Saturday, July 11, 2015

Where Bloggers Create party

Welcome to the annual
Where Bloggers Create party!

I'm so thrilled to be taking part in Karen Valentine's 
"Where Bloggers Create 2015".  Karen designed my blog many moons ago, and my other blog e-workshops, and does such a lovely job.

So this time I decided to post a little video of my workshop. It is as cleaned up as I could get it! I'm in full production mode right now, so sorry about the mess. But I hope you enjoy the video tour. I wanted to give you a glimpse of my stations, and treasures I work with.

Thanks for visiting!!!
I'm going to try to get around and see many other studios listed on Karen's list.
Have a great day, and I hope to see you at a workshop I'm teaching somewhere!


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Artful Gathering 2015 workshop

It's time to get registered for 

My all new workshop starts on June 6, and I would love for you to join me.

This year, something completely new and different. I am going to show you how to make Mixed Media Music Boxes in Musical Delights.

Six full weeks of fun with me, can you stand it? These are so much fun, inexpensive and amazingly beautiful. I am thrilled to show you how, all on line.

So please get registered, get your supplies, and lets make some beautiful music together!!

Musical Delights: Mixed Media Music BoxesJune 6 - July 17
Join me for a fabulous workshop that is a feast for the eyes and ears! In Musical Delights: Mixed Media Music Boxes, you get to make a music box from almost scratch because you will start with a pre-made box from tin or from a simple cigar box. Yes! You will decorate it up while learning a wide variety of mixed media art techniques before installing a musical movement. These boxes will make your heart sing with delight and your finished work of art will be a treasure forever to enjoy.
To learn more click here.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Come join me in Houston, Texas
April 28-May 3, 2015!

I'm teaching four workshops, hope to see you!!!

Click HERE for more info and to register.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Video promo for Artful Gathering 2015

Sneak preview of this summer's on line workshop


Pre-register now at
and register for my workshop
starting on May 1, 2015.

Hope to see you there!!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Summer 2015 online workshop


My workshop coming this summer!

I am teaching in Session 1 only this year, but it is a doozy!! We are going to make music boxes from scratch.  Yep, take a plain ordinary cigar box or tin box, and give it some magical mixed media treatments, install a music movement and....


A keepsake forever, something friends and family will enjoy.

Here is the link for more info.
Pre-registration is now open. What that means is you give Artful Gathering a administrative fee for $5, yes only five dollars, and then you get to register for classes. You can see the descriptions without paying the fee, but who can resist all the amazing workshops being offered this summer?

Hope to see you in my

Go here to register and read more.


Monday, January 19, 2015

Vivi Art Retreat in the Desert 2015

Come join the fun at the
Vivi Magoo Art Retreat in the Desert!

I'll be teaching three amazing workshops, if I do say so!! These are full day projects, and so much fun to make and then enjoy.

The Tab Please

Another example of The Tab Please
 In this workshop I will be showing you how to custom make your tabs for a cabochon, an antique brooch or anything flat on the back really.

Queen's Lace
A touch of solder, some metal work, a little resin, and you have an amazing focal for your necklace.

Timeless Beauty
 We will be making custom watch bands from scratch! I'm bringing the watches and you provide the workmanship. So excited.

Here is the link for the retreat so you can read all about it.
Hope you can make it, did I mention the International Gem Show happens the same weekend? Bring some cash and some walking shoes, it is amazing!


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Spellbound event recap


As the old saying goes...a picture is worth a thousand words. The event was majestic, the hotel elegant, the hostesses warm, the service fantastic and the students....
over the top wonderful!!!! 

I taught two new classes, they were short ones, and taught them twice. A fun schedule and the students loved getting to take so many classes with the variety of talented instructors.

