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Free Art Experience Plus a Giveaway

 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 […]

Stencil Girl & Me = Stencils + TAP

What a fabulous idea – combining two of the hottest products on the market – STENCIL GIRL STENCILS & TAP Transfer Artist Paper. Join the one and only STENCIL GIRL,  Mary Beth Shaw & me, plus nine talented artists (see list below) as we share our art, ideas and inspiration during this week long blog hop. Read on as I share […]

You Have to Play to Win

The giveaway for Joanne Sharpe’s The Art of Whimsical Lettering was quite fun because I asked for CREATIVE entries. The most creative entry came from Phoebe from Sweet Skies: Well… Last week I got a call from my boss (I’m a journalist) who wanted to send me to Africa last minute to do a report […]

Getting It Write – The Art of Whimsical Lettering Giveaway

  My friend Joanne Sharp has given us all a gift. There’s no longer a need to study  the exacting art of calligraphy to get wonderful, artful lettering into your artwork. The secret is to use and embellish your own handwriting. The Art of Whimsical Lettering is an artful instruction book about creating stylized fonts and expressive […]

Printed Fabric Bee Giveaway Time!

Queen Bee here, announcing the monthly fabric giveaway. Each month a member of the Printed Fabric Bee is crowned Queen Bee. She chooses a theme and a color palette and the other 9 worker bees create a small piece of original fabric for her. But we like to share the wealth so we each create […]

Quotes Illustrated #5 Bestseller Today – Who Won the Giveaway?

Never in my wildest dreams did I think my self-published book, Quotes Illustrated, would be ranked #5 on Amazon (in the Quotations category). Just as I discovered 14 years ago with my Fragments, quotes and art are a mix that we cannot resist. The combination of wise and encouraging words and visual delight is timeless. [WOO […]

Quotes Illustrated Now In Print + a Giveaway!

  I am so pleased to announce the publication of a dream – Quotes Illustrated, 100 Works of Art Inspired by Words. Quotes Illustrated is a beautiful compendium of 100 inspiring and motivating quotes illustrated by some of todays most talented mixed media artists. It debuted with rave reviews (read here) from Jo Packham of Where […]

Printed Fabric Bee Giveaway

Have you heard the buzz? There’s a giveaway going on over on Facebook. There’s this Hive, you see, a honey of a sweet spot where 10 artists are working together to pollinate the world with hand-printed fabric. Each month the Queen Bee picks a theme and the rest of the worker bees make a piece […]

Fabric Giveaway Winner + New Classes

The winner of the fabric giveaway posted in THIS blog post is Lucky #7 – Jo. Jo will received a Priority Mail envelope stuffed with fabric bits from my own stash, just perfect for fabric sketching or any other use she may want to put them to. Congratulations to Jo and THANK YOU to everyone who […]

Your House Should be a Poem

We’re doing a blog hop over at the Sketchbook Challenge Blog. This month’s theme is Houses & Hideaways – one of my favorite topics. I was instantly reminded of a project I did for Angela Cartwright and Sarah Fishburn’s 2007 book, In This House. (Wonderful book, BTW). The first and easiest decision to make was […]