Another year has come and gone.

For some it was their best and for many they were happy to see it go.

I know it was a hard year for many.

In the midst of the hard there is also joy.

There always is.

A new year.

Don’t you just love a clean slate?

That is what a new year means to me.

It means do overs.

Fresh start.

Ways to grow and a motivation to try something new.

Last night as I quietly watched 2011 turn to 2012 …I felt joy.

Joy that I have the honor to write, design and create art for a living.

Joy that I get to stay home each day with my children.

Joy that my marriage has been worth the work.

Joy for the embrace I have felt from you and the art community.

Sometimes I don’t know what I can do to thank my readers and to show my appreciation for your love of what I create and write.

It has been the most unexpected gift.

I wanted to do something just for you to say “thank you”.

For this week I will be offering 20% off your total purchase of our new Coming Home Collection.

Just use the code “celebrate” at checkout.

Thank you for your overwhelming response to our new line.

Thank you for the emails we have gotten about your orders, packaging and our attention to detail.

That is why we do it…for you.


We also want to remind you that there are 8 more days!!! until  Creatively Made begins.

The more we put it together the more excited I get for all of you to see it.

If you are not signed up there is still time.

You can sign up HERE.

For all of you that are signed up you will be receiving an email this week with all the details for Monday.

In the meantime (if you are signed up for the course)  you can join our private Facebook page by following the link HERE.

It will be an easy way for us to all get to know each other and share your thoughts, art etc.

If you don’t sign up now don’t worry because there will be more information on the first day of class.


I also wanted to tell you that my most recent article is in the new Somerset Life.

I am always honored to be included in such a beautiful publication.

I think that is about it for tonight.

Thank you!


Thank you for all the ways that you made 2011 so lovely.