12 Ways to use your Creativity in 2012

Export to PDF | Export to DOC1.) Make a new wreath for your front door You would not believe how often I hear the phrase “I wish I were an artist.” This always makes me sad, because in my mind, anyone who spends time using their creativity IS an artist. So in the spirit of […]

how a few green leaves changed my life

Export to PDF | Export to DOCIf you’re like me, then you NEED to see GREEN all year-long. Two weeks ago I spent $5 on a bare-root hydrangea bush that I will plant in my yard this spring. Since there were already a few tiny leaves poking out of the packaging when I bought the […]

Still snowed in! (another coloring sheet for making more art)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCFour snow days this week, plus the already scheduled days off for Friday and Monday = A 10-day Weekend! I was supposed to be teaching “art day” at my son Nathan’s school on Thursday but it got snowed out! In preparation for my talk to all the 4th grade […]

ANOTHER snow-day in South Carolina??! (make some more art!)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCIt snowed about 7 inches today here in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.Β So since there are no plows to remove the snow, we will just wait for it to melt. I LOVE THAT. School is already cancelled for tomorrow too, and I’m guessing it will be on Wednesday too. Whoo-hoo! […]

A little help to get you started making some art…

Export to PDF | Export to DOCHere’s a snowman I sketched over Christmas break. I printed two copies out on watercolor paper, and then my son Nathan and I painted them together. It started out all fun and games… but then unfortunately, the right side of my brain took over. (The side where there are […]

sewing up a storm

Export to PDF | Export to DOCBy now you may be seeing a trend. I am in love with pillows. I spent an entire week this month doing some sewing. And I’m still not done! The new plan to feed my obsession for pillows, is make new COVERS for the pillows I already have. Covers […]

Welcome Winter!

Export to PDF | Export to DOCNathan and I spent the afternoon decorating these cookies. He is crazy about EATING the sprinkles, and I am crazy about him NOT eating the sprinkles. Somehow, we still managed to end the project on friendly terms. (I’m giving him the credit for that. Thank goodness he’s easy-going like […]

an early christmas gift

Export to PDF | Export to DOCWe just got back from meeting my mom and dad in Savannah, GA for a 4-day weekend to celebrate Christmas together. My parents gave us the beautiful silver bowl as a gift. I especially love what it says, knowing Β that the saying is the reason my mom choose it […]

Merry Christmas, Mary!

Export to PDF | Export to DOCMy oil painting calledΒ “O Christmas Tree” is on its way to the Midwest today! A long-time collector of mine bought it as a surprise for his wife. I think it will definitely brighten up their winter.Β πŸ™‚