The Amazing Lesley Venable – Artist Interview

This week's artist interview is with Lesley Venable, altered artist extraordinaire! Lesley has an amazing talent for "putting stuff together," and that makes her art work so unique and amazing…one thing I love about altered art is that no two pieces will ever turn out alike. Lesley puts a great deal of thought into each […]

Online Workshops

Panache – An Art Journal Workshop A six lesson journey to discover and develop your own personal art style! Comprehensive lessons that include over one hour of video instruction and approximately 20 pages of written info in PDF format in each lesson! All materials are downloadable and yours to keep! The class also includes many […]

My Newest Workshop “Things with Wings” is at Willowing & Friends!

Hi everyone!  It's finally official!  The newest doll making workshop I'm co-teaching is being held at Willowing & Friends and registration is now open! I'm co-teaching this workshop with my friend, Brianne Boyd.  She is a former student of mine, and now we're on a doll designing/doll teaching adventure together!  She is married and has […]

Exciting Changes!

Hi everyone! If you've been visiting my site for any length of time, you may notice the change in my banner…I've finally taken the plunge and changed the name of my blog…the address remains the same but I've been wanting to make the change for some time now and finally got up the courage!  Sometimes […]

Still here…busy…busy…

Hi everyone! It's been a busy year so far!  School is going "okay."  My last class for the term is going to be algebra…I am not excited… I also completed filming videos for the two doll classes I'm co-teaching with Monica at Hands and Heart…the students have been so wonderful and it's been exciting to […]

Traci Bautista’s FASHIONista Workshop Begins Today!

I'm so excited!  One of my favorite art forms is fashion sketching…not that I'm a clothes horse because I'm more at home in a worn pair of blue jeans and a white cotton T-shirt…but I love the art of fashion sketching.  I'm not very good at it yet, but I have amassed "several" books on […]

Dreams Do Come True!

I couldn't be more excited!  Two of my favorite mixed media artists are offering my dream classes online!  I've always wanted to be consistent about keeping a sketchbook and to learn to use watercolors; I've tried them several times with not much luck…the properties of watercolor are different than acrylic paint, which is my usual […]

The Joy of Sewing Doll Clothes

Wow!  What a week (or two) it's been!  We've been getting lots and lots of snow, and our electrical power as been flickering on and off…a little incovenient as I was busy uploading videos for the online class I'm teaching…and everytime the power went off, the computer went off, and the upload quit…a little challenging, […]

Drawing Tutorials Online – Check This Out!

As many of you already know, I love learning, and I love taking classes.  Never, ever, ever say you're too old to learn anything…if you don't start now, then when?  Seriously, learning something new keeps your mind young…keeps you interesting…and it's a lot of fun! I recently signed up for online drawing classes.  I truly […]

WOW Wednesday – Night Queens Halloween Party

Hands and Heart Night Queens Halloween Party!! September 25th! OMG!  Monica over at Hands and Heart has the most awesome event planned for this month – the Night Queens Halloween Party!  Talk about some awesome projects and classes coming up! You will enjoy free courses, games, prizes, giveaways and great Halloween Free Projects for you […]

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