Tuesday, December 24, 2013

while visions of sugar plums...

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

We are in waiting mode for our granddaughter to be born back east,
My dad is visiting,
a new puzzle is waiting to be puzzled,
the sun is out,
cranberry orange cookies are baked, 
and the three of us are in vacation mode.
Hallelujah life is good!

I wish you each a blessed time with family and friends
filled with good food and conversation,
and praise for the hallelujah moments in your life.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

advent moments

 some glimpses of home...
  a snow day Friday
my helper as I prep art lessons for the kiddos
 and  3 wonderful pieces by my ipadders

 I adore Joseph waving or exclaiming,
 "Hallelujah he has arrived!"
and poinsettias made in the Mixed Media class.
Oh I do love glitter!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

a blessed advent season

Here are some of the newest iPad pieces created this advent season.
 This one is going on our Christmas cards.
Thanks to my fur balls for being good sports.
 This beauty takes my breath away-created in class this week
by one of my students.
 And here are more by my students
 including lots of birds
 and Christmas doves that will get some holly festivity added to them
in this week's class
and this nativity scene created by my youngest student in First Grade.
Notice the crow attending to the birth of Jesus.
See I really do influence them -hee hee.
Blessings to you this advent season!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

Have a woofy Thanksgiving

We spent a blessed day yesterday with family.  
Zoe even got to tag along...
 and play with Ella pretending to be a dog
 and go on a sunny walk too.
 And my first-born turned 29 the day before - 
yikes this photo seems like yesterday.
 And advent starts this Sunday 
so I drew a backdrop and set up the stable
at church.
Hope you each had a nice Thanksgiving 
and the countdown to Christmas begins!

Saturday, November 16, 2013


I took these four to the gallery and Mr. Crow went home with a fellow crow lover
and never made it up on the wall.
The rest are waiting to be adopted at artEAST.
The Friendly Skies
The Bird said...
And I taught a class on iPad gift making for the holiday season.
Pull out your iPad and get sketching...
It's that time of year!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

good day

Just finished my new friend here 
and he wishes you a great day!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

What's new at artEAST?

Time for a change.
With the weather changing I tend to switch gears too.
I get out the texture and molding goo and tend to build layers,
just like my wardrobe.  
Layers rule the day.
Just finished and delivered these two.
 Black Button Bouquet
(shipping available :)
Stone Gardens
Stone Gardens comes with this tag attached.
My imagination can really go to some odd places.
But seriously I do so wish this company existed.
Then just maybe my mind would get a rest.
And time to say goodbye to these two friends
who I enjoyed birthing.
So hard to say farewell to those I love,
even if they are only flat beings on canvas.
Hope they go to a good home and make someone smile.
Such a weird part of being an artist...
must learn to release :)
but I miss them.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

in love with Lancaster

Ahh Lancaster PA,
words don't describe how beautiful this place is.
We were greeted by these two
and given a tour after the 10 inches of rain subsided
(seriously do we know how to pick our vacation dates to get away from Seattle rain?)
and we saw lots of buggies
and covered bridges
and heard clip clops
and saw farmers farming
and saw some strange transportation methods
 and cuddled with him
and was so proud of him
and tried hard not to cry watching him preach
 and met Sweetpea and loved being with her radiant mama
 and worked in their new yard
and played in their yard
and was so very blessed by their incredible church
 and made new friends
and ate yummy things
 and saw new things
 and photographed new things
and will return very soon
when Sweetpea makes her way into this beautiful world.