Tuesday, September 2, 2014

I'll admit it...

I'll admit it, as an artist, I have an editing problem. My mind is always telling me that while I hatch up ideas for future projects,that I should keep things simple and not over embellish. But while I create, something else entirely seems to happen...I get carried away adding this and that and end up with a mish mash of elements. Lately I've come to terms with realizing that that's just the way I create. I like combining materials like paper, fabric and resin and for the fun of it, throw in some wood, wire and burlap. Why not, I say. Sure, keeping things simple has it's merits,but if your muse is leading down that dark side...I say give it a go.


"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

Monday, September 1, 2014

Gratitude for August


So many things to be thankful for in August
Here are but a few.(left to right)
1-Having three publications out at one time
2-A beautiful gift from a friend
3-First day of 7th Grade
4-First day of 11th Grade
5-Finding Joy in painting
6-The ultimate canvas
7-My first class at Art More Place
8-My Backseat rider
9-Friday morning breakfast with my little man.

"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Soldering Saturday!!

What can I say about this day.Magical.Creative.Thankful.
On Saturday I offered my first class at Art More Place in Melbourne.
Art More Place is such a wonderful Creative Studio!

Plus,there's plenty of room for everyone to sit and play and learn.


I was even able to set up stations,which is such a great thing to have when teaching.


And all the wonderful ladies were so kind to this nervous teacher...







and they all did such an amazing job creating beautiful pendants.


Plus,Sherri, the owner of Art More Place cooked us up a yummy Yellow Squash Chili!!


and we all sat,and laughed and shared.


Thankful.So very thankful.


Here's a video sweet Deb Taylor created!!


Glass Tube Pendant with Cat Kerr from Deb Did It on Vimeo.

"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,


Saturday, August 9, 2014

A little closer to Home!

A workshop a little closer to home! If your close to Melbourne Fl.come and join me in my first workshop at Art More Place!

"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

Monday, July 28, 2014

Come and join us...Art is You Stamford Ct.

Art is you is coming up fast!! This October I'll be heading out to Stamford Ct. and I'll admit it...I feel like a kid at Christmas because I am so very excited about it!! I'm excited for all of it...the packing(I know,...I'm crazy right),I'm excited about meeting up with my Sis in Long Island and then driving up to Connecticut...I'm not looking forward to the traffic though..I'm not that crazy!  I'm looking forward to seeing old friends...making new ones,teaching classes,and making tons and tons of new memories!
Do I sound excited....you betcha!!..heehee.
Here's a little video I created sharing some wonderful memories at Art is You!!




"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

Friday, July 18, 2014

Something sweet,just for you.

Happy Friday friends!!
I have a new tutorial on the Stampington Blog "Somerset Place" and I am super excited to share it with you!
Learn how to make these Sweet Shadowboxes!!


I'll show you how I added these yummy paint layers


and filled the inside of the shadowbox with artsy goodness.


Be sure to stop by and I'd love it if you left me a comment and told me what you thought.


To see the tutorial just go here!! Happy Creating friends!


"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

Monday, June 30, 2014

Gratitude for June

A little bit of Gratitude for the month of June.


1-Best Hubby ever
2-Art Moments
3-Checker challenges with Joshua
4-A new family addition
5-Dads back home from hospital
6-Quiet beauty
7-Trying something new
8-Looking up
9-Making new friends
now #10 belongs to something that just happened...

 I go to bring the dog outside and my daughter locks the glass door behind me...she calls her brother and for half hour they stand there laughing like mad as I pout and scream to let me in!! Finally after a crying(not really crying heehee) fit they let me in only to run into their rooms,from which they yell to each other from behind the walls to confront me...my son decides to sneak out with a pillow as a shield and rubber bat...but he doesn't know that I've hidden in the bathroom ready to pounce with a water bottle.My daughter,the chicken, calls me on my cell phone because she's to afraid to come out.A good hour of laughter and fun...
 I love moments like this!





"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

Monday, June 23, 2014

Art More Place, Home away from Home

A couple of weeks ago I met up with a Facebook friend Sherri.She recently opened up 
a wonderful Art Studio here in Melbourne called Art More Place.It's the most amazing place!
While hours passed we talked about her open house coming up and she invited me to attend and display some of my work as I will be teaching upcoming workshops there.
I was thrilled to pieces.

I had so much fun meeting making new friends and meeting Facebook friends for the first time.

I had the chance to talk about my work and see face to face how people react to it.



I made some new creative friends that live right here in the same town


and even offered one of my pendants for a giveaway and the girl that won it seemed to really like it!!



My daughter Hannah came with me to give me a hand,but she ended up chatting the night away too...


Overall it was a great event.I'm so thankful that I met Sherri and found her beautiful space.



I have a feeling this is the beginning of something wonderful.


If your local,be sure to check out the Art More Place website and see my first workshop offering for August!!




"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Be Kind

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.


A new blog post on the Paper Whimsy Inspire Blog


"Be Kind" a free standing two panel assemblage.


I'll admit,I think I'm coming out of my color shell.I still love all shades of brown...but lately I've been feeling adventurous with purples and blues.


I even took a painting class this week and ok I was a wee bit out of my comfort zone
but I had a truly wonderful evening.


It's all about learning and growing isnt it?
and before I go I wanted to share a wonderful video of Jim Carey giving a 
commencement speech.It's pretty awesome.



"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Monthly Gratitude

Monthly Gratitude for May:
-Butter Pecan Ice cream
-Just Because handmade postcard from my dear friend Catherine
-My favorite indulgence "Paris Affair" votives from Common Stone Pottery
-An awesome find for the craft room
-The final days of school
-My first Doll for my Momma
-STG Cover
-My favorite spot in the house
-My college student

“Let us be grateful to the people/places and things that make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
― Marcel Proust



"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,


Friday, May 23, 2014

Every Single Minute.


It's been a crazy couple of weeks...so much going on inside and outside the creative life...and I am so thankful for each and every second of it.

The other day,was one of those...well,perfect days..
the family shared lunch in my favorite spot in the house and the breeze was absolutely heavenly...
later on that day we had some pool fun...

and ended it off with a scoop of butter pecan...oh my.

These little things,are what matter most,it's the time we share with those we love,soaking in every breeze,every giggle,every challenge,every single moment.
and in between these beautiful moments
I get to play and create with my hands.
Something,
still 
cant 
believe is true
and so
I am 
thankful
and 
full
of 
gratitude.

"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

Friday, May 9, 2014

Featured Artist on AMAZING Crafting Products Blog!

OOOOWEEeeeee... I am so thrilled to be the featured artist of the Month over at ACP!! I have been using their products for years...here's some new projects I've created using some of the products....


Be sure to stop by the blog today for my introduction...heehee..and stay tuned because I have a fun easy peasy tutorial coming up!! 
and to check out the amazing products just go here!!

"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,