Italy 2024 | Registration Opens Tomorrow!

Italy 2024 | Registration Opens Tomorrow!

  I am so excited to share that I have been invited by Daune Pitman of The Cottage Table Experience to come back to Italy with her and teach again NEXT FALL!  Registration will open on November 10th! This is one of my favorite places in the whole world and to get...
48 Hours in Venice | Top Tips

48 Hours in Venice | Top Tips

  While we were in Italy, we had a little over 48 hours in Venice. There are many faces to this ancient city you can visit again and again and keep discovering new beauty. I would like to offer some suggestions that may help to take a step back in time and see a...
Creating Art While You Travel | Free Video

Creating Art While You Travel | Free Video

  One of the most art changing habits that I have established over the years is creating and using a portable art studio. Just enough supplies to make sure I can create anywhere. Daily creating is a choice and even though I may not always have the time to work on...
An Artist in Bellagio, Italy | My Top Tips

An Artist in Bellagio, Italy | My Top Tips

Welcome to An Artist In series. In this series a different artist, that is intimate in different parts of the world, will share their insider tips for where to eat, stay, see the best art, sketch the best views, rest at their favorite cafes and more. You will be able...
Travel Musts Shopping Guide

Travel Musts Shopping Guide

  I have wanted to travel since I was a little girl. I would call up the airlines and ask them how much to fly from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angles, California (or a million other places). I am so sorry to every single person that spent all of that time on the...
Heading to Round Top, Texas | My Favorites

Heading to Round Top, Texas | My Favorites

  I have been enjoying the spring and fall antiques shows in Round Top, Texas for the past five years. This show has been going on for fifty years so I am definitely a newbie! I have also been blessed to have book signings, teach a live art workshop and also...
The Roundup |Free Beauty Found on the Internet

The Roundup |Free Beauty Found on the Internet

I am constantly in awe of the beauty that is there if you have your eyes open to it. Sometimes it will be the little things like the sound of the fountain as I am pulling weeds in the garden, the kids wanting to tell me about their day, an orange and pink sunset, the...
An Artist in Florence | With Melissa McArdle

An Artist in Florence | With Melissa McArdle

In 2018 I knew that 2019 was going to be the last year I led overseas art workshops for the foreseeable future. As much as I loved gathering, teaching and traveling it was the most deep knowing that it was time and I had complete peace about my decision. Then 2020...
Make the Ordinary Beautiful | Watch the Video

Make the Ordinary Beautiful | Watch the Video

  Join me in this next video where I talk about little ways to bring beauty to the ordinary in a live workshop.   I am loving hearing from you in the comments and all of your excitement and feedback about our previous videos about our French Picnic Baskets...
My Journey In Morocco | The Sahara Part One

My Journey In Morocco | The Sahara Part One

      You can read part one, two, three, four, five and six.   It was now time to pack up and say goodbye to Aistisfoul. Hadn’t we just arrived and unpacked all of our clothes and organized our art supplies? How was it already time to go?   We...
My Journey In Morocco | Aitisfoul

My Journey In Morocco | Aitisfoul

    You can read part one, two, three, four and five. I am such a homebody so when we arrived at Aitisfoul I could feel my whole mind and body let out a huge exhale. Home. We were home for the next week.   |The patio off our room|   As we went to...
My Journey In Morocco | Marrakech Part III

My Journey In Morocco | Marrakech Part III

You can read Part One HERE. You can read Part Two HERE. The first full day in a new city usually is full of too much to take in and when you are as far away from home as Africa it means new languages, smells, sounds, textures, colors, social norms, clothing, and even...
My Journey In Morocco | Marrakech Part II

My Journey In Morocco | Marrakech Part II

  You can find Part One HERE. As soon as I was undressed (down to my underwear because that was what I was told) I put on a robe and was met outside the small changing space and taken down the dark hallway with all lights putting off a soft red glow. At the end...
My Journey In Morocco | Marrakech Part I

My Journey In Morocco | Marrakech Part I

Last summer as we were getting out of the car to head to our town pool I had an email come into my inbox telling me that registration had just opened for my friend Michelle Fletcher’s first big workshop in Morocco. I have been friends with Michelle for many years now....
Creatively Made Business | Palm Springs Retreat

Creatively Made Business | Palm Springs Retreat

Everything your business needs is everything you have always been! If you are ready to create a life and business that looks like no one else then it is time to see all of your gifts with fresh eyes. This past March we held our first live business workshop here at our...
Because You Asked!

Because You Asked!

Because you asked we really tried! I am now teaching THREE live workshops this year in my studio. We have released all of them so you know exactly what I am teaching over the whole year. I hope by releasing them all that it helps you know which one is for you! I would...
France |  Where Beauty Is The Function

France | Where Beauty Is The Function

  Jet lag is still my sidekick as I try to settle back into day-to-day life after France. These extra days of adjusting are also good for my heart and mind as I process once again the beautiful opportunity of travel. As I download photos, unpack my suitcase, wash...