Thursday, August 11, 2011


Just listed a couple of new kits in my etsy store, one for my "One Page at a Time" book and my "Torn and Stitched: A composition of bits and pieces", both classes taught at Art Unraveled and CREATE retreats.

Also, I am having a 25% off sale on all artwork in my etsy shop! Use the coupon code ARTWORK25. Please help spread the word!

I also got some things listed in my VOP shop. Still trying to work some technical issues out with a secondary email associated with this shop but hopefully, it will be ironed out soon. Waiting to hear back from Etsy. I have a ton of stuff to get listed but it's extremely time consuming so please be patient with me! :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


(sketch from my spot in the woods, high up on the boulders)
It's taken a few days to recover from AU. It was a great event but boy, did I hit a wall by Saturday night!?! Exhausted!

Yesterday, I took my boys to Prescott for the day since we haven't been able to go do anything "fun" or vacation-like all summer. Prescott is only about an hour and a half drive north but about 25 degrees cooler! It was a perfect day. We had fun looking in stores in the square in town. Then, we had a picnic at Goldwater lake where we spent the entire afternoon. We drove back into town for dinner. We got home last night about 10:30. It was a nice break. Loved having time in the woods with no outside sounds. Even Sam kept taking about how nice and quiet it was! I took a lot of photos and did one small watercolor painting in a journal... a quick sketch. Felt great! Here are some of my favorite photos. WARNING... there are a lot of photos!!!

boys and their air soft guns

Max trying to look serious but I love the photo.

Love all the moss!

the photo of this crane was taken from across the lake

Sharing our lunch!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Art Unraveled Week!

Yes, it's here! Art Unraveled officially started with the "Meet the Artists" event Monday evening. I have been very busy revamping my class samples for the "Beyond the Bag" class I am teaching tomorrow! Today is the last day to sign up and I'd love you to join me if you are here! Here are a few close up shots of the journals. Yes, these are made with plastic grocery bags and no, they are not fused bags such as you have read about in various magazines!

I will be meeting up with friends for dinner Friday evening before setting up to vend for Saturday's busy event! I will also be participating in a special event Saturday evening. And, on the in between days, I am working with The Creative Quest which happens to be the on-site store for the retreat! Busy, Busy. If it weren't for my mom helping out with my kids this week, I don't know what I'd do. This is always the busiest week of the year for me. It's energizing and exhausting all at the same time... and tons of fun!