Dick and I have made some big changes for the year to come!! We are downsizing to free us up to do the things we have always wanted to do ..... that is.... free to travel, spend more time together, follow His lead for new adventures, no more retail store after 27 years, more time with kids, but still MORE ART and probably some sewing classes for girls ..... that is a dream right now ..... but the ART won't stop, it will be here on the blog as soon as we finish remodeling our NEW/OLD smaller home about 20 miles away. SO STAY TUNED ... we'll be having a big sale and beautiful house and property SALE in the SUMMER!! MORE FREEDOM ON IT'S WAY!!! WooHoo!!! And THANKS for all your support the last twenty seven years in my shop!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


"A" was for their last name, and "G" was her maiden name....wish I had pics of each letter with all the different children....maybe later! This was a joy to do for them!!! A picture for the author page.... An old page piece from a book.. AND now the fun day with a grand daughter!! The old fifties case was a dirty blue color and we got to work to make it something new!! The first pictures are of a small "ABC" book I made for a special new baby in our circle of friends! There was a "tree letter" for each letter with different pictures of children or a horse etc painted on them....then a blank page opposite for the new parents to add their story each day....the cover paper was a manipulated antique page from an old book....and inside a little collage from another antique book....I used my "Zutter" for the first time to cut the pages and align them....can't wait to do more personalized little books with my art!! THEN here is a series of an afternoon project with my grand daughter before she moved. She needed a bag for hair stuff etc....so we went to the garage and found this old makeup suitcase from the fifties and we mixed a color of purple she so desired and we printed, quickly, some photos and began to arrange it the way she wanted....It was all HER design and with her favorite Kitty, Sunny! ....and all her cousins, grandparents and family! Her favorite things this year while living next door were the birthday parties, cooking, spending time with family, friends and the cat!! So here is her finished suitcase!!! It was another "special day" to remember for us two!! My first grand child!!! Enjoy doing something with one of your family or a friend today!!! Blessings to you!!! sherry

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


I have started the downsizing process of going through things to eventually move to our "new spot in life" ....and I found this older spontaneously done piece I did in Mystele's class. I LOVE what it says..."Stay awhile ..... find the music of your heart .... find your gift ...... arise to the occasion ..... Dwell in your house(in yourself) .... it's yours!" I see the car with it's bags packed and stacked on top ..... basically, life is a fast trip, with us always searching ..... then I see the eyes are like windows .... to your own house so to speak .... then I see .... the arrow pointing to the Cross ..... once there, you will find your heart, no matter where you are .... and HE will never fail you or forsake you!! I may print this bigger .... to remind me of HIS never ending love, care and promise!! Have a GREAT week .... Blessings!!!! sherry .... we close on our next house the 11th ....and it won't be our last ....I may do a before and after series over the year of moving and change .....keep watch!!! The creative processes "hopefully" never cease!!