Thursday, November 23, 2017

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to family and friends both far and near...

image from The Graphics Fairy


Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Thank you for the sweet, kind, and encouraging messages you offered on my 10 year blogging anniversary.  As promise a winner has been drawn...

congrats, please email me you mailing address and I will get your gift in the mail,

And also as promise I have a consolation prize...a new art tutorial featuring a free tutorial on making your mixed media art into a sticker sheet that can be used to enhance your other works of art.
(Video at end of post)

 Paint, Collage, Stamp

Ink, Charcoal, Smudge
Mark Making, Mess Making fun!

Trim A Tag:

Craft a Note:

Cut, cut punch, stick, embellish, use as tape, etc.


Thank you for all your wonderful support through the years!


Monday, July 10, 2017

Pressing & Preserving Botanicals with Preservation Book Tutorial...

I wanted to share a little video with you on collecting, pressing, and preserving flowers as well as a little tutorial for a quick and easy for a preservation book to house your pressed collection until you are ready to use them in your creative endeavors. Click the link below to view the video:



Monday, June 5, 2017


The big day is finally here, my very first online class, An Artist Field Kit at Artful Gathering 2017 is launching live tomorrow, June 6th!  It is not too late to register for the class if you have been thinking about it, registration will not close until June 22nd.  This is scheduled as a 6 week class but I am extending it to an 8 week class to allow more time for project completion.
The class is $130 for 14 hours of detailed video instruction.
I am hosting a class give away for registered students, 3 of which will be randomly selected at the ending of the class to win one of the 3 handmade prizes as featured below:

I hope to see you there!

Monday, May 15, 2017


I took a tiny trip to Tennessee...
I took a tiny hike upon a tiny trail...

 I saw a waterfall flowing wild and free...

I spent the night in a tiny house nestled in a tiny dale...

 I wandered through a tiny forest of karst limestone topography... 

I let out a tiny sigh, my how the time did fly...
I was so content, standing sheltered under the aged trees...

I turned and bid Tennessee goodbye...

We were so limited on time that we were not able to hike down to the bottom of Cummins Falls in Cookeville, TN but we did take the tiny hike to the overlook.  If you look closely at the photo you can see people at the base of the falls swimming.

The tiny house we stayed in overnight was built by an Amish Woodworker and the workmanship was amazing.  It was so comfortable, clean, and well appointed.  There is another pink tiny house on the grounds as well as a cabin style tiny house being built. Hammocks hang from trees for guests to relax in and stone fire pits stand at the ready for marshmallow roasting. The rental price for these little hidden gems is beyond reasonable ( tiny house for rent ) 

The 10 acre property is privately owned with gorgeous woodland trails with limestone karst topography. Karst topography is a landscape that is formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks such as limestone, dolomite, and gypsum. It is characterized by underground drainage systems with sinkholes and caves.   The owner of the property thinks there is an underground cave system that may have been created over time by the ebb and flow of the large lake that skirts the property.

If you are ever in the area of Galatin, TN you MUST eat at Mabel's Dining Room!  Best melt in your mouth non greasy catfish dinner you will ever dine on, truly a taste of heaven on a plate!

This was literally a whirlwind trip, 48 hours to be exact, but we managed to squeeze a little fun in between business.  I am off to plan my next adventure!

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