Tuesday, July 26, 2011

On a lighter note, here is a domino necklace I made for a friend's friend.  It looks better in hand than in the picture...either way, I'm very happy with it.  It has been fun taking classes at Roses on My Table...learning new tachniques and actually trying different applications that I think of myself.  Love adding rhinestones on the back!

Monday, July 25, 2011

We have all heard too many times how "life is short", "stop and smell the roses", "live your dreams...". 
Yesterday, after coming home from a wonderful weekend with my family and friends, I logged into my art group e-mail and learned that a member of an art group I am in had passed away.  In an earlier post, I uploaded pictures of a page that was going into a book for Betty Miller - it was the "Kindred Spirits for Betty" project, initiated by Cristina Zinnia Galliher, owner of Roses on My Table art group.  So many members who knew her very well, or for only a few weeks, and even those who had never met Betty, all came together to create a book - which turned into 3 books - expressing not only 'well wishes', but how much she meant to all of them.
I was one who had just befriended Betty in the group and it is through this out-pouring of affection and tribute that I have gotten to know how much Betty touched people's lives.  I am so very happy that I contributed a page, touching her life in such a small way...not knowing how much she touched mine and will continue to as I long as I am a member of Roses on My Table.
I have experienced the loss of many family members and friends; it will never get easier, but so much can be learned, so much can be shared.
So, today take a little time to appreciate what you have around you, stop and smell the roses, love one another and live your dreams.
God Bless you, Betty, and condolences to you family and friends.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Art House Co-op has already started their 2012 Sketchbook Tour prep work.  Books are being sold and titles are being chosen.  Yes...I have mine already!  I hope to get a blog badge soon to advertise this wonderful event!  For now, I need to just let the ideas flow in as I work on several projects that are due and keep my muse's eyes open for my chosen theme, "In Fifty Years". 

There are also times when art just doesn't come out the way you want...so to make up for it, I tangled on the back of this 4 x 4...another part of the Spring Fling swap.  Next will be the hard board book - need to get on the muse about that!  thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful summer!

Here are 2 ATC's for my friend as part of our Spring Fling swap.  Sometimes procrastination helps one come up with ideas LOL!