Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Creative Crafting Classes....Coming soon!

The other day I spent a couple of hours at Bridgestone showing some ladies how to make bows and origami ornaments. We had a wonderful time. The conversation quickly turned to when we would do it again and all the things they would like to learn how to make.

For some time now I have been thinking of starting a "SIPS and STROKES" type class here in Warren and surrounding counties. For those of you unfamiliar with "SIPS and STROKES", it is where small groups of people get together and paint their own canvases in about a couple of hours. The only difference is I want to do more than just share my love of painting, I want to teach people how to do all sorts of arts and crafts. What fun...spending quality time with friends, laughing and having a wonderful evening creating not only a painting, or craft project, but a great memory. It also makes a great present. Instead of the usual kids birthday party, imagine giving them the gift of an art or crafting lesson, and a sentimental gift for everyone to take home and enjoy for years to come.

Here is how it works: I supply all the materials needed for your craft, come to your location, set up, and clean up, for a flat fee per person depending on the desired project. Paint, Canvas, brushes, easels, aprons, etc...all materials .are provided. I will have the canvas sketched out with your pre-chosen design, ready to be embellished however you choose, or with my help, as I will be in front of the group painting, creating, and directing, each step of the way.

Birthday parties, company team building outings, church groups, holiday crafting parties...any occasion you can imagine!

Some of the crafting sessions soon available: Rag Quilt in an afternoon, smocking, scrapbooking, sewing, and the list goes on and on!

More details coming soon.....

Shhhhhh~I've got a secret.....but I will share it with only you! The very creative and talented Brandie Mansfield is hosting a giveaway a day January 1-10!!!!! All you need to do is check out her blog each day and make a comment on the featured post to be entered for a wonderful after Christmas treat just for you! I personally cannot wait!!!!!
More blogging later....I have been so busy, but I have lots of new goodies coming in 2010!!!! Have a safe and Merry Christmas!!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Snowman Sunday....

This has been a very busy Thanksgiving weekend. Thanksgiving day, Black Friday, house cleaning, tree trimming, and getting ready for the Craft Fair on Friday and Saturday at Covenant Academy in Morrison...WHEW! Sunday was very productive....4 ornaments and 4 paintings. Here is what I like to call Snowman Sunday.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose, RESPONSIBLE!!!!

I have been holding on to these empty coffee canisters for some time now. Originally, I intended to cover them w/scrapbook paper and use for storage, but I have had a better idea: Cover them w/scrapbook paper and use for housing, and delivering, my Christmas Cookie gifts. Imagine these with a beautiful ribbon and hand stamped tag...I will post a pic of the finished product when I get ready to give as gifts. You could even paint the black rim a different color if you wanted.

Watercolor, Ink, and Acrylic Paintings....

Here are a few of my Watercolor, Ink, and Acrylic paintings. I am loving mixing mediums to create whimsical works of art. These have to be sealed and framed, and will be available at the Covenant Craft Fair Dec. 4-5. Hope to see you there!!!!

Handpainted batch!

"ACE" the cutie pie puppy is a special order for Ashlee. Thanks Ashlee!!! "Gingerbread", "Hope, Breast Cancer Awareness" pink ribbons, and a special order for a "UT" ornament: Thanks Vickie!!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Covenant Arts and Crafts Fair Dec. 4-5

I just wanted to let you know I am signed up and getting ready for the 1st Annual Covenant Arts and Crafts Fair on December 4-5. I will have lots of ornaments, and hopefully some paintings, and sewing to display. Take care and I hope to see you all there! Here is a sneak peek:

Friday, November 06, 2009

New Hand Painted Ornaments

Here are a couple of my new ornaments.....To place an order email me, or you can see some like these in person after tomorrow at: "ETC." a wonderful new store across from the Fire Hall in McMinnville, Tennessee.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Basketball Team Necklaces...

Here is the craft for the day....Necklaces for Reagan's Basketball Team. Each one is in school colors, blue, orange and white w/each girls initial, basketball imprint, & jersey number with a sweet little cross sewn on for luck. The back is stamped w/a "W" for wins, "L" for losses (which I hope we do not have) and "09". When the season is over and they have grown out of their jersies, they can hang a memory on their Christmas trees and have a fond memory of what it was like to be young and to work together as a team.

I hope they will like them...what a bunch of sweet little girlies!