Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Life is full of all kinds of emotions, which some can cause us to hurt which lead to other feelings which can sometimes be destroying if we don't know how to deal with them. Ok, this is getting a little deep for me, to actually put it out there for everyone to see. But let's be honest we all feel this way at some time or another. For me, its' usually when my heart is not truly seeking God. It's just that everyday life sometimes just consumes me and I let it.  I know I need to have an awareness of my needs in order to know how to access it from God. I am thankful that I can trust in the Lord, I know that when I do seek Him, He will not forsake me. So it's ok to feel this way, it's just knowing what to do.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

TIME where does it go?

Well now I'm playing catch up before the end of the year. Just wanted to ask where does all the time go? It seems I hardly have time to sit down and do any creating at all. I feel like my days just fly by way too fast.  

Vie Va Las Vegas

Ok, so I know it's been awhile since my last post. I did however manager to do one post/picture in my Journal Book for November. My Husband and I decided to spend Thanksgiving in Vegas. We had just gotten a time share and decided to get away. The time away was great and we had an amazing time doing lots of things. We went to the Secret Garden and saw the White Lions. Amazing creatures. We took in a show and saw Rita Rudner, which we laughed so much I think we practically crying, she was so funny. We also visited the Hoover Dam that was something to see. All in all it was just nice to spend time away with the one you love.

Monday, October 13, 2008

It's a Howl of a Night

Here is my Glamour Pumpkin Head Girl, as she sports her evening gown for a night out on the town. Done on an 11 x 14 canvas using acrylics, collage, stamps and did some embossing, gel inks, charcoal pencils which I love to use. And yes cotton balls to paint the back ground. I hope she has a fabulous night out.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Halloween Bracelet

This is a Bracelet I made for a party I had gone to.  It was one of those parties that you pick a number & then  open your gift.  The next person has a choice to pick your gift or choose a new gift to open. They're a lot of fun & it's amazing to see what people create.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Where's My Voice

Racism, I ask the question WHY?  Why do we allow this in our lives yet alone in our hearts? I wish we could see the heart of people, not the color. We all are guilty of it, in some way or another.  People are people, with a heart, feelings, laughter and some with pain. Can we just value people for who they are? 

Sunday, September 28, 2008

My First Journal Book

I'm so excited to finally finish my Journal Book. I've decided to call it Journey of the Heart. I wanted something that I could write in, to be honest and passionate with my true feelings. So I hope in bearing my soul & writing from the conviction's of my heart I learn to grow in my faith and my God.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Mermaid necklace

This is the original drawing to the picture below "Mermaid under the Sea".  I used this picture to create the painting below.  I took the Mermaid, cut her out & put her on the canvas that I had painted. 

Friday, August 29, 2008

Under the Sea

This Mermaid was done for a very special friend at work, Maria. She is now retired from work. Free, free to experience life and all it has to offer. To wake up in the morning and sip her coffee, to drink it slowly and really take time to taste it.  Boy, how I envy her. Funny this is the one time in my life I wish I was older. Best of luck my friend, I know we'll keep in touch. Lot's of Garden Tours to see and girls time out. love ya!      

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Wylde Woman Blogger Award

Thanks my friend Carrie! It's an honor to be hit with this Wylde Woman Award!! It's awarded to women who artfully inspire, the originator Tammy Vitale who is an amazing inspiration. So in turn I would like to nominate Cindy at Figments of Cindy's Imagination. Your art work is incredible. I love it. Keep up the great work ladies.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Bloggy Giveaways Carnival

Starting next week, I am participating in a Blog giveaway that my BlogHer friend, Kendra told me about. I am donating one of my pieces of artwork, and you can go to her site here: Kendra's Blog giveaway, and she'll tell you how to do the rest. Her blog is fabulous by the way. It is "The Adventures of the "Headless Familly: Good thing the heads are attached", and she does a great job. So just relax, grab a cup of coffee and wander on through!! This is the piece I am donating. It's a vintage art work pin 1" x 2".

Saturday, July 19, 2008

My Best Friend

This is a picture done from my Art Journal Book. It's done with part of our wedding invitation, and  part of a card given to us. I've used some acrylic paints, copper stamping & a few embellishments, & of course a picture of us & our wedding cake that I have touched up. It's going to be our 3rd year anniversary in August & could not be happier. Happy Anniversary Babe, I Love You!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


To a very special lady, Tommie who is retiring in August.  I will always remember her as the lady who brought in buckets of flowers, all kinds. She even gave butterflies  to us, to put up at our desk.  You can look out across the office & see butterflies everywhere.  She is truly a remarkable women who will be missed. Thank you God for blessing our lives with her.  Have a blessed life Tommie,  we will miss you & those beautiful flowers.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Wings of Love

There's something peaceful about birds, I love waking up & hearing them sing in the morning. This is another page from my Art Journal Book, I used college images, with silk leaves, some metal leaves, stamps & even some stickers. I like the way it turn out I decided to make a necklace. The bird nest at the end is made of copper wire. It should patina real nice.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Pretty Little Bird

5" x  7" page from my Art Journal Paint Book. Using some collage images from Sally Jean's book called "Pretty Little Things". Acrylic paints, stamps, & a crown worn by this Pretty Little Bird.

