During the Pandemic    April 21 2020
A month has passed since my last post and with it the continued "shelter in place" order. It has been an awful month with coronavirus deaths escalating around the world. One upside to this very unsettling time, is the "free" time in my studio. The stay at home order has forced the cancellation of all my teaching engagements for the year and I must say it is nice to create just for the sake of creating. There is a lot of time and effort that goes into the teaching side of my business like creating new class content, class samples, resource and technique guides just to name a few. So during this "pause" I have had the unique opportunity to work on a body of work influenced by the pandemic (featured on Polymer Clay Daily today). It has been very cathartic and helps keep my mind focused on things other than the grim news that permeates the airways. I hope you are all staying well, staying home....and creating!

Coronavirus.....    March 14 2020
I wanted to write this update to let folks know that a few of my upcoming workshops have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Right now I should be teaching at Art and Soul in Portland but that was cancelled a few days ago. Today I made the touch decision to cancel my home workshop I had planned for the end of March. It's time for all of us to do our part in regards to social distancing. Art and Soul is being rescheduled for August in Portland and I will be rescheduling my home workshop when things settle down. I did want to mention that I have a new online class called Polymer Triptychs: Crafted By Hand available through a new mixed media portal:www.createartsonline.com A great way to stay creative (which is good for our mental health in these uncertain times) in your own space at your own pace!! I also wanted to mention that I have also designed four new sets of stencils for Stencil Girl Products that will be available in May. Will keep you posted on this. Lastly, I wish everyone good health....stay vigilante and wash those hands!

Happy New Decade    January 08 2020
Here we are at the start of the new year and a new decade. Love this time of year for starting fresh and because it is a slower time of year, which means more time in my studio! One of my New Year's resolutions is to teach less and create more. While I love teaching and traveling to do so, it also became apparent that I wasn't getting as much time in the studio as my heart and soul desired. Frankly, I get pretty cranky when too many weeks goes by without getting my hands into clay. That being said, I will be teaching at Art and Soul in Portland in March, two of my classes are sold out but there is still room in my Hamsa House Shrine class. Lastly, I will also try to post more regularly on here in the new year!!

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