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Proudly Presenting The Letter Writing Revival

Letter Writing Revival
Welcome to the Letter Writing Revival!

Have you ever wanted to strike one match and light up the world?

I have!  I do--right here, right now!

Let's fill the world with light and love and kindness by writing letters and sending beautiful handmade cards.

With full disclosure. . . I suck at sending cards and letters.  I intend to send out thank you cards, birthday cards, Christmas cards, and so many other cards.  But I don't.  Life happens.  It slips my mind.  And in this age of electronics I've only gotten worse.

I have a friend, Lin, who writes amazing letters and cards.  Every single time I receive one I feel like the most important person in the world.

I want to share that feeling with others.  And I want to empower others to share the love and kindness all the way around the world.

Here is how it works:

1.  I make all sorts of standard size greeting cards. Some are photos of beautiful places.  Some are photos of art I created.  Some have small bits of art …

New Kids Art Class: Let's Go 3-D

It's time for a new Monday evening kids art class!  I'm so excited to be offering a 3D class.  It's something I've never done before.  I've been planning this great 6 week session for a while now.

We are going to learn about the challenges and joys of constructing 3 dimensional art.  We will look at the work of famous sculptors and assemblage artists in addition to creating our own work with found objects and recycled junk.

Session 1:  Marshmallow and Toothpick sculptures
Session 2 - 3:  Upcycled Trash to Treasures
Session 4:  Collection Assemblage
Session 5 - 6:  Freestyle Student Choice Creations

We meet Monday,  February 20 - March 28, 6 - 7 p.m.  At my studio inside Summit Artspace on Tusc, 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton  44203

The cost for all instruction and materials is $90, due at the first session

To register, email me:

Beautiful Barberton

Barberton, Ohio, is the city in which I live and work.  When I moved back here I could not have imagined that I would be here 12 years later.  Barberton is a one of a kind place.  It's called the Magic City, because it grew up overnight.  Since then the magic has come and gone and returned in so many different ways.  There is a stunning lake in the middle of town, Lake Anna.  And there is an adorable little downtown with unique small businesses.  I have so many amazing childhood memories of huge parades and stunning fireworks.  Now I see a gem with a bit of tarnish, and I want to share the treasure that I see in Barberton with others.

I decided to do a series of art, titled Beautiful Barberton.  I will be working throughout the year to highlight some of my favorite bits with my own creative twist.  Here is the beginning of the Beautiful Barberton Series:

Inspired by Words and Abstract Whimsy Offering

It is no surprise to anyone that knows me that I love quotations.  They have encouraged me in the dark moments of life.  They have inspired me to be a better version of myself.  They have empowered me to take difficult action.  Pretty powerful stuff I would say!  From this place quotes and powerful words have made their way into my art.  I have seen those words impact my clients so many times.

I have also enjoyed creating small alters or sacred spaces to keep my on the right track.  I am now creating these little alters that pack a big punch, and I'm making them available to you and everyone else you can use some empowerment, inspiration, and encouragement.  These are so potent that I'm inspired while I'm creating them!
Each little inspiration kit arrives with a wooden easel, led candle, 10 miniature abstract watercolor paintings with quotes, affirmations, power words, or scriptures, and an assortment of rocks and glass gems.  The standard inspiration kit with all of thos…

Handmade Valentine Love

I have loved making Valentine's most of my life.  They have been mostly part of deep abiding friendship, rather than some sort of passionate love.  Now I'm lucky enough to make goodies for other people to share with their friends and loved ones!

If you're looking for something for this upcoming Valentine's Day or just to express a deep and abiding friendship, I have goodies for you.  {If you see something you like, email me, and we will make sure you get it.  I will also be in my studio Monday, 4 - 7:30 p.m. or make an appointment to meet me at a more convenient time.}

I have a variety of full size greeting cards with handmade paper hearts--$4 each or 3 for $10

I have small heart shaped handmade paper booklets--perfect for love letters or quotes--$7 each

I have several assembled pieces with handmade hearts that are matted and ready for an 8x10 frame--$15 each

I have small abstract watercolor pieces, 3 x 4 inches, that allow you to add your own message or quote on the …