May 1, 2017

A quick small-talk conversation got me thinking the other day. I was cleaning up from a paint party at a pub, and the manager asked me if I was the lady who was teaching paint nights at (insert name of a bar here). I responded with "no, that's not me. I teach lots of p...

April 20, 2017

Something personal for today: A tribute to my Grandmother, whose personality, resilience and positive attitude have influenced my art, and will continue to do so.

March 30, 2017

It's officially spring, and wedding season is about to begin! From paint party bachelorette nights to custom paintings and glassware there is a whole lot I can offer to personalize your wedding.

This time of year gets really busy for me, as brides often ask me to make h...

March 6, 2017

I have taught MANY paint  parties, and want to try something a bit different for a change. Consider this April event something between a paint night and an art class. Join us at 1906 restaurant, have some drinks (or not), and bring whatever you are working on, or an id...

February 24, 2017

I've been thinking a lot about the many people I have taught at my paint parties, and their varied experiences. I've had numerous conversations with customers, friends, family, and fellow artists about the "Paint Night" phenomenon that is taking our society by storm, a...

February 3, 2017

I recently completed a large painting for the High River Daycare. Last summer the daycare put out a call to artists to create paintings to be hung on their fence in the outdoor play area. I thought this was a wonderful idea, as I think it's important for children to en...

February 1, 2017

I sometimes don't include my kids in my painting projects enough. They are almost ready to do some painting -my 4.5 year old son is able to sit still and follow instructions-mostly. My daughter is enthusiastic, but at 2 years old, she isn't quite up for the responsibil...

January 30, 2017

Revisiting some old favourites.... I began the nursery rhyme series when my son was 6 months old. It was the spark that got me painting again after a difficult creative dive when I was overwhelmed as a new mother. I was watching old Sesame Street episodes on Netflix, a...

January 16, 2017

People sometimes ask me if the paintings I use in paint parties are mine.... yes! They always are! I know there are other paint night providers that don't do this, but for me the creating is half the fun! I am a working artist and a teacher, and in order to teach art w...

January 13, 2017

I have been attending a bunch of workshops, webinars and meetings with hopes to keep up with this social media for small business stuff. Blog, they say! Release your stream of consciousness onto the Internet and people will read it. (I’m not sure if that’s exactly true...

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