Hello friends! I’m comin’ atcha with something a little different today…a PARTAY! It was five years ago this month that I left the 9 to 5 to pursue my passion as an artist. I still can’t believe it….I’ve made it past the point many small businesses fail, and I’m still here! THANK YOU for your part in making this an amazing journey!!

From those who follow along, leave comments and turn their thumbs upward…
to those who create projects inspired by my work and use my affiliate links to help support the journey…
to the hex chart lovers who use it and tell all their friends how helpful it is….
to the amazing students who take classes and learn and grow and express themselves through their art…
to the phenomenal family of patrons who donate a little or a lot to keep things afloat around here….
to the industry manufacturers and retailers and designers who are such great partners…
you are all AMAZING. Thank you!

I definitely couldn’t have succeeded this far without any of you, and I’m completely humbled by your support! I’ve made this new little intro video for my YouTube channel, as a thanks to you all and a hope to inspire more people along their journey as artists too….watch it below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.


I do have plans, you know me….I’ve always got something in the hopper! Just a little of what’s coming:

  1. Book launch on October 23, 2018! Read more about it on the website HERE.
  2. More awesome classes, including a Watercolor Jumpstart, Typography for Bible Journalers, and I think an advanced Copic Glassware class—all coming this fall, if I can get on it! Because, #3.
  3. A re-launch of art-classes.com in a more functional form! lol. It had some issues due to how the original site was constructed and the plugin developer’s issues, so I’ve hired an agency to overhaul it and make it work right. I’m taking a huuuuuge risk with making such a big investment, but I feel so badly about the tech issues that have developed. This should help us all! Once it’s done by the end of September or so, the classes listed in #2 will hopefully launch. Trying to juggle it all before #1 takes over, too!


Did someone say giveaway? Really? Well heck yeah, let’s do this! Since we’re celebrating five years, let’s do this in fives:

  • FIVE randomly drawn winners will get the class of their choice at art-classes.com!
  • FIVE randomly drawn winners will receive a medium flat rate box of mojo in the mail – stamps and dies and goodies all wrapped in all the mental mojo I can scoop up from my studio!
  • FIVE randomly drawn winners will receive one of my crazybackground cards!

To enter, do one or more of these…I’ll be choosing winners from all of these:

  1. Leave a REVIEW on any courses you’ve taken at art-classes.com. Somehow the review tab got removed (AGH!) and it would help me tons if you left some comments! Be sure they’re about the courses, not the site goobers; those will go away and I’d like to give encouragement to others about what you’ve learned – and that they can learn too.
  2. Leave a COMMENT on this post.
  3. Leave a COMMENT on YouTube on the video above.


Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.