Saturday, November 21, 2015

Hypertufa Heart Planter

Some friends who saw these photos thought I was baking a chocolate heart cake but alas, no, it's a hypertufa planter.  Hyper what?  Hypertufa is a mixture of perlite, moss and Portland cement.  When it dries, it is lighter weight than regular cement.  This guy gets to cure for a month in a plastic bag and I can't wait for it to be ready.  I'm having a class in January, just in time for Valentine's Day where you'll make your own hypertufa planter and then you'll plant a planter that I've cured for you with succulents I provide.   Need a perfect gift for that spcial gardener in your life?  Come mix up some fun.

Wire Mesh Envelope Succulent Planter

It isn't even Christmas yet, but I'm thinking ahead to Valentine's Day projects.  Isn't this adorable?  I'm always looking for the next succulent project and I'm very pleased to show you this one.  Be on the lookout for it debuting on the January class list.  It'll be online soon at  Come have a fun afternoon, make the mesh envelope then plant it with a variety of succulents I provide. It's perfect as a gift our something special for you! 

I love Publicity!

The local New Times, our county-wide free newspaper, came to the last Succulent Sunday 
to feature the workshop for a DIY Holiday feature.  It will be in the paper on Thanksgiving day.  I'm so excited!  The students did a fabulous job and I'm hoping the photographer got some good shots.  I have a couple of more workshops in December so come join the fun and create a stunning succulent wreath.

Gifts from the Kitchen

It was a fabulous day at the studio where we made tons of gifts from the kitchen - we whipped up Coffee and Peppermint Body Scrubs adorned with real coffee beans and bread dough candy canes and holly, Spice Rub for Chicken, Rosemary, Lemon and Garlic Vinegar, Limoncello, Sea Salt Chocolate Caramels plus, tags, tags, tags and labels for everything!  If you missed out, there's another workshop on December 1st.
We even made tags using shrink plastic.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fall-ized Succulent Wreath Centerpiece

My students have been making tons of succulent wreaths so I thought I'd show a pretty way to use them as a centerpiece for your Fall table. Come take a class at

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Mosaic Heart Classes

Check out the mosaic hearts a student made for her grandchildren.  Come join the fun in our studio!  Our class schedule is available at

San Luis Obispo Open Studios Art Tour

What a great weekend!  We had so many people tour the studio and loved sharing our passion of creativity!  We're opening up the studio again next week so come join the fun and see all of the eye candy we have to offer.

Monday, October 05, 2015

San Luis Obispo Open Studios Art Tour

Open Studio the next two weekends featuring my succulent creations, mosaics and jewelry.

Succulent Wedding

I just finished two succulent bridesmaid's bouquets for a wedding this weekend.  I made a little booboo, so I glued on a heart charm to cover it.  

Mosaic Handbag Workshop

This fun and versatile mosaic handbag can hold beautiful flowers or organize your make-up or your art supplies.  Check out the class schedule to make your own and you select the plates to totally customize your creation.  It's the perfect holiday gift...  If you can't make it to a workshop, we can custom make one just for you.

Alcohol Inks Necklaces

Alcohol Inks are so much fun and sooo easy!  Come take a class on California's beautiful Central Coast.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Animal Print & Red Rose Mosaic Heart

My latest creation that will be available at the San Luis Obispo Open Studios Art Tour Oct 10-11 & 17-18.  I handmade the roses with clay and fired them.  I shaped each petal using the old Aleene's Bread Dough Roses technique where you start with a small ball of dough / clay.  

Sea Glass Jewelry, Mosaics, Succulents, oh my!

love, love, love sea glass and I've been creating up a storm getting ready for the San Luis Obispo Open Studios Art Tour Oct 10-11 & 17-18.  We'll have mosaics, jewelry of all sorts and SUCCULENTS!  PM me and I'll send you the studio address.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Succulent Wreath Classes

Wow!  It was a fabulous Succulent Sunday!  Two classes in over 90 degree temps with no air conditioning but we got through it with lots of water, popsicles and creativity.  Come learn how easy succulent creations are to make and maintain at

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Alcohol Ink Necklaces and Ornaments

It was such a fun day teaching some local school teachers and administrators how to create with alcohol inks!  I love their 'thinking outside of the box' creativity!