Archive for May, 2014

Creative Vacation

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Everyone needs a creative vacation….and I don’t mean hopping a plane to wander around the Louvre…although that is always a fabu option. I am talking about doing something that gets you out of your daily routine ( hopefully not a rut!).

People often think that having your own design business means that I am always in the studio collage-ing away every day…oh how I wish that were true! Like everyone else, I get muddled down in the business of life and I need a “creative vacation”. A creative vacation for me means an art workshop…just a few hours learning something new and exploring a different artistic venue. Fortunately, I live in Portland and we have Collage where you can while away a glorious afternoon learning anything from encaustic to the wonders of washi tape.

My last adventure was given by Courtney Cerruti on transfer techniques…it was a total joy! Her current passion is mail, so she taught us a few great and easy techniques for transfers using packing tape and blender pens…all to incorporate into note cards and envelopes. Nothing warms my heart more than crafting around a big table with a gathering of cool artists making “stuff”….the worries of the world fade away and it is time to play.

Just for fun…

Imaginary Mail

Hand Game Postcard

Feeling better already:)

Style & Simplicity

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

NOBODY does it better than Ted Kennedy Watson!

He is my hero and founding member of my Goddess Network…so when he told me he was writing a book, I knew it would be something special.
Ted doesn’t know how to do it any other way.
But I have to say, this beautiful, heartfelt, inspiring, delightful book is exactly what I would “expect” from the talented Mr. W.

Style & Simplicity by Ted Kennedy Watson

Treat yourself to this wonderful journey into Ted’s views on life and living…you will walk away refreshed and inspired. And if you order from, your book will be signed by the author himself.

Applause all around!

Off to make myself the perfect tomato sandwich, recipe on page 142!