Monday, November 17, 2008

You can now find me on Twitter

I'm now on Twitter. You might want to follow me there. I have just posted a special discount just for people that visit me on my twitter shop.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

My first video you can also see it on You Tube

I have created a video of our dog Boo Boo Bear in one of his silly moments. I hope that in the future I will be able to create videos of my art work and of me creating art.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Christmas Chunky Book

This year I am hostessing Christmas Chunky books in 2 of my yahoo groups. While I will not tell who is getting this book because it is supposed to be a surprise Christmas gift, I do want to show everyone the book I created. I made 3 books that are the same that will be given to 3 different people. I looked up the history of different elements that are part of Christmas traditions. I printed up the history on very nice mulberry paper and created one envelope on each double page spread to store the story pages in. I then decorated each double page spread in the theme of the history that is contained in that 2 page spread.

I had a lot of fun creating this book and I hope the recipients of the books enjoy them!

The Christmas book

The front cover

Poinsettia / Yule Log / Mistletoe

Poinsettia / Yule Log / Mistletoe

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree









Back Cover

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I would like to invite you to join me and create a new life for yourself in 3 weeks. (one hour/day)

***(NOVEMBER 23rd - DECEMBER 14th)***

Just as repeated positive affirmations can help to eventually make your dreams come true, so can positive artistic expressions.
Sometimes it is difficult to put your hopes and dreams into words. At times like that, try doodling your ideas or drawing pictures or collages of your “dream life.” Look at them daily and you will see your life and circumstances begin to head in a positive direction.
It’s supposed to take around 3 weeks to make or break a habit. Try this experiment for 3 weeks and see what good things happen in your life as a result! (an hour per day to a new you!)

#1) Morning Pages:
Read “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron. It is a fabulous book for anyone who wants to be more creative. In it, she discusses her brain child: morning pages. Morning pages consist of 3 stream-of-consciousness pages written as close as you can get to right-after-you-wake-up. This allows you to purge and release whatever is cluttering your brain and get beyond your internal critic, (who is still asleep.) Sometimes you will blurt out upon the page some very important truths and realizations. Try doing this every morning for 3 weeks. I always destroy mine after I’ve written them, often without rereading them. This gives me the chance to say anything I want, no matter how crazy or awful or weak, and only God will know. It also seems to help me to let go of things that are bothering me when I rip up the pages. You can decide what works for you. I have decided to do something different and hold onto mine for this 3 week challenge, then read them at the end. Morning Pages take around 20 minutes per day. “The trick,” as Natalie Goldberg says in “Writing Down the Bones” “is to keep your hand moving.”

#2) Art Journal:
Each day, for 3 weeks, illustrated a dream, wish, or hope that you have, for yourself, the world, or someone you love. You don’t need to spend a lot of time. A simple doodle will be sufficient. Look them all over each day to solidify them in your mind. Allow yourself to dream about what it would be like if these dreams were to come true. They will take around 9 minutes a day or less.

#3) Prayer:
Everyday for 3 weeks, try saying a little prayer for your dreams. You could do it in your morning pages (as I often do,) or driving to work, or before you fall asleep at night. It can be as simple as: “Thank you in advance for all of the blessings you are sending my way.” This will only take 1 minute a day or less.

#4) Julia Cameron also suggests a 30 minute walk each day.

Positive things will begin to happen if you do these 4 things each day for 3 weeks. Be sure and document any positive changes, large and small. When you give attention to your dreams, the universe supports you, and happy surprises begin to occur!

(This explanation of the free challenge is taken directly from the 3 Week Challenge home page)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sale on my etsy

I would really like to know what you think about my etsy shop, my art and my prices. To encourage you to comment on what you like and don't like about my shop and stock I am giving you a 20% on the first item you purchase.

I am also offering a 10% discount on my "Fall Fun" painting. If you leave me comments then choose to buy "Fall Fun" you will get a total of 30% off that painting saving $47.40.

Now is the time to buy that painting that you have been wanting!