Wednesday, March 12, 2014

with brave wings she flies

With brave wings she flies

Honestly....where does time go??? For me, now that I am retired, I can play in my studio, read, bake bread and hang out with the grandkids. 

The above picture is from my Documented Life journal that I started at the first of the year. It is a moleskine that is being altered weekly. I love it! This week was to put a bird on it...the cute little bird was part of some collage pieces from Teri Kahrs..she makes the cutest art journaling pages!  

Also, the words remind me to stay the course and I can do it! By that, I mean CASA...training to be a volunteer.  I know I cannot save the world, but maybe I can help break the cycle that so many families are caught up in. The innocent are caught in the mess if drugs, domestic abuse, mental illness.Thank God that I do not have to worry about my children and grandkids! So many grandparents are caught up in all of this, trying to help with limited resources.

A few more pics for this week....
I really am baking bread from scratch!!!

CASA...a page in my journal

Spoiled rotten..our new baby..Bella

Hanging with Caleb..she loves to cuddle!

Peace and grace...do what you love...at least once this week!
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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Winter is here.....


Blessed is the season
 which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.  


This week for the Zendala Dare, Erin from Brightowl.blogger.com provided a wonderful template to play with...and the theme was winter.  With today being the Winter solistice, I decided to play along.  Snow flakes and ice are supposed to arrive later today...so this is what I came up with.  I made a watercolor background and photo-shopped the lettering...wanted to get finished and posted today!  Signature










Thursday, December 05, 2013

Happy Art Swap

I am fortunate to participate in a wonderful art swap with some very talented ladies.  We swap out art on a monthly basis and Mama Sandie handles all the swapping.  This month I won some extras...here they are!






I would  be hard pressed to say which one is my favorite...they are all so awesome!!!

Off to the couch to doodle and catch up on some recorded television...sick today...yuck!  One of those nasty sinus crud things!  Gotta feel better for later on...my friend Dorothy and I are going to brave the cold weather and bit of snow to go on a Cookie Walk in downtown Lees Summit.

grace and peace....Sharon



Friday, November 01, 2013

class begins!

As usual, Joanne Sharpe has come up with another fab class! We are creating an art journal using watercolors...not my favorite medium to work with at times.  But it is always good to stretch...

 So far, this is what I have finished..another new lesson today!
And this is a new canvas created this week..12x12 mixed-media collage using my gelli plate prints. It will be for sale in my Etsy shop.
Have a great week-end..do something creative just for YOU!
PEACE AND GRACE...

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Joanne has another new class starting tomorrow!!! Yippee!

Monday will be a good day...why would Monday be a great day you may ask?  Another great, online class is getting ready to start!  Joanne Sharpe from Whimspirations is starting another new class.  She is an amazing, inspiring teacher...and her classes are so reasonable.  I have learned so much from her and from the other talented members in our classes.

This weekend, I have been playing in my art journal and watching videos by Teesha Moore...love her style.  My FB friend, Ginny Markley had a wonderful blog post describing how she has journaled using Teesha's style.  If you like to cut and paste, paint and journal, doodle...you will love this!  Check out both of these fabulous ladies! Teeha's YouTube videos are just great.

Here is what I have so far......
Now to add some lettering!

Tuesday, October 08, 2013



Oh my..it has certainly been awhile! Just needed to take a break from blogging...not to mention TIME!  I feel fortunate to be able to play in my studio whenever I can.  Last week I made costumes for the boys to wear to the Renaissance Festival. As you might be able to see...Max is right in the middle of it all!

I have decided that I would much rather work in an art journal than on canvas.  But this one turned out pretty well, it is a 12 x 12 canvas.
I am so far behind on my online classes, 21 Secrets And Lifebook 2013.  Got to get busy on 21 Secrets before it expires! 

And I will leave you with a doodle and a bit of advice...

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Old Man Winter is BAAACK!

Doesn't he know it is officially spring?????

Last Tuesday, we went to PreSchool with our 4 year old grandson, Jack.  He was presented with the honor of being the Star of the Week.  It was so cute, his teach interviewed him about various things.  I was so thrilled to have the day off so that I could go!

Jack age 4

I have been busy playing around with a couple of online classes.  One is Lifebook 2013, it has a variety of teachers all year long, so we are exposed to many different styles and interpretations of art and journaling.  March was all about connections.  I don't know how mine wound up looking like little China dolls, but it did!!   I try to copy the teacher, but sometimes it just does not work for me and I have to do my own thing before I get to frustrated.  I do try to learn whatever technique they are showing and use it if I can. 

Connections taught by Mindy Lacefield in Lifebook 2013

And a very fun class is Cotton Candy Girls by Natasha May...love her girls!


And on April 4th, I get to go to a Art and Soul retreat!  Yippee!  I chose to take Joanne Sharpes art journaling class.  I have so enjoyed all of her online classes, so I knew I wanted to meet her in person!


Wishing all of you a Happy Easter and Spring!
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