Best and Worst Art Projects for 2013-14

Creating art lessons is what I do. Developing cool techniques, inventing simple ways to teach hard art concepts and incorporating unique subjects into art is why I love teaching. It thrills me when... 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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There is only one you…

Before I devoted most of my time developing art lessons, I was a writer. I wrote everyday, playing with words and creating my fictional world. My writing teacher encouraged us... Learn More


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Blog Anniversary & the Business Side of Blogging

Have you ever wondered what goes into running a creative business? If you are anything like me, you have questions. This series is all about building and cultivating your own creative business... Learn More


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


5 Reasons to Attend a Blog Conference

                                  I returned home from the lovely Snap! Creativity at Your Fingertips Conference in... Learn More


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