Sunday, November 24, 2013

Glitter Market Magic

Glitter Market was amazing! I was sick most of last week and making it to Glitter Market was a bit of a challenge but I am so glad I pushed through. I cannot describe the energy in the space when all of these beautiful woman come together (vendors and shoppers.) I am so bummed that I forgot my camera but just getting there was enough. Everyone and everything just glowed with warmth. I vowed this year I would spend more time building relationships and not concentrate so much on the stuff. It was probably best that I forgot my camera, so I could not hide behind my lens. I wanted to look at the people and see them, really see them. I wanted to look into their eyes, their beautiful, deep, dark eyes (Charlotte Perez.)  I wanted to stand in the warmth that is Bobbie. I wanted to stand by my petite blond encourager, my friend ( I hope you know how much I love you, Peggy.)  I wanted to visit with my friend, Nicole, who is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside, which seems impossible. I hope you know how beautiful you are. I wanted to be entertained by Robin,  the sexiest nerd I know. I will have those shoes! I wanted to marvel at Jackie Peters (she truly is such a kind soul) and buy all of her Advent calendars! (which now makes me question my kindness.) I wanted to make new friends like the talented Heather from Tulsa. How did the tie dyed snake do on the way home?  I wanted to be around the sweetest peddlers of sugar I know, Susan and the girl with gorgeous hair (I'm terrible with names.) You girls are seriously so sweet! Jemelia, I will cherish the time we had last night. We should do that more often!  I wanted to see my girls, Beth, Nancy, Glenda and Ashley. I love you all so much! I wanted to be with the most generous, genuine shop owner ever! Cindy, thank you, thank you, thank you!!! We all love you! I know I am forgetting someone and if I have I am so sorry. Everyone that came I appreciate you more than you will ever know. (Get well, Timi!)

Monday, August 26, 2013


The past couple of weeks have been full of change and as much as I hate to admit it I am not a fan of change. I like to think of myself as this "just go with the flow" type of person, but I can honestly say after this week, that might not be the case. Things become comfortable and I like them to stay that way, but that isn't how we grow. Change is necessary, essential and will always happen whether we fight it or not. What is the cause for disliking change so much? I think it is fear. I know it is. I do not want to give fear another minute of my life. I choose joy. Instead of fearing the inevitable I will embrace the incredible which is always around us.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Art Your Heart Out OK - Summer 2013

There are so many words to describe last weekend like; fun, crazy, lifetime friends, sisters, art, creating, playing, hopping like frogs, speaking in various accents, moves like Jagger, shopping, painting, stamping, inking, eating, green eyes, late late nights, laughter, laughter, and more laughter, jumping into the lake with clothes on, Beth and Peggy I won't go into detail but you know what I'm talking about, inspiring, exhilarating, exhausting, and worth every minute.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Great day at Mrs. O'Leary's!

What a fun day! I hope you guys enjoyed this class as much as I did. I love this place! What an amazing group of women. Those that took the class and would like a supply list and written instructions please leave me a comment with your email address and I will get it right out to you. Hope to be back soon. Thanks, for coming. See you soon. : ) 

Now some other cool pics from Wichita

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

Class at Mrs. O'Leary's

I am so excited to be teaching at Mrs. O'Leary's in Wichita! Such a fun place to shop and learn! I think the entrance is actually located at 126 N Mead. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Art Your Heart Out OK!

I can't believe it has taken me this long to blog about this amazing weekend ! What a lovely, fun, creative group of women! We gelli plated and doodled and laughed into the night. Friendships were created that I am certain will last a lifetime. They make my heart smile. See you all in August!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Just Words

I tried to come up with a more creative title for this post but words escaped me. The truth is I am thankful my family is safe and my home isn't destroyed, but you cannot live in this state and not feel the impact and devastation that the storms of the past 2 weeks have wielded. Friday was just flat out scary. I'm talking panic attack inducing scary. Stories like women and babies being sucked out of cars, and not knowing if my nephew was okay almost pushed me over the edge. I don't feel safe. I would like to talk about how fear is bad and how there is always something good and beautiful in everything but I don't want to say that right now. Tornados are terrorists, embedding fear wherever they touch down with a ripple effect that extends far beyond.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Great Class Tonight!

Seriously loved hanging out with these girls! So much fun! (Ashley, if dental school doesn't work out I'm pretty sure you could have a career in mixed media art.) How many more times could I have said Titan buff? Thanks Jill. I will never look at that color the same way again.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

List of supplies as promised!

Liquitex matte gel medium
Paper doilies
Liquitex basic acrylic paint - bright aqua green
Golden fluid acrylic - teal
Palette knife
Portfolio water soluble oil pastels
Book paper
Versifine ink pad in vintage sepia
Text stamp
Inca gold in green yellow and old silver
Viva ferra metal effect color in amber gold
Golden fluid acrylic in quinacridone crimson, quinacridone magenta, quinacridone burnt orange, pyrole red and Titan buff

I think that's it! How much fun was that! I loved seeing all of the new lovely faces in class last night and of course the familiar ones too! It was a special treat to see someone from my hometown that I went to school with. So cool! Hope to see all you ladies again soon.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Just a few spots left!

Tuesday's class is almost full. This is going to be such a fun class! Learn about layers and texture while making this large mixed media canvas. Call Paper Crown to sign up. 848-2389