Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Wishing you the most JoyFull New Year ever!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Keep a Journal!

It dosen't have to be fancy. It just has to be real.

Monday, September 12, 2011


I cut my left hand today. Not badly, but enough for it to bleed for what seemed like forever.  As I held a paper towel to the cut with my right hand I found I was rendered useless.  I couldn't do anything.  I paced around thinking of all the things I should be accomplishing while waiting for my cut to stop bleeding. Then it occurred to me to just STOP.

I sat down and started to think about waiting. How much of our lives are spent in that suspended state.  Waiting for a plane. Waiting for a phone call. Waiting for a check in the mail. On and on. Just waiting.

Waiting is exhausting.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Smarter Than Me


Have you ever looked back to some part of your life and thought,                  
                               "What was I thinking"?
I often struggle with making life choices.  So many times I look back and realize that the choice I made at the time was not the right one for me. I wish I could go back and tell the "then me" what to do, or that I had some wise council to advise me going forward.
So I painted a "wise owl" in my journal to help me with future dilemmas. Hopefully, she's smarter than me!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Spooky Bat Girl Tutorial

Yay...summer is over and we are about to fling ourselves into Craft Season. Let the glittering begin!

Lat year I posted this project and planned on doing a free tutorial.  But things got busy and I never found the time to write the PDF. Looking back I wish I had filmed the process...but I didn't.  So here is the (FREE!) PDF tutorial and clip art downloads!!!!!

Of course you can add tons of embellishments to your taste...this is the "basic" shadow box and super easy. I hope you have fun with this project....I'd love to see what you create!

Spooky Bat Girl PDF

Thursday, August 25, 2011


I drew the girl in my journal while I was taking Misty Mawn's class several months ago.  She just sat there until today when I decided to paint her.  I was thinking that while we wait for our "ship to come in", we build our castles in the sand. What we are waiting for...we already have.

Friday, August 12, 2011

American Gothic/Pretty Pink House

I read the news today, Oh boy..

I usually like to make pretty pictures...but today I just felt heartsick at what is going on in the world and felt moved to journal about it.  We all know that women and children will suffer most by the current situation.  Our children will be the first generation not able to "do better" than their parents.  The riots in England....I so get it. I saw a news report where the reporter asked "Where are the parents?"  I'll tell you where they work. It takes two incomes for a middle class family to survive...a working class family has to have both parents working two jobs each just to keep a roof over their head and food on the table.

Not to mention all the single mothers out there.

End of rant...I will now return to making pretty.