Tuesday, September 29, 2009

More class samples

Oh did I have fun yesterday making more samples for the Art and Soul Classes in Las Vegas.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fall Open studio tour

Hey everyone go to Quilting art magazine and have some fun joining the open studio event this October 3rd
If you want to participate too just follow this link for the rules.

What a pair!

Hi Everyone Thanks for coming by over the weekend for my 100th post celebration give away.  Angela was the winner!  I do have more pups on my etsy.  And this little painting is going on today. Thanks again for playing along.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

100th post

Yesterday was my 100th post and in honor of that and to thank all of you who visit and by doing so encourage me. I am giving away this little angel dog . Just leave and comment today and tomorrow (sunday) and I will  toss the names in a hat and pick a winner. Now I am off to get have my coffee and spend the weekend painting and decorating my Aunt Deb's Studio. It will be a family affair as all are pitching in to help!

Friday, September 25, 2009

The key to flying is having wings

 Here is yesterdays work in progress  finished. I will be teaching this technique at art and soul las vegas! Oh and over the weekend I will be celebrating my 100th post. So in honor of that  I am going to be doing a giving away. Randomly picked from those who  leave comments on saturday and sunday. I will post the treat to be given tomorrow! Hugs to all who stop by!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Creating Samples

I have been working on creating more samples for the class I will be teaching at Art and Soul in Las vegas. This one was so fun to do .I can hardly wait to add the design  elements to the layout .  The  inside background  is an  old piece of  linen burned and stamped and then I used resin and let the fabric float. The frame is the big part if the class it mimics a raku ceramic firing technique but  is done with paint and texture .I am thinking  of using  an old  ruler  for the main design element and of course the paper clay face HMMmmm wait  and see.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The new and improved studio

I finally got the time to finish putting everything away in my studio , after the move in Aug. I thought I would share some images. The wooden box that I keep my paint brushes in means so much to me as it was the tool box my Dad made for himself to keep his nails.

Monday, September 21, 2009


After  almost 4 months of no listings ,I finally have things up on my Etsy. I have missed being there!! These are just a few. I will to be listing more  through the week.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

It's a wonderful kind world

I am  laying in bed in the hotel room in the fair  fax area of LA. Deb and I just finished teaching 'Botanical Whimsy" at Kim Caldwell's "Artist Affair". I cannot think of words to describe this event  but will try. These darling  women check their baggage at the door and just  come into this wondrous  event to feel the joys of the creative spirit mixed with love and companionship  . The energetic  mood just  flows through the room  as we the  attendees and  teachers  just lay back and bask in this  captivating energy!! Kim  ( Caldwell ) our hostess takes this all to heart and  pushes herself  to the point of tears to insure our needs and joys are meet. It is a day of just plain all about treating and  nurturing the  creative  sprit in an environment filled with good food , art and love . Thank God for these events that provide us this outlet. Thank you Kim. Thank you Lisa ,  Ruth and my darling Maija for suggesting  my name to Kim as a teacher and Thanks to  all those behind the scene . THANKS also to  you  the artist that attended and support each other.  But  most of all THANK you to my family for helping make all those wee items for 45  kits.  Deb, Aunt Barb, Mom and you too Cal. Hey am I   ready for the oscars Oh... but my speech is to long Opsss..... .TEE HEE 

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

more bugs

The second in what  I decided would be a  series of bugs. I always have loved painting them and was very well known for them in the illustration world. HMMM I wonder what that says about me.   I also wanted to add a quote as it had special meaning for me today. I had something  happen this week that was a disappointment and as I was thinking and feeling icky about it , I looked over my desk and my eyes fell on this quote. . " everything happens for a reason it is just a matter of moving your point of view around until you see it".  So now I  have let the whole thing go and  I feel so much  better . If only we did not have to question  God's  universe so much as it sends things our way. Life would flow so much easier at least for me! I think this is my journey to keep trying everyday to accept what  comes , release, let go of control and just flow along on the currant of life. Doesn't that sound blessedly easy!! P.S. Thanks for all the kind words about " Good Queen Beth" . I will try to get more like her on my Etsy when I get back from Artistic Affair this weekend. My cousin Beth says I need to do more painting.

lost links

I just changed over to a 3 column blog . Then I did not like the look of the 3 columns and changed back but I lost all my links in the process UGHH So sorry everyone I will work at getting them back up.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Good Queen Beth

 A sneak peek at  a  painting I will "bee" selling  at the vendors soirĂ©e this friday at Kim Caldwell's Artistic Affair. When I did this piece the colors so remind me of Beth my cousin ,so I named it after her. Thanks  Beth  for some great advice today too!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Art and Soul

Ok, Now I am really excited. Glenny the creator of Art and Soul has taken me in as an instructor and if you all do not know by now I love to teach!!! I will be doing 2 classes. Each in 2 of my trade mark styles. I am a bit late to join the group but please check it out!! Here are images of the classes I am offering. It will be in Las Vegas at feb 21 - 24 2010!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

feeling good!!

Back creating again and does it ever feel good . I am so happy to have the long hot summer behind me. I am back to my old self again and feel so happy . Today I worked on something a bit different for me . I got out the wood burning tool and prismacolors and then just played. This was the result...
PS-Poor little Peanut she has the " bunny runs" and has been taking pepto bismo today . Which the silly little girl thinks is a treat!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A taste of food and wine!!

This post is for those living in the Phoniex area. Beth Quinn ( as many of your know this talented lady is my cousin!!! ) and I will be doing a fun new event this fall in Peoria Az. it is a fall wine food and arts festival . We both would love to see you there.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Good things come in small packages!!

We are sooo happy to be settled into the condo and to have scaled down . What a load off our plate !!! Today I thought I would share a few images of how I have managed to squeeze some of "our" favorite things into the space and I am so Happy that Cal likes it too and does not feel it is to crowded!! I am a lucky girl because it really is kind of crowded and he does not mind or is being very sweet about it as he knows I have to have my "things" around me . Later I will share my studio space which is turning out be a great working space too.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

when it rains it pours!!

Wow the moving saga continues. I have been so busy getting ready for Artistic Affair in a 2 weeks and tucking all our things from Santa Fe into the little condo. We unloaded everything from the truck onto the covered patio . Boxes were piled 6 high . Hey, it is mid summer in the desert. I thought it surly will be safe until I can get to everything. Well was I wrong !!! We had a blowing raining thunder storm . Many of my box piles tipped over into giant pools of water and most were boxes of my beloved children's book collection and our cloths .I was out till 1 am dragging soggy items into the house and then spent the next day laying everything in the garage to dry .I now have a "rippled" children's book collection but most did dry out without stains or spine damage!! just rippled pages .