I Have a Secret


Actually there are 21 Secrets to be exact. Just one of them is mine.  Imagine pulling out your art journal and having 21 talented artists there beside you eager to share their art journaling techniques, approaches, and wisdom with you! That’s what 21 SECRETS is all about! With over 25 hours of videos and 150+ […]

Hold on to that feeling


Advance copies of my next book, Creative Lettering Workshop: Combining Art with Quotes in Mixed Media, arrived yesterday.   I don’t have to tell you how excited I am. Pre-order your copy now on Amazon and be sure to save your receipt – (Amazon does that for you, too) for a juicy art supply giveaway […]

How to pursue your dreams


I’ve got something important to share with you as a result of our recent family slumber party. What better way to celebrate what would have been my Dad’s 94th birthdaythan to have a slumber party with my six kids. The party was Sara’s idea, but the sleep-over part was Brian’s. (I am sure it’s because he […]

Free Art Experience Plus a Giveaway

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 I’ve got two great things to share with you today: #1 Sign up for the FREE online summit: The Painted Guru…Discover How Art Can Heal the Heart, Inspire the Soul and Soothe the Mind I’m one of the 21 speakers and will be sharing some valuable insight and awareness. In addition to me,  You’ll hear stories that […]

Thinking of you

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You have been on my mind a lot. I thought about you while facilitating the life-changing Red Thread Retreat in Amsterdam (here’s our group photo.) You were on my mind while I was roaming the green, green countryside of Scotland, searching for the sacred. And yes, you were present in my thoughts as we celebrated my […]

Mother Teresa Was Self Centered

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Mother Teresa was self centered. Before you fire off any objections, please read on. Mother Teresa was not was egotistical or selfish. (Did you notice there was a hyphen missing between self and centered?)  I am referring to the fact that Mother Teresa had a complete and full knowledge of her self – her soul, […]

This One Thing Turned Her Life Around


  We all have stories. The lovely, magical even, thing about life is that we get to control how our stories goes. And even better, we get to be the hero of our own stories. Or we can be the victim, the damsel in distress, the unlucky sidekick or the one standing on the sidelines. How […]

It’s Not a Lack of Time

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I know what you want. You want more me time. A lucky few have the luxury of time, and even then, many give away their power to control it. You can’t walk in a bookstore, see a magazine or surf the net without finding tips, tricks, techniques and “guaranteed!” solutions on time management. A quick Google search yielded 493 million results. […]

Still Life

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Are You Living A Still Life? Who am I really? What am I supposed to do with my life, my gifts and desires? These are questions you often ask yet can rarely answer to your own satisfaction.  If I told you that you’ll never really know, would you feel saddened or relieved? Or a little of both? […]

Creating Art in the Midst of Everyday: Real Information for Real People


This is me, writing to you. I have created a career in the arts by snatching, scrounging, begging, borrowing and stealing time and space from my busy, family centered life. I raised not one or two, but six children (youngest now in college) who have blessed me with six grandchildren – all girls, so far. Typical […]