Wednesday, March 16, 2022

BFF sticker club bestie, Jossie POSIE, sticker box opening!

 Wow, what an amazing BFF sticker friend @jossieposssie sent me in the mail today! Thank you, thank you Jossie for the trip down 80's lane. I mean how did you know that I loved licorice, skincare, chapstick too!?! Stick till the end if you want to see me enjoying cotton candy pop rocks in my hydrogel face mask. And yes, you need to hold your mouth like that to get the full poprock experience. @thebffstickerclub 

ps. the little cinnamonroll tray is from @sanrio 
#80schild #stickerlove #stickerreveal #bffstickerclub#scratchandsniffstickers #childofthe80s #80sstickers

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Sticker bombs, stamp set, and a very Secret surprise!

Well I've hit sticker fever! The BFF sticker club has inspired me to create art with stickers. Almost as an addition to my sketches and paintings. What a fun community of folks! Sticker people are the best people, am I right?! Such a playfulness and such a color explosion of nostalgia!

I have some new stickers up in my shop inspired by my childhood love of the 80's.

Behind the scenes I have been hard at work on something new! Can you guess what this will be?

Patreon folks will get first notice when these Sweeties drop!

Monday, March 7, 2022

Spring is around the corner and with it, my dear friend Rachel felt moved to create 10 days of illustrated self-care boosts to arrive in your email for FREE! Rachel works as a psychologist, author, and art playgroundist, and occasionally likes to sprinkle extra glorious glitter about! To receive this vibrant collection, you can go to her website link and sign up for her FREE "Worthy Eyes Meditation" and then be automatically signed up for these additional goodies at Happy almost spring friends! (web) (shop) 

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Gumpy girl. And being afraid and doing it anyway.

 Happy New Year ! For my first post of the new year, I thought I'd share a bit of my acrylic process with you. I love using the GAC100 medium from golden to tap in the paint with my finger. I've been doing this method for about 10 years or so. I always come back to it. I love the way it thins out paint and gives you luminous layers of shadow and light. I use a bit of green on the sides of the face as well as some Quin. nickel ago gold around the eyes and a very subtle shadow under the nose and lip.

I also got some new oil pastels called neopastels. These are the ones that stay creamy and don't activate with water. I love the child-like play and innocence I capture from using the pastels.

I've been feeling a strong pull to focus on my art process more. I absolutely adore teaching and I'm not stopping by any means. But this pull to explore more on my own and to focus on my craft has been louder than before. Do you feel these pulls as the New Year sets in? I would love to apply to craft and art shows locally but I'm a bit hesitant. It's all based on fear of failure of course. Sometimes it helps to speak these things out loud and then do it anyway. I saw a cute 6-ish year old girl waiting to ride a BIG roller coaster and she was so afraid. So I gave her a high five and I said something like, "you are afraid and doing it anyway!" Two of her friends were there cheering her on and I thought there could be something to learn here...... in riding big roller coasters. Do you have something that you are afraid of? Are you making plans to do it anyway? And who can you count on to cheer you on?

Get out there and go ride that thing that scares you. It may be LOTS OF FUN!

happy happy Thursday, friends!

stickers and prints coming soon!

mixed media paper: GAC100 golden medium: distress paint speckled egg: crappy brushes from hobby lobby golden quin. Nickel Azo gold: neopastels:

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

7th grade notebook

Did you doodle on your notebook in school? Did you have a trapper keeper filled with stickers and drawings mixed in with your homework papers?

I think we doodle to ground ourselves. In a stressful environment, doodling is an escape. But it's also a way to clear your head. Doodling simply makes us listen better.

There is something so ephemeral as a scratch piece of notebook paper with tons of scribbles and memories collected over the course of your doodling day or week. It gets added to. It gets drawn over. And in the end, it becomes magic. It's a roadmap of our day and our feelings. It's the promise of showing up even in the midst of turmoil and stress. We can are more receptive in end.

This month, on Patreon we explore this notebook style of doodles and scribbles and cut up little pieces of magical notebook paper glued into our journals.

I have also been hugely inspired by Japanese artists. I think it's because of the innocence and beauty....and the cuteness of the characters.

Head over to my Pinterest page where I have a ton of inspiring illustrators saved and pinned. I am especially in love with Nemuiro, Chikuwamiel, and ROKKAKU AYAKO . Right now those are my favs! Give them a follow. Those links are tagged for their instagram pages

In the supply seeker tier, we'll be creating a to do list in our journal. What do you give priority to on a daily basis.

And later this month, we will channel our inner Bob Ross to create this frozen pond and cute ice skating girl.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Santa's workshop - online course!

