Friday, December 30, 2011

Year in Review

 Chinese New Year Celebration
 Dream Big (First class I taught at Paper Crown.)
 She Art Online Workshop with Christy Tomlinson
 La Paloma - 2nd class I taught at Paper Crown
 Choices were made
 Spring Glitter Market
 Dancing in the Summer Sun
 Another class I taught ( I can't remember the name of this one.)
 and another
 There were 1st pedicures
 Wineries (where I pretended I was in France)
 Dressing up and more dancing
 First curls
 Fall canvas class
 Class I took from the amazing Joni of Mrs. O'leary's
 and another
 Tea parties in enchanted forests
 New couch that was long overdue 
 Transfer class I taught
 Painting I did for my bathroom that I thought I would never redo
 Restoring my soul
 Walking in memory of an amazing woman 
 Experimenting with pan pastels while sitting with my mother-in-law who has now recovered from a very  serious car accident.
Birthday with an ice cream cake
 A baby born that caused the world to stop for a little while 
Ice cream eaten 
 An artist emerges
 Prayers were answered
 Fairy wings
 Pumpkin picking
 3 Princesses and a baby
Walks taken with friends
Oh Christmas Tree
A Partridge in a Pear Tree
Fall Glitter Market

Giving thanks

Blue Princess Party

Making a Wish

Doing it anyway!


Looking back on this year almost left me breathless. So many wonderful memories and experiences with many more left unmentioned. I am thankful and humbled. I can't wait for 2012. Happy New Year!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Glitter Market

I can't believe it is almost time for Glitter Market. There are going to be some amazing vendors there. You won't want to miss this opportunity to purchase a one of a kind handmade gift for someone special or yourself (you are someone special too.) The location is not nailed down yet but it will be in Cassady Square by Paper Crown, either right next door or a few doors down. It is Sat., Nov. 19th from 10-5. Stop by and get some of that Christmas shopping out of the way and have fun while doing so. There will be classes going on that day at Paper Crown as well. Check out the blog at It is going to be so much fun! What a fun girl's day out! Hope to see you there.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Solder Kit Ordered

I am so excited to be taking soldering classes from Heather Ales. You can go to and see the amazing project we are going to make. I can't wait!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Class at Paper Crown
Thursday, Nov. 17th, 2011
This is a large canvas. I honestly can't remember the dimensions right now. It is going to be a super fun informative class. No previous experience is needed. Just bring your scissors and a glue gun. I will supply everything else. Hope to see you there. Just call Cindy at Paper Crown to reserve your spot. 405.848.2389

Monday, October 17, 2011

Oh Holy Night

Nov. 3rd
Paper Crown
Call Cindy at Paper Crown to reserve your spot.
This is a 10 by 20 mixed media canvas that is super fun. You will learn some great techniques in this class. Come and share in the fun . 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

She did it Anyway.

I love that little saying. I have been doing an online workshop called Soul Restoration with Melody Ross and although I haven't had the time yet to get as deep into the whole process as I intend to I can tell you that I think it is something every woman could benefit from. We are all so similar. Everyone has their own hang ups and fears, but deep down I believe we just all want to feel worthy. Worthy of being loved and we are. We all are. We are human and we all make mistakes and we beat ourselves up so much. Who needs enemies when our worst one lives within us. We put limitations on ourselves, labels and such. I plan on doing the work to free myself from such. I deserve to be loved and to be happy. We all do. Go to and check it out.


Why do I struggle every year when it starts turning fall? It doesn't make sense. The summer this year was brutal at best and yet something happens in my brain when it starts turning colder and the feel of Fall is in the air. I just knew it wouldn't bother me this year, but here I am once again in this funk dreading the colder weather. I cannot recall any type of trauma inflicted on me this time of year, so why? My Dad died in the summer, my sister in the winter and my Mom in the Spring. This is really the only time of year I haven't experienced a major loss. Why does contentment seem so far away at times? Why does it seem like there is this giant gaping hole in me that I am constantly trying to fill with stuff? I know this will pass. It always does. I know I have so much to be thankful for.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Winter Girl Canvas
Oct. 15th 6:00
Call Paper Crown to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Blooming Belly

My dear friend is expecting her third baby and indulged me in my desire to paint and photograph her already beautiful belly.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

How I Spent my Saturday

(I do realize that this is not the best pic of me, but it is the best pic I have of the outside of Mrs. O'leary's. Please don't judge.)

I got up yesterday morning at 5:30 and was on the road to Wichita by 6:45. I was taking a class at Mrs. Oleary's (a 13 hour class to be exact.) For those mixed media art lovers who have not had the pleasure of visiting Mrs. O'leary's I encourage you to do so. Joni and her husband Mark are 2 of the nicest, most hard working people I have ever met. The class was amazing, crammed full of information and technique. I love working with metal and this class was a necklace pendant sampler with lots of metal components. I actually used a torch, scary I know, but awesome. I cut, punched, soldered, used patina and so much more. Thanks Mark for the 5 hour energy and escorting me to my car to make sure I was safe. Lovely place and even more lovely are the people who make Mrs. Oleary's an amazing place to visit.