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21 Secrets Fall 2014 is Retiring! Big Sale!

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Giveaway!, Workshops and Classes | 1 comment

21 Secrets Fall 2014 is Retiring! Big Sale!

Hey Everybody! If you did not get a chance to sign up for Fall 2014 21 Secrets ebook journaling class, now is the time! Click on the logo above!!!! For a huge discount you can download an ebook of 21 classes (and how-to videos) and keep yourself busy for months. My class is called “Map to Happy” and it will guide you through how to make a game board map that leads you to your ultimate goal of happiness. SALE STARTS: Monday, November 30, 2015 at 4:00 am PST SALE ENDS: Friday, December 18, 2015 at 11:00pm PST Retirement PRICE OF...

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Exploring 10.29.2015

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in My heart journey, My Work, Written Inspiration | 5 comments

Exploring 10.29.2015

It has been a year of pause and adjustment for me. My art has been working on my new book, and working on my new me. I am floundering a bit. Maybe you are too. So instead of having great notions about the fabulous art I should be doing, I am making small pages of experiments. This one is wandering around a Yupo page with sumi ink and colored pencils. This one was a page I made to try out new pens and pencils. It started as a demo in a mapping class that I adored in a group of especially wonderful creative women in Minnesota. The page morphed...

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Creating Collage Elements Class in Denver

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Workshops and Classes | 0 comments

Creating Collage Elements Class in Denver

I am teaching new class in Denver called Creating Collage Elements Dates:  October 17-18, 2015,  9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuition: $125 for members.  $155 for non-members (includes guild membership through May 1, 2016) Class size limited to 15 participants.  A waiting list will be maintained in case of cancellations.  No refunds unless your space can be filled. Location: Denver Bookbinding, 1401 W 47th Ave, Denver, CO 80211  (for map and directions see www.denverbook.com/) We will create three kinds of surfaces Art “skins” from acrylic gels and...

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My Heart Journey: Six months ago today

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in My heart journey | 9 comments

My Heart Journey: Six months ago today

Six months ago today I was wheeled into eight hours of open-surgery after five days in the hospital waiting. I was waiting and being tested to find out why I had a nine centimeter aneurysm in the ascending aorta of my heart. The doctors did not find out (it is genetic most likely) and I went to surgery anyway. The night before I signed a huge raft of papers and said goodnight to my husband and my kids. Very few of the complications possible in that scenario actually happened. Thank goodness. I went home and tried to find my mental and...

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Shoe hop Winner!

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in My techniques, Workshops and Classes | 0 comments

Shoe hop Winner!

Thank you all for participating in the Altered Shoe Blog Hop. Random.org picked my winner here as Jody, from Ma Passion Pour le Scrapbooking! I wanted to share with you a map I did for my first book, it is done with Twinkling H2Os on Arches Black Cover. My favorite combo! I am working on Book #3 and healing. That is a lot for me right now. And, I cannot show what I am working on because it is secret…. until May, 2016 when the book comes out! Next week I will head to Minnesota to teach for Midwest Art and Lettering conference, and I am...

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Making Postcards with ColourArte!

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Making Postcards with ColourArte!

I am making all thing map related an using ColourArte products because I love them and am currently on their design team. Today it is postcards from old maps using Radiant Rains, a watercolor spray that shimmers. Check out the how-to on the ColourArte Blog...

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ColourArte Shoe Hop!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in Giveaway! | 40 comments

ColourArte Shoe Hop!

Today the ColourArte Design team has done itself proud by decorating shoes with all the products we sell. You can hop around today looking at shoes, leave comments on here and on the ColourArte Blog  for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to shop on ColourArte.com. My winner will be chosen August 6th and posted here on Aug 7th. Click on the logo above to see all the shoes! Oh the Places She’ll Go My shoes are size 2 baby shoes. They fit my girl when she was two. She is now 17, and going off to live in Brazil for a year as an...

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Luggage Tag Tutorial

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Tutorial | 0 comments

Luggage Tag Tutorial

Head on over to ColourArte to see a tutorial on making this luggage tag so you don’t have to examine every black bag in baggage claim! GO NOW…  

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About My Heart

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in About me | 62 comments

About My Heart

It has been four and a half months since I went from having a cough to the Cardiac ICU in five hours and ended up having open-heart surgery for 8 hours for a 9cm aneurism I had no idea I had. I have spent the recovery time taking drugs and getting off of them, three days a week exercising to rebuild the 50% muscle tone that I lost because of this, and generally getting used to being a cardiac patient. The thing is, I am nowhere near used to it, and am not sure I ever will be. I went into the hospital a fairly fit 57 year old with ambition and...

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Happy Classes in Oregon

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Map Making, Workshops and Classes | 0 comments

Happy Classes in Oregon

I just got back from my first long teaching gig since “the event.” It was a clear blue day, and on the way into Portland, we flew past Mt. Hood and Mt. Rainer.   The event was at Focus on the Book, a five day retreat for book lovers, in Forest Grove, Oregon. The guild there put it on, they are brilliant at it and all details were covered with humor and efficiency. That sounds like a 1950s drippy description of a housewife, but it is true. My first class was three days long and was called “An Intimate Atlas.” There...

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