Friday, February 29, 2008


Have you ever DREAMED of walking in the same place as many great artists?

Have you ever WONDERED what it would be like to visit one of the MOST romantic areas on earth?

Have you ever THOUGHT about the experience of creating art in a place you haven't been before?

Have you ever WISHED for a week in paradise?

Have you ever TASTED wine and VISUALIZED what it must be like to taste the wine made in Italy where the grapes have ripened on the vine?

Have you EXPERIENCED shopping at an AUTHENTIC Italian Market?

Have you ever WATCHED a romantic movie where the leading man takes his heroine to the MOST romantic restaurant in Italy and ......

THOUGHT - WOW -.....

if ONLY I could sit and SAVOR that WONDERFULLY, FABULOUS experience?

If ANY or ALL of these thoughts have ever been in your dreams then you simply MUST join Tracie Lyn and I on our Adventure in Italy with Kristin and Bill Steiner.

We will be spending a week in Italy experiencing ALL these romantic dreams.

We would LOVE to have you join us!

Our class will be different than any you have experienced in the past. We are going to teach you how to create from your surroundings so that ANYWHERE you visit you will be able to look around and create from authentic items available to you.

We are going to show you ways to capture the landscape when you forget your art supplies and must be creative with whatever is available.

The INDESCRIBABLY BEAUTIFUL Orvieta sets on a plateau and the scenery is BEYOND the imagination. We will be staying in the MOST QUAINT setting where you will be able to feel the creative genius of the artisans from long ago.

Please visit Kristin and Bill's website for the details. Or you may write to Tracie Lyn or me and will answer your questions.

This will be a small group so please don't hesitate as you REALLY DON'T want to miss this experience!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


I wanted to wish all my WONDERFUL friends a VERY HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!! I love this day as it is in a beautiful color - RED - for passion and it is a day to let all the people in your life know how very special they are! You, all my DEAR FRIENDS, are MOST SPECIAL to me!!!

This a day that YOU need to give all the persons you love an extra hug and tell them how much you appreciate them and love them! So following my own advise I want to tell all of you how much I appreciate the friendships we share and I love my friends. I remember when I was about eleven, a special teacher in my life told me that to find one true friend is a VERY special gift to CHERISH! As years have past I have made many friends and thought of her words often. I realize that I am TRULY BLESSED as I have a special family that I love dearly and they love me in return and I have so MANY friends that I love and cherish their gift of friendship.

I belong to many swaps and groups but there are a couple of recent swaps I wanted to mention and share the BEAUTIFUL Valentine creations these talented artists recently sent to me.

This is a wonderful ATC that Sammy sent me. Just look at the detail and the beading! She also sent me some delicious chocolates that I have been enjoying. I admire Sammy's work as she creates the MOST BEAUTIFUL dolls! Dolls have a special place in my heart so when Sammy and I met it was in a class where we made tassels with porcelain faces.

Her's was FANTASTIC!

Just look at the FANTASTIC ATC from Laura! Laura and I have been in several swaps together and I am always mesmerized by her creations! What a TALENT!!

Isn't this BEAUTIFUL? Lori slipped this into her INchie packet that she sent for our Valentine INchie swap! What a WONDERFUL surprise!! Lori is a VERY special person!

Just look at these INchies from all the artists in our Valentine INchie swap!!! I had so MUCH fun putting together a fabric Valentine for displaying these FANTASTIC creations! Somehow it didn't seem right to just slip them into an envelope and mail them - I SIMPLY had to come up with a Valentine for the INchies to send to each of these artists!! I am hoping they all arrive on time!

Enjoy the day! Spend it with those you LOVE! And remember those who are lonely and missing their loved ones. A couple of cookies or a small bag of chocolates delivered with a message that you are thinking of them can bring joy and happiness long remembered.

HUGS, My Friends, to ALL of you!!!!