Winged Hope…

Taking the Leap It's been a little over a week since my weight-loss surgery.  I'm proud to report that I've lost 31 pounds since I started this journey! I don't have any problems to report. I've kept everything down. Only a very mild feeling of nausea or heartburn (not sure which, actually). But I CAN see a difference in my ankles and hands - and my husband says he … [Read more...]

Copic Christmas Acrylic Album

Today I'm going to share with you a 'one hit wonder'.  This is my acrylic Christmas album, taught just ONE TIME, in South Carolina last month.  Typically I post these pictures just for my students to see in a private gallery, but this time, I thought I'd share it with everyone since the holiday is fast-approaching. What is special about the acrylic album classes that I … [Read more...]

CHA Projects + Copic and Donna Downey at the Prima booth

One of the fun, and lighter moments of working the CHA show is the cooperation between the different manufacturers.  Prima generously donated product for two of my CHA classes for Clear Scraps; and in return, they asked if I could snag some Copic Multiliners for Donna Downey to use during her Make n Take.  I think she likes them!  Funny lady put one behind each … [Read more...]

Home is where the art is too

I am so glad to be home.  It seems I have this yawning gap of 10 days that I am going to be home coming up.  Wow - that's pretty neat! I wanted to share a fun 'twinkie story' with you.  The twins were absolutely enthralled with something they found outside in the garden.  They were showing me these weird cylindrical 'rocks' that looked like they had … [Read more...]

Acrylic + Copic + Glimmer Mist = “Happy Accident”

"Art is knowing which mistakes to keep." With that quote in mind, I invite you to see my "happy accident" that combined Glimmer Mist with Copic Colorless Blender (0) on acrylic. The combination of Glimmer Mist, colored Copic Marker airbrushing and Glimmer Screens on acrylic is really hard to beat.   And lately this has been my preferred method of coloring acrylic … [Read more...]