My “Why” Behind Create Outside the Box

Just a few days before he passed, my dad told me he hoped I was coming into a time where I’d be able to do the things I wanted to do, not just the things I HAD to do. That has resonated in my mind daily the two and a half years since then. Create Outside the Box is...

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Finding Your Magic

I’ve had those words written on a scrap of paper on my work table for at least five years, and they are still what keeps me pushing forward today. I love seeing students light up with excitement when they complete a sample or learn a new technique or trick! Hearing...

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Frustrated with stuck paint lids?

Here’s a quick tip to help prevent the frustration of paint lids that stick and are hard to open. When I was recently teaching at a workshop someone noticed my little trick and commented on it, saying that alone was worth the cost of their class. My day was made and...

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Crazy Big Dreams

Do crazy big dreams scare or excite you? Do you allow yourself to dream crazy big dreams? It can be a scary thing to do. We tend to prefer knowing the how, when and why about most things in life before we move forward. But sometimes being a creative person, your mind...

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