Archive for May, 2009

Collage Kits

Don’t you hate it when you get to a class and realize that you don’t have enough stuff to choose from or what you brought is not what you really want to do? Well, I am happy to provide an option for people to supplement their stash, I have made these fun kits for my […]

I did not drop off the face of the earth

just cyberspace and I am happy to say my laptop is finally fixed, yay! I kept thinking the problem was resolved, then a day later my computer would run really slow and then freeze up after going to sleep. When I would start it up again I would get a flashing folder with a question […]

Wanna get away?

and spend a summer weekend in the woodlands of Wisconsin making copper and canvas mixed media books with me? I have been invited to share my process for making these books at Whispering Woodlands in Verona, WI August 8-9, just outside of Madison. Besides having a fun, relaxing weekend doing collage, painting, working with fabric […]

Color Theory

Did you know the color choices you make can transform an average piece of artwork into something spectacular? Be surprised and delighted by the effects and illusions you can create by understanding the mysteries of color. In this hands-on experiential class you’ll learn key color concepts with visual examples, mix new paint colors, and create […]

Mother’s Day and Computer Woes

I had a lovely Mother’s Day with my kids; Nina made me this awesome apron and this adorable squid ipod holder both of her own design. Ty made me this beautiful vase of origami roses with a promise to clean his room, truly a valuable gift, lol.In the mean time I have had a series […]

Mmmm, smell that BBQ?

7 am8:30 amDaisy May’s BBQ, put a lot of meat in to smoke last night. I chatted with these guys at 9 pm when I returned from picking up my laptop from Apple, it needed its graphic card replaced. They opened the doors to the smoker and showed me rack after rack of ribs, shoulders […]

Birds & Bees copper book

This is the finished copper book that I worked on embossing during Open Studios.I decided to make a change to the books by backing the copper covers with painted grungeboard for extra stability. I really like the addition, giving the books a sturdy and clean finish.

Chicago School of Fusing May birthday lunch

Many of the members of the Chicago School of Fusing have birthdays in May; Laura Wasilowski, Frieda Anderson, Emily Parson and Anne Lullie. Life’s busy schedules prevented Emily and Anne from making it this year and unfortunately Melody is now too far away to come for lunch. On Saturday Frieda and Laura picked up Nina […]

Immigration March

Less than two hours after the events at Harpo studios on Friday I heard helicopters buzzing around and looked out the window and saw the street was blocked off to cross traffic as far as I could see east and west. I forgot that it was the time of the year for the Immigration march. […]

A peaceful invitation to Oprah from

I woke up to a peaceful gathering of around Harpo studios at 5:30 this morning. They were here yesterday afternoon singing trying to get Oprah’s attention. Their cause is to stop the war in Uganda and rescue the child soldiers and get the government to write policy to end the war. You can follow […]

It’s my 4th Blogiversary!

I think we should have some cake to celebrate.Zucchini Chocolate Cake 2 cups flour2 cups sugar1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa1 tsp baking powder1 tsp baking soda1 tsp ground cinnamon1/2 tsp salt3 cups shredded zucchini3/4 cup semisweet chocolate baking chips1 cup salad oil4 large eggs In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, […]