Saturday, October 30, 2010

Here's a little piece of our rainy day at the pumpkin patch.

Tonight the kids were in serious concentration mode as they carved away at their pumpkins.
I think they turned out awesome.
Wishing you and yours a safe and Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


I was able to get out to my studio(aka: the garage) tonight to play with my paints!
I've noticed that I start to get cranky if too much time goes by without getting paint on my hands. I so wish I had more time to be creative. I'm workin on it.
Here's my current work in progress. My kids think she looks a bit scary without her eyes painted in. I really like seeing the progression of a painting so I thought I'd share what I've finished so far.
I'm thinking about doing a giveaway here on my blog in the next few weeks.
I feel really lucky to have been the recipient of some fabulous goodies and I wanna give back.
To those of you that have signed on to follow my blog: Thank you! I'm glad to have you here!
I'm so thankful for this blog community!

Monday, October 18, 2010

A little more Art & Soul...

Okay friends, here's a little more goodness from Art & Soul. I meant to post this earlier but life got pretty busy last week, sorry. The lovely lady in the picture with me is Teresa of
tickledpinkpaperink. She was one of my table buddies in class. When she sat down I introduced myself and she said, "I know you, you have a blog." Turns out Teresa was a fellow flyer in Kelly Rae's ecourse! I was so relieved to have a friend in class. Teresa is so easy to get along with and really talented too. She makes personalized stamps for her etsy shop. You can check out her shop Here.
Teresa made this darling owl in class, I just love it. I told her she should make prints and add them to her etsy shop.

Here's another lovely piece made by another classmate, don't know her name though.

Here's a shot of my painting in progress.

These next two were made by the talented and very kind Nellie. She traveled all the way from Michigan!

I was also fortunate to meet Lynn, and I'm so happy to call her a friend. She's one of those dear people that after just a brief meeting you just know is a kindred spirit. Click on her name to go to her blog and see her fabulous class pictures. Lynn also has an etsy shop full of her amazing textile art. Check it out Here!

For even more class pictures be sure to visit Judy's blog too.

Thank you so much for all your comments on my last post!

Much Love,

Monday, October 11, 2010

Art and Soul♥♥♥

Hello Friends!
I had such a wonderful time at Art & Soul this weekend and I got to meet
Judy Wise!!! She is a favorite artist of mine and it was so special to
meet her.
Here's a closer view of my piece. I drew her on heavy paper with graphite
and then painted her with acrylics, caran d'ache water crayons, and water color pencils.
Then I collaged her onto a wood board.
I'm really happy with how she turned out. I'm so thankful to have had
the opportunity to learn from Judy.
I'll be back later in the week with pictures of some of my classmates work!
Happy Monday!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


I've got something very exciting going on this weekend! I'm taking my first ever painting class at Art & Soul with the amazingly talented Judy Wise! I think I'm stressing about it a little. I had a dream that I showed up for class completely unprepared having forgotten to bring my art supplies. I'm also uneasy because I won't know anyone else in class. I'm telling myself to be brave. I will make new friends and learn some new skills and it will be fantastic. I had trouble sleeping tonight so I quietly crept out to my little studio and made this brave girl. I really appreciate all the kindness on my last post, means a lot this brave(yes, I am brave) girl.
Much Love,

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Happy, Happy...I finished a painting!!!

I'm in such a good mood! I love the feeling you get when you finish a piece that you really put your heart into. I've been working on this for while now, every time I had a moment to spare. It's hard to balance art time with family, house work, and my day job. Something always has to give. This week it was laundry. It piles up quick around here. Sometimes I just have to let it pile up or I will never get time to play with my art supplies.

The little poem reads:

the towering oak
through winters bitter slumber
remembers her friends

It's a bit scary to share poetry. I feel kind of like it's letting someone read your diary.
I wrote this years ago in High School English when we were doing a segment on haiku's
and I think it's very fitting for this painting. Hope you like it.

Collin's bike

Collin got a new bike! He is sooo excited about it! We went to dinner after we brought the bike home from the shop. Collin made this sweet drawing at the restaurant.
Hope you're all having a happy weekend!

Friday, October 1, 2010

I won a giveaway!

Just wanted to share these gorgeous earrings I won from the lovely Louise at
Vingtage Inspirations. I feel pretty when I wear them.
Thank you so much Louise!
above photo was borrowed from Louise's blog
Below is a photo I took just before the school year started. Some of the last delicate blooms of summer. Change is in the air, fall is definitely here. I love the colors of autumn, the hot apple cider, visiting the pumpkin patch, and dressing up for Halloween. I will miss the warmth of summer though. I'm one of those people that always has the heat turned way up and I have a little space heater under my desk at work to keep my toes warm. I will have to get a heater for my studio in the garage for sure. I'm loving having my own space to play and create, it's awesome! Happy Weekend friends!