AHAS 2016 Master Maker Award

Photo credits: Charlie Wright, AHAS I was honored recently to receive the 2016 Master Maker Award from the Academy of Handmade Artists and Supporters (AHAS).  AHAS is an independent organization that provides professional support to the maker community through an active calendar of programming and online resources.  Their signature event is an annual awards ceremony 

March 2016 Workshop


Hello friends! I invite you to celebrate Spring and revisit a traditional craft with an unexpected twist! Fill your Easter basket with spectacular eggs decorated with a dye transfer process that utilizes old-school men’s neck ties. There is something just a little bit magical about being able to create paisley, polka dot and stripe pattering

February 2016 Workshop

Hello friends and happiest of New Years to you! I wanted to let you know about my first workshop of 2016 at the Meng & Mahar Studio in downtown Los Angeles: Valentine Wreath Workshop Sunday, February 7, 2016, 11:00am – 2:00pm Class fee $75. (includes supplies) Truth be told I’m calling this a Valentine Wreath

September 2015 Workshops


In September, I’ll be teaching four fantastic workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. If you’re able, I’d love to have you join me! Scroll down for more images and complete descriptions. Modern Himmeli Mobiles Articulum General Store, Los Angeles, CA Sunday, September 13, 2015 UPDATE! NEW SIGN UP LINK: http://bit.ly/himmeliworkshop Anatomical

Surprise Ball Pop Up Shop!


Hello, friends!  This past weekend I taught at the amazing Crafting Community event in Palm Spring – it was grooviest, craftiest, family-fun event I’ve ever participated in – scroll down for photographic evidence! As an instructor I was also invited to bring goodies to sell in the their weekend pop up shop – and I

May 2015 Workshops


I have two fantastic workshops coming up in May! First up, I’m excited to be working with Crafting Community for their amazing family weekend in sunny Palm Springs, May 1-3, 2015. I’ll be teaching poolside crafts alongside an impressive group of talented colleagues.  “A celebration of family and community, Crafting Community’s acclaimed annual retreat is