Spring has sprung    May 11 2022
My two March workshops were a wonderful success with incredible pieces of art created in each class. I have decided that due to a very busy calendar that my Fall workshops will be postponed until next spring. I have been very busy creating "pendants for peace", a fundraiser for the House of Ukraine in San Diego. I am currently sold out but after upcoming travels I hope to be back in my studio and back to creating! I received some exciting news that one of my larger pieces called "Our Lady of the Pandemic" was selected for inclusion (amidst some very stiff competition) at the Oceanside Museum of Art's 2022 Art Auction which will take place in June. This piece will also be part of an exhibition at the museum as well, so all very exciting.

February round up!    February 16 2022
In March, I will be hosting two boutique home workshops. The first workshop is Home is Where the Heart Is and focuses on altering three wood house shaped substrates. A variety of techniques will be employed to create wonderful little shrines. The second workshop is Jeweled Book Boxes and this class was inspired by the treasure bindings created during the Middle Ages. These medieval books have beautiful jeweled encrusted, gold gilt covers. Both of these workshops are currently sold out. Please email me for more information about these special events and to be put on my interest list for future workshops. The next two may be in the fall. I recently joined the Artist Alliance through the Oceanside Museum of Art and started applying to a few shows now that I have a few larger pieces to exhibit. I was pleased to hear that my piece called Life Resplendent was accepted into a show called Renewal at the Front Porch Gallery in Carlsbad. I am excited to continue working on a larger scale and seeing the evolution of these new clay appliqué pieces.

Off and running    January 14 2022
So here we are in 2022 and who knew we would still be dealing with covid two years later. I have been grateful for the slower pace of life which has allowed for more time in my studio. I have also really reduced the amount of time I will be on the road traveling and am instead focusing on boutique, home workshops in my backyard! These workshops have been wonderful as they are limited to ten people and are two to three days long which allows for more comprehensive class instruction. I just completed another in a series of large panel board pieces that combine collage techniques with polymer clay. I am having so much fun experimenting with new techniques and have many ideas for further experimentation. It is hard to know what to call these pieces other than mixed media because they aren't really mosaics and while I incorporate "clay appliqué" details, they aren't entirely polymer pieces either. Perhaps, clay collage is the best description. I am also enjoying this new body of work because I am painting more and that is something that I truly love doing. Hope you are staying well. Here's to a very happy and healthy new year.

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