 Let's celebrate the most magical time of the year! Santa's Workshop celebrates toys, simple shapes and illustration. We work with gouache, watercolor, colored pencil and neocolor ii's and celebrate the child within...... that feeling of Christmas morning! Grab your journals or watercolor paper and join me this holiday season!

  • Registration - $68
  • Patreon price is $57.80  (available on the $20 tier) 
  • 1 warmup lesson and 4 in-depth lessons, 7 total videos
  • nearly 5 hours total creating time
  • Class begins November 26th

Lessons include:

  • Santa warmup
  • Santa Tree 
  • Jill in the Box 
  • Tops 
  • Holiday Poster 

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Art Bundle for Good open for Registration!! 5 days only

Get the Art Bundles for Good #6 Today! There are over 100 courses and resources from all your favorite artists. The sale only lasts for 5 days so don’t miss out on this great opportunity to invest in yourself. The best part is that 25% of the profits are going to Courageous Kitchen, a charity helping refugees in Bangkok.

There are over $5000 worth of art courses and other resources on topics like watercolour painting, art journaling, sketching, mixed media, acrylic painting, oil painting, stencils, collage, pastel pencils, colored pencils, stamp carving, mandalas, and much more all bundled together for one low price. This is an amazing opportunity to get more than 100 art resources at such a low price. With so many products, it works out to less than $1 per course! 

You'll also receive my Stay Curious class valued at $79!

Product list of all the content you'll receive


  1. Beauty in the Shadow (Tamara Laporte – Value $24

  2. Soul Mantras (Mary Beth Shaw ~ Value $39

  3. Safe Passage (Katrina Koltes – Value $34

  4. Illuminated Pages January (Renata Loree – Value $45

  5. FACES with Ildy (Ildy Karsay – Value $50

  6. Affirmative Collage Play! (Shelley Klammer – Value $25

  7. Art Doll Assemblage ‘Hail Twilight!’ (Sue Young – Value $32

  8. Atmospheric Perspective Value Studies in Ink (Leslie Lambert - Value $21

  9. From Acrylics to Oil Painting in 5 Easy Steps (Malcolm Dewey – Value $25

  10. Steampunk Doll (Jenny Manno – Value $5

  11. Portrait Drawing: Creating Emotion in Colored Pencil (Veronica Winters – Value $45

  12. The 5 Symbols Compass – An Intuitive Collage Journey (Heather Hoeps – Value $79

  13. Loosen Up! (Tara Leaver – Value $275

  14. Booklet Bundles of Joy (Roben-Marie Smith – Value $55

  15. Painting Horses in Watercolour (Liz Chaderton – Value $34

  16. Empowered Heart Art Journal (Katrina Slade – Value $79

  17. Painting Workshop Bundle (Laurel Greenfield – Value $150

  18. DIY Alcohol Ink Wine Glasses and Coffee mugs sealed in Resin (Kellie Chasse – Value $30

  19. Mango the Toucan + Bonus Abstract Gardens (Eulalia Mejia – Value $55

  20. The Gift of the Present (Mary Beth Shaw ~ Value $25

  21. Simple Seascape Acrylic Painting Mini-Course (Jenny Buchanan – Value $20

  22. Digital Coloring Your Art – With Any Software! (Patricia Caldeira – Value $20

  23. Mixed Media Color Play (Wendy Solganik – Value $37

  24. Stamp Carving Amazing! (Mimi Bondi – Value $29

  25. Create your own: Mixed Media Bookmarks (Consie Sindet – Value $24

  26. Painting in Gouache (Andy Walker – Value $40

  27. Flower Painting 101 (Addie Hirschten – Value $60

  28.  Mixed Media Kickstart Bundle (Shawn Petite – Value $49

  29. Collage Hearts (Amy Smith – Value $34

  30. Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice Mixed Media Workshop (Jill Adamy – Value $27

