My first online tutorial!

It’s finally here, my first online tutorial: How To Make A Mandala! This is basically a streamlined version of my mandala-making workshop. It’s got all my best mandala-making tips and tricks. I hope you enjoy it. x I created some freebies to go with it. Click here to download an instruction sheet, a fun pattern practice sheet, a partial mandala you can finish, and a completed mandala you can color.… Read more

Latest coloring book – a giveaway!

My latest coloring book for the wonderful Inkspirations series comes out November 7th, and I’m giving away copies! I’m really excited about this one because Color Your Way Content is a collaboration between HCI Books and AARP, and though anyone who loves to color will love the book, it’s especially designed for caregivers, with inspiring quotes gathered and written by Amy Goyer,  author of Juggling Life, Work, and Caregiving.… Read more

One Blissful Day

Hey you guys! This Sunday, October 22nd, I’m excited to speak at Tahoe Boho’s One Blissful Day event in Menlo Park. I’ll be talking about self-love and finding your awesome, leaning into possibility and committing to a more creative life. There will also be yoga, meditation, a jewelry trunk show, plus wine & cheese on a deck with a gorgeous view.… Read more

Public Art Appreciation

While on vacation last month, on a whim, I asked Chad to take a picture of me holding the hand of a woman in a street mural in Capitola. After that, I just couldn’t stop. I think I shall spend the rest of my life appreciating public art in my own goofball way. Here’s the first in my new category of blog posts – Public Art Play.… Read more

An art-behind-the-scenes post

It’s been a while since I did a behind the scenes art-in-progress post, so let’s do one now! A while ago I stumbled on this quote from poet/writer Lucille Clifton, which I loved and felt inspired by: What they call you is one thing. What you answer to is something else. I wrote it on a sticky note, forgot about it, found it weeks later and, one night, decided to play with it in my sketch book.… Read more

Come play with me!

A quick post to let you know about some upcoming (and in-progress) events. First, I’ll be teaching my new, improved mandala-making workshop at the Craft Makers Studio in Pleasanton, CA, on Saturday, September 30th, 10 am – 1 pm. Come, and you’ll learn everything you need to make beautiful, intricate, personally meaningful mandalas. When you leave, you’ll have 1-2 completed mandalas, and a mandala-making kit, which includes all the tools I use to make my own mandalas.… Read more

On art, and leaping, and pirate-assassins

As of July 22nd, I have sixteen original watercolor illustrations on exhibit in downtown Livermore. It’s exciting news and I want to tell you how it happened in a story that has everything – pirate-assassins, car crashes, dastardly deeds, heroism, and a sparkly emu named Jasper. Are you ready? Okay, let’s do this! Once upon a time (in early June), Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (a downtown business that regularly hosts shows to promote local artists) invited me to do a summer show.… Read more
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