Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sue Pelletier Workshops @ the Studio

Yes, drive by the studio in Cambridge and you will see this 3'x4' banner advertising the FABULOUS classes offered by the talented (and witty) Sue Pelletier hanging in the window.  LOVE IT!  So pretty -- after all it does advertise her beautiful classes!!

COME JOIN US here in the studio this May (it's the week after May 2-4 and, if you're in the states, it's your Memorial Day weekend.  We're within an hours drive from London, Toronto, Hamilton... and just an hour and a half from Buffalo - just sayin *wink*)

Sue is going to guide us in making some true mixed media canvases that not only use paints, but fabrics, and plasters, and ...  and...  Hope you can come get messy with us!

Check out her classes here.  Registration is OPEN!

Have a creative day :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

An "Art House" for ScrapFest

It is almost that time of year - time for ScrapFest!  I am so excited.  I love having a booth at their Kitchener event!  Yahoo!!!

So, with ScrapFest looming, I am preparing for my in booth mini classes that I host and of course the booth decor *smile*   Here is a 12x24 canvas that I created for the booth.

Those who watched this being created on USTREAM will note that I added something after the cameras were turned off -- some SILKS!!  Yes, my lovely LuminArte Acrylic Silks Glaze (specifically:  Teal Zircon) was added to the letters I painted.   I LOVE how it made them pop!

Here is the recording for the broadcast.   Enjoy!   And have a creative day!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Had to share this Beauty

Linda Kittmer posted this FABULOUS art journal spread inspired by my Creative Jumpstart video (and using my Whimsical Houses stencil to boot!! *wink*) on her blog.  I just had to share.   LOVE how she created this with the stencil and the Gelli Plate.   It's ALL GOOD!!

Thanks so much for sharing, Linda!  It's Beautiful!

Hope you're having a creative day!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Playing with some Pan Pastels today...

Is it me?  *wink*

What are you working on? *smile*
Hope you're having a creative day!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Flinging Paint at the Studio

I had such a wonderful time "flinging paint" in the studio Saturday with 5 fabulous ladies who came in to paint some Art Houses!   Take a peek at four of them (unfortunately I snapped this pic after one of the fabulous ladies had to leave....  which I am completely bummed about)
These canvases are BIG, Bold and Beautious! :)   Enjoy them ladies!!
More classes will be posted later this week....   stay tuned for info!

AND ...  if you are interested, I am running an Intro to Monoprinting Class on Tuesday afternoon at 1pm.  If you'd like to join us.   Email me for more information.

Have a creative March Break!

Friday, March 08, 2013


Take a look at this Glass Fused plate created by the fabulous Soula!
She presented this to me this last week in the studio- isn't it wonderful?   Soula has been playing around with glass fusing (very cool) and thought she's use my house stencils!  Totally blew me away  THANK YOU, SOULA!!  Love it!!

Love what people create with my stencils!
On facebook, a friend tagged me in a photo of her friend's quilt creation that was inspired by my houses templates and Creative Jumpstart video.   Again, blew my mind.

Now, go play with some stencils!!   There are so many ways to use them!

Thanks again , Soula!  I love it!  <3 div="">
Have a creative day everyone!

Thursday, March 07, 2013

I have some more Art Houses to share with you all

Over the last few weeks a few more canvases came in from some pretty fabulous people!! *smile*
Aren't they wonderful?  I love having all these up on the wall in the studio!  LOVE!  

created by Mary

created by Christine

created by Deanna (represents the first class and first stamp she ever bought from me...  so fun)

Created by Nancy

Created by Judy

THANKS so much to everyone who created something for us to hang here in the studio!   They are FANTASTIC and enjoyed by all!!!

Looking forward to Journal night tonight!!!  
Hope you have a creative day

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

A little "Geeky" humour!

Okay...  when I saw these stamps at CHA by Art Gone Wild ... I KNEW I had to get them!
I swear this dude looks like my hubby!!  LOL - no joke!  LOL
Last week my husband (a self professed geek that works in the tech industry) celebrated a big product launch in the company -  Yes, a big geeky product launch.  I thought it was the perfect opportunity to break open the stamps.   Hehehehe...  it still makes me smile.

I used the new 7 Dots Studio Paper (Love is in the Air 6x6 paper pad), the Eye Chart stencil from Crafter's workshop with some green Inka Gold by Viva Decor, some Tombow and Spectrum Noir Markers.   Gotta Love it ...   or at least think it's cute, right? *smile*

Have a creative day.  ...  and make the geek in your life a little something to smile at!

Monday, March 04, 2013

"release" canvas - USTREAM broadcast

Omgosh..  I had so much fun on Friday night creating this painting in the studio.  I so needed the time to freely paint without thought...  well, maybe I tried to think a bit before telling myself not to! *wink*

Here is what I created -- a little "release" ...  little being 24x36 *smile*
LOVE the texture created with my new Catalyst Blades and Wedges in paint and molding paste.  See what I mean in this close up?
YUMMO!!!  Made me so happy
Hope you had a creative weekend!   Here's Friday night's broadcast that I just posted to my youTube channel .   Enjoy and happy Monday!

Friday, March 01, 2013

Yes, that's me!

I am SUPER thrilled to officially let the cat out of the bag!!
I am proudly representing Canada in "Internationally Inspired 2013" - an online workshop conceived and hosted by the fabulous Donna Downey.  Eeek!!  So exciting!!!   I hope you take part in this exciting workshop.  You'll receive 15 project tutorials from myself, Donna and 3 other talented artists around the world!  How amazing is that?   Here are the deets!

with an all new line-up of artists from around the world
watch the video to learn more about the artists and see the projectsthis online workshop includes direct access to the artists, all 15 projects & videos, each artists personal video tutorials, supplies lists and project photos.

with your unique link you will gain access to the classroom where you can stream the videos AND/OR download each video directly to your computer. the video will be yours forever once you download it. (however, we plan to keep the classroom accessibly to registered students indefinitely)
gain immediate INTERNATIONAL access to your inner ARTIST today
and join in this unique creative experience

Have a creative day and see you live on USTREAM tonight!  I'll be broadcasting from the studio tonight at 6:30.