Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Well, here it is December, in the midst of the holiday cheer *some people don't looks so cheery, they look anything BUT cheery*...

I am working on some delightful projects for gifts, I might even sneak in a photo or two...

Random thought for the day... No person, regardless of age, education, race, sex, financial situation, etc. NO PERSON should EVER be taken for granted... Tell someone you love them today!

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Time flies... when you're extra busy! I'm a bit sad to write that I haven't had much time to create lately, I have been busy between subbing high school, volunteering with our local fire department, and visiting with my oldest son and his lovely wife, they just moved back from Austin, TX! Not to mention teaching on Saturdays at CCSA and hanging out with many of my grandchildren...

No excuses, I do have a painting I want to do and some small artwork for a few shops that carry my work : ) The next time I write (I promise it won't be months and months) I'll have some new pics and a couple of art projects done, in fact, one is due in just two weeks, I'd better get started!

Thanks for checking back... *smiles*

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Photography Friend

I do some of my 'angel' collage work in collaboration with the most amazing photographer: D. Sharon Pruitt. You can visit her gallery at I've used her angel images in greeting cards, tins, "waxies", boxes, and now as the photographer for the header on my blog.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

It's about time!!!

I finally found a suitable camera, the Nikon Coolpix! I have to say Ashton Kutcher is doing a great job advertising this camera! I was sold!

The first picture I took was of my first 'waxies'. I just love making beeswax collages, so much fun! I've also been creating "waxies" using pin ups, and a variety of other images. I've started a travel series, including Paris, New York, and Venice.

Just for fun, I thought I'd also add a picture of one my favorite corners of the house, somewhere I like to work with small groups of artists. A cozy table near the fireplace and window seat where my plants seem to thrive! A week or two ago, I had the great pleasure of working with one of my daughters-in-law and ALL three of my grandaughters, we each made a 'fairy girl' book, something they could take with them to remember while one was away this summer, a picture of just the three girls, we added wings of course.

Thank you for visiting my blog...

Friday, April 18, 2008

Beauty and the Beast

Well, sometimes my art experiences take me other places, this weekend is the fun filled musical, "Beauty and the Beast" at Mt. View High School in Mesa. I've always enjoyed volunteering my time at this school, everyone is so pleasant to work with, I've been helping with tickets, etc. and last week, the director asked if I could help with the "Beast's" make up! I've been advising the other make up artist, and tonight and tomorrow night, I'm the make up artist! It's always exciting to work with such talented actors and musicians! If anyone's up for an exciting performance, be at Mt. View when the doors open at 6:30 tonight or tomorrow night for "Beauty and the Beast"!

My advice to other artists today is to keep an open mind, use ALL your lifetime skills, get involved, don't be afraid to step out of your box a bit to do something different and exciting!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Hey All!

Been busy creating, but not finding much time to take pics, but my goal is to do that in the next two weeks! Whew! If you get bored, you can check out my website at

Have a great weekend! Spend some time with your friends and family, after all, YOU are the center of their world!!!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Shout Out!!!

My son is getting married in Vegas tomorrow night! A bunch of us are attending the "Little White Chapel" wedding! My son was a ROCK STAR for 13+ years, his adorable fiance is 'rockin out' her wedding dress with black glitter and guitar picks! Kim, Jennifer, and Ellen have been helpful finding the right tools to punch holes in the picks! THANKS GIRLS! Pictures to follow after the event! Thanks again!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Uh Oh!

I JUST realized, it's already January and I haven't posted in '08! Been busy, getting healthy, doing artwork, and catching up with friends! Happy New Year everyone! Keep blogging...