Glamour Girls from my Art Journal Book

Monday, June 23, 2008

Dreams of her own beauty

So my challenge from Sally Jean was to start an Art Journal Book by painting a picture each day, or at least try too. So this is my first. I used Acrylic paints, some Alcohol Inks, fabric, & some collage images.   

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

My Vintage Perfume Tiara

Oh my Gosh! What a great way to spend your weekend. Carrie & I got to go to Portland, Oregon & take a class called "Totally Tiara" by Sally Jean. She is so gracious. It was an amazing & incredible experience. Thank you Sally for opening up your heart & your studio. It was a total blast hanging out & soldering & eating pizza till late at night. We also met some wonderful ladies. Even though I've been soldering for a little over a year, I fill I've learned sooo much. Definitely looking forward to taking more classes with Sally Jean. Her book "Pretty Little Things" is a must have book. Also check out her website:  http://www.sallyjean.com/

Monday, May 5, 2008

Happy Birthday Hannah

Happy Cinco De Mayo & Happy Birthday to my little Hannah Banana.  She is now 5yr's old & the cutest little thing.  I love her soooo much & miss not being able to see her when I want to. My sister & her family now live in Montana, I think it's been about 4yr's now. We talk just about everyday driving from work back to home.  Speaking of work, 5 days left till I'm officially on vacation for two glorious weeks. It's now count down. My husband & I & another couple will be off to New York, catching the Red Eye.  Can't wait.  My husband was born & raised in New York, & still has family there. We'll land in New York, rent a car & drive to Washington DC for 2 days.  Then back to New York for lot's to see & lot's to do.  Will, I finally finished reading the Artful Blogging Magazine, pretty cool stuff.  I think my favorite story was the one where a couple of people got together & wrote out positive & nice things on a piece of paper & placed them where someone would find it & read what it said. The object was to bring a smile to their face & hopefully keep them smiling throughout their day. Check out Andrea's blog at, www.hulaseventy.blogspot.com.  So cool, thanks for the inspiration.  Can't wait to see the reaction of the people's faces in New York.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

I finally got it.

To blog or not to blog.  As I ponder that thought, I came across Artful Blogging in my Somerset Studio Magazine.  I thought Artful Blogging, is there such a thing as an art to blogging. Well, I bought my first issue of Artful Blogging. Wow! What a great magazine, it totally drew me in, I was so compelled in reading it, I found myself staying up & reading it till late at night.  Which for me anything pass 10:00pm is late, considering I get up at 5:20am. Ok, so I don't consider my stuff below, blog writing, just little inserts of what my stuff is. So...... I'm going to give it a try (as scary as it is) since I'm so intrigued by reading what other people have written. I almost feel like I'm invading their privacey, but hay they wrote it, and I can't help but read it. It truly is an art in being able to express yourself like that. It's like when I went to the Laguna Garden Tour with my friend Susan, I'd watch people go by & actually look into peoples windows, I mean really look. I thought that's terrible.  Hmmmmm, as I was walking by I thought do I look or not? Heck yeah! I looked, I had too. I wanted to know what color was their walls? How did they decorate? Ok, so I admit it, I'm just as nosey. I looked! Oh well, I  had to see if it met my approval, which it did. We had a wonderful day, the sun was out, not too hot, just right.  What a perfect day as you can see below.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


This is a paper collage of affirmations.  I found this wonderful magazine called Cloth Paper Scissors with an article done by Kelly Rae Roberts.  She does hers by painting them on canvas, unfortunately I haven't mastered that art, so I've decided to try a paper collage.  I think the last time I did a paper collage was in the 5th grade.  This one is a gift, so I hope she likes it.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Believe Pin

I know your thinking another Believe Pin, but this one has BIG wings. I only got to wear it one day, and I sold it. It's so exciting when you wear a piece & someone wants to buy it from you. It's also a little sad parting with some of your favorite pieces, but as long as it can bless someone it's worth it.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Love Pin & Hope Necklace

 This time I made one into a necklace, and the pin I added wings by soldering them on.  Wire wrapping definitely takes some patients.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Copper & Sterling Pin

I took a class on wire wrapping at my favorite store, Garden of Beaden and did some stamping on metal for the first time.  I used copper to give it a little bit of contrast, not bad.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

More Faces

So, did I say I was hooked! This is way too fun.

Zentangle with a Face

I have decided to take the challenge from my friend Carrie and try a Zentangle with a face.  I think I'm hooked, this was a lot of fun.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Isaiah 40:31

This is one of my favorite scripture's. But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles.  They will run and not grow weary.  They will walk and not not be faint. 

Eiffel Tower and Moulin Rouge

This is a necklace I made for a friend at work, it's reversible. She just got back from Paris. Lucky girl.

Naughty or Nice

My Naughty or Nice girl is clip art, from a Book called Simple Soldered Jewelry, by Lisa Bluhm.  I have used red ribbon for the back ground, added some other fabric's and a little glitter and we have our next year's Christmas pin. 

Friday, January 18, 2008

Hope 4 Hearts Pin

This pin was designed to represent the Hope for the Hearts of people. I love this one.  The tree represents Life.

Believe Pin

My favorite pin. I get the most compliments when I wear this one.