Geode Jewelry Materials List

For people looking to get into wire wrapping, here are all the materials you need to create beautiful wrapped agates, geodes and crystals. ————————– First, get yourself some tools! TOOLS: DARICE 1893-09 Jewelry Plier Set, Set of 5 ————————– WIRE As I tell all my students, 20 gauge is a great beginner wire because it’s thick enough for structural work […]

Acrylic Pouring: Materials List

Last weekend I had the most amazing experience teaching students how to create beautiful with intuitive mixed media artist, Annou Davi.  Students were guided through making two pieces as a class and one of their own. It’s come to my attention that finding all of the materials for this addictive craft is sometimes hard to find. So I’ve put together […]

2016 – Imagine

It’s almost unbelievable that 2015 is over. I rang in the new year tucked tightly in my own bed, my cat at my feet. The end of 2015 was turbulent and I came crashing down into 2016 with a lot on my mind. I still have to write about it – but I’m trying to focus on the new beginnings […]

CraftHacking 101 Classes

EXCITING NEWS! Starting in April, I’m hosting several classes in partnership with Workshop.! I’m calling this series CraftHacking 101. I’ll be re-teaching some of my most popular classes first and building on knowledge you’ve already learned from me in a longer & more in depth class! Can’t wait to see some of you guys there! Which classes will I be […]

Before the trip I had put together a scavenger hunt of positivity per Dana’s suggestion. We had to look for both external validation from the media as well as internal validation from ourselves. Here’s some of the things we looked for: • Find a puppy on the street that loves you no matter what • Toast to self love with your […]

#ColorSplash In Miami – PART 1

I’ve been battling a totally scary and wacky “drawing block” by channeling my energy into new creative endeavors and studio visits. And although my inner spark of all-day-all-night creativity is still going strong…. my paintings and drawings had been pushed to the side – that is, until my recent trip to Miami last week where I started drawing again and my own solo-creativity […]

So, as a Creative Maven – my creative interests fall between swimming in glitter & gluing my hand to my favorite jeans (true stories)… so basically, ALL OVER THE MAP. This year, as I talked about before, is a year of exploration & pushing myself into new directions. Goal 5 of this year is to build on my weaknesses. I […]

Are you feeling Geometric Today?

I’ve been on a wacky creative kick with Joey The Cat and, much to my delight, the projects keep coming. We’ve gotten a little carried away – from the PLAY sign to adventures in party planning, it’s been a fun+inspiring few months for sure. The momentum has been addictive so we’ve been kicking around some other creative project ideas on the […]

5 Home Decor Items that Inspire Creativity

Unconventional home decor is something that comes naturally to me and today I wanted to show you 5 items in my own home that might inspire creativity in your own! 1: UNIQUE STORAGE SOLUTIONS: When I moved out of my last place, my roomie gifted me the most amazing trunk to house my board games & fun stuff. And although […]

BE YOURSELF Through Creative Exploration

This is a hard entry to write. I keep starting and stopping like I have nothing important to say but I think this is probably one of the most important pieces of advice that I can gift to you – to myself – to us. I’ve been struggling a lot lately with my own personal artistic style. I don’t feel challenged […]