Monday, November 9, 2015

Its a Coloring Party at Scrapbook Barn!

Join in the fun with others as we color our way to relaxing!  $20.00adults/$4.00 kids  includes my new Color My World packet.  Color with your kids or grandkids.  Complete with treats and prizes throughout the party!   Get those markers and colored pencils ready!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Upcoming Classes!

These are my current upcoming classes at Scrapbook Barn at Val Vista and Gilbert.  Call to reserve your spot today!

Friday November 06  1:00-3:00 p.m.   Do-Tangle 101  Learn over 24 tangles and doodles!

Wednesday November 11  10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m  Thanksgiving Card class
Thursday November 10     6:30-8:30 p.m.             Thanksgiving Card class
     Paper supplies all included.  Need an .03 and .05 Micron drawing pen.  Kits available at Scrapbook Barn with pens and tile paper.

                                     Make pumpkin, turkey cards and a new fold out card, too!
Christmas Card classes:

Tuesday, December 8th, 10:30-12:30 p.m.       Christmas Cards and Envelopes
Thursday December 17th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.        Christmas Cards and Envelopes
 Paper supplies all included.  Need an .03 and .05 Micron drawing pen.  Kits available at Scrapbook Barn with pens and tile paper.

Use a picture or write your own message in the wreath!

An added bonus:  Get an envelope template to make your own!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

New! "Color My World" Coloring Book Packet~

It's time to Relax and Color!
Get out those markers, pens, colored pencils and gel pens!
 My new "Color My World" Coloring Book Packet includes 10 hand drawn art pieces!
There's 8 X 10s, 5X 7s, cards, tags and clipart!   $10.00  Purchase at Scrapbook Barn, Gilbert, or from me personally by email

 Join in the coloring craze and get your Zen on!  You can even add your own doodles to the collage!

Use the clipart with cards or scrapbooking.!

Add leaves with your family names on them!

Order by emailing me at

Friday, September 25, 2015

It's Here! Doodle Club!

Many of my students have had so much fun that they want to extend the fun after class.  I have now started a Doodle Club with a few of my students.  I'd like to invite you to join us!  Our next meeting is Thursday October 15th, 6:30 p.m. at the Coffee Rush shop on Val Vista, 1/4 mile south of Guadalupe in Gilbert.  We had so much fun last month learning to do ATC cards (Artist trading cards)
This month Amber will show us how to add writing phrases into our work.
  Each month a different member will share an idea, project or information on new tangling!  Please
RSVP to me at       Everyone is invited -even if you haven't taken a class and just like to doodle!
                                                                        Do-Tangle 102/Color Class     Student Charlotte

A new piece I did for a friend's birthday......a cat lover

Sept./October Tangle schedule

New classes:    September 29, 10:30 a..m.  Boo-Tangled Cards, Scrapbook Barn,  Tuesday,
                          Val Vista & Guadalupe Rds., Gilbert, Patterson Landing, next to Steinmart
                         October 8, 6:30 p.m.  Boo-Tangled Cards, Scrapbook Barn    Thursday
                         October 13, 10:30 a.m. Boo Tangled Cards, Scrapbook Barn  Tuesday
                         October 22, 6:30 p.m.  Boo Tangled Cards, Scrapbook Barn   Thursday

        Learn some doodling techniques and tangle to complete these cards.  We'll work on tangling and then you will work on your cards.   All templates and paper supplies provided.  Just bring a glue stick, some markers and a .03 Micron Pen!  Call Scrapbook Barn to register at 480-503-2475

October 27th,  1:00 p.m. Jerry's Artarama  Doodling 101 
This is a great beginning class to make tangles to add to your own doodling!  You'll learning over 25 calculated drawing doodles to use in your own drawings.  Learn about  paper choices along with pen choices and general art supply information.  Get a 10% discount on any supplies bought that day~
Call Jerry's to register and get a supply list.  

                                    Private classes can be arranged for groups of 4 or more!

Lots of News!

Hello art friends-   Wow the last few weeks have been busy.  A bad cold came on in addition to severe jaw pain resulting in a root canal!  It actually ended up not being too bad!
I have collected some ideas from around the internet world for ideas in doodling.  This first one I intend to do when my daughter moves out and I get the bigger room for my art room. (She graduates in December, so maybe sometime next year).
Isn't this great?  I'll prime the wall and then actually do the doodling with a brush, so doodling in paint!  I've done this before and not hard, just time consuming using a brush.  Acrylic inks work very well for a project like this.
Looks like doodling is out of control!  People are leaving their mark everywhere!

Oh how I would love to do this!
Fun frames and painted rocks just for giggles!

Use one coat of white acrylic to smooth the rock before drawing.  These would even be great using black acrylic and a white gelly roll pen!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sneak Preview......Coming in October!

Another new class, coming in October!   Do-Tangling in Clay!!!!   So much fun!  I love my new business card holder (pink)!!  This is addictive!

New Classes at Jerry's Artarama!

I have added two new classes to the ones offered at Jerry's!  Know how to tangle now?  Now let's add color!  Learn the basics of colored pencils, copic markers, and blending techniques.  We will work on an 8 X 10 collage as we learn many new tangles too!  Call Jerry's to register 480-775-6787
 Jerrys 101 Sat. Sept. 5, 10:30am-1:30 p.m  OR   Tues. Sept 22,  1-4 p.m., Tuesday  OR   October 27, 1-4 p.m.
102 color class, Saturday August 22, 12-3p.m.
Friday, August 28, 3- 6 pm

Sept 23, Wednesday, 2-3:30 p.m.  We'll use DecoArt pens for some fun ceramic pieces you can use!

New Visual Journal Class!  Work in your own journal learning new painting, stamping and tangling techniques.  We'll use watercolor tube paints (with glitter!), watercolor crayons, alcohol inks, acrylic inks and more!  Be sure to pick up a supply list!
Sunday, Sept.13th,  12-3pm..
Don't miss this fun, creative class!

Phoenix Foster Kids Fundrasier a hit!

It was fun getting together with fellow doodlers to color our lunch bags, with proceeds going to the Phoenix Foster kids.  The shelters are so full that many children are sleeping in government office buildings in the evening, only to have to wake up and be out of those offices before working time.  The kids have to go to school and I doubt they get much sleep!


Monday, July 27, 2015

National Coloring Book Day! August 2nd!

Amazon reports that the top selling books right now are adult coloring books!    They are flying off the shelves in local craft and book stores as well.  What's the craze all about?  STRESS!  Coloring is a stress reliever for many adults, a mindless fun activity.   Try it with your children and/or grandchildren and add to the fun.   There is a myriad of coloring tools out there.  Watercolor crayons, multi-colored colored pencils, gel pens, brush markers and more.    Check out this link for free beautiful coloring pages      You can use your doodles, make copies and share your designs to color!   Be sure to get out those pens and paper come August 2nd!

New Journal Entries!

       Sometimes when you work in your journal it is for your own pleasure.  I'm working on coloring this one and using colored pencil shading.   Will post the colored version soon!

          A way to practice your tangles is putting them between lines.  I decided to make this a tribute to our family.  We are starting to be empty nesters and was just missing my kids!

New Student Work.  Amazing what you can learn in a two-three hour class!  Great Job!