23 June, 2011


Hi Everyone
New Friends and Old Friends

Welcome to my new venture that's a combination of inspiring ways and some classes to help out my little man Rainer (who is severely Autistic) and our family in general.
L-R: my boys Rainer and Mackinley

Over time, this blog and the whole concept will be evolving, so please be patient while I get the hang of it all.

My first canvas class is obviously inspired by a number of mixed media Artists who have made a huge difference in the way I see myself as an Artist and creater of "things".
Sneak of first class being offered soon.

Most recently it has been Christy Tomlinson and her 2 workshops; but prior to that there are many others who have simply Inpsired.

Here's a less-than-comprehensive list:
(in no particular order)

Karen Michel
Vivian Bonder
Seth Apter
Corey Moortgart
Claudine Hellmuth
Lotta Jansdotter
Kelly Rae Roberts
Ngaire Bartlam
Jill Geraghty-Groves
Linda Baldock
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
(and I know I've missed some...sorry)

So, I will begin by providing a blanket DISCLOSURE......

ALL my pieces are a direct result from reading their book/blog/website, taking a class or two, watching videos, step x step videos or articles and just generally stalking......as you would in an Art Gallery. Drinking it all in, taking a few notes, then going home. Then at some point one of those techniques or images will work it's way into my pieces.
Butterfly using a crackle technique by Claudine Hellmuth;
Background stenciling inspired by Julie Balzer.

I take great pride in my Art and the classes I offer. There is much preparation behind the scenes to ensure a quality class with quality video and quality support...but not to the detriment of my family (naturally).

I hope you will stay with me while it evolves and grows into some place you'll want to come back to time and time again.

Here's to Creating!!