Friday, December 30, 2011

INTENTIONS-What are yours?

Intentions Plaques Class at Jenny Dohs!
Saturday, January 14th, 2012!

here is My very first teaching gig if 2012

(Look for a grand announcement of my new teaching schedule very soon!)
here is the full description from the Crescendoh website!
Intention Plaques & Sticks
with Lisa Engelbrecht
1-Day Workshop on Saturday, January 14, 2012
in Studio CRESCENDOh

Join Lettering Artist Lisa Engelbrecht to create gorgeous lettered wooden plaques and lettered sticks. You might just need one word to get you started with the process of lettering onto wood ... like begin, create, dream ... or maybe you might need to a reminder of the artist you are ... maybe outlaw, provocateur, renegade, or rebel. In this class, where everyone can be a calligrapher, Lisa will teach you an easy beautiful free and loopy script which can be written with a pointed brush or a pointed pen. Using wood plaques and found sticks and twigs, we prime and color with gesso and acrylics. Students will write their words of intention and then create a unique wire hanger for the plaques or wrap the sticks with colorful fibers. Twine and ribbon wrappings may be included. To finish off the words, colored pencil scribbles will give bright fillings to the spaces in between the letters. Lively discussion of our current state of creativity will inspire us to make a several in one day!
There will be a LOT of fun and laughing!
Sign up Now!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Yeah yeah it is way past the Dec 10 deadline-but here is the random choice winner of JIll Berry's book!Its Janet of Friday Harbor AKA Taiqi! BUT I need Janet to email me her address in the next day or so-if no response all names go back in the hopper-sorry-I didnt get her email! ( Heres mine Janet!
We are so pleased at the response that I will be doing more giveaways!Maybe even a Christmas giveaway!

Big news comin' about-My class at Jenny doh's space, Ghost Ranch, Create! I will be blogging soon! THANKS YOU GUYS! Im so amazed at my friends in cyberspace!

Monday, December 5, 2011


Hey! Here's a new book I think you'll like! My friend and Author calligrapher artist Jill Berry has created a unique book for artsy cartophiles! Heres a bit of a description AND check out Jill's SITE HERE to see more images from the book!

You don't have to be a world traveler or a professional cartographer to embark on a grand journey of self-discovery through mapmaking. Personal Geographies gives you the tools and techniques you'll need to create artful maps of your self, your experiences and your personal journey. Chart the innermost workings of your mind, document your artistic path and create an unfolding maze of your future dreams and goals.

Inside Personal Geographies you'll discover:

21 mixed-media map projects featuring artistic techniques like working with alcohol inks and pochoir, painting on a black surface and carving custom stamps
Insight into the world of traditional and contemporary maps and how they relate to and inspire personal mapmaking
A gallery of maps by contributors from around the world to spark your own creativity
From mapping your head, hands and heart to recording powerful memories or experiences, the maps in Personal Geographies are a gateway into the fascinating and meaningful world of you.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN AN ABSOLUTELY FREE COPY OF THIS BOOK? Im sure you would-just post a comment below with your email and if you live in the USA I will pick a winner (by Saturday Dec 10) to have this book sent to you!

Friday, December 2, 2011


Hey! as Im packing up the terrariums and new necklaces for the craft fair tonight ( thought Id share with you my friend Traci's 30 days of drawing event! I think I could do this! check out her site -its full of fun tutorials and ideas!so click here to go to her site!