Thursday, March 21, 2013


Yes Spring is here and I am enjoying working in my garden and rehabbing my pond-I tear myself away to make Floral Fascinators and paint new flower art for several classes and events coming up!

I'll be teaching how to make these at Create Conference in Irvine on June 1st

These are cards that will be for sale at the Santa Ana Artwalk, April 6th!

I kinda feel like Im cheating on letters-but included some words on my flowers! I really love to do these flowers and can't stop! ( and really -they are easy to do!) There is nothing better than sitting in the yard with the fountain trickling , painting nature. How blessed am I?
SO! I will be teaching how to make these flowers here in SoCal soon!


Join the gallery owners of the Artists Village in Downtown Santa Ana for an evening of dining, shopping for original art and viewing open lofts.

Orange County's hippest new neighborhood invites you to stroll down the four blocks of the 2nd Street Promenade from Broadway Avenue to Spurgeon Street on the First Saturday of EVERY month from 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Admission is FREE.
The monthly event will give you access to buy original art work from some of Southern California’s freshest, edgiest and most talented artists. It also will have open viewings of working lofts owned by artists and designers all in an award winning urban setting.
This is such a wonderful event -if you havent been you simply must-there are open galleries, bands palying in the streets, food trucks, and wonderful and crazy art! My friend Jenny Doh has a space in the Santora Arts Building on Broadway  and she will be hosting me and my stuff. Please come by -say you saw my blog and receive a gift!

 This is a student's work ( Patti Petersen's!)
This is also a student's work!
NEXT! SATURDAY, APRIL 13-10-1pm WATERCOLOR FLOWERS CLASS AT THE ART SUPPLY WAREHOUSE, Westminster,  in the Catalyst gallery, followed by a BEGINNING ITALIC CLASS AT 1:30 contact   Click on the catalyst button!

DO YOU LIVE ON THE WESTSIDE? Come learn Flowers with me at the wonderful Word Is Art gallery in Culver City in May on the 25th. From 10-1-check out this gallery at

Friday, March 1, 2013


This is Vicci Ewens

Joellen Moline

Patti petersons

Always fun -this is our 8th year and I was again so fortunate to be asked to teach-this time-Fabulous Flowers and Romantic Romans. Letters Cal Style is a small conference held in the Pomona hills at Kellogg Conference center at Cal poly Pomona. Only 120 students so classes are capped at 12. Our weather was exceptional this year-Sunny and in the 80s most days!
Anne Doskow!
I had 12 lovely artists who did simply amazing work. It is always so great to see that confidence emerge-so by the time the class is over the art is wonderful. here are some samples!
We had the amazing( dang I use that word a Lot!) Luca Barcellona over from Italy to teach-he was great-and on Sunday he gave a lecture and Chaz Bojorquez came to the dinner and lecture with his lovely wife Christina
Oh I was so excited to sit with them and talk letters and the future of lettering today! so so cool The Society for Calligraphy will be having him speak soon... I iwll def put the info up here. He is the godfather of street lettering here in LA and has a new line coming soon from a famous shoe company.
Luca and Chaz-signing my bok!

Me and Chaz!

So next year I will be back teaching at Letters-this time The Fabric of Memory. a book of hand lettering and momentos, sign up today -more info  on the SfC check out a huge gallery of pics by CC sadler of all the classes that were also there this year-Dont wait and miss out-it will be on Presidents day weekend 2014!