This is something I’ve been working on for a few weeks……..

mostly in my head,

and when I’m awake at night.

How do you take all of the ideas,


and feelings you have about ART

and put them into one small piece??

This is my 2nd attempt……..

The first one was too dark (but pretty cool)

just not the right feeling for the occasion.

I head for Houston thursday…Yeah!!


What to do??

Here are the Wonky’s in progress. I still need to put zippers in two of them. I’ve been using this tutorial, from twelve22 to help with the zips.
I wanted to start a Japanese knot…but I am out of black ink…can’t print the pattern!!!
aaarrrrgggghhhhhh!! (said in my best Charlie Brown voice!)

So!!! Instead of sewing I got out my new acrylic paints,
and brushes,
and the “portrait” canvas……

…..and started to paint a picture of my nephew Colton.
There was not much of my crafting day left, so I hurried to get the first layers down.
I am sure that there will be many layers before it looks like him.

At his funeral, my 10 year old was a pall bearer, and my 3 and 4 year old were honorary pall bearers. I let told them the news the night before the services. When the four year old was getting his clothes on the next morning, he told his sisters that, “today I get to be a polar bear!!” Colton would have laughed about that!!!

Pink Artist

“the pink artist”is a community of artists joining togetherto create one joint art doll to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.When doll is complete, it will be mailed in to Art Doll Quarterly™before finally being auctioned off on eBay at a later date.
Remember how I made those art squares a while back…..well, you need to go and check out some of the others that have been sent in. They are SO amazing!!

The Nursery

My cute Sister-in-law is having her first a baby next month. She asked me, a long time ago, if I would help paint her nursery. She wanted a farm and an apple tree with a swing.

This weekend the girls (13 and 7) and I finally got a chance to work on it. There was one entire blank wall as our canvas! Well, it was almost blank, there were 3 handprints saved from the previous wall treatment. They are the handprints of the coming baby’s siblings (I tried to make them into butterflies). We took 5 or 6 childrens books with us as farm our research.

It took us the better part of two days to get it done, and we are all really happy with the results. My oldest daughter was so much help with the painting. She is very talented, and I didn’t even know it until we started this. My 7 year old was the official squeezer of the paint tubes, and washer of the brushes!

We had a ball. It isn’t often that it is only the girls! The girls sang, and giggled, and in the end we were all happy with the results!

This is for you, baby we don’t know yet! We can’t wait to meet you!