creative workshops

Learn something new with other craft enthusiasts.

Whether it’s creating a rubber stamp, making jewelry, designing home decor, assembling wreaths or stitching a banner, there is so much to make and learn together. Join me for a creative workshop and play with different mediums ranging from wood and metal to paper and napkins to beads and stones to textiles and fabrics. All supplies are provided and no prior art experience is required. Upcoming workshops are listed below.

Bible Journaling Workshop: Lectio Divina + Art

Saturday, October 15, 2022 ǀ 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
If you’ve been interested in learning how to bible journal, but don’t have time for a weekly class, join me for a one day bible journaling workshop to get you started. This workshop will bring together God’s Word and art. Participants will be introduced to the process of Lectio Divina, a Latin term that literally means “divine reading.” Lectio Divina begins with selecting a passage of the Bible and reading it over and over, very slowly, reflecting on each word and phrase while paying attention to the impact the words have on our hearts.This workshop will encourage you to take your reflections and respond to Scripture with mixed media art. All participants will receive a Genesis bible journal and a creative kit to use with their bible journaling. The workshop will showcase several mixed media lessons. All supplies will be provided and no prior art experience is required.

This creative workshop is graciously hosted by St. Luke’s United Methodist. All participants must register below with St. Luke’s so we can get an accurate headcount and prepare accordingly.

Lord, Here’s My Junk!

July 31, 2022 | West University Baptist Church | 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

It’s amazing how much we can store up in our hearts and minds. Teaching and truths which uplift and encourage sit right alongside memories and words that become burdensome baggage and barriers to our growth. What do we do with all this “junk” and how do we sort the good from the bad? Journaling and getting the “junk” out in the open can help us navigate what we should remember and cling to or what we need to surrender and release. Join us for a creative workshop to make a Junk Journal to hold what’s on our heart.  A junk journal is a handmade book made of recycled items such as papers from a scrap pack, books, magazines, music sheets, envelopes, packaging, maps, greeting cards, etc. This will be the perfect place to capture the eclectic mix of what lies in our hearts. 

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting. (Psalm 139:23-24)

All art supplies will be provided. However, we are asking each attendee to contribute one pack of “paper” to share. This can be a book whose pages can be ripped out, a pack of decorative scrapbook paper, an old piano music book, an atlas, the options are endless. Many things are made from paper and can serve as very interesting pages for our Junk journals. These pages do not need to be blank, so get creative!

This creative workshop is graciously hosted by West University Baptist Church (WUBC), so the cost to attend is FREE. But all participants must register below with WUBC so we can get an accurate headcount and prepare accordingly.

#Onestitchamonth at home

2022 Fabric Journal Stitchbook (January-December)

Are you a textile enthusiast? Do you love fabrics, threads, ribbons and more? Join me for #onestitchamonth and get started on your very own mixed media fabric journal stitchbook. What’s a fabric journal stitchbook, you ask? It’s like an art journal or scrapbook, but the pages are made of muslin fabric, and instead of using just pens, pencils and paints, you incorporate textiles, needle and thread to make your creative imprint. Each month “journal” a new page in your stitchbook to capture one salient memory of the month. By year’s end, you’ll have 12 pages done in your stitchbook to commemorate 2022. Click here for more information. Please RSVP below if you would like to participate in #onestitchamonth. You will be emailed more specific information on how to get your very own stitchbook and how to get started fabric journaling.