Calling all Davenpeeps!

Weeeeeere off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz! Are you going to skip down the Creative yellow brick Road with me? My new ‘Wizard of Oz’ themed workshop is going to be [...]

Feeling Fine

I feel like I am caught up in a Creative Storm right now! I am preparing for the ‘Over the Rainbow’ workshop and then there is all the whirlwind of fun that is happening with new [...]

Am I the luckiest person in the world?

Sometimes I really do feel that way. I have friends offering to help me with keeping admin, answers and happiness flowing in my Facebook groups ( I have 13 of them!). It has made such a [...]

A gift from my heart to yours!

    I wanted to celebrate the new Mixed Media collection with American Crafts, so what better way to do that than with something I LOVE doing, that’s available to everyone, [...]

Maxed Media™

My next GRAND online workshop ARTventure is based on the rich story and archetype characters from the Wizard of Oz.  I hope you will dive into the creative tornado with wicked witches and the [...]

It’s all here!

The new website is here! The new School is here! The new workshop is here! I haven’t finished the Invitational video yet – it’s coming. I am SO excited about joining Dorothy and [...]

Italy, Carmel and sneak peeks!

I have been very busy since my #janessecret announcement with a trip to the USA  and now I’m in Italy. If I’m not careful, it could all rush past too quickly, but I really do try and [...]

Mermaids on Monday!

Vitamin Sea starts on Monday! I absolutely adore the monumental effort of creating my online workshops. Its fun! I do have an assistant for this workshop  though. One of my favourite processes is [...]

Vitamin Sea – my new online workshop!

Registration open now! Your Invitation ( press play): The essentials: Class starts August 1st 8 week ‘Live’ Workshop Lifetime Access Private Facebook Group Lessons: If this is your [...]

‘Ever After’ is open for Registration!

Click here to view more details A wonderful collaborative workshop about fairytales! My fellow teachers are wonderful and we are so excited about the opportunity of creating fun lessons about the [...]

Blog Hop and Giveaway- yay!

As you know, I love using fairytales as source material for my art, so of course I said ‘yes’ when I was asked to collaborate on the ‘Ever After’ Collaborative workshop. [...]

“One of the Greatest online art teachers in the WORLD” – I’ll take that!

When you receive an email newsletter from people you very much admire and the first line knocks you off your feet, that’s a good day right there! Brave Girls University has a plethora of [...]

Ever After – a new collab workshop!

I have some wonderful & exciting news! I am going to be teaching on Ever After 2016! As you know, I love using fairytales as source material for my art, so of course I said ‘yes’ [...]

Ever After – new workshop & Giveaway News!

I have some wonderful & exciting news! I am going to be teaching on Ever After 2016! As you know, I love using fairytales as source material for my art, so of course I said ‘yes’ [...]

Print & Scan Scholarship!

  Would you like your artwork to be shared with a wider audience?I have created this online workshop to help you discover just how easy it is to get your artwork out into the world.  [...]

Wonders of Wonderland!

Wonderland has been a rather epic journey so far! I have loved the combination of Watercolour and Alice. I have just updated the invitation video to reflect the workshop art:   And you can [...]

Live painting demonstration at Daniel Smith, Seattle!

I have such an epic trip to the USA coming up in June! The latest event to be added is a Live demonstration and Book Signing. The Whimsical Watercolors Event is at the Daniel Smith Art Store 4150 [...]

What was Most Popular in 2015

I got an email this morning from Cloth Paper Scissors and Interweave ( you probably got it too!).  It listed “What Was Most Popular This Past Year”. I was tickled Opera Rose ( my [...]

Wonderland Scholarship announcement… delayed

First off – full disclosure, when I crafted my Newsletter yesterday, I was still definitely semi-delirious from the recent horrors of the vomit-virus. ugh ugh ugh. Today I feel ‘like [...]

Wonderland Scholarship!

* UPDATE*  The Scholarship has been announced and Comments are closed. Thank you for all your entries! THE Wonderland SCHOLARSHIP! Wonderland, my next major workshop jumps off and away on January [...]

A Brave New Year!

I have some fun news, I am joining the Brave Girls University as a teacher this year! To celebrate I have a code that gives a free trial month! I am creating my courses and will have them up in [...]

Whiterabbit discount extended!

I have had many requests to extend the Mad Hatter Discount Code! The code to enter at check out is: WHITERABBIT FULL PRICE of The Wonderland Watercolour Workshop is $180 USD With the Wonderful [...]

Wonderland – the watercolour workshop!

I have been so deeply excited about launching this new workshop, that I was starting to dither… getting caught up in my PERFECTIONITIS. That’s because ‘Alice in [...]

and the winner is!

Well, that was a lot of entries! Thank you to everyone who entered for a Scholarship to ‘Miss Quoted’! I have really enjoyed reading all the quotes and can’t wait to include [...]

Getting ready… and Scholarship!

When Joanne Sharpe and I filmed here at the Nest earlier this year, we KNEW what we were creating together was M.A.G.I.C. And I don’t mean as in we thought the art was awesome (although it [...]

A new workshop called ‘Miss Quoted’!

When Joanne Sharpe was at ‘The Nest’ we did a little secret filming and created a fantastic online workshop! ‘Miss Quoted’ registration is open now. The workshop opens on [...]

Life Book 2016 Blog Hop & Give Away!

Click here to view more details Hello everyone! I have some wonderful & exciting news! I am going to be teaching on Life Book 2016 next year! It’s my 5th year and I am just so pleased [...]

Scholarship winners!

WOW – 600 + entries for the Scholarship – you all kept my eyeballs VERY busy! Here are our winners: Laura Quick “My favorite fairy tale heroine is Thumbelina.  Like most other [...]

Creating your own Studio Muse in JOYnal!

I bought my first Monster High Doll a few years back. It was Skelita, and I thought what a brilliant substitute for the classic wooden posing doll many artists have in their studios! And then the [...]

Learning to slow down and alter your approach!

Well, let me start with how AMAZING, fun and fulfilling the week long retreat at my home and Studio at The Nest was. I feel so privileged to have worked so closely with my tight-knit group of [...]

Your Favourite Colour (and giveaway!)

I’m curious to know what your favourite colour is and why and I have a giveaway to encourage you to share! Mine is pretty easy to guess! I like to call ‘my’ particular shade of [...]

Art Retreats are worth every effort!

Heading off on an art adventure is worth the flights, worth the time and worth every cent you need to spend to get there! For a start you get to hang out with an artist that you admire, and she [...]