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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Tiny Sweater

I knit this tiny sweater for my sister-in-law, to hang on her Christmas tree. 

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Sometimes I can't part with them...

Once again, I made over 100 Christmas Cards for the Craft Sales.  I love them all, but every once in a while, I make one that I cannot part with. I fell in love with these 3 little people, and the way that all of the elements just came together so nicely.  So now, it is gracing my desk at work. It makes me happy every time I look at it. I hope it makes you happy, too!

Monday, December 08, 2014

Percy's Guitar

Every once in a while you work on a piece, and the process is pure magic. I wish they all flowed out of me the way this one did!  A commissioned piece for a friend - she wanted this for her husband for Christmas. Of course, in my excitement to deliver the finished piece, I did not take a proper scan, and simply took a quick pic with my phone to share with you all.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Lettering Class Special!

Let's finish the year off right! From now until 2015, Buy any one of my lettering classes, and get another class of your choice for free!  Check out the My Classes link for more information on all the classes that I offer.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Christmas Ornaments

The King's Guild Christmas Craft Sale is coming up again in a few weeks, so I have started putting together some things for my table.  These little sweeties are something new that I have put together this year.  They are made from sample tags for counter tops.  The perfect size and weight for Christmas Tree ornaments!

Thursday, October 02, 2014


A fun little scribble using my copic markers for the Journal52 Challenge: City 
I forgot how rewarding it can be to work with a limited colour palette!   This is a VERY rough representation of the skyline here in my hometown, Edmonton, Alberta. 

Monday, September 22, 2014


A journal page that I am enjoying in my office before it is added to my journal.  A flower made from vintage lace and jewelry adds just what is needed.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

This was created as a response to a Journal 52 prompt, selecting a color swatch and working from it to create a journal page.  This is a color combination that I often enjoy working with.  I find the soft, cool colors very soothing.  The quote resonated with me, because this is how I feel when it comes to a lot of my art.  I hope you enjoy it, as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Friday, January 31, 2014

A Simple Place

I am participating in a group called JOURNAL 52, which offers weekly prompts for us to work with in our art journals.  For the prompt "A Simple Place" I chose one of my happiest places, a place I wish I could visit more:

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Have a case of the winter doldrums?  I am offering a Winter Special on all of my classes.

Purchase any of my classes, and receive an additional class of your choice, absolutely free!  A value of $20.00

After you purchase your class, simply inform me which class you would like as your free class, and I will send it to you right away!

Purchase two classes? You will get two more for free!

Click on the ONLINE CLASSES tab, to see a list and descriptions for all my classes.

And of course, if you would like a free sample, just let me know!

Friday, January 10, 2014

January Words

A lovely quote by T.S. Eliot, appropriate for the start of a New Year.