In all the craziness sometimes we just need to – Be Still and Know

When life gets crazy… when there’s chaos in our work places, our communities, our nations and our world, somtimes we just need to be still and know.

Know that God is in control, or you might say your higher power… the truth teller.

I know that there are times (and right now is one of them) that I just need to let go of my worries, let go of trying to understand circumstances and let go of being in control.

And just be still….. take time to pray or meditate… and ask for guidance and rest.

I hope that your Sunday is restful and you have a place of stillness, rest and letting go.

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video

Supplies Used: Mdf 8×10, Liquitex matte medium, Golden glazing medium, Deco art media gesso, Americana acrylic (Titanium white, desert turquoise, heritage, hauser green, coral blush, canyon orange, saffron yellow, diazinine purple, charcoal pencil, palette knife, my stencils Garden, wildflower 2 and flower gang 5

Crash the Stash this week…. see it HERE

Just a few seats left …. !! Get the details and register HERE

Thank you for the great response to the workshop!

Be Inspired, Create and Know that you are loved!

15 year old watercolor crayons still work and work beautifully – Crash the stash

This page turned out better than I thought it would. When I pulled out the purple paper I almost put it back ,but I thought, heck I’ve got alot of paper in the stash that are not my favorite… so I’d better figure out a way to make them work in my journals.

The mono printing with parchment paper is so easy and the results are yummy!

I also was worried when I pulled out my watercolor crayons that they were not going to work. Some were hard and some were mushy!? but… that worked beautifully and I was reminded why I loved them so much for such a long time. I think they are about 15 years old! if not that at least 12.

And the card that  I pulled…. Oh my., just made me happy…

Be somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody!…. Amen!


Enjoy Your Crash the Stash Video

Supplies Used:

Strathmore 500 series mixed media journal, Liquitex matte medium, papers from the stash,including a floral paper napkin, parchment paper, Americana Acrylic paint (titanium white and teal), palette knife, Stampin up water color crayons, charcoal pencil, Krylon fixatif

Just a quick note that Early bird registration ends today for Open Your Wings mixed media workshop! There are two spots left!


Be Inspired, Create and know that you are Loved!

She made space for beauty, its the simple things

Beauty begins the moment we decide to find it…..

Some times it’s the simple things that bring beauty to our world. We we get so busy and tired and we feel overwhelmed and anxious take a moment to find the beauty. To relax just a bit, to laugh at ourselves, to tend to the garden to sketch in our journal.

Find that thing that brings beauty, that lightens your heart and makes your breathe just a bit easier.

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video

Supplies Used:

8×8 Mdf board, scraps from collage paks, Deco Art Media matte medium and gesso, Deco Art Media fluid acrylics (Green Gold, Prussian Blue Hue, Raw Umber) Americana acrylic paint (Hauser Medium Green, Lamp black) palette knife and Trees 2 stencil, white gel pen

Crash the Stash this week…. using a brayer and inktense pencil

You can see it HERE


Open Your Wings Mixed Media Workshop


Early Bird registration starts today!!!!!

 Get $30.00 Off the workshop price using coupon code: earlybirdoyw1

Regular price for the workshop is 109.00 with the early bird coupon it’s only $79.00

Register for class and see the curriculum HERE

The classroom opens July 6th and it’s a small class size, because I want it to be an intimate setting where we can answer questions and share our progress.`So if you’re interested, don’t wait, because the spaces will go fast.

Over 19 videos of instruction in faux encaustic, plaster, clay, collage and image transfer.


July 6th – Welcome – classroom open to get supplies and a Welcome video.

July 13th – Week 1 – Class official begins – Faux Encaustic project

July19th – Q & A video to answer any questions

July 20th – Week 2 – Winged hearts – Clay and plaster

July 26th – Q & A video to answer any questions

July 27th – Week 3 – Bonus projects with clay and plaster

Aug. 3rd Final Q & A video

Get more details HERE

I hope to see you in class!

Have a great week,

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved.

Inktense pencil brings the depth of this page – Adventure

I knew that I wanted to work with a limited color palette, but wasn’t sure what colors until I started. The brayer brings beautiful texture to these pages and the Inktense black pencil put the finishing touch and added depth just where it needed to be.

Take a risk… live with passion and have a new adventure!

Enjoy your Crash the Stash video

Supplies Used: Black Inktense pencil, Strathmore 500 Series mixed media journal, brayer, Deco Art Media matte medium, Deco Art Media fluid acrylic in titan buff, Americans acrylic paint (titanium white, carbon black,) Golden Alizarin Crimson Hue, Finnabair Mica powder (black cherry)

Stencils Used: Paris 1, Vintage script, Patterns 1, Swirls


Be Inspired, Create and know that you are loved!