Journal Play

Hello, and thanks very much for visiting today.  Having a play in my journal… this one has layers of Archival Inks combined with paints, stencils, stamps, and dies. Have you signed up for my newsletter?  I’d love it if you did.  I’m working on the November issue and wondering where the heck this year has…

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Art-Is-You 2013 Recap – Part 2 of 2

Here’s the second part of my Art-Is-You recap from the amazing retreat last week in Stamford.  I’m sorry but you may need a cuppa as this is really long one. Today I’m focusing on my last two days of classes.  Art-Is-You is an all inclusive retreat, and you can attend any number of days from one (okay,…

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Art-Is-You 2013 Recap – Part 1 of 2

Let me tell you, Art-Is-You was fantastic again this year.  I had so much fun meeting new friends and spending time with ‘old’ ones, relaxing and creating…  I’m totally revved up to use my new skills in my own work. The photo above is me with Carolyn Dube, Jessica Sporn, and Judy Shea at one of the lunches.  The…

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Art-Is-You: On My Way

Today I leave for Art-Is-You in Connecticut…. I’m so looking forward to the creativity, laughter, and learning.  One of the many nice customs at AIY is that people often bring ‘trades’ – they can be anything – just a little ice breaker and a different way to share contact information with others than with a…

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Stencil Test Drive: Jessica Sporn’s Hands

Click on any photo to enlarge it. It’s time for another Stencil Test Drive from Jessica Sporn. Today I’m playing along with Jessica, Michelle Rydell, Natasha May, Carolyn Dube, Maria McGuire, Janet Joehlin, and Kirsten Reed. This time we’re using the Hands stencil: I knew from the moment the stencil arrived in the mail that I wanted to…

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Class Wrap-Up: Absolutely Everything

What a pleasure to teach on Sunday at Absolutely Everything!  Here’s a shot of me and Kate, the store owner.  Kate and I were trying to figure out the first time I attended a class there (Beth Cote’s Altered Books, anyone?) and we think it was probably 1999.  Kate’s store (a bit north of Boston)…

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