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 […]

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 […]

How To Build a PLAY Sign (PART2)

Come and tell me what nobody knows: how do you spark people to PLAY more?! Build a 9′ by 3′ illuminated sign that will push them to remember how a simple word can bring a smile, build confidence when playing air hockey or trying something new & move you to see how fun life can be while you learn and […]

PLAY! a 3 foot wooden reminder… (PART1)

When you’re creativity is pushed a bit into an uncomfortable zone because of the unknown, sometimes you can feel stuck or scared to continue on. This is the first part of an inspirational story of how a small seedling of an idea sprouted into something super inspiring, fun & PLAYful! I don’t know what got into me but about a […]

Symmetry: 2015 goals

I want to always live with intention. To be aware and conscious of my own personal truths…even if those truths are hard to stomach. Each year, as I’ve mentioned… I pick one word of the year to carry me through the next 365 days… instead of a resolution, it’s more of a theme I’m committing to. This year: Symmetry. And […]

How I let 2014 Shine

Each year, I chose one word to define, navigate and motivate my year into an inspiring direction. This year, the word was “Shine”. You may wonder why I picked that word… I had realized at the time that 2013 had been the toughest of my whole life & I needed to pick myself up and not let the year before define the […]

Keeping up with Yourself

Tired. Tired. Tired… and more tired…with a tired cherry on top. I’m literally falling asleep at the wheel of life this week and I finally realized why: I’m not able to Keep up with Myself! A while back, I was talking to my Dad one day after work about my week. I went into a long monologue about events, projects, […]

Onward : Upward & Sideways

2007: I was 27 and was living for a brief moment in Marin with my parents. I journeyed into the city for an interview at Pottery Barn in my little silver car. I was listening to What Makes Milwaukee Famous and singing along. I was in an emotional transition in my life, I didn’t know what was next and I […]

When you’re truly passionate about an idea. How easy is it to get off the sofa and make somethin’ happen? What I’m tired of: are the leaders who talk talk talk about all the things they will be doing…or all the ideas they have… and expect that to be the way they lead a group of people. One of my […]