Sunday, December 30, 2012

Table Topics...

A few years ago I purchased this "game" called Table Topics to use at family gatherings or parties. It really isn't a game but a conversation pick a card, ask the question and others respond. It really does get the conversations going. My eldest niece wasn't much of a conversationalist at the time and I figured this might draw her out....she loved the game.

Today I'm pulling a card for all of you. Think about this:
Which animal would you love to be for a day?

I'll share my response later. Lets see if anyone comments here first.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Love Bead Sale & Painted Valentines!

Hi Everyone.....the New Year is just days away and I'm already thinking ahead. The end of one year and the beginning of another is exciting for me. Its a time to begin again, make new plans, and try new things.

To start with, I am planning a Love Bead Sale in my Etsy Shop. Hearts, of course, and an assortment of other colorful beads & buttons will be available for purchase. For those who are local, you are welcome to stop by my home studio on Saturday, February 2nd between 1:00 till 3:00 for the sale. My Etsy Shop Love Bead Sale will begin Friday night, February 1st and continue through February 14th. During my home Love Bead Sale I will also be conducting a Painted Valentine Class. A fun 21/2 hour class where you learn a few easy painting & mixed media techniques while creating a unique 6x6 canvas painting.

Stay tuned.......I will be posting a Painted Valentine of my own as an example of what we will do.

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Well. I've got work to do but here are a few of my Butterfly Hearts.....They are intended to be more "painterly" .......I'm just not sure about them. I think I like a couple and dislike a couple too..... I feel a bit rusty on my scroll work .....need some free time at the torch!

Its always fun to ask my husband which he likes......he almost always picks the one I hate....He is always counseling me on being less critical.....


I know. Its not even December yet and I'm thinking about an Open House I'm planning in February. This is most likely due to the fact that I am a hard core procrastinator and need time to think and plan. So here is my theme: Retro Love Beads. I was born in the 60's and loved all the colors, styles and songs of this aunt and my mother were "hippies" and I was introduced to this all while growing up.....Janice Joplin was one of my fav's and even the Monkey's

So as you can guess, be looking for Hearts, of course, and Monkey beads too.......why not be a bit silly?!

Later today I'll post what came out of the heart images and a new vessel.......