February News    February 08 2006
I have been very busy creating! I have posted some new pieces on my site and am in the process of getting things ready for Artfest. I will be teaching a mixed media mosaic Icon class and a mixed media mosaic box class. Artfest is from March 29th until Sunday, April 2nd in Port Townsend, Washington. I currently have work in the Next Door Gallery in the Heart to Heart show in San Diego which runs until the end of March and have work in Trios Gallery in Solana Beach as well. I have a piece that was just published in Somerset Wedding 2...and also have a mosaic purse which will be published in "Haute Handbags".


Happy New Year!    January 04 2006
Just wanted to say that I hope 2006 is a wonderful, happy and healthy year for all. I am back in my studio and ready to dig in. I am starting to get things organized for both Artfest(Port Townsend, WA.)at the end of March and for Art and Soul (Dallas, TX) in mid-May. I will be teaching at both venues as well as participating in the vendor shows. I currently have work in Trios Gallery in Solana Beach as well. There will be some exciting news as the year progresses...will fill you in when it happens!


The End of 2005!    December 10 2005
Wow, the year has almost passed....as we move forward into the new year, I would like to take a moment to thank all of my wonderful friends and customers who have supported me throughout the year. I appreciate you attending my shows, taking my classes and buying my art!! I also want to thank all of my "cyber" friends who have also been so wonderful throughout the year. As this year comes to a close, my hope is that 2006 will be a year filled with happiness for you all. Just a reminder, the "Art of the Holiday" at the Art Center in Fallbrook is a great showcase of local art, perfect for holiday giving. The show runs until December 23rd.


November Update    November 09 2005
First off I wanted to mention that Michelle Ward and I collaborated on a piece of artwork, an Exemplar, which is a sample alphabet. This piece is published in the current issue of Somerset Studio. Michelle decided (and I agreed) to auction our artwork off on Ebay, with the entire proceeds going to the Red Cross for hurricane relief. The auction ends on November 14th, so get those bids in! I will also be participating in a group show honoring Dia de los Muertos on November 12, on Ray St. in San Diego. On November 20, I will be at the Talmadge Art Show in downtown San Diego and December 3rd, I will be at Carmel Valley Artists in Sorrento Valley. I am also participating in a group show at the Fallbrook Center for the Arts which is running from December 1st until December 23rd. For additional info on any of these events please drop me an email! What a busy time of the year!


October News    October 09 2005
After a very busy few months, it is nice to be back in my studio creating art full time! I have been working on quite a few new pieces, some of wich have been added to my gallery section. I am getting ready for a few upcoming shows, the first being the Talmadge Art Show which will be on Sunday, November 20. (details to follow). I currently have work on display at the Next Door Gallery to celebrate Dia de los Muertos and will be participating in another Day of the Dead show on Ray St.


Back to work!    September 07 2005
Now that summer has officially ended, I am once again in my studio getting back to work and fully energized after a wonderful few days at Art Unraveled in Phoenix. I would like to thank my awesome students who were so generous and kind...you were the best! And thanks to Linda and Chuck for organizing a great retreat. I am currently working on a few submissions for upcoming books and will be in LA in a few weeks to tape a new show, Craft Lab on the DIY network. I will certainly post the air date when it becomes available. I can't wait to get to work...in my totally cleaned out studio! Yippee!


August is here!    August 03 2005
Wow, the summer is quickly going by. I just returned from a wonderful trip to Mexico City, Oaxaca and Puebla. Very inspiring...especially Oaxaca. The summer is turning out to be very busy indeed with many projects on the horizon. I will be leaving for Art Unraveled at the end of this month and will be teaching a handmade tile workshop on August 26th and 27th. On September 16th, I will be teaching at Visual Sound in Laguna Niguel. Contact me for info regarding this event. I will post other class offerings as they arise. Have a safe and wonderful summer!


Summer Time!    June 05 2005
As summer quickly approaches, my work schedule winds down a bit. Thank you to all of you who attended the last few shows and made them such a success. Things will be a bit quiet on this website over the summer months. I will be at Art Unraveled at the end of August, teaching a workshop titled,"handmade tile mosaic Icons". I will then be teaching a mixed media mosaic box class in Laguna Niguel in September followed by the Fall line up of shows. Stay tuned!!! Have a wonderful summer!


Upcoming Shows    April 12 2005
A few announcements....first off the segment that I am on, on Crafter's Coast to Coast will air on April 19th at 12:00 noon and 5:00 pm...it is on HGTV. As far as upcoming shows, I will be at Artwalk on April 23/24th. I will once again be on Cedar Street in the same location as last year. The event runs from noon until 6PM both days and is located in Little Italy in San Diego. It is a fabulous event and well worth the visit. I will then be at Carmel Valley Artists at the Karl Strauss Brewery in Sorrento Valley on May 7th from 9:30AM until 3:30 PM. Hope to see you there! By the way, for anyone interested, I will once again be teaching...this time at Art Unraveled in Phoenix in August (yes, it will be HOT!)


ARTFEST...WOW!    April 05 2005
Just returned from an incredible weekend teaching in Port Townsend at Artfest. It was my first experience teaching and I'm hooked! I had the BEST students who were so kind and SO very enthusiastic about all that I showed them. I can now look forward to Art Unraveled in Phoenix this August...(yes, it will be HOT) knowing how much fun it is to share the techniques I have developed over the years. Many thanks to Teesha and Tracy Moore for all of their efforts in making Artfest 2005 such a huge success. I also wanted to announce that I have an airdate for my segment on Crafter's Coast To Coast....it will be shown on April 19th! Should be a hoot!