Painting in Color, Oaxaca with Michelle Allen and Sunny Carvalho

Can you see me jumping up and down?! I am so excited that my friends Sunny Carvalho and Michelle Allen have agreed to do a workshop in Oaxaca. Their whimsical, colorful style of painting is absolutely perfect for Oaxaca and its colorful array of artists who use a lot of animal imagery in their paintings….

Jane Davenport is a hoot!

It is so wonderful to meet a person who is exactly as she appears in her online courses. Spending time with Jane Davenport in Mexico City was a dream come true and to watch her enjoy the schedule of activities we planned was a lot of fun. Did I mention that she is a power…

Paint Mexico City – Part Two

Classes with Judy Wise and Katie Kendrick are filled with painting lessons, techniques and wonderful projects. This trip did not disappoint. Judy started by talking about perspective and composition and then how to paint faces using the local paint that she loves using while in Mexico. We proceeded to paint faces that we would later…

Nurture by Lynne Hoppe

Lynne Hoppe’s work is so delightful, whimsical and her color palette is soothing to look at. I’m a big fan so you can imagine how excited I was when I nabbed this small painting by her. It was my Christmas present to myself. This one was coated with beeswax and had the added bonus of…

Girl with the red cap

Signing up for Unearth-Gather and Create with Gillian Smith is one of the best gifts I have ever given myself. I have shared several online courses with Gillian and her pictures were always amazing so when she said that she was developing an online course, I couldn’t wait to hit the Paypal button, despite that…

Girl with the red cap

Signing up for Unearth-Gather and Create with Gillian Smith is one of the best gifts I have ever given myself. I have shared several online courses with Gillian and her pictures were always amazing so when she said that she was developing an online course, I couldn’t wait to hit the Paypal button, despite that…

Create Costa Rica with Katie Kendrick and Cat Bennett

The more I learn about Costa Rica, the more excited I get knowing that I will be going there with two wonderful artists, Katie Kendrick and Cat Bennett. How can you look at these pictures and not want to go, especially in February. I have started a Pinterest board that focuses on Costa Rica. For…

Create Costa Rica with Cat Bennett & Katie Kendrick

Create Costa Rica A Drawing and Painting Adventure with Cat Bennett and Katie Kendrick Feb. 5-13, 2015 Fifteen years ago, artist and author Cat Bennett realized in her yoga class one┬ámorning, that art is also yoga. That as an artist, she enters a state of focus and presence, connecting with her true creative self in…

Encaustic Giveaway for Plaster & Wax 101 Online Class

Early registration is closing for my upcoming Plaster and Wax 101 online class. Jeanne Oliver is offering two giveaways, some encaustic supplies and my encaustic painting, Veil of Tears. For additional chances to win the painting or art supplies you can do the following *Tweet about the new course *Facebook about the new course *Pin the…

Todo dulce in Puebla, Mexico

This month’s culinary trip with Culinary Adventures (my other job) was to Mexico City, but first I visited mi amiga, Ana Elena Martinez, a wonderful pastry chef who lives in Puebla, Puebla. Together, we are the “keepers” of information for Marilyn Tausend, the owner of Culinary Adventures, Inc. For over 16 years we have worked…

Winter’s Welcomed Friend

Playing with plaster again on an 11 3/4″ x 11 3/4″ cradled birch board. I made a transfer from tissue and used acrylics. Available here.

Now or Never

I recently heard Now or Never by Lisa Ekdahl from the CD “Heaven, Earth and Beyond, with Carla Raadsveld’s accompanying paintings. Great music, fun art. I’m asking Santa for the CD and you can see more of Carla’s work on her Facebook page. I don’t know why, but paintings with round faces and full figures…