Friday, December 23, 2016

Happy Holidays!

It's hard to believe how quickly this year has passed. I am very grateful for my many blessings this year and am looking forward to another wonderful year ahead. 

A couple of days ago I had the chance to play with some of the new toys I received for my birthday this year.   I. had. a. blast!  Here's a shot of my mussel shell work in progress while I explore and figure out how to use the new supplies... I have just started layering and blending. I definitely have quite a few layers to go. I am in love with my new supplies! I'll write more about them in the new year.

From our home to yours... I wish you all a magical holiday season filled with joy and love!

I appreciate all who visit, and am always grateful for any comments! Have a wonderful, art filled day! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

New art and a new decade...

A week ago today I turned the BIG 5-0... FIFTY... 50!!

I am filled with gratitude for all I've learned in each of my previous decades and I look forward to experiencing and learning from each day as I journey into this new decade. I feel so very blessed to have an amazing family and kind friends. I plan on celebrating ALL month! Please share in my birthday happiness and enjoy some art, yoga, rainbows, unicorns, and... cake!  

(I was extra grateful that my hand was not quite as sensitive and I could create a little art to celebrate the day... it's titled, "Fifty," of course! 😂

I really enjoyed creating "Zen Gems" for the first time on this piece. I am looking forward to creating art more regularly once again. I still have pain in my right hand and will have to have surgery eventually on that hand as well. Hopefully I'll be able to avoid it for another year. The surgery on my left hand went well, but it does have a long recovery time. It's been a tough year with all the surgeries and my husband and I need a break! I don't know how I would have survived this last 6 months without his constant help and support. I am so lucky to have such a patient husband. 

I enjoyed taking Life Book 2016 so much this year that I've signed up to participate in Life Book 2017! (Even though I didn't complete most of the lessons due to all those surgeries... I'll double up!) If you love learning all kinds of mixed media techniques and studying many different artist's styles... this is the course for you! Find out all about this AMAZING year long course here!!!

As December comes to an end it's wonderful to reflect and to get excited about the year ahead. I'm busy getting organized and making lists of things I want to accomplish. I LOVE lists! 

I so appreciate those who stop by to visit and am always grateful for any comments. Have a wonderful, art filled day! 
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