Friday, October 25, 2013

My art student Whitney painted this awesome painting. She loves color and is doing really well. The painting was inspired by an artist I am unable to find.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Just playing around

Last couple of days I have spent making a few greeting cards and collaged my cigar box that was part of my winnings from EphemeraPaducah. I enjoy days were I can just take my time and fiddle around with my art supplies.

Friday, October 18, 2013

My new turquoise Merrell shoes! These are wonderful. Ended up getting several pairs. They let my toes lay nice and flat without rubbing again a spur I have on my big toe.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Finally Finished...

this little gem. I made this in a class with Rose Hughes, a wonderful quilt artist. We had a great time in the class at EphemeraPaducah.  My DIL, Kelly and my 2 grandgirls, Lauren and Bethany, were also in the class.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Dear Brave Girl,

One step forward, one step forward, one step forward. Two steps forward and one step back. Three steps forward, three steps back. Five steps forward, two steps back. No, this is not a math lesson. This is life, lovely girl!!!

Please don't freak out or beat yourself up when you have setbacks. You are not a failure. You did not make bad plans and your steps backward do not determine your worth as a human being.

Sometimes we think we have things figured out, or that we have overcome something, and then it returns to our lives in a different way, leaving us to feel like we have failed in some way. This is actually a beautiful new chance to learn and grow, and it shows up right when we are ready to take it on, even if it seems otherwise.

Remember that life is a process . . . all of it. There are lots of finish lines, not just one. We get to start new climbs, new races, every day. Some days we are moving forward effortlessly, some days we are learning to work through life in other ways. It's all good and it's all necessary and you are doing a tremendous job.

Reach for the gifts found in the setbacks and decide that tomorrow is a brand new day.

You are so very loved.


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Here is a fun piece I did using a Stencil Girl stencil. I love their stencils. They have such great ones. I did the moon myself copying the design idea from a Rubbermoon stamp that has this sweet little moon with lines around it and stars. Another favorite...Rubbermoon stamps. They have some really wonderful and different stamps. The glare is from the mica colors I used.
Sold Christmas 2013

The next is a painting I did using a stencil from Craftworks. It is called Aspen Trees. I also use Dylusion Ink Sprays on both paintings.  I call the painting, Treelines.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Prayer Flags from One January Day

Found this neat site this morning and thought I would share it with you. I love the idea of prayer flags and plan on making some to hang on my fence. Kelley Walker does a great job explaining the history of the flags and has some great tutorials to show you how to make them. Her blog is called One January Day. You can click under my "favorites" to get to her site.


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Here are two wonderful paintings I purchased from Gay Speirbhain at the festival. Click on link below right to get to her site. Gay does some wonderful folk art paintings.
Saturday, October 12, 2013 the Art Guild of Paducah, had their third art festival, called Art in the Vineyard at Purple Toad Winery. We had a really great day for the festival and lots of folks out to enjoy the day. Food and music were great as well as some really awesome art.