January 27, 2018


I've been getting ready for Camp 510 this summer.  They asked me to teach 3 weeks this summer.  I will be sending out an unusual supply list very soon so stay tuned.

One week is teaching children 6-10 how to sew.  I have a hard time figuring out projects...

December 15, 2017


Sometimes, Scout relaxes long enough for me to make some art.  He's up to 4 hours in the studio with a 30 minute walk somewhere in the middle.  The thing that really helps is music.  He must be my dog because his favorite tunes are Richie Havens, Laura Nyro,...

November 17, 2017


Last weekend I tried a new technique called Beeswax Collage.  Beeswax acts as both the adhesive and the finish on a piece.  I really like how you can build up layers of images with the wax.  I used pre-stretched canvas as my substrate. 

The firs...

October 23, 2017

Greetings,  It's been forever since I posted.  I've had one of those times where crap just kept piling up.  When I thought it couldn't get any crappier, it did!  A friend of mine once described life as three-legged stool that you sit on.  When one of the legs is a litt...

August 20, 2017

Greetings,  I know that many of you wonder what happens during a week of teaching at a summer camp.  My vocabulary and jokes revert to about 9 years old.  What did 0 say to 8?  (answer: nice belt).  I learned a new word "cringe-y" and re-discovered the power of the phr...

August 7, 2017

Greetings,  Over the weekend I took a fantastic class at Kala with instructor Elaine Chu.  Elaine is a super enthusiastic teacher who really loves her craft(s).  We made two books and folded an origami bowl.  First, she had us paint a large-ish sheet of watercolor pape...

July 29, 2017

Greetings,  I taught sewing last week at Camp 510 to children 6-10 years old.  I met some super enthusiastic sewists who keep me inspired to do more teaching.  We first talked about super hero power and what power they would have. Then we explored symbols to represent...

July 3, 2017

Greetings all,  I just recovered from teaching last week from teaching at Camp 510.  I taught 12 students all female how to design, draft, and sew a garment of their choice.  They did have the option of working on their own projects and enjoy playing in a room of fabri...

June 18, 2017

Greetings,  It's been a month since I've posted anything.  Mainly because I've been getting some new projects ready for my summer teaching schedule.  My first week is teaching the 10-14 year old folks design and sew techniques.  This year I came up with a fun hex hat p...

May 20, 2017

With each gourd, I try a new medium.  This time I attempted oil paint sticks, inktense pencils, and Golden heavy-body acrylic paint.  Too many new things at once  - maybe.  I'm dubious about the results, but some folks like it.

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