Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Colorful Chaos...

"find your happy place"
10 x10 acrylic on canvas new favorite!  I am in love with the phrase!
"life's purpose..."
12 x 16 acrylic on canvas

"unleash your soul"
12 x 12 acrylic on canvas

"love hoo you are"
18 x 24 acrylic on canvas

22 x 30 acrylic on canvas

My new bird bookmarks are now
available in my Etsy shop!

Yes...I have not posted in a while!  I have been busy painting, doing a little bit of sewing as well as keeping up with my graphic design clients!  Oh...and 4 kids and homework!  Whew!!!!  That was a mouthful!

Anyway - I wanted to share my latest creations with you!

I hope everyone is having a colorful week!

Live Artfully,

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mom's Night Out Mixed Media Workshop

My next Mom's Night Out Mixed Media Workshop is just around the corner!  It is set for Saturday, October 9th at 5pm!  One of the other moms helped me decide which project to focus on for this workshop and so a whimsical Christmas sign it is!  Of course one does not have to do the same exact sign...but the use of paper, Mod Podge, acrylic paints, gel pens, watercolor crayons, wood, wire and ribbons is a must! One can create an angel, Santa, a snowman, just a tree, you name it!  I will have lots of on-the-spot creativity to offer!

The workshop is $40 per person and ALL SUPPLIES are included!  (Please click on the above image for more details!).  The deadline to register is Friday, October 1st so register soon!

You can register via my website at and then go to the events page.

I look forward to seeing everyone there!

Live Artfully,

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Love HOO you are...

"love hoo you are"

This canvas was created for a little girl named Sophie!
You can see that her baby stats are written within the leaves on the flower.
Enjoy Sophie!!!  I hope you LOVE IT! my newest product!  Lucy!

Back of Lucy...
The pocket on the back was left unsewn at the top so that it COULD
double as a tooth fairy pillow! (just an extra perk!)

Macie named her Lucy...and she belongs to Macie now so she can call her whatever she wants!

I will be creating a collection of these little owl pillows in all different colors (and sizes) and they will be available in my Etsy shop...and maybe Artistree Co-op.  I will let everyone know once they are available.  You can see that I am getting a chance to mix some of my mixed media techniques/style with fabric!!!  Needless to say, I am really having fun!

Living in creative bliss,

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sew Cute!!!

Over sized Owl Pillow, approx. 24 in. high

Back of Owl Pillow...

I MUST have a sewing bug!  I made this over sized owl pillow over the first pillow EVER and I think it came out adorable!  I actually made it for one of my daughter's friends who has a birthday this week!  Of course now that my girls saw this pillow they are determined to have one of their own!  All I can say is...Christmas is coming up!

I am working on a new canvas today...incorporating an owl and an over sized flower...I promise to share when it is done! I am working on some mini sewing projects in between drying time on the canvas too!  Only if they turn out well will I actually share those with you too!  :-)

I hope everyone is having an artful week so far!


Friday, September 3, 2010

Creative Bliss...

  "Unleash your Soul" 16x16

This is one of my new favorites! I still cannot get enough color.
I feel like I have so much creativity, color and passion locked up inside
me that I am having a hard time getting it out...
or, I am not getting it out fast enough!

"Lulu" 16x16
Available at Artistree Co-op in College Park

I FINALLY finished my Giraffe!  I started it at
my art camp this year!

Shown are some of the books that I have read recently or
am in the middle of reading!  I am really enjoying them!

Curran...on her way to her buddy Bradley's birthday party last month!
She is such a whimsical diva...

My girls are wearing the FSU tees that I made
out of FSU fabric!

This is a pillowcase that I recently made for a dear friend's
sons birthday.

I made this for "the queen", that is what I call my fabulous mother-in-law!  I did not think she would
be crazy about wearing an tee with a fabric design on it so I was lucky enough to find this
super soft tee nightgown at Target and added my own magic!  I think I might have to go get myself one!

Last but never least, I created this for Phil's Aunt Janet.
The leaves have her family member's initials on them and the house
number is her and her husband's anniversary.

Hello all!  Wow!  This is like the least amount of time in-between posts for me!  I dunno know...does anyone care???  I sometimes stress about what the heck I am suppose to do or say on my blog but I decided this week that I should not be stressing...I just need to write what is on my mind.  What I am feeling...what I am creating, etc.  That can't be that hard can it?!?!?

I dove into creating again this week.  A little bit of this, a little bit of that.  I created a new casserole this week using chicken and broccoli.  Let's just say my kids were soooo not into it!  At least Phil and I liked it!  Needless to say, I won't be making THAT again! 

I have also been into reading a lot lately!  I read so much in high school and before kids but now...finding a book that is as chaotic as my life is kinda hard.  I end up reading the first one or two chapters and dropping it.  But lately, certain titles and recommendations have peaked my interest so I decided to pick up a book again.  And, well, I am in the middle of reading 4 right now!  Imagine that!  I also realized the TYPE of books I like to read...hmmm....I guess it should not take 37 years to figure this out but in my case I truly learn something everyday.  I am inspired everyday by all sorts of odds and end things. 

I have also started to sew more lately.  Now, get this....I am NOT a sewer!  My mother is the one that sews...but she bought me a sewing machine in high school or right after high school (I can't remember) and I managed to squeeze only ONE sewing class in about 2 years ago and that was that!  But, I wanted to make something special for my girls this past Valentine's Day...and so I set out to make them each a pillowcase with fabric sewn on it in various shapes...shapes like a guitar, an owl, some hearts and a flower.  They came out awesome!!!  Better than I had expected!  So, that was Valentine's Day and since then, I have gotten my sewing machine back out numerous times since then to create more fabric oriented art!  Who knew my sewing machine would finally have some kind of life after all of these years???

Anyway - enjoy the photos of some of my latest creative projects as well as the one photo of my daughter Lily wearing a not so good smile on her face!  Macie made her mad of course and she just could not get over it for the photo!

Off for now!  Happy Friday!  Happy Creating!  Happy WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING!