Monday, February 19, 2007


I visited Tracie this weekend and we had so much fun in anticipation of teaching at ArtFest and Valley Ridge. We worked all day Saturday until late into the evening then rose bright and early on Sunday to dive into the fun! We had so much to do but it was filled with fun, Fun, FUN!! We sifted through fabrics, feathers, yarns, papers, all types of bits and pieces of whatever we thought all of you would like.

We laughed a lot as we gathered these items and added them to the kits for the classes.

We assembled various buttons and ephemera. We wanted to ensure that we included many choices for each student.

Tracie and I put together something very special for each of you. This is just a sneak peek of the process used to create this special gift.

Check out Artfest and Valley Ridge websites for a description of our classes.

Friday, February 09, 2007

St. Valentine's Gift

St. Valentine reminds us to share the gift of love. For the artist the gift of love is given through sharing art. Each artist basks in the glow of the aura created by all the artists that share their gift.

Creating from the heart is the gift of one's self.

Each creation begins as a small bud. Then as it is warmed by the heart the bud begins to open revealing a unique beauty.

Softly the bud opens and the full beauty of the artist's creation is shared.