Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

moveable drying rack

When it comes to my creative process, I always run into a reoccurring problem- I never have enough space for drying my wet surfaces, especially paper. When I paint, especially art journal pages, I end up with a lot of wet paper and recently I decided it was time to figure out a better solution (besides the floor) for drying.
I experimented with a bunch of ideas but what ended up working the best was using an old clothing rack on wheels.

I wrapped twine around the rods to create a whole bunch of space for drying.

And I use binder clips to attach all that paper.

This rack is working so great! I love being able to move it around my studio depending on the project. Sometimes it's the simple ideas that end up being the best solution!


Monday, March 19, 2018

last day of sale!

Hey friends! Today is the last day of my big SALE- everything in the shop is marked way down! You can head on over to the shop HERE to view everything.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

my top 5 favorite online classes

A big part of my job is creating online classes and I've created over 70 online classes! One of the things I get asked for all the time is recommendations for which classes to take or what classes are my favorites. So today I've got a roundup of my personal favorite online classes which was SO hard to narrow down them down to  fives because I get really attached to each and every class that I create but here are a handful of my favorite online classes.
The Traveler's Journal is one of my favorites because it's a class that is all about using those experiences, those travels and your creativity with the art journaling process. From free writing, collage, using photos to preparing pages and more, I share some of my favorite concepts and techniques for keeping a journal dedicated to travel and adventure.

Painter's Bliss might be my most favorite class that I've created simply because I open up about my painting process, that way that I channel my experiences and emotions through my painting and share my favorite painting shortcuts and techniques.

Watercolor Doodles is another favorite because whether you are a beginner or advanced when it comes to watercolors, creating doodles with a brush and paint is such a fun way to take those doodles to the next level. In this class we throw out our pens and pencils and only use a brush and watercolors. We explore shapes, mark making, lettering, color and more. 

Photo Play is a super fun little class especially if are looking for something creative to do with those photos. In this class I use printed photographs as the backdrop for layering, painting, journaling and mixed media techniques. I share some of my favorite tips and tricks for turning pictures into a mixed media art!

I am obsessed with chasing after dreams and creating Dream Builder was my way of sharing my own journey and lessons learned while giving some really practical advice about what it looks like to actually set and meet goals. If you are looking for inspiration to grow as an artist, launch a dream or find motivation to go after something big, this is the class for you! 
And just a reminder that all of my online classes are on SALE this week! They are marked way down so get em' cheap while you can!


it's possible

You know that thing you want to do, that voice, that goal, that stirring in your heart, that dream? IT'S POSSIBLE. In case you needed the reminder today!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Hey friends! Today is my birthday and I want to celebrate with a giveaway! I am giving away a $150.00 gift card for Dick Blick. I am also giving away another gift card over on Instagram so to double your chances to win, you can head on over to my Instagram account.

To enter to win- leave me a comment
Tell me your favorite art supply
I will randomly select the winner and announces in the bottom of this post later this week



Congrats Michelle! Email me at and we will get you your gift card!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

a peek inside my petals and paint retreat

Over the weekend I hosted another of my Petals and Paint Retreats and as usual I was left feeling inspired and honored to have the opportunity to teach and connect with a group of amazing women. While I've been teaching for a long time, I always walk away humbled and feeling grateful for this crazy- creative life. I am so VERY thankful for those of you out there who support what I do!


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