Teaching Art and Motherhood

I received this question yesterday and it stuck with me. Some questions I answer back right away especially if it’s an easy answer regarding art supplies or an art lesson, but... Learn More


Art Inspiration from Alaska

To celebrate my 50th birthday (I need to start owning this number), Neil and I took the kiddos on a cruise to Alaska. Just saying those words makes me feel more... Learn More


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Spring Cleaning for your Art Studio (and mind)

I had every intention of sitting down this morning for a marathon session at my computer. Lesson plans, editorial calendars, blog navigation and a few pesky website glitches were on... Learn More


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Archiving Childhood Artwork

Any artwork that I did in elementary school art class is long gone. I remember a few projects very well, mostly the 3-D cities and marshmallow covered grapefruits that resembled... Learn More


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Studio updates

I’m taking a break from posting another art lesson (don’t worry, I have lots in the pipeline) to update you all on the goings-on with Deep Space Sparkle… I’m not... Learn More


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On embracing change…

Blogs often act as a personal journal for the blog author. When I started blogging in 2008, I did it to record my journey towards publishing a middle grade novel... Learn More


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Art Books for Children

A summer day without any specific plans turned into a delightful stroll along Santa Barbara’s State Street with my daughter, Elly. First stop? The Santa Barbara Museum of Art bookstore.... Learn More


Visiting New York City

After 5 years of planning, I took my only daughter to New York City to celebrate her 13th birthday. It might’ve been the best trip I have ever taken. I... Learn More


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Turn your child’s artwork into gift tags

Do you have your children’s precious artwork stored in bins and folders? If they are holiday related, you’re in luck! Turn them into adorable gift tags or holiday cards. I... Learn More


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