Wednesday, June 27, 2012


It was a wonderful 8 day trip with my daughter to Abiquiu New Mexico and the beautiful retreat center known as Ghost Ranch-there I taught Thoroughly Modern Script to my 8 wonderful new colleagues. What an experience and what a setting! I have tons of pictures up now on my Flickr Site ( on the right of this entry)-interspersed among the outstanding art work by the students is our side trips to Historic Route 66 sites like Seligman and Williams Arizona and the famous Here it Is Jackrabbit! We also visited Christ of the Desert Monastery and the Dar al Islam Mosque. This is Georgia O'Keefe country and you can see everywhere the mountains she painted. It was quite  hot week but the sunsets- oh my! I taught in the very same area as Nancy Culmone, Sherrie Lovler and Carol Pallesen-my new besties! I will label the pictures as soon as I come down from this trip high!

Monday, June 11, 2012


YES! It's here and in your bookstores-you can also order online at I have an article in the On the Surface section showing neat ways to create texture with text and mark making. Here 's a pic of the magazine on the newstands-I still get such a rush when I see my name in print!

Currently rushing around getting ready for 9 beautiful days traveling to New Mexico for the Literally Letters retreat at Ghost Ranch! ROAD TRIP with my lovely daughter Kristin at the wheel! Look for tons of pics soon!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

CREATE! Retreat in Irvine from Interweave

Shimmer and Bling Necklace!

Letterista Style!

SUCH A WONDERFUL CONFERENCE here close by in Irvine-I met the nicest people!
The first ( Long !) day was Letterista and also Modern Script! PLEASE go visit the flickr-site-Link on the right to see some of the wonderful work produced. I am so gratified to be doing what I do-It is the Best Job Ever-and I think I will always teach-somehow some way-oh and I have an idea percolating in my head for a Garden Studio day-a day of play, art, good food and wine! Yes?

On Sunday it was Shimmer and Bling Neclace and gold techniques -almost cancelled when I forgot the supplies necessary-Thanks so much to the intrepid Kristin ( my amazing daughter) for her early morning freeway dash and bailed me out big time! I don't think I'll do that again soon!!