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I don’t believe in best friends {discuss amongst yourself}

That probably sounds like a really weird thing to say. Who doesn’t believe in best friends? So many say bestie, best friend, BFF. Those are words I would only use when I am joking. I would never use those words to describe the women in my life that I am closest to. Those words don’t mean much to me. In fact, when I hear other people use them a lot …especially about a lot of different people…my lack of using …

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Impromptu Photo Shoot {and the witness protection program}

I told you that my friend, Christy, got her closest girlfriends together for a little girl time in the mountains of Utah. She calls her closest friends “trues”…and I think that is one of the sweetest words to describe a real friendship. I count it among my many blessings that Christy and I are close friends. Most of the women I knew (and truly cared about) before the trip but I also had the opportunity to meet a new girl …

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Art Among The Horses {maybe a few chickens too}

I will be traveling, with my wares:-), to Illinois next month to sell at the Na-Da Farm Sale. I will have all my cloth items from the new line (more coming this week about that), prints, original art and jewelry. It is fun to head “home” for a sale and get to see my family and old friends at the same time. The sale has incredible artists coming to sell and Fifi O’Neill will be there signing her new book …

When you seek with all your heart

I hope that this Easter, the amazing gift that has been given, will be truly known to you like never before. Happy Easter! (please pause my playlist before you play the video) “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” Jeremiah 29:13

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Laughter and tears {girl’s trip}

I got home on Wednesday night really late. I had just gotten home from a four day getaway with friends. My friend Christy had put a little group of her closest friends together. Lucky for me…some of her closest friends are girls I love too! We all rented a house in the mountains of Utah. We didn’t have a plan. That is good because all we really did was sit around in our pajamas and laugh, cry and then laugh …

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Amazing art supply giveaway (helping you show up)

Some of the main questions I receive are questions about my art supplies and supply sources. I know it can be hard to order or buy things from all over the place. I order from Dick Blick.  I also shop at Michaels, Hobby Lobby and Archivers. I use vintage items from Goodwill, garage sales and flea markets. I also order vintage items from ebay and Etsy. For a person just starting out in mixed media art it can probably feel …

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Just Show Up {then the magic can happen}

I have days when I feel tired, distracted, lazy, not creative. There are days when I procrastinate and waste time with everything but what needs to get done. There are days that I want to be by myself and not help anyone with anything. What I have learned about myself is that first of all….I can’t do it all. I can’t. When I am amazing at one thing that usually means that everything else fell to the wayside. What I …

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I need an Alice {and a time warp}

Lately my kids have been loving getting old seasons of The Brady Bunch from Netflix. They will laugh so hard…and the truth is so will I. I had forgotten how funny it is and as a mom of three….CLEAN! Some of the language is obviously different and even what is acceptable today. While I was watching the very first episode Carol and Mike were getting married. Mike was nervous and Carol asked him on the phone whether he had taken …

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New art {and feeling a bit like barfing}

This past weekend I had the opportunity of spending one day {of a three day art retreat} at the first Makerie. Colorado has been needing something this lovely and Ali DeJohn has delivered. I was only there for the opening ceremony and one day but there were so many little details that an artist’s heart would connect with. I went to Boulder to take an art class taught by Flora Bowley. I knew going in that this would be out …

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Jennifer Rizzo {the urban journey collection}

One of the best parts about being an artist and a business owner is when I can stand beside another artist and support and encourage them. One of the greatest joys is when other artists do that for me. I feel so blessed by the support and love that the creative community has given me and I hope you will embrace my friend, Jennifer Rizzo, in the same way! She is launching her spring line tomorrow and is giving all …

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Packing Up {but only for the night}

(all photos are from Flora’s blog) I should be packing right now but instead I am on the computer..surprise, surprise! I am heading to Boulder tonight for the opening ceremony of the Makerie and then staying the night for an art class tomorrow. I am really excited to be taking a class from Flora Bowley. I love her style and use of color. This will be out of my comfort zone….and that is good. It can be hard to create …

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When the Waldorf and the Country Inn and Suites Path’s Cross{Part II}

After we left the Waldorf we headed to the other side of the mountain to ski Solitude. We had gotten a late start so we were only skiing for the afternoon. Kelly is the only one that owns skis so the rest of us were renting. When we think we will actually get up to ski enough we will get passes and rent ski equipment for the season…but for right now we rent each time. It is more work to …

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When the Waldorf and the Country Inn and Suites Path’s Cross{it gets ugly}

I will probably not offer you much life changing advice on this blog…..but this time is different. Never, I repeat never start your vacation at the Waldorf Astoria and end it at the Country Inn and Suites. Let me back up. It was one of the last get together at the ALT Design Summit.  The conference room was full and they were closing the conference.  One of the last announcements before the final speaker was to announce the winner of …

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Blogger Get Together {this weekend}

It is almost here! I am looking forward to hanging out with those of you that have signed up for the local blogger get together! We will meet at The Barn (here in Castle Rock) at 6:00 this Saturday night (April 2). The Barn will be open JUST FOR US until 7:00! At 7:00 we will head to Sienna, across the street, for dinner. I know this will be a wonderful time for us all to get to know each …