Showing posts from February, 2012

Friends and love

The other day I had not only one but two pieces of love land in my mailbox...... poem -left by Jenny Messerle and bloom collage -right by Jennifer Belthoff
Jenny and I met at the PLAY retreat in Port Townsend. I really can't explain the highly vibrational energy I felt when I first entered the room where we all created....(sometimes till midnight) but Jenny was so much a part of that magic. There were tears, laughter, and hugs. There was so much love and energy times it was so much my heart could almost burst.  Jenny shared poems, songs, and her amazing art throughout the retreat. we were so lucky to have her there! I love you Jenny!! I would like to share a portion of the poem Jenny wrote just for me:
Rainbow Creator by Jenny Messerle "strawberry red freezer pops that melted and i'd drink.... yellow icing on a smiley-face cake... lime green jello and mystery-flavored jelly rolls....
amidst the turmoil of growing up - pockets of peace and happy moments.

Doodles Unleashed!!

I'm so excited to announce that my friend Traci Bautista has just had a new book launched!!! Its called "Doodles Unleashed" and I'll tell you that when I received this on my doorstep.....I just gobbled it up and could NOT put it down. You will go crazy with all the eye candy and crazy fun prompts, tips, and inspiration!! Bravo Traci girl......
You can find her book here on Amazon but why not head over to Traci's etsy shop and get a signed copy!!

I had the opportunity to meet Traci last summer in Arizona at the Art Unraveled retreat where Traci, Danielle, and I ventured out in the 113 degree temps to thrift shop. Oh the fun! We also happened across a cute, cute candy shop.

Head over to the book tour page to see more of all the goodness about this book....
Here are some amazing vintage fabric inspirations that Traci shares with us:

"In my new book Doodles Unleashed, I share many of my inspirations for creating doodles in my mixed media paintings include vintage…

Registration is OPEN for Paint Your Story!!!

Registration is now open  for Paint Your Story!! click here

Winner Announced!!

Congrats Ella!!! you have won a free spot in my online course Paint Your Story. I'll be in touch!

I used a random number generator and it gave me a result of "35". Thank you everyone for helping me spread the word.

Remember, early-bird registration starts Monday, Feb 13th and will be $98 through March 1st. On March 2nd, the price will be go to regular pricing at $118.

also, a reminder that if you want the zine.....I will have an option for you add that on.


there is just something magical about the energy
the women with outstretched rainbow arms
the sun shining and bouncing around unique light
a synergy of coming together
believing and growing. basking
belly laughter. late night painting
a knowing of friendship.
a vast of green. frolicking
smelling salt. light painting. chesire glasses
lets play!

 Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA  beach near the fort  morning table  snow peaks  works in progress  the year of the rabbit
wild chesire glasses given to me by Sarah Greener.....thank you!!

Almost time

Paint Your Story registration is right around the corner! It opens February 13th. I will have a paypal button up on the PYS page for you to easily register. The video above is a sampling of the face painting technique that we'll explore further in the class. I hope you enjoy!