I can hardly wait for your classes to begin [this season] as they are so much fun. I love your teaching style!”

— Gail

Thanks again for three days of fabulous watercolor workshops this month.  I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute, and really appreciate your teaching style.”

— Susan


"First I have to say thank you a million times over. I cannot tell you how it felt to do something creative. I had the best time I have had in a long time.”

“I am looking forward to more of your classes. Since that class everything I look at is different. I see things I did not see before and what I have been doing is writing ideas in my journal and taking pics of the things I see for inspiration. Thanks so much for opening a new world."

— Rob

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“I *soooooooo* enjoyed your class. It opened up a whole new world for me, and I'm so excited to learn more. I want to learn more about watercolor, now that you got me hooked.”

“You are a wonderful teacher, and I thoroughly enjoyed your class. A LOT of students were raving about your Journalfest classes. You are a terrific instructor and a super-talented artist, and clearly a lot of people appreciated that. I honestly had no idea that watercolor could do the things that you taught us. Thanks again for everything."

— Deb

“Getting over the feeling that I am not artistic”

"I really enjoyed the collage class I took with you in May. Just a lot of fun, information and getting over the feeling I am not artistic. I'm trying to find some way to be creative. . . to fill that need so I am trying different things. You made it very relaxed and enjoyable."

— Julie

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“Permission to explore without judgement”

"Thank you so much for a fun class and for opening the door to easing up inside around the process of creating art.

My favorite thing was being given permission to be open to exploration without judgment or restraint. It helped me to relax around it and not feel like I have to love or show every piece; it helped me make more peace with process."

— Deirdre

All I can say, is WOW, what a terrific class! I’ve never thought of myself as creative, but you helped me find my “inner artist.”

— Kathy Carroll, Mike Carroll Gallery, Lanai, HI


“I want you to know how much fun I had in your class!”

I was able to let go and just have a good time and not over think about what you wanted us to do and learn about how do use materials, that I have not worked with. You really helped me to over come some of my fears of playing with art. I love texture and all kinds of mixed media. I am sure I will be doing more in the future and making time to let go and have fun with art. L and I had a great day and time in your class. Thank you for a fun experience with art, and a great few hours that went by way to fast!!!”

— Sandy

“I had so much fun yesterday, came home and did another collage last night, so you once again inspire me very much and I love your classes. Thanks again for a wonderful art day.”"

— M

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“Love the small classes. Love that you are encouraging and helpful in your teaching.”

—Student

“I'm a very linear thinker, so I love that your instructions are step by step.  As in: We started with all the different altering methods for the book. Then backgrounds, then color and design.  I would rather learn a lot of different techniques in a class, vs. going home with one pretty page.  I also love getting to try new products that I've never used before. Thanks again!”

— Kathy