Thursday, September 27, 2012

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Saturday, August 18, 2012

I am now a Certified Zentangle® Teacher. I will be updating all information on my blog. Also I will edit my Header and publish some of my work.
Thank You Rick and Maria for your encouragement and support.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

snowflake obsidian


This is my most recent project. I have a patient that is a rock hound and he has been bringing me a few treasures when he comes in. I promised him I would make something special to thank him. It was to be a bracelet but ended as a necklace. Sometimes things take shape on their own. Thank you James.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

SoulCollage

In 2005 I attended Art and Soul, it is an art retreat in Portland, Oregon. When I was trying to decide what classes I wanted to take I came upon a class called SoulCollage. Well altered art has always been something really special to me. Whenever I would create a page, I would look for things that meant or held special thoughts to me. After taking the SoulCollage workshop, I wanted to share this speicial intuitive process with everyone. It was something I thought my cancer patient may be able to use for self exploration, creativity, relaxation. I am now able to go to a Facilitator training program, so I can actually implement this to our cancer support groups. I am really excited about this and just wanted to share this information with anyone that reads my blog. If your interested check out Seena Frost's web, www.soulcollage.com.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Vacation In Rincon Puerto Rico


O.K. the sunset.

Vacation In Rincon Puerto Rico


My sister and I was able to spend 10 great days at this beach. Miss you Cin.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year

To Everyone:
Happy New Year!
May Your New Year
Be filled with Health,
Happiness, and Success.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

kanzashi

Just wanted everyone to know that the article was by Diane Gilleland and her book is called Kanzashi in Bloom. It has been ordered and it will go into my crafty library.

kanzashi


My sister called me the other day wanted to know if I had ever heard of Kanzashi. Well, I had not, but she said the recent Woman's Day magazine had an article in it that was pretty neat. I'm always looking for a challenge. So I googled and collected some information on Kanzashi. Here is my first try. Now the challenge is, what will I use it in?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Surprize, I'm back

Just to let everyone know I am still alive and well. Been busy with work and learning to knit. Well, I will post a picture of the vest when completed, however I quess it will hang in my craftroom because I think it will fit two people!!!! Tonight I am taking a soldering class, yeh. A few years ago took a Sally Jean class, but didn't do much with what I learned. But now is the time. Hope all is well, and happy.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Honeycomb Bracelet


This is the second class of Kimberly Stathis. Sponsored by Swarovski, my camera (maybe my taking the pictures) doesn't show you the sparkle this bracelet has. The colors are very vibrant. Fun, Fun, Fun. I didn't win on Tim's blog (again).

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Razzle Dazzle Me Bracelet


Isn't this gorgeous? I am sooo proud of this bracelet. I was fortunate to be able to attend the Bead and Button Show in Wisconsin this year. What fun. I met my really good friend Arlene (great beader) and was able to see some great beading artists.

This bracelet was Designed by Kimberly Stathis (KJS Designs), I took two of her classes what a great teacher. Can't wait to meet up with her again. I will list her website so you all can look at what she has to offer. Thanks Kim.

The second bracelet is almost finished and will post pictures as soon as it is finished.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Wally Gator


I work at the Charleston Cancer Center, administering chemotherapy agents to patients. Our chemo room is glass on one entire wall, that over looks a pond. Well this pond has a gator or two? This gator entertains our patients now since it has been getting warmer. He comes out swims around regularly. The girls have told me that a few years ago he (or she) has even walked up to the front door. I got a good picture of him resting on a small plat form. Enjoy I'll send more when he is sun bathing.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Bumps in the Road


I took a class yesterday at the local bead shop Charleston Bead Company. It was a fun class, I always find I learn something new at any class I take. This bracelet is stitched with the peyote stitch throughout, you just change the size of beads to create the Bumps in the Road. It works up pretty fast, if your not spending most of your time tearing your mistakes out. Seems like I spend more time tearing things out regardless if I'm working on a quilt or beading. Oh well, my husband saids it keeps me out of the bars!!!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Thought for the Day

A friend is someone who
can see through you
and still enjoy the show...

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Brazilian Embroidery "Maya"


This is my first attempt with brazilian embroidery. It was a really fun project. I have her adorned with crystals and pearls. If you click on the picture, there is some really nice detail of the stitches used. I hope you enjoy her.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Thought for the Day

Peace
...it does not mean to be in a
place where there is no noise,
trouble or hard work. It means to be
in the midst of those things and
still be calm in your heart...

Friday, December 28, 2007

Thought for the Day

Love many things, for therein lies true
strength, and whosoever loves much
performs much, and accomplishes much,
and what is done in love is done well...
' Vincent Van Gogh'

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Thought for the Day

Passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things. (Denis Diderot)

Monday, December 24, 2007

di-se-gno (n)

Disegno is the design, usually in the form of a drawing, that the artist had in mind before beginning to carve or paint their work. The concept of designs is related to the inspiration of the artist and their imagination.

Beaded Necklace

This is one of my beaded projects. I find hand work is really relaxing. I have other pieces to show. I find I don't wear my pieces often. But they make great gifts.

Starry Night by Fran Gogh

This is my rendition of Van Gogh's Starry Night.
It's a snippet, a class I took from Cindy Walters,
my son named it "Fran Gogh." It is made from small
pieces of fabric, then quilted. A really fun project.

Block of the Month 2007


My husband Jim