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‘Tis the season!

Happy December! I’m excited to tell you about… well, a bunch of new things! My updated website! If you’ve arrived here because of my newsletter or a link in social media, you might not have noticed because, aside from my new header, the blog looks the same. But the rest of the website, including and especially the home page, has been spruced up to better represent the bulk of my work now.… Read more

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

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

I illustrated a book for Jack Canfield!

I’m excited to announce that Jack Canfield’s book, The Power Of Positive Inking, came out this week! #gallery-12 { margin: auto; } #gallery-12 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-12 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-12 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */   It’s part coloring book, part workbook, part goal-setting tool, matching my original illustrations with  30 of the most empowering principles from Jack’s best selling book, The Success Principles. … Read more

Books, podcasts, and upcoming events

Hello! I’m popping in to share some news, some links, and some upcoming events… It’s been a little over seven weeks since the April 4th release of my illustrated creative journal, Find Your Awesome. You can read what people are saying about it on Goodreads and NetGalley. I’ve posted my last personal copy of Find Your Awesome  in my Etsy shop.… Read more

FIND YOUR AWESOME is here!

Friends, I’m so incredibly excited and proud to announce that today is the official release date for my illustrated creative journal, FIND YOUR AWESOME! Check out my fun, animated book trailer, made possible by creative mastermind Dillon Wall. It includes illustrations and words taken right from the book. I poured my whole writerly, doodly, love-warrior-self into this book because I believe that if we could learn to love ourselves as ardently and sincerely as we love others, we could change the world.… Read more

It’s almost here!

You guys, my illustrated creative journal, Find Your Awesome: A 30-Day Challenge to Fall in Love with Your  Playful, Imaginative, & Colorful self, comes out next month. Next month! I’m very excited. In fact, this illustration (from the book) looks just like me right now. The book is divided into 30 days. Each day, I suggest a self-loving theme, and a way to bring that theme to life.… Read more
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