  31. Embrace a Better Story: 5 Days of Courageous Creativity (Jenny & Rebekah – Value $27

  32. Layers of Stencils: Opposites Really Do Attract (Mary Beth Shaw ~ Value $25

  33. Mixed Media Art Deco Portrait (Karen Campbell – Value $37

  34. Winter Woodlands Workshop (Miriam Schulman – Value $300

  35. Meet the Beetles (Mindy Lighthipe – Value $99

  36. Brushes to Blossoms (Tracy Verdugo – Value $27

  37. Journal Jam  (Effy Wild – Value $45

  38. PAWfect Furry Friends (Andrea Gomoll-W√ľnsche – Value $66

  39. Tropical Birds with Watercolors (Josie De Meo – Value $169

  40. How to Draw a Jack Russell (Colin Bradley – Value $14

  41. Fallen Leaves  (Sherry DiPaolo – Value $47

  42. Steampunk Gal (Jenny Manno – Value $5

  43. Illuminated Pages in February (Renata Loree – Value $45

  44. FUNdamentals of Fluid Art – Acrylic Paint Pouring (Casey Cole Corbin – Value $97

  45. Playing Card Art – Inspirational Cards (Amanda Trought – Value $35

  46. WOW Backgrounds (Jacqueline Hill – Value $27

  47. How To Paint Mountains In Watercolor (Andy Griffiths – Value $25

  48. Bona Dea – Roman Goddess of Fertility (Christina Miles – Value $25

  49. Goddess Athena (Tamara Laporte – Value $24

  50. The Earth Keepers (Katrina Koltes – Value $34

  51. Watercolor Butterflies (Allison Lyon – Value $47

  52. Grunge Poppies (Tara Lynn Pugh – Value $22

  53. Tabby Cat Face in Watercolor (Rebecca Rhodes – Value $79

  54. Painted Papers (Amy Smith – Value $34

  55. Holiday Bags & Tags (Lisa Thill – Value $25

  56. Scribble Owls (Kim Dellow – Value $34

  57. Book of Awe Mixed Media Altered Book Journal Course (Rozlyn Warren - Value $47

  58. Color My Life (Kellee Wynne Conrad – Value $65

  59. Fantastic Faces in 5 Days (Carrie Brummer – Value $27

  60. Historical Artists’ Pigments Painting Course (Christine Elder – Value $75

  61. The Goddess Project  (Christa Forrest – Value $65

  62. Angel of Confidence (Tiare Smith – Value $22

  63. Dancing in Red (Elida Field – Value $50

  64. Get Your Message Out Using Art! (Deb Putnoi – Value $97

  65. Sculpting a Santa Moon Ornament (Suzette Hussey – Value $25

  1. Giving Thanks – Art Journaling for honoring the Earth (Heather Neilson – Value $25

  2. 5-minute Mindful Art and Nature Activities (Cynthia Hauk – Value $39

  3. Collage Almanac 2021 (Eulalia Mejia – Value $17

  4. Watercolour Roosters (Kerrie Woodhouse – Value $45

  5. Lunar Journaling Class (Jennibellie – Value $53

  6. Woven Dreams (Laly Mille – Value $49

  7. Photo Reference Mastery (Angela Fehr – Value $49

  8. Themed Mixed Media (Kassi Martin – Value $244

  9. Modern Poppies (Anna Battle – Value $33

  10. The Joy of Collage Making (Simone Nijboer – Value $112

  11. How To Draw Realistic Eyes In Colored Pencil (John Middick – Value $97

  12. Enjoy every moment (Jenny Grant – Value $27

  13. 3 Skills to Master in Abstract Painting (Heather Neilson – Value $35

  14. Time travel with me to New Earth (Alexandra Kleinichen – Value $33

  15. Mixed Media Art Circles Inspired Background Papers Bumper Kit (Amanda Trought – Value $10

  16. Transformational Sketchbook Journaling: Body Gratitude Course (Anne Leuck – Value $42

  17. Pink Poppy in Watercolor (Leslie Lambert - Value $21

  18. Draw and Color Botanical Mandalas (Louise Gale – Value $57

  19. Playful Portraits (Juna Biagioni – Value $34

  20. Stay Curious (Mindy Lacefield – Value $79

  21. Paint Amazing Dewdrops in Watercolour (Jacqueline Hill – Value $27

  22. Spirit Totem (Katrina Koltes – Value $34

  23. Sketchy Adventures Around The World (Taria Dawson – Value $18

  24. You Are The Light (Tamara Laporte – Value $24

  25. Painting the Wilderness: A Beginner Watercolor Guide (Kolbie Blume – Value $20

  26. Daring Adventures in Abstract Paint (Mati McDonough – Value $179 

  27. GIMP: Make Digital Paintings & Illustrations Like a Pro (Kristen Palana – Value $40

  28. Steampunk Lady (Jenny Manno – Value $5

  29. The Wildlife Painting Academy (Danielle Trudeau – Value $54

  30. Painting as Practice 1- Laying Solid Foundations (Susan Nethercote – Value $77

  1. Illuminated Pages in March (Renata Loree – Value $45

  2. Strawberry Mousse with Ildy (Ildy Karsay – Value $40

  3. Art Journaling for Well Being (Keren Tamir – Value $75

  4. Easy Floral Illustrations on Your iPad in Procreate (Kimma Smith – Value $25

  5. Butterflies in Colored Pencil (Val Webb – Value $50

  6. Steampunk Woman (Jenny Manno – Value $5

  7. Make Your Own Oracle Deck - (Deanna Jinjoe - Value $47

  8. How to Paint a Watercolor Gladiola (Laura Watson – Value $80

  9. Painted Leaves (Sherry DiPaolo – Value $27

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