The amazingly elegant Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, CA. 
Beautiful name tags made by Shea Fergosa. Wow! 
 Our opening dinner in a grand ballroom. So beautiful!
 First workshop on Friday morning for me, leather and rhinestone wraps. They loved it!
 Look at these happy faces!!! Can't ask for more. Great job ladies.
 More happy students, loved it guys!! You rocked. Two down!
 Gorgeous samples from that workshop, Sparkle Charm bracelet.
 That is Beth Walker Quinn and me with the amazingly talented and inspirational Celeste Shaw. She gave a talk about her life as we enjoyed our delicious lunch.  I can't begin to described how she touched everyone with her presentation. See our red faces? That's from tears.
 Talented ladies I had the pleasure of teaching with. Me on the far left, then Pamela Huntington, Debbie Murray, Shea Fragoso, Terri Brush, Beth Walker Quinn and Colleen Moody.
More beautiful work by the second class of Sparkle Charm Bracelet. Fantastico guys!!!
 Look at those smiles. And they were exhausted after two days of workshops!!

It was dark outside for this last workshop, so its a bit dark in the room. But they rocked it!! Great job ladies. So proud of all who took the Sparkle Charm Bracelet who have never held a torch!! Yea!! No tears, lots of smiles, lots of celebration. So proud of you.
 When the work was over, more play began! So great to meet a new dear friend, Beth Quinn Walker. Kind of like you knew someone for years.
 Same with these sweet ladies!!! Loved partying with Marilyn Hill Thorne, Michelle Hurtt (who has the coolest mother ever, love you Nancy, and the infamous and darling Colleen Moody.
 Then Sunday rolled around, and off to the fabulous Pasadena Bowl Flea Market. LOVED it, have never been and would go back in a heartbeat. I heard it was expensive, and it was with some, but reasonable with others.

I made some fun purchases. I was a happy camper.

So that was the weekend!! A thousand thank you's to all my amazing and talented students. I'm going to list you here just to say thanks again.

Friday AM
Sue Elseth, Melanie Corbin, Shawn Street, Dawn Hoelzle, Stephanie Chavez, Karen Hansen, Susan Jose, Cassie Fisher Hughes, Lacy Renard, Dawn Seeman, Susie Karlsen, Judy Lewis, Sherry Hardy, Laura Gendron, Lori Dams, Jeanie Hatch, Kim Hupke, Ursula Nieto.

Friday PM
Tosha Leyendekker, Melanie Corbin, Linda Duke, Angela Howard, Dorothy Johnson, Julie Cottrell, Julie Baxley, Jenifer Hilliard, Stephanie Chavez, Karen Hansen, Lacy Renard, Rebecca Feeken, Betti Zucker, Amy Garcia, Judy Lewis, Jane Lunegard, Sherry Hardy, Charlotte Smothers, Jane Hart, Debora Rodriguez, Laura Gendron.

Saturday PM
Tosha Leyendekker, Michele Blythe, Kristen Brown, Katie Johnston, Linda Duke, Michelle Hurtt, Julie Cottrell, Julie Baxley, Jenifer Hilliard, Rebecca Feeken, Charlotte Smothers, Julie Strohman, Dalia Blevins, Cindy Sepulveda-Wood, Betti Zucker.

Saturday EVE
Emily Kinslow, Sue Elseth, Robin Sanchez, Shawn Street, Marilyn Thorne, Libby Burns, Cassie Fisher Hughes, Dawn Seeman, Teresa Young, Lori Dams.

Hope I didn't leave anyone out. I know a few of you cancelled at the last minute, I'm so sorry you couldn't be there with us. I don't know if there will be a next time. The ladies haven't announced anything. But I will have some cherished memories, as we all will for sure.

And thank you Shea and Debbie, for such a wonderful and memorable event. It was over the moon fabulous in so many ways. You two are amazingly beautiful ladies, love to you both.

Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Art Retreat in the Desert 2015

February 2015

Want to know what the classes will be?? 
Check out this video and see the projects first hand!!

Registration is open and classes are filling

Hope to see you in Tucson this February!