Thursday, September 29, 2016

a new beginning

This blog has moved to:

check out my giveaways, upcoming webinars, my upcoming mixed media book, soulcraft, tutorials and much more on the new website/blog.

Friday, September 16, 2016

a new beginning

I am currently updating my website/blog/email etc....
The first edition of my newsletter called soulcraft will launch soon.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Video Tutorial:
How to Make Glue

I love aromatherapy. 
I study it and use it in every area of my home and personal care, including in the making of my handmade art supplies.

In this video tutorial I want to show you how I make glue that you can scent with your favorite essential oil.

For glue making, I recommend using essential oils that contains antifungal and antibacterial properties, like peppermint oil, lavender oil, tea tree oil, citronella and lemon.

You will need: 
- essential oil
-mason jars
-some basic cooking supplies
-a stove or hot plate.
some of my essential oils

Alum or aluminum sulfate is used in a lot of ways. To purify water, adjust the ph of soil in gardening, in paper making, in baking, in pickling and in fabric dyeing.
Alum can be found HERE  and HERE

Monday, November 23, 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015

spotlight on the work table

The Metropolitan Museum of Art- NYC

Bear and Faun- Morningside Park NYC

St. Thomas Episcopal Church NYC

There has been a lot of creative and fun things orbiting around me lately....between my daughter's high school performance in The Laramie Project, and the making of fabric oddities and fabric beads for my May STITCHED class, and my awesome 43rd birthday to name a few.

This 'spotlight on the work table" is a hodge podge of photos.

St. Patrick's Cathedral NYC

These are some of the fabric beads and oddities I am teaching within STITCHED.
These little beaded morsels that I call Strawberry Beads and Loop-D-Loop beads are super colorful and pretty easy to make.
The next class is an intro to needle tatting...and the list goes on below.
Join STITCHED for a year full of sewing projects that you can work on at your own pace.

May: Fabric Beads
June: Needle Tatting
July: Art Yarn Making (the Alma Stoller way)
August: Odd Birds
September: Silk Ribbon Embroidery
October: She's So Unusual (Art Quilt)
November: The Taxidermist's Apprentice ( an Art Doll Class)
December: Handmade Winter Wear
January: Lace Making
February: Home Decor Basics
March: Rag and Scrap Quilts

The High Line NYC

Turtle Pond Central Park NYC

Freedom Tower 9/11 Memorial

Thursday, January 1, 2015

video series:
make your own art supplies

This new video series is an extension of what I teach in all of my online classes.
I will show you some creative and easy ways of making canvases, paints, collage paper and a variety of other mixed media items. Take everyday items and make your own art supplies out of it.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

video series:
painting on a magazine page

This is the 43rd video in the series. 
It's an easy way of recycling and making your own collage paper.
Use acrylic paints and any magazine.
paint fast and messy.
set the timer to 10 minutes...and paint something, paint anything.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

painting on a magazine page

make your own collage paper by painting on magazine pages.
This is the 40th video in the series.