Friday, November 22, 2013


Michelle's Lovely letters-Inspired by Ann Bowen
Yes It was a full 2 day workshop in the valley-where the most amazing artists converged to create beautiful Romans and Flowers-what a whirlwind-The artists were so great to watch. I took many pictures-but I am going to be getting more -here is a sneak peek! The second day the artists made Floral ATCS and exchanged-such fun!

Sooo go to my Flickr site right here\ and
Yes this was after only two days!

DeAnn's Sunflower!

check out more of these incredible flowers and Romans-such a great combo- Special appreciation to Carol Hicks for sheltering me overnight and Barb Close for dinner and organizing the workshop!

THANKS SfC for allowing me to be an instructor for the group I love so much!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Yes Saturday, November 23 from 10-1pm we will delve into fun scripts, snow capped letters and cute easy holiday cards for this season! The class will be held at my favorite art store, Art Supply Warehouse in Westminster! ( sign up under the Catalyst tab at the bottom!) ASW is located in Westminster-right next to the 405 freeway! The cost is $45 and includes all supplies! Treats too! Heres a little sample of the scripts you'll learn. ( You can also call the store to sign up)
I'm getting ready for my Watercolor flowers class and Fun Romans for the Society for Calligraphy! I will be sure to post pics of this sold out workshop-Thx to my SoCal peeps!!

Friday, November 8, 2013


My Full Full November continued last weekend when I drove up the coast to Cambria-near Hearst Castle. My longtime SfC friend Annie Lawrence and her sister Judy invited me up-to teach funky letters. There were 21 great women who created amazing work-it always blows me away! First tho-I was treated to cocktails in the lovely creative garden of Vicki Greene-you simply must see her studio and tableaus on my Flickr at\. Words cannot describe this place!( above)
 Words cannot describe this place! -Cambria astounded me with its beauty and the friendliness of its people! Then on to dinner in the cute town-there was a scarecrow festival-every business goes all out and makes these displays in front of their businesses!

I stayed in Ann's studio-surrounded by her calligraphic wonders ( above)

Here is a small sampling of the creativity of the group-I am so very blessed to have these wonderful friends -and Im tentatively booked back in Cambria for 2015!

Monday, November 4, 2013


WHAT A wonderful weekend in beautiful Boise! I have never been to Boise or Idaho for that matter and I was just so amazed at how wonderful it is! It started out a bit rough with a plane delay that got me to my lecture a bit late -but no matter-everyone totally understood-I met my host and hostess for the weekend-they were so great! Karen and Charles have a beautiful house-they bailed from California to Boise and LOve it! Oh and I met their baby Bunny the cat-who was my new best friend!


The two day workshop was called Charming Chaos and it went really well! here are some samples -of course Ive posted so many more on this link to my Flickr page! my Flickr Photo site link is\

SPECIAL thanks go to Dave Kuwahara who organized the workshop for me-and took us on a wonderful tour of Downtown Boise where we saw the incredible sign work of Noel Webber-heres just a taste-There were signs everywhere by him!  he does incredible chipped glass gilding on glass too that I tried to capture but couldnt really-you just have to go there or maybe take a workshop form Noel at a Lettering conference soon we hope!

We then went to the Boise Museum of art where one of my favorite artists,  Kehinde Wiley had a show and an awesome exhibit by a fiber artist-Have I told you lately I have the best job in the world?? NEXT I will report on my weekend in Cambria-more wonders there!!