Monday, May 31, 2010


Lookit this bag o pens from the fabulous Edna Wright! I will be collecting pens ( old or new-just have to work) at the Society for Calligraphy's Annual General Meeting this Sunday( and at the Trash and treasures event the following weekend) BUT if you want to send me a bag-you can fill a priority mail envelope with a LOT of pens-email me and I'll tell you where to send it. These pens will be sent to teachers in ruraL Africa-where the kids will LOVE them! I can also take donations via Paypal for shipping. The Website is it out! Oh and if you donate you will receive a limited edition sticker designed by me!
Heres the scoop from their website....pretty cool charity I think-I am so inspired by this project Ive started to clean out the Whole studio-so much junk I never use! I am loving the cleansing and purging!

The goal of Pens for Kids is to get pens to kids in Africa to assist them with getting an education. To raise standards of living, make informed decisions, and have a greater freedom of choice requires education. The hope for the future in Africa is through education.

The original Pens for Kids idea came from a Danish tourist named Claus Hjomet who visited Kenya and Tanzania and, like most who visit, fell in love with Africa and wanted to help the kids.

In 2008, Linda Schaffer, another safari tourist, wanted to expand the grass-roots project in an effort to reach more kids and develop greater support. She started Pens For Kids International, Inc., a California based non-profit corporation.

Still based exclusively on volunteer work, Pens for Kids has no employees and relies solely on donations of pens and monetary contributions for postage.

Pens for Kids remains free of any political or religious influence, motives of economical or any interests other than helping kids in Africa to get an education.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

CrescenDoh Stamps! Coming Soon!

Isn't this cool? I created some stamp designs for Jenny at Crescendoh and Im with great company-They will be on sale soon -check out the whole gang at The Stamps go on sale June 15th -so this is a sneak peek-I love how they colored it in! There is also another one of my designs on the sheet-a gothic style thats pretty neat too.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Green Fest, Chickens and Goats!

Saturday also brought me to the LB Green Festival-I did the signs for the LB Creative booth-it was very cute! The LB Organic garden was open and hopping-go to my Flickr for even more pictures. I met Donna who had her chickens and Goats there -they were so happy-but as I talked to Donna I found the City of Long Beach wants to have her get rid of these lovely creatures-so she's started a movement to create new ordinances so people can raise their livestock in peace in Long Beach-sounds good to me -PLEASE go to this website-also on Facebook as Long Beach Grows and sign a petition to help her and all these animals! the site is and its filled with ultra cool info on chickens and goats and such!Oh and you can see more of my signs at the Facebook page for LB Creative!

Live Calligraphy Painting at the Art Supply Warehouse

I used the new Montana Hardcore markers-I LOVE! Nice black, gold and silver with a calligraphy edge! This was fun!

The CrescenDoh PArty!

My big weekend began with the wonderful party thrown by Jenny and CO. at a soundstage in Orange-the place was beautiful! I was bowled over by the beautiful lighting-the recycled flower centerpieces, lovely mediteranean food and the program that included a slide show you can see on the CrescenDoh website. I met my friends Louis Lemoine there ( thats him up top with Colette) and Renee Troy-and I met new friends too-among them-Colette George and Lola Morales ( oh oh-you must go see her website for amazing jewelry and photography! There was also a peek at the new stamps I helped design-they picked the heart one with the tattoo look-I like it!! I am so blessed to be in this incredible circle of artists with the theme of Art Saves!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Come visit me as I paint a huge painting live using big ol calli tools and brushes. This will be at the Art Supply Warehouse's Book Bazaar weekend, May 22 and 23rd.( 10-1) All their new art books will be 20% off on top of the regular 20% off so that makes a lot of savings-of course I'll be happy to personalize my book to you! Art Supply Warehouse is at 6672 Westminster Blvd 92683-just off the 405 freeway in Westminster 714-891-3626. Many other authors and artist will be there and they will have refreshments! website is The painting above has just been entered into the Well Versed Exhibit at 2nd City Council Gallery. It is the poem Eulogy by Brian Turner, author of Here Bullet-an amazing work about his experiences in Iraq. You must read the text-I'll include it in the next blog with detail shots!