Saturday, June 26, 2010


Please look at this amazing book Renee Troy made for Bernie Berlin's A Place to Bark! She asked a ton of artists-myself included to contribute pages and they are wonderful-here are only a couple -heres the blurb about APTB

A PLACE TO BARK'S mission is: To provide assistance and care to animals in need. Working together closely with other animal welfare agencies to help end the needless killing of adoptable animals. Proactively working to save lives, by spaying and neutering, eliminating needless deaths. We are dedicated to educating the public on responsible pet ownership and to helping those who would like to have their animals fixed by providing low cost spay/ neuter assistance to them.

So you can buy this book filled with original art on EBAY but only for a couple days! AND All the money goes to this shelter-tax deductible and blah blah-Its a great cause and a great work of art and love. My kitties Moby and Bella are in there-Kula didnt make the cut! You can see all the pages at
and find the link there to EBAY to place your bid!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


FLOWING LETTERS, HEALING WATERS A One Day Lettering Retreat at the beautiful Hot Springs of Glen Ivy

A beautiful get away to the desert-to the beautiful spa Glen Ivy Hot Springs. This place is so wonderful-here's a description

At the mouth of Cold Water Canyon, beneath the towering Santa Ana Range, Glen Ivy Hot Springs lies sheltered by the mountains and open to the sky. Water flows from deep in the earth into this natural sanctuary, as it has for countless generations. The first commercial use of the mineral springs can be traced back to 1860, and for 150 years Glen Ivy Hot Springs has attracted people who seek the pleasures of nature, water and exercise, of good food and camaraderie with others – the relaxation, renewal, and deep sense of well-being a day at the hot springs can bring.

With spacious outdoor pools and year-‘round temperate climate, every visit is an opportunity to rediscover a connection with oneself, with each other, and with the world around. Stretching across 12 acres of lush gardens, the spa also features California’s only therapeutic red clay mud bath, aptly named Club Mud and Cafe Sole where you’ll delight in healthy spa cuisine. Enjoy a soothing soak in the mineral baths and a special day of lettering in one of the beautiful cabanas.Glen Ivy Hot Springs your place to do things that are good and good for you-you deserve this!

The Glen Ivy Spa Lettering and Creativity Experience

An inspiring day of lettering, relaxation, adventure and transformation. Using easy tools like the Parallel pen or Zig Calligraphy markers Lisa will guide us to transform our thinking about lettering. She’ll invite you to break the rules and find your own personal way .

Lisa invites you to embark on a journey of letting go and finding the flow in the magical environment of Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa.

Make this a time for yourself and taking care of you and your muse

This day will allow you to explore lettering in an environment that will nurture your body and soul

the class will run from 9:30 till 5 and the cost which includes admission to all the hot springs is $85! Limited spaces so contact Barbara now at

( sorry these pictures are so small-go to their website to see much more!)

Friday, June 18, 2010


ANNOUNCING officially, finally I have stuff on my etsy shop-I just posted for sale 4 new clutches that are hand painted a la Alisa Burke style.( heres a couple pics!) It would be like having art in your pocketbook-PLUS you would be supporting an artist and all good things handmade! so Please check it out-I will be putting more stuff up and having a sale of parallel pens-I also have those sparkly Signo pens for sale-They will be highly featured at my Art Fest class called Pen Addiction-coming in April, 2011-in Port Townsend, WA

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New City Farm School

I will be posting much more _ I have so much news to share-I just returned from an artist's grant workshop and I am so tired! Just wanted to share a cool project I helped with last week-here are pics of the New City School's Farm site -where over 150 people converged to make plots for plants, paint the soon to be constructed farm stand and chicken coop-thats my flower bed in the middle near the hay bales. My meditation group did this as a community service and I met Steve and Silvia and George and also talked to Donna the Chicken LAdy! It was totally fun and neat to see the community come together.
Blogs to come!....Teaching and presenting at Typecon... Flowing letters day retreat at Glen Ivy Hot Springs n October....Save the date for Italy..and much much more!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I just HAVE to share this-ARTFEST 2011!

YES! I have been chosen to teach at Art Fest near Seattle in 2011-If you dont know Art Fest please go to and check it out under Art Retreats. I will be teaching 3 super cool new classes-I cant say yet but there are 40 other teachers and classes that are totally awesome. I t will be in early April and of course I will let you know more soon-heres a pic of one of the projects. It si such an honor as this is really the premier mixed media retreat-I think the best cutting edge stuff comes out of there! I am so excited!