope you will join me in the classroom. Big Picture Classes has a wonderful site with talented teachers in many areas. So if you aren't already a  BPC member I highly recommend you check it out. They offer a FREE trial period to check it all out. Your membership includes access to almost 100 awesome classes and counting.


Big Picture is also celebrating their 100th class coming up so they are offering any new members a chance to win a free year membership! Whoop whoop. You can't beat that! So what are you waiting for? Go check out the classroom and if you join my class be sure and introduce yourself in the group. I can't wait to see you there! We are going to have so much fun!