July 30, 2017

AUG 25 , 26 and 27.

I am  heading to the East coast to teach and oh how my eyes are ready to see GREEN  leafy trees. Hear blue jays  sing , see robins hop and squirrels scamper .

I will be teaching  3 of my favorite  classes  at


Jean makes make it so  very easy to sign up for a class. Just click on the links I have created and it will take you right to the class  info and paying.All on Jean's  ETSY site.How easy. Etc.. 


Jean ALSO  offers rooms for rent in her home. So you can  stay right where  the   Charmed I' m Sure Studio  is located . How easy, all in  one place bring a friend  and it  make it a gals  weekend, as jean has  rooms  for doubles too.  

Of course I will be staying there too. 

 The Charmed...

July 27, 2017

A week in the life of Julie " the traveling teacher"  . This is a recap of  my trip to OK. City where  I taught for 5 days in 2 locations, Alouette a bead store  in Midwest City and Paper Crown a paper arts store in OK  City.

I  had so much fun !  Thanks, Cindy  of PAPER CRWON n and Loretta of ALOUTTE for  the invitation to teach  in you  creatively inspiring  stores. 

July 22, 2017

Just a few items at my trunk  show at Paper Crown  this weekend !

 Forever and a Day 

Blu Girl 

July 17, 2017

2  day sale ONLY - July 16 and 17 Till midnight .

 free  class with purchase of 

On my hand made plaster cast doll heads and  hand rolled paper clay  arm with wire  for attaching to a body of  your own creation.  
Buy the 3 pice  set and  get my doll head painting  class for FREE .

 Click here to view the   listing  for my doll head and arms  $10.00 for the set. 

Julie's doll head painting  class  free with purchase of doll head and arms .

Miss Blu,   This is an example of how I use my doll head and arms . 

July 16, 2017

Mary Ellen Merrigan  say's  "marketing takes courage". If you need a dose of courage and are planing on or thinking of attending   

Art Unraveled in Phoenix AZ Aug. 1 - 8. 

Consider taking  Mary Ellen's  class 

Social media with a  Heart .

The class is Monday Aug .1  on the first  day of the event. I assure you she will  help you  build your courages. 

Mary Ellen also does Private mentoring  

I am working with  Mary Ellen and she is helping me over come  my  marketing anxieties. 

Being an artist her self with a  career in marketing  gives her a unique perspective into both worlds. She understands intimately  the unique road blocks most artist face. She  also reaches out to understand your  unique issues  and gives her support with heart.   

Enjoy  some of Mary Ellen's  art wor...

July 14, 2017

It is the end of the week and look what we did.  

The Sun Catcher is done.  Thanks so much for watching I would love for you to  sign up for my news letters .

July 14, 2017

Step four of my free Shrinkets class . Companion Kit  Is for sale in the SHRINKETS shop It come with the new  Shrinkets Fluted Spacer bead mold.  YOU can also buy the mold separately . 

July 12, 2017

This is step 3 of  my free  SHRINKETS class"The Sun Catcher ".

 To Purchase the companion kit visit the SHRINKETS shop 

July 12, 2017

"The Sun Catcher" step 2. 

Thank you so  much for watching and all your support.


The companion kit is for sale in the shrinkets shop.

The NEW  Shrinkets fluted spacer bead mold

is for sale in the Shrinkets shop 

July 11, 2017

Announcing the release of my new

Fluted  Spacer SHRINKETS bead mold.

To  celebrate I am offering  a FREE CLASS 

"The Sun Catcher "

Each day I will add one of the five steps. 

Today is step one. 

I also have a limited  number of companion  class  kits for sale. They include the NEW mold and template .

 The NEW Mold and template are both for sale individually.   

 The Sun Catcher - Step One 


 The project - Using the new

 Fluted Spacer bead SHRINKETS mold. 

The optional The Sun Catcher kit  . for sale in the SHRINKETS shop.

limited  supply . 


 the  The Sun Catcher class  template for sale in the SHRINKETS shop. 


SHRINKETS Fluted Spacer bead mold .

For sale in the SHRINKETS shop.

Thanks so much XO J ulie     

July 9, 2017

I could never find doll forms  that suited me so, I made my own and now offer them for sale in my  etsy shop . This is my  

standing  doll form. 


Todays' special , if  you make  a purchase of the doll form I  will refund your domestic shipping. All you have to do is mention in the ETSY  purchase comments that you "saw it on Julie's  blog. "

This is one of the dolls I created using the from.

July 9, 2017

Today I am featuring Helen Dardrik  a Canadian Illustrator whose  wonderful bright colored  botanical illustrations inspire me. A perfect Inspiration  for SHRINKETS shrink art plastic. To learn more about Helen visit her blog at 

Orange you Lucky

Hope you enjoyed XO Julie 

July 8, 2017

In this short video I  captured  the  weeks work in my studio. Lots of multi tasking mixed in with fun creating .There always has to be time create. 

What did you do this week ? 

July 7, 2017

Good easy to make food is a big part of my daily lifestyle. This is one of my yummy favorites. Perfect  served hot or cold  .

SUPER EASY- Julie's Greek Chicken 

*Roast 1 chicken in a big baking dish.  Surround with  cherry tomatoes, chopped onions and chopped bell peppers . Slather all with olive oil and roast with  tin foil for 1 3/5  hours at 400 degrees.  Remove the tin foil  the last 1/2 hour  of roasting.  

*Boil tube style noodles. You will need about 3 cups noodles or  ( when done ).

*Cut kalamata   olives ( in half ) 

*Remove chicken meat from bones when  it is cool enough to do so. With a slotted spoon remove the veggies from the  roasting pan and mix in a large bowl with  the chicken 

*Add  kalamata olives  and Feta Cheese, as much as you like. 

Add black p...

July 6, 2017

Do you want to learn how to use the opulent shrink plastic which is an exclusively unique product of my SHRINKETS line and sold in my SHRINKETS SHOP. If so watch this video clip and I will give you some tips on how to best use this well named shrink plastic.  

Opulent ivory and gold glitter shrink plastic  used for  the bale .

 Opulent white with silver glitter, ivory with gold glitter  shrink plastic used for the leaves and flowers.

Opulent white with silver glitter , ivory with gold glitter and opal glitter and translucent shrink plastic used for  leaf beads and spacer beads.  

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