Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Art is You 2014

So much preparation,so many laughs,so many new experiences,so many hugs,so many glasses of wine(heehee),so many new friends,so many lessons learned.
It has been another wonderful year at Art is You Mixed Media Retreats.

Teaching two classes and selling at the art trunk this year was quite a challenge when it came to packing and shipping everything...


But it was all good once we got there.I got to so see many art sisters...


and meet some new ones...






and the classes after some technical issues turned out great


and I vended for the first time


and had so much fun




and treasured every minute of it


and pee'd my pants


and took an amazing workshop with Richard Salley



and shared every minute with my sister.

it was perfect.


"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, September 19, 2014

Stencil Girl Talk

Be sure to stop by the Stencil Girl Blog  to see what the fun I had creating something special for a dear friend using one stencil!!
Go here to see the tutorial!

"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,

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,