Thursday, November 29, 2012


I was recently gifted some gorgeous and beautiful treasures from a very good friend of mine, Terri Heinz. Terri's blog is called Artful Affirmations, where she shares her love of creativity, tea, teacups, crafts of many different forms, and her love of life! 
Look at these gorgeous french papers, transparencies, fabrics, and collage images for me to work with. 


I am a coffee drinker by heart, but Terri is introducing me to some fine teas, and sent me this great strainer and organic loose teas. They really are divine, and you can really taste the difference with these incredible teas.   I am fond of the chamomile!

Below is a prayer flag that Terri made and sent to me. It is so beautiful and meaningful. Thank you Terri for being so kind , generous, and a truly wonderful friend!


Monday, November 19, 2012


 Although it may look like I got a lot done from looking at this post, It's really a trick!  I did manage the journal page above, but the necklace was made a while ago and I am just getting around to posting. I have been really sick, and things have been a challenge. But every day I have to continue, so I do what I can, and it is rather slow steps right now, but I am sure it will pass. Creating is the best distraction and therapy ! Good friends are great therapy too, thank you for all that you do my friends!

Wishing all of you and your families a wonderful and beautiful Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 12, 2012


 Lately, for some reason, every time I create some art, I am feeling very light, airy, floaty, and am craving more of a design element along with some of the unexpected. Having come from a heavy design oriented art background, I guess it is hard for me to leave that part out, I feel so good when I work out that mental problem in my head! Am I not making sense? I hope I am, but I am trying to give you a glimpse into what makes me tick. Another art subject I like a surprise. I often think that what comes out on my paper is truly the subconscious coming out. Sometimes I really don't understand it, but I go with it. Many times my pieces are really all about what I feel my life is, was. I feel that each of these pages are directly related to my illness, and they too wax and wane just like me. 

My final comment for the night..

Any journal page day is a great day!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


 I fell in love with this beautiful serene face made by Birgitta Lejonklou! So calmimg, so soothing, it called out to me. I then added all sorts of embellishments that made me happy, Roman glass, opal, amazonite, and crystal, and a stunning lampwork glass bead by Donna Millard.  I strung it all together with galvanized steel. I hope it makes someone else happy too, and you, who are reading , hoping it puts a smile on your face.

 Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, November 4, 2012


I FINALLY found some time to make a new journal page, and I love how therapeutic it is. I would love to know what you think.  

Thanks for visiting, and I always appreciate your comments!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


 During this crazy and hectic week, I squeezed in some time to make jewelry.  I really don't know how it happens sometimes, but I manage.

This is a sneak peek at a pair of earrings that I made for a trip to the boutique that sells my jewelry. I made many other pieces, but I like these a lot, the stones are so pretty, and vintage rhinestones don't hurt!

 I also found time to make this necklace for my daughter. Why is it that the things you have to do for family always seem to be the ones on the backburner, like they can wait the longest, when they should be the first! Well, I got my act together, and here it is! Briana picked out these gorgeous stones at a recent bead show, and this is what she wanted. I am happy with the way it turned out, all warm and rustic with character. She loves it!

I wish all of you a wonderful and safe weekend, and I am always grateful for your visit!



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