Sunday, August 14, 2016

Creative Practicing

I love art, in any shape, form and media. I practice some sort of art every day. My inspiration comes from some of my favorite artists, such as Jeanne Oliver at, Danielle Donaldson at, Alisa Burke, Amy Hanna, Robin Dudley-Howe, Roben Marie Smith and many more. I have learned to refine what I already know through these ladies by paying to take classes from them. They are all inspiration to create. But to me they are teaching me so I can sell my own work or teach my own classes so more people can do what I have learned. I am a teacher, and that is what I do, teach. Teachers help to carry others into the realm of possibilities, to inspire and to then watch their students become successful without getting jealous of their successes. I am not copyrighting my teachers when I take what they taught me by choice and use the information to teach others. I am copy writing when I take word for word or jot and tittle, stroke for stroke, identical and you can't tell the real from the fake and say it is my own.  I believe if you are a teacher and you don't want to see "your" techniques recreated and retaught, then you shouldn't be a teacher. I understand about the exact duplication thing, that's just not cool, but the Bible has some great insight to this very matter and is a great source of wisdom and it says  Ecclesiastes 1:9 "That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun."

Just sayin'

Friday, March 11, 2016

Giveaway on Jeanne Oliver's Creative Network

So I have been trying to post a picture to this great giveaway and I'm not sure why I can't get it to work. So follow the link for an opportunity to win.

Thanks Jeanne for such an awesome giveaway.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Starting off my new year

I know  it's a little late to be starting off my new year, however, surprise, that's what I'm doing. So, some things I'm adding to my list this year to do  are: working on my shop, if you didn't know it's located in Burgaw North Carolina  at Fremont Antiques and Consignment . I've been taking some classes  with Jeanne Oliver and  Emily Jones.  My husband bought me a Wacom Cintique that I am learning to use.  I also have an Etsy where I sell homemade items and vintage items. I'm going to give a try at teaching Bible studies online, still trying to figure that one out. For all you girls who do online videos  if you have any helpful ideas, how to's for making videos for use on the Internet, I'd appreciate any help I can get.  And I would love the opportunity to be an online teacher for some art classes, if there's anyone out there looking for someone who loves to teach I'd love an opportunity.  I want to try to read some more this year, I didn't get much reading in last year other than magazines, and I love my magazines. My word for this year is "Accelerate", I am believing God is going to be doing some marvelous things this year in mine and my husbands life.  I'm closing with a couple pictures of some of my most recent art hope you like.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

holland market at cafe press

I am excited to say that I am now selling my art on items at cafe press. Click the link below to go to my store. Have fun perusing all the fun items.
  Buy t-shirts, mugs & gifts from my shop.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What is New in 2015?

Well the year started off with a bang. Ready to start really moving forward with my art.
I've been adding some stuff to my Etsy. I've attached a couple pictures of some of my latest projects. Just a taste of the latest projects

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Holland Coop Update!
This is my little gang. In this picture is Fred, he is a Royal Palm Turkey
Then there is Charity - she is the black one, Hope - he is the one showing us his behind and
Joy the white one. She is always full of energy. Not in the picture is Faith, she is the aloof one. I call them my kids,
my real kids are grown. I love, love, love these guys.

Wow! a full year has almost gone by since I posted. That is so hard to believe. I have had a hard time getting on my blog, but finally figured it out. So I am going to post a couple pictures of some of my latest projects. Enjoy!
This is the cover of a satchel bag I made for my daughter. She loved it and so do I . Turned out great.

This is a painting I did on a bench in my mudroom.

This is a painting of a dinghy that I have on my mantel. It is for sale in my Etsy
store as part of a Mantlescape.