Friday, October 16, 2009

I'm so excited

Well, I still haven't figured out how to get the music onto my blog (but I have to admit when it didn't work right off I haven't really spent much time trying to figure it out!). Ronna Sarvas Weltman arrives in Albuquerque to teach a weekend workshop that I've been organizing for about six months. I can hardly wait. It is going to be so much fun. Sometimes you just know these things!! Check out her work at

I've recently started participating with ATC swaps and attended an Art Journaling class last week with Regina Portscheller that was so much fun. My brain is so full of things I want to do. I joined an art journal project with Art House and need to work on that so that I can send my journal in to tour U.S. galleries with other journals from all over. How fun is that?

Then I need to get ready to go to Clay Carnival in Las Vegas in early November.

Busy. Busy. Busy. Loving it. Loving it. Loving it. (but heck yes I get tired sometimes!)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I started a play list

....but now I have no earthly (or interstellar) idea of how to put it into my blog. I only chose two songs so it wouldn't be very interesting to listen to yet, but I did want to start. Now it is late (just saw Diamond Rio at the State Fair - so of course I chose one of their songs!) and I must go to sleep, perchance to dream. I'll try to figure all this high falootin' stuff tomorrow.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Why do Sundays go by so quickly??

Sundays are FUNdays. I usually get to create something new without too many interruptions. Right now I should be working on my entry to the Black & White Show opening Sept 4th at The Wooden Cow - - but instead, I'm surfing the web looking at other artists and being inspired. I did finish a beaded piece recently thanks to the teaching of Leah Ready. Her work rocks and I'm so happy with the piece I created in her class. Thanks Leah!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Beads of Courage

Beads of Courage is a program that was founded to help children dealing with serious illness. Beads are given to the children as they go through each medical procedure - like spinal injections, surgery, chemotherapy treatments and dialysis. As they progress through their treatments, they collect beads from their health care providers to use as symbols of their courage.
The program helps children feel more positive about their illness and treatment and leaves them with something they can use to help them talk about during treatment and after recovery.
When a child enters the program, they are given a string with some letter beads that spell out their first name. Then as each child completes another treatment, they are given a beautiful, brightly-colored bead.

I read about Beads of Courage today and want to make some cool beads to send the kids. Will anyone join me? I see that Sarah Shriver participates. GO SARAH!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Oh Happy Daze's been a long time since my last post. SO MUCH has happened.
Had my knee surgery.....still recovering.
Got a new job.........still learning.
My rose garden bloomed........still pulling weeds.
Lost my wonderful stepdad to pancreatic cancer......still mourning.
The gallery is doing well.......still working on new pieces.
Not doing much housework........still collecting dust (and the collection grows daily).
But I'm still growing....spiritually and artistically. My brain is so full of ideas and things I want to do. Why do I need 8 hours sleep a day. I'd rather be doing things!!
Have you all signed up for yet? Well, do not hesitate. You'll receive "Notes from the Universe" and they will make your day. I attended a workshop entitled "Reclaiming Your Divinity" by Andy Dooley and it was awesome. His brother is Mike Dooley that writes the notes.
Anyway, it's late, so stay tuned and I'll write more soon. I'm always on a path of discovery, and I'm happy to share in my travels.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Not a great start to 2009

What a week I had last week......on Thursday I found out I need to have knee surgery (booked for February 2nd) and then on Friday I got laid off. Hmmm. My guardian angel must be on vacation. But never fear, I shall bounce back, and that other door is going to open, right?

Friday, January 9, 2009

Becoming a Blogging Widget Pancake Master

I am much better at playing Santa making pancakes than I am at doing website stuff. But I'm learning!! My friend Raine (fellow artist from The Wooden Cow - and brilliant genius) gave me some basic lessons last night, and I wanted to make her proud by posting not only another blog entry, but by actually downloading a PHOTO!! Yippy skippy. Notice the crutch in the background? I've torn my meniscus and am waiting to see the surgeon. Bummer!