Workshop Registration is Now Open

I will be teaching four different workshops this Fall at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL.  Click on the Workshops tab above to find out how to register.

Mixed Media Paper Collage
September 29 and October 1,   6-9pm
McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, IL

In this course I will teach you how to create a seamless mixed media collage piece. This class is great for the beginner or for anyone looking to brush-up on their collage skills.

Halloween Artist Trading Cards
October 27,   6-9pm
McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, IL

In this course we will be creating Artist Trading Cards, which are small pieces of art (2.5 x 3.5") and we will be trading them with all members of the class. Everyone will be going home with a small piece of art created by their classmates.

Christmas Artist Trading Cards
December 3,  6-9pm
McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, IL

Same as the Halloween ATC class, but Christmas themed instead.

Christmas Paper Collage Ornament
December 10,  6-9pm
McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, IL

In this course we will be creating a collage Christmas ornament. Applicable to all skill levels.

Lila Rodger's Global Talent Search Assignment #1. Terrarium Wall Art.

Here it is. My submission for the terrarium wall art assignment. Let me know what you think!

Terrarium Inspired Art Print

I am participating in Lila Rodger's Global Talent Search this year.  Our first assignment is to create wall art that features terrariums. I will have my final piece that I submitted to show you on Tuesday of next week so stay tuned for that.

Anyways here is one of the first pieces I created for the challenge. I ultimately decided not to submit this particular design for the challenge, but I did like it enough to offer it as a print in my Etsy shop.

The idea for this piece was to focus on the life inside the terrarium as opposed to a view of the entire terrarium itself.
This is a mixed media piece. I took scans from some abstract paintings that I had created and made them into decorative papers. I then cut the ground and plants you see here from those papers. Added some little houses, which are also cut paper, and then added some hand-drawn details with pencil, ink and paint.

Etsy Success, The Book

Author Anna White asked me to give some of my tips about selling art on Etsy.  Her new book, Etsy Success. Seller Tips from 30 Top ranking Etsy Artists, is now available for download on Amazon.

Best of all, it's free to download August 4-8. After that it's $2.99. So make sure to get your copy here, and let me know what you think .Did you learn anything new? Do you have any of your own tips for selling on Etsy? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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