Monday, April 25, 2011


Sometimes you can find inspiration in the strangest places. Who ever thought that a craving for a fruit smoothie could be an inspiration, but with a little P.M.A. it is. Everybody gets lemons handed to them in life, but it's what you do with those lemons that makes all the difference. I'm going to positive spin on mine, how about you, what can you make out of your lemons?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Vintage Inspiration

I'm sorry it's been so long since I've posted something here. I treated myself to this adorable vintage treasure that I found at a local second hand store in town. I went back to look at it three times before buying it. Finally on my Birthday, I thought, today is the day, if it's still there I'm going to get it, and I'm so happy that I did because I absolutely love it. I am so drawn to vintage greeting cards, and super cute things like this. They are so inspiring. Plus I just read that having fresh flowers around is a natural antidepressant. I think after this long winter we all could use an natural antidepressant, I know I could. I have spring fever bad. Can't wait to see the first robin and absolutely can't wait for the daffodils and tulips to bloom. How about you?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Having less that two weeks before Christmas started stressing me out this week because of my growing my to do list, everybody's right? But this little cheerful ornament on my Christmas tree reminded me of how I want to be this holiday season, joyful. It helped me to put things into perspective. I am really trying to make this holiday special for my family and friends and I love doing those little extra things that make it special. But when stress comes in the form of crabbiness, I think that's time to let a few of the little things go. I mean I really don't need to make my own gift tags right? Truth be told, I love to make my own gift tags. Maybe something else can fall off the to do list. But either way I want to make sure I keep the Joy that was intended for this season. We all do too, right? Hopefully my little ornament be a visual reminder, to keep perspective this very special time of year.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Happy Little Mushroom

This is my project for this week's Creative Thursday class. Fabric art is our topic this week. I found this mushroom pattern on Etsy's blog - the Storque Myra Masuda from My Little Mochi came up with the pattern. I fell in love with this little cute mushroom and knew this would be my project this week. He is very glittery but the glitter did not photograph well. Right now he's my little computer mascot. Making him was very much out of my creative comfort zone, but I'm so glad I made him, and I hope to get a chance to make another cute little softie sometime soon. Hope you have a happy day.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Yummy Fruit Smoothies

We made fruit smoothies this week for the first time. This recipe is so good. 1 ripe banana, 1 cup of frozen whole strawberries (found in the frozen section of the grocery store), 6 oz. of vanilla yogurt (I used yoplait french vanilla, it was great!), 1/2 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of orange juice. These were fantastic! I think were going to try to make apple dumplings this week too. I'll keep you posted on how they turn out. By the way the cute wooden houses in this picture were purchase on Etsy from Woodmouse. Have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sketch to Sculpture

I made my sketchbook sketch into a sculpture. It was not as smooth of a transition as I would have thought. I think my sketch has a different feeling than this sculpture does. But it was very fun working with my hands in 3-d. This was another project in my Creative Thursday class. We're having all kinds of creative fun over there.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


I'm having so much fun with the Creative Thursday class that I'm taking. I made this for our 3-d class project. It's so nice to have a peer group to inspire you. It makes so much difference to know that people are looking forward to seeing what I'm creating for the week. Inspiration is very essential for me to create art. The only challenge is to consistently say inspired. What inspires you?