3 Reasons Why to Pull Out Your Art Box and Create this Christmas

A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to teach live in Jessi Camacho’s Splash Art crafting group. It was fun and just a little nerve-racking because sometimes creating with eyes on you does not turn out well. The paint gets a mind of its own and goes everywhere!!! I did my best to go with the flow. Despite the nerves (and the temperamental paint!), it was a blast. One of the joys of the holiday season is getting messy with some projects and enjoying that sense of satisfaction when we make things. That’s why, when I began to dream … Read More

Why Celebrating the Christmas Season is Essential

For those of us who celebrate and host holiday events, the Christmas season is where we shine. The holiday season is where we do some of our most important work. You may not see your contribution as a holiday leader as important, but it is. What you contribute during the holiday season makes an impact. A few years ago, I wrote Don’t Let Christmas Kill You, A Woman’s Guide to Avoiding Financial Disaster, Relational Crisis & Holiday Hysteria. It was a book mostly about the interior:  the interior of our hearts, minds, and calendars. And I thought it was time … Read More

New Christmas Watercolor Workshop

It’s getting to be the most wonderful time of the year. Also, the busiest, craziest, quickest time of the year, right? Insert the sobbing emoticon right here! One activity that brings some calm to my life each year is continuing the practice of creativity and play. I’m thrilled to invite you to ‘Enter In: Creating a Season of Comfort & Joy.’ It’s a watercolor course where we will be painting homes and spending time playing with watercolor, festive ideas and letting ourselves enjoy the sweetness of the season. There are 4+ hours of content. You can go through all the … Read More

Getting Your Business Ready for the Holidays

New date available! Saturday, November 12th we’ll be doing a second workshop (same content). It feels weird talking about the holidays in October. After all, if you live in California like me, the trees are just now starting to turn colors. But, if you’re a creative business owner, October is a crucial month to prepare for the holidays. In about two seconds, we’ll be turning the calendar to November, peeling the potatoes for Thanksgiving dinner and dragging out the boxes of decorations for Christmas while listening to Michael Buble and sipping peppermint mochas. October is crucial to preparing your sales, … Read More