I give talks on a variety of subjects, including my Year of Fearless Love (and how it completely changed the trajectory of my life); Self-Love (why we struggle to love ourselves and how to make it a daily practice); and Creativity (living a creative life, trusting the creative process, and doing what lights you up inside). I approach my topics with a genuine desire to engage the audience in a conversation that leaves us all better off. The world needs more conversation.
If you're interested in booking me to speak to your group, feel free to contact me with the details of your event.
My workshops can be taught in your studio or place of business, or they can be privately hosted. I work closely with my hosts to create a a fun and unique experience perfect for your group. Prices vary based on the materials used and the number of attendees. If you're interested in booking me to teach a workshop, contact me, and we'll figure out what works best for you.
Beginning Chalkboard Sign-making (1.5 - 2 hrs)
This class is perfect for ALL skill levels. You don't need to be an artist, or hand letterer. You'll learn a chalk transfer method that makes it easy for anyone to create a beautiful decorative chalkboard. You'll learn how to transfer art from paper to board, how to work with chalk and chalk markers, how to add custom details and chalk shading to your art, plus the basic principles of lettering. You’ll leave with your completed chalkboard sign and a kit with everything you need to make more masterpieces. (Kit includes my favorite chalk and chalk marker; a chalk sharpener; an instructional packet with sample illustrations, a resource list and practice sheets.) Plus, you'll get access to even more free, downloadable content, including additional, regularly updated chalkboard illustrations, specifically designed for workshop attendees.
Intro to Chalk Lettering workshop (2.5 hours)
Chalkboard signs are everywhere these days - at weddings and parties, on the sidewalks outside businesses, and in homes, where they make fun and unique home decor. Why not do it yourself? The key to beautiful chalkboard signs, is artful lettering. In this Intro to Chalk Lettering Workshop, we'll focus on the basics. You’ll learn, letter by letter, a modern calligraphy script, how to join your letters, and how to develop a faux calligraphy script using your own handwriting. You'll also learn some tricks to designing your own fonts and mixing different fonts together on a single board. We’ll practice writing and embellishing techniques, and then we’ll take your new skills to the chalkboard! Materials provided. You’ll leave with your practice board, a chalk lettering kit (including chalk, chalk marker, eraser, sharpener and more), an instructional packet, and access to lots of free downloadable content for more chalkboard exploration.
Mandala-making workshop (3 hours)
Drawing a mandala is not only a creative experience, but a meditative and restorative one as well. In this class you will learn the basic techniques for creating a beautiful, intricate, personally meaningful mandala, and once you know the basics, there is no end to the number of designs you'll be able to create on your own. No experience is necessary and all materials are included. You'll leave the class with a completed mandala, plus a mandala-making kit so you can explore this wonderful art form on your own.