Calling all Puppeteers, Artists, and Volunteers

Calling all Puppeteers, Artists, and Volunteers

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Want to do something fun in Salem? Want to play in the streets? Make some art? Or cheer on local creatives? You are invited to participate in the first ever Salem Puppet Parade. Dance, pedal, skate, or strut your art puppet down Winter Street in Salem Oregon. This is part of a larger event called Open Streets Salem taking […]

They Say

They Say

Posted by on Aug 26, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

These few months have been a bit strange. I have discovered that someone has been spreading some really awful things about me that are untrue and completely not in my character. While the people who know me best dismiss (and even laugh) at such absurd accusations, I have been feeling vulnerable. I have also been feeling very grateful […]

Sign up for my OMG! (Oh My Gouache) class!

Sign up for my OMG! (Oh My Gouache) class!

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Blog | One Comment

I’m super excited to teach a class entitled OMG! (Oh My Gouache) at the Art Department in Salem, Oregon. Some people know gouache as opaque watercolor, casein tempra, tempera, poster color, or poster paint. Whatever you call it, you too will fall in love with its versatility. During this class, you will learn what you need […]

She Will Persist

She Will Persist

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Are you as disgusted as I am with the sexist treatment of Elizabeth Warren? The lack of funding and total disregard for women’s heath and family services? Or the lewd remarks that our President has excused as locker room talk? Join the forces of nasty women like me and tell your local and national politicians […]

Spice Organization- I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want…

Spice Organization- I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want…

Posted by on Jul 10, 2016 in Blog | 6 Comments

I didn’t earn the nickname Jess the Mess for nothing, however enough is a enough. I’m tired of searching high and low just to find the one spice I need from my spice cabinet. So I went searching for some solutions to help get organized. But when hubby and I arrived at the home improvement […]

Collar Me Happy

Collar Me Happy

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Blog | One Comment

It all started with this dress. Adorable don’t you think? I ordered it online and when it arrived I was giddy to try it on. I saved it from its plastic packaging. Arms up in the air, the dress fell down around me. I zipped it up and liked the fit. Phew! I knew it […]

Rockin’ Repair

Rockin’ Repair

Posted by on Jul 2, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

It was a nice, warm Wednesday evening when fixers gathered to help repair the broken, tattered, and rusted. We collected 30 tickets. 25 items were fixed, 4 items were not repairable, and 1 was in the progress of getting repaired. The event was sponsored by Marion County Environmental Services, and the space was donated by Willamette […]

Dinomite Skirt

Dinomite Skirt

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

For Mother’s Day I received a serger. And so far I really love it. It serges super fast and it’s so nice to have a quick way to finish edges that look polished. It has also opened up my world to a new type of fabric….knit! I usually stay away from anything with stretch when […]

Salem Sketchers

Salem Sketchers

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

I’m so very thankful to be a part of this supportive group of sketchers, Salem Sketchers. I was invited to the group by Katy Vigeland, artist and owner of the Art Department in Salem in May of 2014. That day, I arrived at the Salem Carousel to find that only the both of us showed […]

Gemini Gizmo/Gremlin Cake Part II

Gemini Gizmo/Gremlin Cake Part II

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Since Jason is a Gemini, I thought it would be fun to show both sides of a Mogwai. With Gizmo completed, I needed to get started on the bad boy Stripe. At this point I also realized I didn’t want to just sculpt a head. I needed to add a little bust of a body or […]