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!!!

Friday, February 28, 2014


I will share the last journal pages of the doodling on manikins.  It was fun, but I am a little tired of them. Some new serious art is on the horizon and I'll shared more later.  There is also some pictures of our found puppy and the first visit to the grandkids.  They have really wanted a dog, especially Eli and you can sure see it on his face!! The dog was so comfortable with them and let them hold him however they wanted and he just complied!! He was so relaxed with them and ran and played with them all afternoon! He even got a ride in the dump truck!!  Then two pictures of the usual sleepy heads...whenever Dick sleeps she is right by his side and sleeping too! They are true buds!  Then our beautiful Olivia, who was so good with the dog and said someday she'll get a little tiny dog she can carry around in a bag to her friends! They are so busy with swim meets and competition and home school and piano, dancing, etc that a dog would be home alone!! So they can just visit with Mickey!! He is becoming a real buddy to Dick....following him down every row while push mowing the grass!! 

 I've missed my roses and zinnias at the old house and my crazy mockingbird!!

 A friend visited me in the shop....
 In my new garden...

 My favorite bag, no money no makeup, just art supplies!!

 After the exciting ride in the dump truck...and above is the huge Noah's Ark I did a few months back for children's church.

 One happy boy and one happy dog!!

 He's so little...perfect for one hand!!
 My favorite two sleepy heads!!  Priceless!!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


 I accidentally discovered the TWINKLE in this photograph....I have NO IDEA HOW IT GOT THERE!!?  BUT I LOVE IT...and I NEEDED IT!! God has a funny way of lifting your spirit!! I was going to post with some new art....but later....this is so special! Enjoy and be blessed by the twinkle!!