Monday, 28 November 2016

I'm excited to announce that I'll be participating as an artist in Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2017, run for the 6th time by Nathalie Kalbach. If you're not familiar with CJS, it's a one-of-a-kind online event to kick your creativity into high gear in January 2017. 
Learn techniques, discover new materials, and connect with other artists and crafters. 
Throughout January participants get access to 27 downloadable videos from 27 featured artists. I'm proud to be one of those artists, called “JumpStarters.” See for yourself:
Head on over to Nathalie's site to sign up and for more details:

You get 27 videos for just $40 (USD) if you sign up before November 30th, (11:59 pm (EST), 2016. Afterwards it will be 45USD until December 31st, 2016 before it goes to its normal sale price of 50USD. 

So what are you waiting for? Sign up here at 



Thursday, 8 September 2016

Wanderlust 2017

I am very happy to have been invited back as one of the teachers for wanderlust 2017!

Wanderlust is whole year long journey - an online event offering you videos from 24 guest teachers and 2 resident teachers on weekly basis (each one is full length, high quality and downloadable), access to the Wanderlust Community with a supportive and friendly atmosphere, where all classes are gathered. You will also find there various activities that will stimulate your creativity and motivate you to simply enjoy the process of making art. Together with the classes you will also get an exclusive whole year discount to leading art and craft retailers. Wanderlust is the perfect alternative to in-person classes!

Buy Wanderlust 2017 before 31st December 2016 and save 20%!
Early Bird Price - £79! (regular price £99)
Now it’s a great time to buy the class to take advantage of the current exchange rate!

Follow the teacher's reveals every day on Everything Arts Social Media. Every day somebody new!
As far revealed are: Mary Wangerin, Wilna Furstenberg, Amanda Grace, Alena Hennessy, Guiana, Jessica Sporn, Mindy Lacefield, Dyan Reaveley, Kate Crane, Finnabair, Vicky Papaionnou, Rae Missigman, Sandra Evertson, Nicki Dennett, Jo Firth-Young, Azoline, Wendy Brightbill, Lorraine Bell, Marta Lapkowska.


Thursday, 25 August 2016

Dare 2 Create with Tracy, Three Colour Challenge!

Before Tracy left for vacation, we decided to have a Dare 2 Create challenge one evening. We hooked up the webcams, grabbed a blank canvas and a glass of wine each and decided to limit ourselves to just 3 colours from the Media Line: Pyrrole Red, Carbon Black and Titanium White (I would argue that this is a one colour challenge as black and white are officially not colours but hey!).

We give ourselves these challenges for a few reasons: 1) to push each other out of our comfort zones, 2) to learn and discover new techniques, 3) to de-stress, 4) because it's great fun, and 5) it's a damn good excuse to chat and have a glass (bottle) of wine together, even though we are over 5000 miles apart :).

Here are our finished 3 colour canvases:

I love Tracy's canvas and am claiming it for myself when we meet up again in Chicago for The Ministry of Mixology event. (Ministry is down to its last 4 places out of the 70, so if you want to come you better get in quick! We'd love you to join us for 2 days of painting and a whole lot of fun!)

Details and bookings can be found here

Now we challenge those of you in our private groups to have a go or if not already a member come and join the fun! 
We will award two DecoArt Red/Black/White prize packs (1 per group so make sure to upload those projects!). Deadline is September 26th…..

Head to the groups below for more info