Monday, January 03, 2011

updates from the studio


I am back home from holiday travel (and SO happy to be sleeping in my own bed) and all ready to jump into 2011. But first I have the very unpleasant task of cleaning (I am drowning in clutter!), organizing and doing all that preparing for everything that comes next. A few more days and I am ready to get creating! I wanted to start the week and the new year with a handful of updates which will continue in the weeks to come.


If you are attending CHA in LA January 28th-1st, look for me at the ilovetocreate booth! I will be doing a make and take project and would love to meet and interact with any of my readers...i heart you guys. As the show gets closer I will post my schedule.

I am THRILLED to be teaching at Donna Downey's Inspired Artist Workshop in Concord/Charlotte, NC!!! The four day event is jam packed with six amazing teachers, workshops, mini workshops, events and the opportunity to challenge, grow and expand your creativity. Visit Donna's site for all the info


I am also SUPER DUPER excited to be teaching Oct 11-17th at Art Camp for Women in Winter Park, Colorado in the Rocky Mountains! If you like nature and art- this is the retreat for you! Its just me teaching so there will be all kinds of 1x1 time together to hang out, eat good food, sketch our surroundings and make art together. Space is limited (to create a more personal retreat experience). Head over the the site for more info.


My next online class will go live in February and here is a hint- it's all about sketching! Later this week I will be announcing all the details, opening up registration and even giving away a couple of slots in the class :) so check back for more details!

I am in the midst of some MAJOR website changes and business updates. I can't quite give all the details yet but in the next couple of months, I will be working on growing and expanding in new ways. Just know that soon, very soon I will be launching some fun things.

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Remember this post that I shared before the holidays? Well, I am preparing to dive into my own personal goal of giving more than ever this year. In addition to finding volunteer and giving opportunities that fit into my life and make use of my gifts, I want to include all of you. I want to hear about your stories of giving, opportunities that you are involved in or how your life has been affected by "thinking outside of yourself". My plan is to share inspiration, stories and opportunities every couple of weeks with the hope to connect and inspire a spirit of giving. To submit a story or giving opportunity for review email me at

And last...I have been given permission to share the title of my new book- Sew Wild -and while I can't yet share the cover or anything else for that matter- just know that this book is all about sewing MY WAY and it is looking AWESOME!! I am beyond excited for the release in the fall. As always I will share info as I am able!


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