SHOP UPDATE

The 2023 Artist Almanac collage calendars sold out almost instantly but I have a limited number of my pages that were included in this collaborative project. While supplies last, I will add a complimentary packet of my 19 pages to every order in my online shop starting today (one per buyer to make sure more people can get these) as a thank you for your comtinued support.

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New Release: PaperArtsy Stamps

 

It's reveal day and I get to share my hot off the presses, just released new PaperArtsy red rubber cling stamps with you. Twenty-five new designs are broken up into three sets. These are available for purchase right now in my online shop and can be found in many online and brick & mortar shops across the globe. 

 

 

FreeSpirit Fabric Collection

 

Coming Soon: FreeSpirit Fabric Collection

Woo hoo!

 

Mixed Media Mechanics: Registration Open

MIXED MEDIA MECHANICS

Registration is now open!

 

Get out your tools and join me for Mixed Media Mechanics - a once-monthly, year-long, online workshop series starting February 2023.

 

A once-monthly, year-long, online workshop series starting February 2023. Live on Zoom. Recordings available on YouTube. Sign up for the whole bundle or pick and choose the classes you most want to take. Live on the first Tuesday of each month from 1-3pm eastern (except July when it is the second Tuesday). Cannot make it Live? Registration will reopen following each class for the recorded version.

The Curriculum: Book Arts, Tool & Supplies, Wet Media, Gel Plate, Stencils, Stamps, Mark Making, Image Transfers, Fiber & Stitching, Rusting & Dyeing, Embossing, and Collage.

The Cost: $35 per class or get the bundle of 12 for $385 - which gives you a class for free.

 

Get more information and register here.

 

Mixed Media Mechanics

MIXED MEDIA MECHANICS

 

Registration Opens Saturday 12/17 at 1:00pm eastern

 

Get out your tools and join me for Mixed Media Mechanics - a once-monthly, year-long, online workshop series starting February 2023.

 

The Lowdown

Mixed Media Mechanics is a series of 12 2-hour workshops that focus on many of the techniques that are the basis for mixed media art. Think of these classes as back to basics - although they are geared equally toward beginners and seasoned pros. In addition to the specific technique, every session also includes a brief, unique warm-up exercise that you can easily incorporate into your own practice. 

Classes are held on the first Tuesday of the month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm eastern, starting on February 7, 2023 and ending on January 2, 2024. Only exception is July when, due to the Fourth of July holiday in the USA, class will be on July 11 - the second Tuesday of the month.

You have the option to take all 12 classes as a bundle or to go a la carte and choose only the individual classes that appeal to you most. Participating the entire year will give you a very strong overview of mixed media while picking just a few classes will allow you to enhance your skills in the specific areas of your choice.  

Classes are all held live on Zoom but will be also available to watch over and over on private recordings on my YouTube channel. Registration for the live classes is limited to 90 attendees.

Cannot make it live? Registration will re-open for the recorded workshops following each live presentation. Registration for the recorded version is unlimited.

Supply lists will be provided and posted 3 weeks before the start date of each class.

Cost to register for any single workshop is $35. Cost to register for the full bundle of 12 courses is $385 - meaning you get 1 class for free.

Register through my online shop with payment accepted via PayPal only. Your PayPal receipt is considered confirmation that you registered. 

There are no refunds once registered.

Supply lists will be provided and posted 3 weeks before the start date of each class.

Zoom links will be emailed in advance of each class.

 

The Curriculum

February 7, 2023:  Book Arts. We will make a book with a sewn binding that can be used as a journal throughout the workshop series so you end up with a literal Mixed Media Mechanics manual to refer back to following the classes.

March 7, 2023: Tool & Supplies. You cannot be a mechanic without a tool kit and this class focuses on a review and demonstration of both standard and more unusual tools and supplies used in mixed media.

April 4, 2023: Wet Media. Everything you ever wanted to know about using paints, inks, glazes, and all the wet stuff in your mixed media work.

