Saturday, January 02, 2010

Updates from the Studio



It has been a while since I posted a studio update and today was the first day (in the last 8 days) back in the studio- a little too long for me! After time away from creating, the build up of ideas and what I call "creative madness" begins to take over my brain- too much to do, too many ideas and often a challenge to focus my energy. So when there has been time away I like to start by warming myself up with painting BIG and EXPRESSIVE with no purpose or deadline (except to just get all the eagerness and frenzy out!) and then I find I am more focussed on tackling everything else. A good part of today was spent painting and I now feel like I can deal with "housekeeping" and the many tasks at hand!

So here we go with some updates for the new year...

I am in the midst of updating and reorganizing the vibe of my blog and finally feel like I have the time and head space to get organized with the way that I present inspiration on my site. My goal is to continue to try to have this be a place to visit where you can learn new things, find inspiration in all kinds of ways, peek into my own journey and way of doing things, I have lots of tutorials in the works, weekly posts with color, fashion, travel, even food inspiration and lots MORE planned!!


All kinds of new work is coming soon and I am in the midst of working on a little side project- opening a second Etsy shop dedicated to my EVER GROWING passion- photography!


All of my online classes- Graffiti Chic, Whimsical Women, Recycling Remix, Adventurous Accessories, Haute Holidays, Canvas Collage and Hand Carved Stamps are available for registration at any time time. And the best part...you now have unlimited access to take the class- no deadlines, no rush to create!


Graffiti Chic Part II starts on Januaray 25th and is now available for registration! I have big plans for this class- we are going bigger, messier and more creative with paint, lettering, layering and drawing!

Stay tuned for more classes and new online learning opportunities also coming soon!!

I am working on my live teaching schedule and hope to have some dates and events to share very soon!


Tune in to Diva Craft Lounge this Wednesday, January 6th for an interview with your's truly!!

On Monday I am celebrating the start of a new year with a blog giveaway - 5 people will each win a free spot, in their choice of one of my online classes so check back Monday morn for your chance to win!!!

9 comments:

jane eileen said...

Wow! How have you had time to even think about all this and sleep, too? I hope your teaching schedule will bring you to the Phoenix area. All the best in the new year!!!

Cindy Swan-Eagan said...

I am so excited to see what you have coming up next - thanks for inspiring us!
Cindy

Ida from South Africa said...

My teenage daughter loves your graffiti boots! (Photo - Graffiti Chic Part II). Have a G-R-E-A-T 2010!

peggy said...

Sure wish you would teach here, near Columbus Ohio. Love your on line workshops, your blog and all the free ideas you have given us, much appreciated. Can't wait to see what you have planned. enjoy the new year. peggy

lee said...

I agree do you ever sleep. Loving the look so far of the new blog, the header is fabulous.

The Dreaming Bear said...

Love that picture of you! Very cool. Happy New Year! We are all looking forward to what you are cooking up in 2010!

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SuSaw said...

I've been working on Fat Book pages for ArtFest in Port Townsend in March.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gourdgal/4249017504/in/photostream/

I would love to take one of your classes.

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