summer vacation


Hi again!! I have to say my Summer of Creativity with Tim Holtz is making me nostalgic.  I really enjoyed summer vacation as a child, late summer nights outside, ridding bikes till it was dark, coloring outside on a blanket, if I would have had to take summer classes I would have been heartbroken.  Fast forward to today… If someone told me I could take the summer off from being an adult but I had to take some type of summer class, Creative Chemistry would be the class. I really find this experience so enjoyable, I just wish I had more time to dedicate to it. I’m a little behind on my lessons but I’ll catch up.  Here’s what I have been up to for weeks 4-6.  For more details head on over to or check out Tim Holtz at


Remember, breathe create relax! mj


summer of learning


Summer is finally here.  Even though it announces the time for more events and responsibilities that take me away from my studio, I am pleased to say that I have decided to take part in a wonderful learning opportunity.  Tim Holtz Summer of Creative Chemistry has just recently been announced and the first online class started this past week, Wednesday, June 1.  I had started Creative Chemistry 101 on my own, following along at my own pace late last fall, but I was so excited to hear about Creative Chemistry 103 and the inspiration to create every week that I have started all over again.  Head on over to to get all the details.  It doesn’t matter if you are a returning student or new.  Creative Chemistry 101 is going on now, followed by 102.  And just when you think it can’t get any better, Creative Chemistry 103.  Let’s face it, Tim has great new products out and I am ready to be inspired to create.  The student gallery has been reopened for the duration of Creative Chemistry to share our work and chances to win great Distress products.

Below are my examples from Day 2 Distress Ink Intro, Creative Chemistry 101. From left to right, Blended Spritz and Flick Technique, Brushless Watercolor Technique and Wrinkle-Free Distress Technique.  It’s not to late to join in the fun. And it’s never to late to breathe create relax. mj