Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A New Year..Welcome 2015'

Hello friends!

                           Happy 2015' !!!

I don't really make New Year resolutions.  It has really never been one of my things, but this year I' had the inkling to to set myself some goals and resolutions.

In 2014' I saw some rough times and some very good times.  However, I think the rough times kinda weighed on me and I allowed myself to go down a dark hole. I'm pretty sure it was a little taste of depression.

I did not like that feeling and really, all it left me was a overweight body, a sadly neglected house and yard well, and many,many un-finished art projects, throw in a bit of loneliness, because lets face it, who wants to be around a sad sourpuss Debbie Downer.

2015' I decided will be a great year for me.

~ I cant control what life brings, but I can control how I process and act on situations and issues that may arise with a positive attitude

~I can  make changes to my mind, body and soul by making better food choices, learning discipline when it comes to  food portions. Take a walk instead of watching Netflix all day .

~ Everyday no matter how big or small, I can clean,organize and purge something in my home. Clean out a drawer, re- organize a storage room etc...

~ I'm taking this year to finish my half done projects ~ Create for my home ~ Make gifts for Christmas all year long and tuck them away ~ And to learn a new art form I've been dying to dive into.

~ And last but not least, I promise to not be so wrapped up in myself.  I want to really see, listen and enjoy my friends and family and when your wallowing in your own pity party, you cant see others.


My bog will change this year... It wont be all about my art, rather a reflection of my journey of my day to day journey  in 2015'.

Wishing you all the very best for 2015'

Thursday, July 17, 2014

"Under The Autumn Moon"

Tiffanie's Birthday doll...

Just recently finished this Autumn Moon doll...

A very special Birthday gift...

For a very special girl...

                              Tiffanie loves her new doll!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Popping in after a long break and a WIP..

Well, hello my long lost friends..
 I've had a long break since my last post. I had a knee replacement and once healed, started a new full time job. I've been trying to find a balance between Job, family and Art. It's been a juggling act, and seriously I'm failing on the art end of things. So, I thought I would join a challenge from the FB group Every Witch Way Lane. The idea is to incorporate a  " Witches Hat, Broomstick and Black Cat".

I thought I would share my progress along the way....

                                                         My rough sketch...
                            This piece will be for my home. I sell all of my art, but I have really wanted a unique Halloween candy stand for a long time and I haven't found what I'm looking for , so I'm gonna make it :)

I was really wanting wooden bowls, but couldn't find the right size at the thrift store.. I did however find these purple bowls in just the right sizes. Adhering paper clay to plastic is not ideal if you want it to stick forever.. It needs a little help.

1. Using paper towels, I cut a circle for each bowl. then set them aside.

2. I covered the bowls with a thin coat of E-6000...

3. Then applied the paper towel circle over the E-6000 covered bowl..smoothing it out... allowed to dry overnight to fully cure.

4. I gathered a few supplies; Creative Paperclay® a cookie cutter ( fall leaf ) texture mat, sculpting tools and paint brush.

5. I rolled the clay out on a powdered surface to about 1/4" thick. I lied it over the dampened bowl and cut the excess clay away. Then applied my design...

Please stay tuned for The progress of my Witch Treat Stand... until then have a wonderful day..

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Creativity On The GO...

Well, Good morning to you creative ones...

 It's a glorious Spring morning here in northern Utah..

And it's a great morning to  to go through all my camping supplies and get things organized for those spur of the moment camping weekends...

If you are a die hard artist or crafter like myself,
or maybe you like to bring a little something extra to keep the kiddo's busy,
 then you might like my  Tip for an 

                            " On The Go Art Tote" 

just click here to see how easy it is to put together hours of creative fun into one little bag...

Have a blessed day my friends...