Holiday Time    November 13 2012
Just recently returned from San Miguel de Allende. We had an amazing time and the artwork that was created was stellar! We are already talking about going back yet again! Things are now a bit quiet on the travel side which has given me the opportunity to get back in the studio to actually create art! Wohoo....have been having a great time getting some new work ready for the Talmadge Art Show on November 19 and then for Carmel Valley Artists on December 8th. Please email me with any questions or for information. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by family, friends, love and good food!


Fall news    October 13 2012
First off a huge thank you to the many students I had in my classes at Art is You, it was record breaking and I so appreciate your support!Petaluma and Stamford were great retreats, so much fun and so well organized. Starting to get everything ready for our Tesoro del Corazon retreat in San Miguel. In between, i have been having fun playing with molds, resin and stencils. Have lots of ideas for incorporating these techniques into a couple of projects. In November, I will be looking forward to the Talmadge Art show. Hope to see you there!


On the circuit!    September 14 2012
Busy times ahead teaching in Petaluma and Stamford. Just had a wonderful group of students in the OC at Katheryn England's charming house/studio. That was followed by a little field trip to Gilding the Lily, what a fabulous shop. I left with some beautiful trim pieces and some cool findings and rosary chain. Pretty soon it will be time for our mixed media retreat in San Miguel de Allende....yippee! We will be there for Day of the Dead, so should be a very inspiring time with lots going on in town in the way of celebrations. Lastly, we started taking sign-ups for our retreat next April in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the Inn and Spa at Loretto! Now, that will be great too! For more information, email me!


Not so lazy days of summer....    August 20 2012
Just returned from teaching a two-day immersion class at Beadfest in Philadelphia. I had a wonderful and very enthusiastic group of students and they did amazing work. This past month I have been able to get quite a lot of new work done in my studio. I have had a great time experimenting with molds and casting resins and can now make my own milagros!I have also been diligently working on class proposals, coming up with a few great new ideas for classes next year. Next I'm off to teach at Katherine Englands's studio and then up to Art is You, Petaluma and Stamford. Looking forward to these workshops!


Summer is here.....    June 11 2012
So May was completely nuts...but in a good way! Just finished teaching at CREATE and had a wonderful time thanks to all of my incredible students. The vendor show was amazing too, so many thanks to all of you who attended and took home a piece of art! The summer has quickly arrived and with it our annual trip to Argentina (and Peru this time!). I also have a few teaching engagements this summer. There are a few spaces left in my Philadelphia class at Beadfest. If you have any questions, please email me. Hope you have a terrific summer. By the way, we will soon be sending out our registration form for Santa Fe, 2013!


Spring Happenings    May 12 2012
Just a few event reminders....I will be teaching 4 workshops at CREATE in Costa Mesa which is happening from May 30th-June 3rd. Two of my classes are full but I still have a few spaces left in Clay Quilts and Embedded Hearts. Please check my workshops page for a link to CREATE. For those of you on the East Coast, I will be teaching at Beadfest in Philadelphia mid-August and at Art is You, Stamford, CT. in October. (I am also teaching at Art is You, Petaluma in September). Lastly, I just returned from Santa Fe with the great news that we will be having our Tesoro Del Corazon mixed media art retreat at the beautiful Inn and Spa at Loretto next April 2013. Email me for any questions you might have about any of these events.


April News    April 17 2012
Heading off to teach in Denver for the Mile High Polymer Clay Guild....a great group of clayers! Then the following week is Artwalk in Little Italy, San Diego, April 28-29th. I will be on Fir Street...so hope to see you there!I have actually had some time in my studio so I have been madly creating a few new pieces, inspired by our trip to Guadalajara...and with a few of the treasures I found there. So fun! First stop in May will be Santa Fe....so need to rest up because it will be a VERY busy couple of months.


Springtime news    March 28 2012
Just heading into the busy time of the year with lots going on. First off a trip to Guadalajara (just for fun!) and that is followed by a class at Stamping Details. In the middle of April I will be teaching in Denver for the Mile High Polymer Clay Guild, though both days are sold out! The last weekend of April, I will be participating in Artwalk in Little Italy. I will be on Fir Street for those who may come down to enjoy the show. It is a lot of fun. May is totally nuts,with trips to Santa Fe, Oakland and the CREATE mixed media art retreat in Costa Mesa. That takes us into June.....wow!


A new year....    February 13 2012
Wow, not sure how it is already February and I am just getting around to posting news! The holidays were very merry and that was followed by a trip to London in January. Very inspiring seeing everything from a David Hockney exhibit to an Illuminated Manuscripts show at the British Library. For those of you interested in workshops, I have posted where I will be teaching all of 2012 on my Workshops page. I just added an intensive two day class in Philadelphia in August at Beadfest. Also, just a head's up that our San Miguel retreat is full! Yipee! On another note, I am heading off to Kentucky for the SAMA conference soon. I will be teaching there as well as co-presenting a seminar with my buddy, Jeannie Houston Antes, called Mosaics With A Message, Exploring the Narrative. Ok, that's it for now!


November News    November 08 2011
First off, just wanted to mention that my mosaic titled Time Heals, won first place in the mixed media category at the Fallbrook Art show! I also have a large mosaic called Foundations, based on my trip to Jerusalem on exhibit as well. Things have been all quiet on the western front....which means that I have been busy in my studio and loving every minute. I have been dabbling quite a bit in encaustics and really loving the medium, especially combining it with polymer clay tiles. I use the encaustic as a background and it is great because I can embed text and fabric into it. I have lots of new work done which is a good thing because the Talmadge art show is coming up on November 20th. Sharon Gorevitz will be taking one of my new pieces to KUSI news on November 13. Stay tuned! Following the Talmadge show is Carmel Valley Artists on December 3rd....so I really have to have new work done for both shows. Then that is it for 2011. I have updated my workshops and events for 2012, so check those out. Lastly, we just opened registration for our Day of the Dead retreat in San Miguel de Allende, 2012. It is going to sell out fast, so if you are interested click on the Tesoro del Corazon link under workshops to register!