Year of the Spark continues in Oaxaca with Carla Sonheim and Lynn Whipple

Carla Sonheim and Lynn Whipple are thoroughly enjoying themselves this year in the Year of the Spark, a year-long online course. Their purpose was to infuse MORE of it into their participant’s lives….more art, more creativity, more time, more inspiration, more motivation, and more FUN! Can I tell you how excited I am that they are…

Free Spirits Amsterdam with Katie Kendrick and Judy Wise

May is beautiful in Amsterdam, the tulips decorously dotting the landscape with everyone outside enjoying the beautiful weather either walking or riding a bicycle along the many picturesque canals and bridges. This will be our backdrop as we explore Amsterdam with Katie Kendrick and Judy Wise next May 21-29. This trip is going to be…

Living Studio Amsterdam with Jeanne Oliver

Jeanne Oliver and I are teaming up again for the Living Studio, this time in magical Amsterdam May 10-17, 2016. If you participated in Studying Under the Masters course on Jeanne’s network, you know how much she loves Van Gogh. A special visit to the Van Gogh museum is planned coupled with a canal ride for…

Living Studio Amsterdam with Jeanne Oliver

Jeanne Oliver and I are teaming up again for the Living Studio, this time in magical Amsterdam May 10-17, 2016. If you participated in Studying Under the Masters course on Jeanne’s network, you know how much she loves Van Gogh. A special visit to the Van Gogh museum is planned coupled with a canal ride for…

Moments with Gillian in Gardenstown, Scotland

There are special moments in your life that you know that you will hold close to your heart forever. Traveling to Scotland to Moments in Time workshop with Gillian Lee Smith is one of those. I made the long trek from Mexico City to Aberdeen via Houston and Frankfurt (where they forgot to put my…

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…

Viva Frida and Danger!

Several years ago, Jane “Danger” Davenport created her very first online course and I was one of the participants. Since then I have followed and taken almost every one of Jane’s courses. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited that I am actually going to meet her on Friday and that I have…

Sweet Savannah

One of the highlights in our recent trip to Savannah with the Living Studio and Jeanne Oliver was our exposure to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). The school has over 12,000 students and owns over 65 buildings in the city, many rehabilitated by the school. There are six galleries that are open…

Dyeing with Sue Stover

When I saw this piece by Sue Stover, I just had to share it. I’m on a swift trajectory upward learning about dyeing before our Great Indigo Adventure in September. Isn’t this amazing? That is actual horsehair jutting out of the painting. Imagine, this all started with a vat of indigo dye. My head is…

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…

Judy and Sue's Great Indigo Adventure – Bali

I can’t think of a better way of starting the new year than to tell you about a new trip! Join two extraordinary artists, Judy Wise and Sue Stover in their Great Indigo Adventure in Bali, September 12-20, 2015. The Artists Since returning from Bali  last fall, Judy has been living and dreaming everything blue. Years…

Judy and Sue’s Great Indigo Adventure – Bali

I can’t think of a better way of starting the new year than to tell you about a new trip! Join two extraordinary artists, Judy Wise and Sue Stover in their Great Indigo Adventure in Bali, September 12-20, 2015. The Artists Since returning from Bali  last fall, Judy has been living and dreaming everything blue. Years…