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Monday, January 16, 2017

New Adventures

The new year has started out in full swing and would like to share the news with you.

Our Soul Sisters United Art Collective has begun and our third auction is scheduled for February 1 and 2.  We would love for you to join us and see all the amazing art that has been created to auction off.  There are ten of us all together, each with their own unique style and beautiful work.  The link is posted onto the right side of my blog.

Thank you DecoArt for believing in me and allowing me to be part of the Media team again this year.
There are free tutorials and videos for your viewing each month.  A great team of artists and a wonderful company with great product.  Did you know that DecoArt is debuting a line of tube acrylics in February?  How exciting and can't wait to use them!  My first lesson will be live on February 9.  

The first Splatter Art Studio (Springfield, Mo) class is scheduled for January 23.   Most of you cannot attend, but you can paint the project as I have an e-packet listed in my Etsy shop.  Come on over and download the class!  "Under The Rose" I would love to see your finished project.  All directions and full photos are listed in the packet.

Have you subscribed to Interactive Artist Magazine?  It's a great e magazine and they will be featuring one of my designs in the upcoming February issue.  visit: www.

So, as you can see, the studio has been a busy place of activity and creativity. 
Stay tuned for more updates......

Feeling blessed!

Monday, January 2, 2017

It's here, a fresh new year!

"Hope", to expect with confidence.  To cherish a desire with anticipation.    


My chosen word for 2017 is hope.  Synonyms include; aspiration, desire, wish, expectation, ambition, goal, plan, design and dream.

It didn't come to me until yesterday when I opened up my daily devotional.  There it was, in big bold letters, my word for the year ahead.  I knew it was perfect and great timing on the first day of January!

Last year most certainly had it's challenges, as my husband and I both lost our mothers.  We also lost our precious little West Highland Terrier of eleven years.

My word is very fitting as we embark upon new adventures, new possibilities and hope for every day living.

Some new and exciting things are on the horizon and I look forward to sharing them with you in the days ahead.  

As I close, I will leave you with this thought, this scripture....but as for me, I will always have hope.  Psalm 71:14

May our choices reflect our hopes, not our fears.