May 2, 2023: Gel Plate. Basic and advanced techniques to broaden your approach when using the magical printing tool.

June 6, 2023: Stencils. Getting the most out of stencils and masks in both traditional and innovative ways.

July 11, 2023: Stamps. All things stamping including a review of inkpad types and unusual mediums that also work.

August 1, 2023: Mark Making. A key tool to make your mixed media art your own, learn how to let loose and create your own mark making language. 

September 5, 2023: Image Transfers. Learn multiple approaches to create the magic that is the image transfer.

October 3, 2023: Fiber & Stitching. Integrating fiber elements and hand stitching into your paper-based mixed media art.

November 7, 2023: Rusting & Dyeing. Easy approaches to creating surface changes using commercial products.

December 5, 2023: Embossing. Adding layers and texture to your mixed media art using embossing powders.

January 2, 2024: Collage. Using paper, fiber, metal and more to bring depth, texture, layers, details, and interest to your work.

 

And stay tuned for Mixing Media: a weekend-long, online workshop event in 2024 that will enable you to put into action all the skills from Mixed Media Mechanics!

 

Registration Opens Saturday 12/17 at 1:00pm eastern

 

The 2023 Artist Almanac

 

Woo hoo. The 2023 Artist Almanac is almost here. These beauties will be available in my online shop as of 8am eastern Monday 12/5.

 

 

I am one of the 19 artists in this collaborative creation where we each contributed artwork to create a 2023 calendar that turns into 365 magical sheets of collage papers to use year round.

 

 

I am told that the 2022 edition sold out within hours so you may want to be fast with this one. Pages measure 2.75 x 3.75 inches and cost of the Almanac is $24.99 plus shipping. 

Holiday Sale: Live

Sale is Live!

We are live! The annual Cyber Sale in my online shop has begun. You get 20% off all items - excluding original art, online workshops, and gift certificates. No coupon code is needed and the discount will appear in your shopping cart. The sale runs through 11:59pm eastern on Monday November 28. 

You can order multiple times during the sale and I will combine your orders at the end. If you plan to do so, please add a note in the comment box at checkout saying hold till end of sale. If you end up paying $4.00 or more than actual combined shipping charges, I will provide a coupon code for that amount to use in the shop on a future order. 

 


Tent Sale

This year, I will also be holding a Tent Sale at the same time, with daily drops (except for Thanksgiving Day)  at 3pm eastern. Tent items will be shared also at 3pm eastern daily (except for Thanksgiving Day) Live on Facebook. There will be broken-up stamp sets, washi tape sets, metal dies, vintage documents, bags of found objects/assemblage items, and more. Items in the tent sale have already been discounted, so the additional 20% off does not apply. 

 

One Badass Art Journal 2023 Giveaway

THANK YOU. GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

 

Woo hoo. For the 3rd year in a row I will be a part of One Badass Art Journal. This online workshop event is run by Tiare Smith Woods. 16 instructors, 17 video lessons, PDFs, a BADASS community, and more. Registration opens December 1 and the event starts in February 2023.

 

 

But...I am giving away a chance to participate free of charge. Simply leave a comment to this blog post by end of day November 30 and you will be entered. The winner will be contaced by 12/15. Then head to the event page  for details on the event and for a second chance to win a free spot. Thanks for clicking through my link as I receive a portion of the payment for each class purchased if you ultimately register.

 

Cyber Celebration and Sale

Annual Cyber Sale

It's almost Thanksgiving. As a thanks to YOU for your support all year long, my annual Cyber Sale in my online shop will soon go live. The sale begins on Wednesday November 23 at noon eastern and runs through 11:59pm eastern on Monday November 28. You get 20% off all items - excluding original art, online workshops, and gift certificates. No coupon code is needed and the discount will appear in your shopping cart. 
 

Tent Sale

This year, I will also be holding a Tent Sale at the same time, with daily drops (except for Thanksgiving Day)  at 3pm. So you might want to visit and revisit often. Items in the tent sale have already been discounted so the additional 20% does not apply.

