Sunday, March 29, 2009

New Class-Light Molding Paste and April Schedule

Greetings everyone!
I am busy working on my new class for the month of April . It is called Marvelous Molding Paste 2-Light Molding Paste. This is another wonderful product from Golden! It is 50% lighter than regular Molding Paste and it drys with an almost papery consistancy. You can stamp into it or stencil with it and acrylic paints flow across its surface like watercolors! I just finished a couple of samples that I thought I would share with you.
Oh you guys are going to love this product!
Also below is my April class schedule:
April 5th-Light Molding paste- Luna's Memories in El Granada
April 9th-Light Molding Paste-Luna's Memories in El Granada
If you want to sign up for either of these classes do not call Luna's Please email me at and I will add you to my list.
April 18th-Beginning Collage 1 part 1-Artmax in Seaside Ca-831 394-0565
April 19th-Beginning Collage 1 part 1-Scrapbook Depot San Carlos ca, 650 592-2767
April 26th -Beginning Collage Part 1-Scrapbook Territory-Berkekly, Ca 510 559-9929
April 28th-Mystic Gesso- Luna's Memories in El Granada- please email me at to sign up
If you would like further details or pictures concerning any of these classes please email me at
I hope to see you in class!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New assemblage

Greetings everyone!
I have been very busy working on my new class Marvelous Molding Paste II-Light Molding Paste but I did manage to finish one small assemblage as well. I thought that I would share it with you.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Classes in Fremont and Berkeley

Greetings Everyone!
Well I had a great weekend and taught two classes. Saturday I taught at Scrapbook U and had a wonderful group of students. Even the owner Monica Martinek was able to take a little time away from her busy shop to play with us! However only one of my students pictures turned out as you can see. I think they need to fire me as a photographer and get a real one! This group created the most amazing rubberstamped dominos. They did some things that seriously I've never thought to do!
Today I taught Nest Fairies at Scrapbook Territory in Berkeley and although I only had one student I had a great time. Here he is pictured with his incredible Nest Fairy. It has beautiful parrot feathers for wings!
I really want to thank all of my students for taking my classes this weekend. Without them I would not be able to realize my dream of being an Artist and instructor. I also want to thank the owners and staff of both Scrapbook U and Scrapbook Territory for allowing me to teach in their store.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Classes this weekend/Captured Whimsies by Julee Hermann

Greetings Everyone!
I wanted to remind all of you about my classes this weekend. First on Saturday March the 21st I will be in Fremont at Scrapbook U teaching Rubberstamped Dominos. Scrapbook U is a wonderful scrapbook/Rubber stamp store close to Mission San Jose. It's owner Monica Martinek is always open minded and welcoming. Check out this store if you have a chance its a gem. If you wish to attend my class please call Scrapbook U at 510 490-5065.
On Sunday I am proud to announce that I will be teaching at Scrapbook Territory in Berkeley! In this first class the students and I will be ushering in Spring by creating Nest Fairies! I am very excited and a little nervous to be teaching in this new venue. If you haven't been to Scrapbook Territory don't miss it! Its a shop filled with creative energy. If you would like to sign up for this class please call Scrapbook Territory at 510 559-9929. I would also like to mention that my good friend Julee Hermann will be teaching Captured Whimsies at Scrapbook Territory on Saturday starting at 10:00am. Julee is an incredible artist combining both soldered jewelry and Collage. She is also a wonderful teacher that makes soldering not only fun but easy. So if you are like me and always wanted to learn soldering but didn't know where to start this is the class for you! Check out Julee's blog at to see more of her incredible work.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Last Class for Stampbug

Greetings everyone!
What can I say? As you can see above I had another incredible class at Stampbug in Salinas. Sadly this was the last class because Stampbug will be closing in April. I want to thank Owner Becky Carrillo for allowing me to teach in this wonderful shop. And I also want to thank all the students that have taken my classes the last few months. They have put up with all my ramblings and I am more grateful than I can express. Without all my wonderful students I would not be able to realize my dream. But enough of that. Just check out the incredible Faux beeswax pieces that were created on Saturday. I think the work speaks for its self.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Incredible Filoli

Greetings Everyone!
I spent a wonderful day at the Filoli Estate today shooting photo after photo! I couldn't help it. The estate is incredible. There are photo ops around every corner. And Daffodils! I've never seen so many Daffodils. The Camilias are as big as your hand. In a week or two the tulips should be blooming big time. Hummm. Maybe I'll have to go back.
In any case I thought that I would share just a few of my favorite shots with you!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Great Class!

Greetings all!
Well I had another great class on Saturday!. I want to thank all of them for showing up for class to listen to all my ramblings. But what more can I say-it was another class filled to the brim with talent. If you don't believe me just look at the pictures !

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

beach textures

Greetings everyone,
Last week on surfers beach here in El Granada I found these cool textures and I thought that I would share them with you. I wonder if you could reproduce them in pumice gel? I can't wait to get to that class!