Italy {Here We Come}

I can’t believe that we are leaving for Italy in five days!

It has been my dream for as long as I can remember to travel to Italy and that I get to go to teach art is more than I can process.

When I first started my business and I began creating on a regular basis I have said over and over that the Lord answered a prayer of my heart that I didn’t even know I had been praying.

I look back over the past 5 1/2 years and I see the Lord’s hand over and over again in the success of the business.

I see the beautiful people He has brought into my life, doors He opened and the creativity he has grown in me.

So, this week I will get on a plane with my husband and we will experience Italy together.

I will be teaching in Bellagio along Lake Como.

After the week in Bellagio we are heading to Florence for another four days.

We hope to come back with all of the children to see Rome, Naples and Pompeii.

Here are a few peeks of the projects I will be teaching.

I can’t wait to meet all of the women and create with them.

If any of you have suggestions for the Lake Como area or Florence I would LOVE to hear!


I wanted to let you know that today kicks off the start of my Creatively Made Home Summer Series!

The Art of Seeing {a photography class} begins right now!

The mini courses are priced at only $10 each so you can pick and choose what speaks to you…or take them all!

To register for The Art of Seeing click HERE.

To see all of my online courses click HERE.


I also want to share with you that my friend Kimberly Taylor is hosting an auction to raise money for her upcoming trip to Africa!

All of the money raised will be used for supplies and clothing for the children in the home that her mother has built.

I have donated an Emerson Bag for this auction.

This is one of the bags that many of you have asked about and because of the vintage fabric used…this is the last one to be sold.

It was set aside months ago for this very special auction.

Click HERE to see all of the items being auctioned and help such an incredible mission.

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  1. Jo

    Have a great time!!! If there’s any way you can squeeze it in, go to Assisi. It’s such a beautiful little town.

  2. Chateau Prairie

    I love when you said the Lord answered a prayer didn’t know your heart was praying…it choked me up. Yes, yes He does… Have a wonderful time in Italy! How Cool! 🙂

  3. amy

    happy for you and Kelly. it sounds so special, wonderful. I am taking that class! I need to sign up.:) love that you put that bag aside for the auction. love what Kimberly is doing.

  4. Pam

    you will LOVE Italy. the people are so NICE! (can you tell i live in paris??)….florence is nice..but if you have time to see Sienna..we loved it there more. it’s florence on a smaller easy to get around..beautiful little shops and yummy places to eat!…we stayed in chianti in a small town called Greve. oh if you could ship home some olive oil i say do it!!! so very happy for you my friend. you deserve all of this!! bon voyage!

  5. Pam

    well right now i’m bidding on kim’s if i have any money left maybe i’ll join you 🙂

  6. Kim L.

    Get in line to see David before they open. The line gets longer and longer as the day goes on. Also, hate to say it, but watch your bags – I had my backpack rifled through but it was such a mess they didn’t find anything : ) We are off on August 8th – CAN NOT WAIT!

  7. Tina

    Lake Como is SO SO beautiful. Go to Varenna if you get a chance. the most beautiful little town. Sounds so wonderful with the art retreat. Wish I could be there

  8. marci

    I am so so excited for you sweet friend. You have an incredible heart and are such a teacher by nature. I love that you get to live this dream…especially with Kelly!! Have a BLAST!

  9. Rachel Callaghan

    Always wanted to go to Lake Como. It looks so beautiful. Firenze (Florence) has the most amazing market not far from the centre. Great for leather goods, cashmere scarves, pashminas etc. You will love it! We weren’t there for long enough to really explore, but I do recommend the open top bus tours that show you a snippet of everything, then you can go back later, or hop off at the time. Amazing art and culture and HISTORY!!! Have a magical time together – you deserve this reward. Rachel x

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