 

The Small Print: Items are limited in quantity. The 20% discount is good only while supplies last and there are no rainchecks. Do not let items linger in your cart as they can still be selected by others and (when there is only 1 remaining) whoever checks out first gets the item. On occasion, two people check out simultaneously and both appear to get the final item. In those cases, I will refund the order that arrives second. 

The shop will be closed on November 29 and 30, with shipping for any items purchased to begin on November 29, after the sale ends. I plan to combine multiple orders from the same customer received during the Cyber and Tent Sales and will ship all purchases together. If you have paid $4.00 or more over the combined shipping total, I will refund the overpayment in the form of a shop coupon code. Due to the large number of orders expected, both shipping and emailing of coupon codes may be (slightly) delayed.   

 

Happy shopping, happy savings, and a big thank you!

Mind Your Business: Registration Open

Mind Your Business

Registration is now open

 

For the second February in a row, I will be offering this month-long workshop event all about the business of art. All sessions are live via Zoom and fully interactive. Whether you are curious about or interested in beginning your journey as a professional artist or eager to strengthen your current business and brand, this class just might be a perfect fit. Through a series of interactive live sessions, work assignments, one-on-one meetings, Q and A office hours, group discussion, and more, we will cover many of the topics that are integral to being a thriving artist and creative entrepreneur in today’s world. 
 
This workshop is not for everybody but it is for you if you (1) have made the decision to move forward with turning your creative passions into a thriving business but do not know how to make that transition, (2) have struggled with developing the creative career that you would like to carve out for yourself despite making significant efforts, (3) are already a working artist but feel stagnant and unable to grow your business further, or (4) have not been able to adapt to the ever-changing, post-pandemic landscape. It is not for the person who would like to develop a business based on the traditional, gallery-based model. If after reading this paragraph, your story resonates with my words, Mind Your Business might just be the experience that you need to take you and your career to the next level. 

How will this work? Mind Your Business will run the entire month of February. It is meant to be a significant time commitment as that is what it will take to move you forward and reflects the level of commitment needed to make an actual business grow and run. 
 
There are 5 components to the class.

  1. Private FB Group. This is the hub of Mind Your Business. Think of it as your office space open 24/7 and the place to connect and interact with all the other participants for the entire month. Information and announcements will be posted there as well. 
  2. Live Zoom Meetings. Once weekly, you will join me for 2-hour Zoom meetings where the workshop modules will take place. In total, there will be 10-hours of live, interactive group sessions. Zoom sessions will be recorded with links sent directly to you for continued access.
  3. Office Hours. Once weekly, there will be open Office Hours, each lasting 1-hour, live via Zoom. This is your time to directly ask me the questions that you need answered and to hear my responses to questions from the others in the group.
  4. One-to-One Sessions. All participants will have one 60-minute private Zoom session with me so that we can briefly focus on the topic most important to you. 
  5. Homework. Oh yes. There will be homework while preparing for the workshop to begin and between class meetings. While optional, the work that I ask you to do will help you to move forward and get more out of the workshop experience.
  6. Follow-up Zoom meeting. Six months after the workshop, there will be a reunion Zoom to reconnect, review, and revitalize what you have learned and applied.

 

Please read the following carefully as there will be no exceptions made to payment terms.

Cost of the workshop is $645. $100 deposit is due at registration and all you will be charged right now if you purchase this workshop below. Balance of full payment is due by 1/4/23 and you will receive a PayPal request directly from me for that balance. If you cancel before 1/4/23, you will receive a full refund of payments made less $50 non-refundable deposit. After 1/4/23 there are no refunds of any payment made, including full $100 deposit. 

Please note that a minimum of 12 students are needed for the workshop event to runA maximum of 18 participants will be included. If the class is cancelled due to lack of sign up, I will be very sad and you will receive a full refund of all money paid including your entire deposit.

Click here for more info, schedule, and to register

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