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August 12, 2019

Hello friends!

I'm sorry I've been so lax in updating my blog. I do have lots of news, but I'll try and space it out between posts so as to not overwhelm.

First and foremost I've stepped back from teaching art for the moment to focus on building my own art skills and to...

April 22, 2019

Hello friends! It's been awhile! In between snowmaggedon in February and being sick for almost all of March and April, I've been so wrapped up in family life that I haven't had a chance to pop in and update my blog! So here we go with some fun announcements!

On Sunday M...

January 17, 2019

Long, long ago in November, my class of 9-12 year old students and I began the lengthy process of studying murals in order to create our own inside our classroom space. We started this adventure by looking at photos of murals within the Seattle area, then we took a wal...

January 1, 2019

I want to start with a heartfelt "THANK YOU" to my students, friends, and family who have supported my endeavors of becoming an accomplished, professional teaching artist. I didn't fully expect to end up here, but here I am! And it's wonderful. 

Here's a look back at 20...

October 22, 2018

If you're looking for some fun crafting this winter, look no further! I'll be running a few different winter craft workshops in December. There is sure to be something for everyone! Hope to see you there! 

Harry Potter Craft Workshop for Adults (21+) 

Are you still...

October 11, 2018

Cloud 9 Art School recently was awarded three national awards from a top parenting resource, Winnie, which features the best parent-approved places to play, eat and shop across the country. We are over the moon about these awards and recognition! Thank you!

Cloud 9 was...

October 9, 2018

I have more art show news!

I will have two pieces on display this coming weekend at Molbak's at their Sip and Stroll event. Artwork will be available to view all weekend long, but the special event is Saturday evening from 4-7pm. 

After the fun I had painting my horses f...

October 3, 2018

I am happy to share that this coming Saturday, October 6, I will be participating in the Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Arts Council annual benefit exhibition 6X6NW. The theme of the show is that all pieces are 6" by 6" and are for sale at $36 apiece. Medium and subject ma...

September 12, 2018

Last year I was introduced to Inktober for the first time. Inktober was the brainchild of Jake Parker, illustrator. The idea behind the event being that for the 31 days of October you draw something every day. After you draw your piece, you are then encouraged to share...

August 31, 2018

This summer I saw a cute little video filmed at the Calgary Zoo where they were blowing bubbles for their king penguins. The penguins LOVED it! I immediately got the urge to paint a scene inspired by this delightful video. Luckily, I had some fun behind the scenes phot...

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