My first podcast interview

My first podcast interview

And it was fabulous to speak with Patty Palmer of Deep Space Sparkle.

I have been following Patty’s blog for years, and regularly recommended her site to teachers who asked me about art for kids, and last year I signed up to be a ‘Sparkler’ on her membership site.

As a result of an instagram message when she was preparing a bundle of Australian themed lesson plans, Patty saw what I do and invited me to teach on her upcoming Draw Paint Make online workshop (it’s on 7 July – here’s the link for more info).

So I seriously have to pinch myself.

Now, it IS a long interview. I usually listen to podcasts while I’m painting or in the car or setting up my studio space for a class, so that’s highly recommended.

And yes, it’s VERY HARD to listen to myself speak and there’s definitely a few sayings that were my ‘favourites of the day’ and I hope weren’t too bothersome – but there’s a learning for next time!

Thank you so much to Patty for having me. I do love talking about art and acrylics, so what can I say? It was grand!

Can’t wait til ‘Draw Paint Make’ now!

Art Teachers will LOVE this online Workshop

Art Teachers will LOVE this online Workshop

I’m BESIDE MYSELF excited to be part of Patty Palmer’s team for her ‘Draw Paint Make’ Workshop in July! That’s me, bottom left 🙂

For years I have been referring teachers to Patty’s blog, “Deep Space Sparkle”.

She has SO MANY fabulous art projects available, and when her membership program opened up, and we started taking kids classes in my studio, I became a ‘Sparkler’.

Here’s the rest of the story:

Earlier this year Patty shared (in an Insta story) that she was preparing an Australian art lesson plan and I sent her a message of encouragement… she responded… went and looked at my insta account… we talked… she emailed and asked if I’d like to be a tutor for the workshop… I fell over and had to get myself up again… I SAID YES!… I put together my ideas… she interviewed me for her podcast “Art Made Easy” (and it goes live next week I think!)… and I’m on track to delivering my part of the workshop (I’m all about using Acrylics!).

I’ve actually got a full show and tell and THREE projects to share in my part of the workshop and it’s SO HARD not to give too many clues just yet. But I’m really happy with them, and will be online for 30 minutes of Q&A after my session on the day.

The lineup is terrific, Patty’s Deep Space Sparkle credibility is SUPER HIGH and I’m sure it’s going to be a fabulous online event for anyone who teaches art to kids. PLUS you get a full year of access to the content, so you can go at your own pace.

So, as a tutor, I have a personal referral link –

I’d love to see you (well, sort of… you know what I mean!) there!