Wednesday, December 2, 2020

bust magazine winter issue

super thrilled to see these papiermache ornaments in BUST magazine! Winter 2021 issue (2 pg. DIY tutorial) is now available at newstands everywhere. you can make these at home! it's a true honor to be in a magazine with outlaw, activist, feminist jane fonda on the cover! plus 8 change makers= the next generation of superstar activists. photo by @meikophoto

Thursday, November 19, 2020

new holiday ornaments!

 i made some new paper mache ornaments for jenny lemons in san francisco: strawberries, calico cats, bananas, mushrooms, roller skates, cacus, cherries and flamingos on skateboards! go get 'em

 you can now purchase them online here

Thursday, November 12, 2020

san diego 2020

after canceling/ rescheduling our papier mache workshops from april and july(due to covid19), little dame shop and i decided to go ahead with our plans in november using strict safety protocols. we agreed that with the collective election anxiety, everyone needed to keep their hands busy and get out of the house for a bit. on saturday morning, i drove through pouring rain for 2 hours from l.a. to san diego. simone was there when i arrived and told me that biden won the presidency!! north park san diego was filled with cheering and honking horns. the timing was perfect! (above: me and simone +fresh mural is by isa of @gentle thrills).
i love this abominable snowman that was made in the first workshop!
after the first workshop i was starving and ordered the best sandwich i have ever tasted from a place across the street called black market bakery. if you find yourself in north park, go there and order the hitman! it's a vegetarian sandwich filled with brie, artichoke, artichoke pesto, red onion, sun dried tomato spread on lemon rosemary toasted bread.... it's incredible and a little messy!   

katie came by for the next workshop and we got to take a photo together in the little dame tattoo shop!

the evening workshop was small and so much fun! one of the ladies made this papier mache dog and glued googly eyes on him when she got home.

i finally got to meet the amazing, adorable tijuana illustrator itzel!! @yayitzel. she signed up for the 3rd workshop on sunday morning.
there were 9 of us. all the tables were spaced, everyone wore a mask and the doors were wide open for air. each had their own supplies so there was no sharing or touching. i enjoyed the mother and young daughter above who made a giraffe, churro and ruth bader ginsburg crown! the 10 year old was even wearing an rbg mask, so cool!!!need!!!
i could share many of the pieces made in these workshops but this is my favorite because it started with the intention of being a pet cat and then morphed into a dog and finally the creator turned it into this unicorn! this joyous flexibility, embracing the unknown and making the best of it while learning is something we all need to have as we head into this uncertain new future. 


Thursday, September 3, 2020


i teamed up with vans and made some papier mache tutorial videos to kickstart your creativity during quarantine. it was sooo much fun playing with the papier mache figures and stop motion!! be sure to watch through the end of each video for a special treat!

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

new york baby in covid 19 times

custom baby mobile for a new mom due may 2nd in new york city: a medical student recovering from covid 19. i hope her baby girl will love this papier mache mobile designed with 3 little birds and a lion at the top! may she be strong, healthy and safe

papier mache earrings!

50 pairs of handmade papier mache earrings are now available to purchase at coast to coast vintage . 50% of each earring sold is donated to no kid hungry * so far we have sold 31 pairs and have already donated over $700!! thanks to jaimee for her brilliant idea to collaborate and help others during these times of covid19 quarantine. with 3 kids at home, i know how hard it is to keep food in the house with the future so uncertain. these earrings were intended to travel to portland to sell at art and soul retreat but i had to eat my airline tickets and the workshops that were scheduled. thank you for your purchases, every dollar counts! (photos courtesy of jaimee dormer of coast to coast vintage)

Monday, March 9, 2020

art center college of design pasadena

A  full class! My Papier mache college teaching gig was a huge success at Pasadena Art Center College of Design. I've been posting most of my stories on Instagram these days since it's a more direct way to document in these fast moving times ... but I'll try to keep the blog alive this year! Maybe the corona virus will slow things down with all the cancellations/closures and people will go back to drinking tea and reading blogs! Ha haaa! Stay well and enjoy this little yellow bootie dude,blue deer, animal band, stretchy calico cat and cake. I always wish I had taken more photos of the student art. There are too many good ones that got away