Birthday Sale!

Yes, everything!
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Whatever Black Friday, Plaid Saturday, Cyber Monday, Tech Tuesday…
Today’s my birthday and I’m throwing aBIG art party
and you’re invited!

6 p.m.PST Monday thru 6 p.m.PST Tuesday!


6 p.m.PST Monday thru 6 p.m.PST Tuesday

Click on over to my Etsy shop
+ e-course headquarters

…and don’t forget to


Holiday News

Bay Area folks:

Join me for a sweet signing of my illustrated children’s book — the e.e. cummings poem i carry your heart with me. In stock + signed in my shop too!When: November 29 at 1 pm
Where: Book Passage at the San Francisco Ferry Building
Who: You & your favorite kids (or kids at heart)

Mark your calendars!


What: Art + holiday cheer
When: December 14 from 1-5 pm
Where: Teahouse Studio

1250 Addison Street #208
Berkeley, CA 94702
Who: You, me, and all our festive friends

Here’s a sneak peak at my latest batch of abstracts.
Up for sale in my Big Cartel shop:

Can you believe it’s holiday giving time already?

My Etsy shop is stocked with extra magic this season.
All orders placed by December 15 are guaranteed to arrive by December 25.
*US orders only; no guaranteed arrival date for international orders

Wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving! 

Yours in gratitude,




Aligning myself with the fumblers.

Those who are truth tellers who don’t put a glossy sheen on it all. Instead shine deeply.

Own their beautiful brilliance as well as their fumbling.

I love beauty. I love beauty in the breakdown too. In the ebbs and flows and fallow moments.

I love abstract painting because you can see evidence of fumbling. Of exploration. Of curiosity. Of the not knowing what it’s going to look like.

Fumblers are honest about their trials and tribulations.

This doesn’t mean we don’t try as hard as we might to do our very best. Contrary… that’s where the fumbling takes place. But when someone asks how we’re are doing. We show up courageously and say how we feel. How it’s hard. We don’t have it all figured out yet. We’re falling in love with our life, again and again.

Shine on, fellow fumblers!

(Dedicated to my dear fumbler friend Kate WC)

Winner of LB 2015

Winner of the Life Book class is #33 Prerna whose daring act is below! I’ll be in touch with details. Congrats and Thank you everyone for entering!!! I was so inspired reading everyone’s daring acts. I hope you all join me and sign up for Life Book! 


  •  Prerna
    Posted September 26, 2014 at 1:17 pm | Permalink | Edit

    gold leafing. want to learn it for a long long time. this week I dared to put boundaries and ensured drama and negativity dint ever my life and sap me again. there are some people who are eternally negative. keeping them at bay so they don’t ruin your peaceful life is important. So I stood up for myself this week.

I also want to share my podcast with the fantastic Tiffany Han that just aired <3

Happy weekend!


ecourse bonanza!

Hi friends,

Is it just me or are there so many awesome ecourses out there right now? Two of my art friends Alena Hennessy and Jessica Swift wrote me about their courses and I’m totally signing up for both stat! Coincidentally, I feature interviews with both of them in MY painting ecourse: Daring Adventures in Paint available for instant access here!

Jessica’s Pattern Design Class starts next weekend! I’m so excited to learn more about creating Repeat patterns!
Learn more about Pattern Camp here !


Alena Hennessy’s Co-Lab class looks amazing too! It’s a collaboration with photographer Susan Tuttle and Alena who is a mixed-media painter who came together to create: Paint, Paper & IPhoneography Magic! I’m excited to learn how to create dreamy iphone paintings + photos like students  below:

julia godden

cheryl greene

Aren’t those incredible?! To find out more info on CoLab Artistry click here!