DVD Pre Orders Now Available!


I’ve had many requests to offer my past workshops on DVD so I’m happy to say that I’m ready to start the ball rolling with my retired Journal 365 workshop!

I’m offering a pre-order of this DVD that will come to you signed by me and at a discounted price of $45.oo (plus S&H) for a limited time of one week! If you pre order, your DVD will arrive in about 3 weeks give or take, depending on shipping times. This is a one time offer at a 30% discount! After 7 Days the price will go to it’s normal price of $76.00 which is still a savings off of the original class price of $110. This will also be great for those of you who have already taken the class and still want the DVD’s to get them at a reduced rate.

This offer ends on NOVEMBER 21st so hurry now!

I’m sorry but the offer is now over. The DVD will be available at it’s regular price soon:-)

Online Classes / DVD’s

I’ve been teaching online classes for the past several years now and I can understand why this works for so many people. While nothing beats taking a live class, I understand that is not always an option, so I’ve enjoyed helping to provide an alternative to that in the form of online classes and now DVD’s.


I’ve offered these classes in various ways and always through other online venues, but by now offering them as DVD’s will allow me to re-run workshops that people may have missed or for those who would like to have the videos available to refer back to as often as they like. I will only offer a class as a DVD after I’ve decided not to open it for online teaching anymore. Please remember that as I set my price point for each DVD many things are taken into consideration and while I want to keep things affordable I also need to respect those who have previously paid to take the workshop in it’s online format. Because there are no handouts, or instructor involvement as in a workshop, the price will reflect that.

All DVD’s are professionally manufactured by a company that will drop ship them directly to you in the manner of your choice. They have been very good with a quick turn around. The DVD’s come in a Traditional DVD case with the insert as pictured below. The DVD’s themselves have graphics on them as well and each set has an insert in the case with additional information for the class.

Coming Soon!

Journal 365

Over 6 1/2 hours of video instruction on 4 DVD’s with a ‘no fluff-get down to business’ approach. Journal 365 consists of 12 video lessons that vary in length, totaling over 6 hours of instruction in all. Each lesson was intended to be a starting point from which to create many journal pages over the course of a month. With 12 lessons you will have journal inspiration for a whole year!

Lesson 1- One

‘One’. It’s easy to keep adding and adding to a page with many interesting and exciting things to your page. Working with one image or word simplifies things and causes you to focus on the meaning or feeling that it evokes.  It’s powerful.

Lesson 2- At Face Value

Creating a Self Portrait can be intimidating if you’re not accustomed to drawing faces. The KEY is to remember it doesn’t have to be an exact replica of your face. You are creating the ‘essence’ of you, not a mirror image, and this journal exercise is intended to help you do just that.  You will learn some simple techniques that teach the tonal values of shading and be able to create a self portrait that reflects the inner you.

Lesson 3-Story Construction

We’ll focus on creating stories with collage and paint. By using magazine images, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera, it’s easy to create pages with a story all their own.

Lesson 4-Recycled Collage

Reusing your own artwork in your journal pages helps you get the most out of the time you put into creating art.Lesson 6-Making Your Own Mark.

Lesson 5-Back on Black

Creating on a black page creates drama and depth!

Lesson 6-Making Your Own Mark

Stamps are a great addition to any journal page, but in this lesson we kick it up a notch and carve our own stamps! By creating your own stamps you will continue to set your journal pages apart from the rest as you develop your own style of visual journaling.

Lesson 7-Behind the Mask

Most of us put on a ‘mask’ as we go about our daily life. It’s that ‘face’ that people want and expect to see from us. Each mask is different and we all wear them for different reasons. A lot of the time it doesn’t even really seem like we are wearing one because it’s so comfortable behind it peering out.

Lesson 8-Word Search

In this lesson we start with a whole page of words and then artfully cover them up until we are left with only the words that matter, giving a voice to the page as it evolves.

Lesson 9-Arcimboldo Style Self Portrait

In this lesson we will try our hand at a different type of self portrait. This can involve the amount of painting and drawing that you feel comfortable with. You can create it with collage only if you like. This lesson was inspired by one I taught to the 7th graders art class and it’s a great exercise to really search inside yourself to get at the real you.

Lesson 10-15 Minute Journal Pages

Let’s face it, sometimes there just isn’t any time left in the day to create art. On those days I love to spend just 15 minutes (I even set a timer to force myself to hurry) and create a fast and slightly messy journal page.Lesson 11-Monochromatic Media

Lesson 11-Monochromatic Media

By mixing several different types of media, in the form of collage, paint, and water soluble crayon you can create a visually pleasing journal page while only using one main color. Working with a Monochromatic palette forces your creativity to the surface and allows for interesting exploration of your favorite color or you can challenge yourself with a little used one.

Lesson 12-It’s a Wrap!

This has to be the easiest way on earth to get a really cool looking background for your journal pages. No two will ever be the same and it’s guaranteed fool proof! These pages have the look of tie dyed t-shirts without the mess that comes with the real thing and you can create them so fast you won’t believe it. Use them as is or as the base for more developed pages.

General Supply List

This is a basic list of supplies for journaling. You can use whatever you like as a journal should reflect your work/style. We will be adding in different tools and supplies along the journey but these basics will get you started!

2-3 sheets of 22×30 Watercolor paper, waxed linen thread, upholstery needle, and awl- or your own ready made journal

Paint, acrylic of your choosing

Acrylic glazing medium

Soft gel medium or form of collage glue


Favorite journaling paper, I recommend a heavy water color paper

Waxed linen thread

Large needle for book binding

Markers, pens, pencils, writing instruments

Charcoal pencils, blending stump

Water soluble crayons, color/brand of your choice

Graphite pencil

White pen, your favorite

Baby wipes

I really encourage you to use tools/supplies you already have so please feel free to make substitutions- don’t worry about brands. We will be making our own journal as we go along but you may use any journal if you don’t want to make your own. This is a process class; each journal will be unique and personal so you decide what suits you best!



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