Creative Jumpstart 2021

Creative Jumpstart 2021
Join me for the 10th Anniversary of CJS2021

Monday, November 30

Creative JumpStart 2021

I'm excited to announce that I'll be teaching with Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2021. This year CJS is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and is bigger than ever! If you're not familiar with CJS, it's a one-of-a-kind online workshop hosted by Nathalie Kalbach, designed to kick your creativity into high gear in the New Year. 
CreativeJumpStart 2021
Beginning January 1st, each day a new video lesson will go live in the classroom. As this is the special 10th Anniversary edition, CJS includes 45 different mixed media artists and videos will go up through February 14th. Participants get access to 45 downloadable videos from 45 featured artists, called “JumpStarters.”
You'll learn techniques, discover new materials, and connect with other artists and crafters. See for yourself: 

To head on over to Nathalie's site to learn more and to sign up at our special introductory price, click on the banner below: 

With Creative JumpStart 2021 you will get 45 videos - over 8 hours worth of video content - for just $49 USD if you sign up by November 30th 2020 at 11:59 pm EST. Afterwards it will be $59 USD through December 4th, 2020, and $69 USD until December 31st 2020, before it goes to its normal sale price of $89 USD on January 1st 2021.

So what are you waiting for? Jump with us! Sign up by by following the link posted below:

Wednesday, August 12

Keeping Busy

I started a book cover design project to keep myself busy during the pandemic. Here are a few of my favorite designs.

For both of these covers I combined my original art with a real book and then created a digital mock-up using a free template. 

You can see more designs at my website!

Monday, August 10

Beauty in Everything

 There is beauty everywhere, you just have to be open to the idea that beauty has different meanings. This photo, with the exception of straightening it a little, is right out of the camera.

Thursday, August 6

What You See

This is what you see when people talk about their lives and post things on social media. 

This is the reality, everything’s just a little messy for everyone even though it doesn’t look that way on the surface.
And the bigger picture: everyone works really hard to put a little polish on what their lives are like. 
The moral of the story, everyone is doing the best they can. 

Monday, July 27

Fabulous Fungus!

I have a nice Canon DSLR — but my iPhone takes great shots too. I just love this quick mouse’s view of a mushroom! 

Sunday, July 26

Solace in the Garden

There’s no question in anyone’s mind that the last several months have been hard on nearly everyone. I am grateful that I live in a place where I can get outside everyday and find comfort and healing in my garden. Through caring for my flowers to flinging big rocks around — I find this is a great form of therapy for me. 

Here's a path I created from bricks that were the chimney in a farmhouse built in the 1700’s. 

I removed a bunch of rocks to make room for the brick path. It turned out pretty great, and the bricks were nearly free. 

Friday, July 17

Save the Bees!

This beautiful bee was on the railing of my back porch, obviously struggling to live. I squirted out some organic honey thinking it would help give him strength, he perked immediately up and began drinking. Sadly, he didn’t make it, but I cherish watching him drink up the honey.  

Thursday, July 16

The Best of.....

The Best of Creative JumpStart Vol. 3 is the third collection of CJS video lessons from the archives. You will receive links to 12 downloadable video lessons from Creative JumpStart 2017

The collection includes project and technique based lessons from 12 unique and super talented mixed media artists. Download the lessons to your library and enjoy learning at your own pace from a diverse group of Creative JumpStart classics. The Best of CJS Vol 3 collection is just $9.99 and is available immediately. 

Get ready to JumpStart YOUR Creativity! Learn more and read a description of the lessons HERE:

Wednesday, July 15

Fond Memories!

One of the pages from my coloring book from a few years ago. I turned the colored image into some greeting cards and love how they turned out. If you like to color, and you live local – – you can find a new coloring book from me at Hatch on Maine in Brunswick.

Wednesday, July 8

Thank You for the Beautiful Season!

Peony season is over and I'm thankful for it this year and every year. I cut 17 large bouquets (with 6 blooms) and 6 large bouquets with 12 to 14 and 1 extra large bouquet with 21 blooms. See you next year my beauties!