Living an ART filled life...“Creativity is a God-given ability to take something ordinary and make it into something special. It is an openness to doing old things new ways…The creative spirit is part of our heritage as children of the One who created all things. And nurturing our creativity is part of our responsibility as stewards of God’s good gifts.” - Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveline

Arts & Crafts

Doodle 101 / Proverbs Woman

Doodle 101 / Proverbs Woman

The above lyrics come from a song that was sung at my wedding. At the age of 20, these words touched me deeply (and they still do)….I longed for this way of life, yet my selfish attempts to acquire it, brought me the opposite of […]

The makings of a “studio”

The makings of a “studio”

Even though many of my art supplies are still in a storage area, I have begun to set up “shop.”  God has wired this creative brain of mine to crave the “creative process.”  In it, I feel connected to Him, using the gifts He has […]

Easy Zippered Tote

Easy Zippered Tote

I don’t know about you, but I can’t ever find a cute zippered make-up bag…other than plain black, or odd colors I don’t really like.  (neon pink:) ) I’ve been wanting to sew one myself, but knew it would have to be very simple! This […]

“Doodled” Rocks from Montana

“Doodled” Rocks from Montana

I collect rocks from all the amazing places we visit.  These are the latest…Rocks from the river beds of Montana at Glacier National Park.

Altered IKEA Canvas

Altered IKEA Canvas

A friend recently purchased a Canvas from IKEA for her daughters newly decorated room. Click on canvas and go directly to IKEA’s page for details  (It is 22 x 11 /$14.99) Her room colors are Turquoise and Grey. So, I took out my Alcohol Markers […]

I am honored to be officially welcomed to Frog Dog!

I am honored to be officially welcomed to Frog Dog!

Click on the Badge above to see the whole team!  I am so excited to start working with Frog Dog’s amazing Mixed Media Kits!

“Grab Some Stash & Go”

“Grab Some Stash & Go”

I often create something out of the need to just be:)  Some go for a run, others go for a drive or watch TV…I like to do something creative with my hands in paint…So, last night I picked over my “stash piles” collecting a few […]

ATC Challenge: Queen of Sharpies:)

ATC Challenge: Queen of Sharpies:)

I’ve known about ATC’s (Artist Trading Cards) but had never made one or received one.  I have to admit, I didn’t think too much about them…mostly, because I always hesitate to call myself an artist.  I would consider myself a lover of art…of all things […]

Mixed Media iphone Cover

Mixed Media iphone Cover

Do you ever grow tired of your phone case?  Why not paint it?!!  I have painted the one I have 3 times now…instead of buying a new one:) Start by prepping the case surface with a few coats of Gesso. If you don’t have Gesso, […]

Mixed Media Wood Block

Mixed Media Wood Block

I was looking for a fun way to use some of my “odds & ends.”  This piece starts with a simple wood block (purchased at Michaels) & Liquitex ceramic stucco texture gel mixed with white gesso. I layered burlap ribbon and inexpensive white Tulle. The […]