Tuesday, April 27, 2010


SO HERE ARE SARAH AND KRIS -OFF TO A NEW ADVENTURE!Leaving the LBC for beautiful Seattle. Sarah will be training at the Aveda Institute and Kris will be working at her business, Eager Beaver Works-where she is described as a General Enthusiast! Its deathly quiet here-thats good and bad but I will miss them both!
Also I included in my pics a lovely downtown mural from the Seventh Letter Crew-sweet

Monday, April 19, 2010


Heres the scoop-mention my name and be among the first 10 peeps to do so and you will get in free to the fabulous Unique LA gift show-a $10 value! I will be demonstrating and doing your name or special requests for free!I'll be there from 2-4 pm on Saturday-the 24th-check it out at www.uniquela.com
Hope to see you there-pleease feel free to send this email to your friends-oh and I'll have some cool goodies for sale-new handpainted wallets and word pillows and more!


Your admission includes:
• Free drinks & a hosted bar (IZZE, Honest Tea, water, beer, UNIQUE cocktails)
• Unlimited re-entry for both days
• Your very own collectible tote bag, exclusive to each show… The Spring tote is designed by LA graphic designer Keith Scharwath! Sweet.
• Free eco workshops and cool handmade activities all weekend, brought to you by Your Daily Thread and Quayside Publishing ( Thats me folks-and many other cool make and takes!)
• Family/Kids creativity zone and seating area
• Access to giveaways and door prizes all weekend long
• Souvenir copy of the Vendor Directory + Mini Magazine

Giving Back to Community
Fostering community and using the show as a vehicle to bring awareness to great local community groups is very important to us. UNIQUE LA partners with a non-profit for every show and donates a portion of sales to the organization. We’re excited to announce our partner for the Spring Show is Ed Begley Jr.’s’ GreenWish, which raises awareness and funds for nine local environmental groups including Friends of Los Angeles River, Surfrider Foundation and Algalita. Our great past partners have included 826LA, Create Now and CityLabs, and have all received donations of close to $5000. Thanks for helping to make this all happen!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Oh my-Im behind a bit-but I am featured this week on the wonderful website from former Somerset Studios editor Jenny Doh's fabulous new project,Crescendoh! It's theme and mission statement is Art Saves-and I think you can't go wrong with that! I share this week with wonderful Tracie Huskamp and Suzi Blu and a very cool thing is our favorite links are featured and change daily! I had so much fun figuring out my favorites- My grafitti article is up now. my links are for sure quirky but check it out!
ALSO_Etsy store is coming along-I'll announce when we have some more stuff posted-oh and we'll be having a Parallel Pen sale soon too!It is so beautiful now here in SoCal-and its hard to come in out of the garden and work!

Friday, April 9, 2010


Oh ho! I have such goodness to share with you! Im thrilled to be teaching Watercolor flowers in beautiful Orvieto Italy in May 2011! Here's a rough description and some samples-please go now to www.adventuresinitaly.net to sign up_ I think this class will sellout for sure!

Splendid Watercolor Flower Painting with calligraphy

A Plein-Air workshop in Italy with artist Lisa Engelbrecht

One of the things I remember most about Orvieto Italy were the flowers everywhere! It seemed every villa was adorned with balconies of cascading flowers and vines and lined with color. What an opportunity to explore the nature and beauty of plein air flower painting. Plein-air is a french expression that means “in the open air” and that’s where we’ll venture.
We’ll begin by learning the basics of my no fail :” Really Easy” watercolor flower techniques in the lovely convent classroom. (The local farmers market will provide fresh flowers to study!) Soon we will venture out to the quiet streets and meadows of Orvieto, a classic hilltop town in central Italy. Communal class painting and individual solitary sojourns will spark individual and class critiques.
Midweek I will introduce a simple style of pointed pen lettering that you will love-even if you’ve never done calligraphy before. You will succeed at this-I promise!
We can label our paintings, write flower quotations and journal our innermost thoughts and feelings.
I am so excited to share with you this style of painting. We will all learn about the semitropical flowers of Orvieto like bougainvillea and wild orchids. You will receive a book of exemplars and samples for further study while you create a floral journal to remember this once-in-a- lifetime trip.