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!!!

Monday, June 24, 2013


Crayon resist....fun...above
I've joined a class called SEWN by the super creative Mary Ann Moss. She is at www.dispatchfromla.typepad.com if you want to join the class. I have loved taking her journal book building classes and cannot wait til this class starts.  We have a few hints, which is all I can give you....to paint patterns, lots of patterns, then get your scissors out!!! I'll show the end result at the end of summer, but you could be painting mindless ends and ends of patterns to cut up in joining her class that starts July 5th....with a bang!! I haven't done SERIOUS ART for a while, but have delighted myself with painting mindless colors, designs and shapes in bliss .... a friend talked about how she prays when she paints .... and WELL it is so true for me too, as it is a very intimate time with Him, thinking, discussing, solving and giving over! I guess that is why I am so desperate to paint with color!  I need the constant conversations with the Lord, like a garden chat with your DAD as you water the thirsty plants! I had those moments so often on my beautiful porch and in my garden in Round Top and am creating my wonderful spot here in my new smaller yard! AND in my cluttered full of stuff that delights my heart studio loft!! I think it will never be straightened .... not for long anyway!!  SOOOO .... here are some of the patterns I have been slapping onto paper to be cut up when class starts ... let your heart and imagination go with what Mary Ann Moss is going to share with us to do!! Have a BLESSED WEEK ....enjoy the color!
I LOVE these water soluable crayons above.....I'll add water to the color to make it look like watercolor....ONE THING....When you use watercolors, use GOOD watercolor paper or it ends up blotchy like these....but these will be cut up and I didn't want to waste my good paper....maybe I should have!!
The above picture was a stack of dvd movies, lean your head to the right to see it correctly!.....and what movies I like!

These are cheap paints, but when you use good brands you get prettier colors!!

Saturday, June 1, 2013


I know it has been a while since I have blogged....and I still love to go to other BLOGS ... still love it more than FACEBOOK. But will do both... since I am so inspired by all the creative people I encounter!!!  I have been doodling and journaling quite a bit....playing with color every chance I get.  I don't have photos downloaded, but do have a few pictures of a project I am working on.... manipulated photos at this point....but we'll see what comes of it..... still playing with ideas.  Just know, I appreciate you coming to my blog and I pray you are blessed by it in some way!!  Enjoy!!