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!!!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


It was very early on a Sunday morning when I heard a baby's cry outside.  So I hopped up to see where the crying was coming from. And there he was 7-8 weeks old on my front porch unable to come down....deposited by possibly an angel. I was not ready for a dog at all. But his plans were to melt our hearts. HE CAME, HE STOLE OUR HEARTS AND HE WILL STAY.  Now two weeks later he is double his size and weight.  We named him Mickey like Mickey Mouse.  Blessings come in an instant when you least expect it!!  At least that is the way we are choosing to look at it. One thing for sure. My focus has shifted from worry and anxiety to a little dog who needs me.... the other things will take care of themselves!


Thursday, January 9, 2014


Now go down a little .... til you reach me.....

These little circle flower designs I saw on Pam garrison's blog, her designs, I borrowed.... I ordered two printed cotton pieces to embroider of her designs....love her work.

Rainy gray days, dreary skies, school has started again ...... Good for some parents but work for others.  I hope everyone was on time!!!  I had a really low week, so decided to make it a journal page.  I also diffused some new essential oils to try and get a new perspective!  See them next to my red chair in my new tulip diffuser!?  Well shoot, they must work because I have giggled my way through finishing this journal page of me in my pajama's slumped, uncombed, in the chair.  I left off about 100 pounds and less grey in the hair but the rest is pretty accurate!  Plus that oil with the eucalyptus, clove and cinnamon began to smell great in the house.  AND I AM STILL GIGGLING AT MY DRAWING!  I think the silly drawing was the trick..... Doodling always settles my heart! AND DOING ANYTHING ART LIFTS ME TO A HAPPIER PLACE!  MY SIMPLE PRAYER WORKS TOO!  Hope your week is full of purpose, love and joy.  Blessings to you! Maybe slap a smile on your face...come on, just try!

Thursday, January 2, 2014


Not sure why there is always a space here...never happened before...but check out this NEW FUN!!!
!!    PLUS I just added another I made as a card for my grand daughter .... at the bottom with glitter pens!
Peyton painted (with copics) her manikin! Cute! Now all the kids want one!
Elena's ,5 yrs,drawing of the "good boy"....she said.

My decor and doodling and journaling around Elena's work in my journal. And below her sideways cat and flower....

Olivia, 12 yrs, and I made rubberband bracelets....they are too fun!!!

I drew him and Elena, 5 yrs, wanted to paint him....made a great conversation!!  I am HOOKED on doing these!!!

Then this conversation between two women....about an up coming Bible Study...

Before all the black was filled in....

I gave my artistic grand daughter a manikin for Christmas and this is what developed!!!  I instructed her how to use it to draw people, she wanted to paint the doll instead, BUT THEN we began to draw and journal and doodle along!!!  Well, I am hooked and going to do a whole journal of these people and their conversations!!  It is copyrighted now.....NOT!  Ha  So fun!! I might submit it to a magazine!!  ENJOY!!! I DID!!!....and AM!!! Blessings to you ALL for 2014....a new year for new beginnings!!

She was collecting nests and didn't realize there were eggs in it until Mama and Pappa Bird began attacking her!  She DID put the nest back promptly!!