Roman Rolland once said, "It's the artist's job to create sunshine when there isn't any."
Welcome to my world.
I'm a student, a wolverine (grrr), an artist, a reader, a fiancee, a daughter and these are my thoughts...

August 25, 2010

New Ornaments

I just listed three new ornaments that I have been working on!  Be sure to check them out at!  I was very excited to create two summery ones and look forward to fall with one richly colored brown and black one!  Stay tuned either tonight or tomorrow for a new book review here!

August 17, 2010

Relaxed and Refreshed and Yet, Stressed

I'm back from vacation!  I'll post a pic or two later but for now I just wanted to give a quick update.
1. The beach was incredible.  Perfect weather, amazing water temps, huge waves and perfectly calm days.
2.  B came all the way across the state to surprise me for my 22 birthday!  He brought me SUNFLOWERS!!!  They are beautiful and he is wonderful.
3.  I ate way too much ice cream on vacation.  Dieting begins again.  Sigh.
4.  I'm helping B clean and pack up his house to move this week.
5.  We are leaving again on vacation to Minnesota on Thursday-ergo, I'm super stressed out about that
6.  Due to my traveling, I'm offering free shipping on my ornaments until 3pm EST on the 18th!! Check it out in the widget to the left!!!

August 6, 2010

Vacation Time Again!

Oh boy!!  I'm headed home to the West side of Michigan today to go camping with the family at Holland State Park!!!  B is coming with me for this weekend and I'm excited to spend time with him at my favorite place in the whole world.  There is nothing like Lake Michigan.  Especially during the summertime, when the beach is packed and the water is warm and the weather is super hot.  I'm looking forward to taking lots of pics and coming back with lots of ideas for new art pieces and, of course, a great tan for Welcome Week!  I'm also hoping to knock a few more books off the list and get some more reviews up online.  So, I'll be gone until the 16th but I promise and updated blog post as soon as I get back!  For now, have a wonderful week! 

August 4, 2010


While working at my 'comes with the house' desk today, I started daydreaming about having an office or studio type space in my future house...I decided I will paint the walls white and have white bins and drawers to hold my things.  I want nature inspired prints on the wall and a pretty white desk to work at.  Most of my work is bright and colorful and because of that, I think I find the most inspiration and peace in bright white.  Strange, I know but maybe I get overwhelmed by the color and need to retreat into a blank space.  Sigh, I can't wait to have my own place (well, shared with B of course!) to decorate and live and work in!

August 2, 2010

Time flies...

I had intended to spend about 2 hours this morning working on some pieces and  getting a few things listed up on Etsy...That was 5 and a half hours ago....oops!  I guess I was enjoying myself so much that I lost track of the time!!  Well, I did manage to get a few things accomplished, including getting a few new things up in the shop.  I also picked up some Sculpey clay today and I working on some sketches of how I am going to use it in some upcoming mixed media pieces!  I am so excited to experiment with a new medium!  Any advice from a Sculpey expert?
Here's a little peek at my mixed media piece that was just put up on Etsy!