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How To Celebrate a Fall Evening in Style {Welcome to NaDa Farm}

There are some that have things that they could possibly take for granted because they don’t realize how precious it is. Then there are those that completely understand the gem they have in their hands and they love on it, nurture it and create something even more lovely…that is NaDa Farm. I grew up in rural Illinois so maybe farms just pull at my heartstrings. This is not your ordinary farm though. This farm has been loved on by a …

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What Do You Feel?

Isn’t it amazing how deeply art can touch you? Within minutes of being at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival I was in a man’s booth and one of his art pieces almost brought me to tears. Later in the day my sister was able to see an artist that I adore and she called me telling me that she could have cried because her art was so touching. But art doesn’t just move you to tears.  Art can be repulsive …

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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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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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Just Because

These past months I have been busy planning and putting the spring line together. I am hoping that you will find this next line the best one to date. As I write this tonight I feel so blessed on this creative journey I have been able to travel. Thank you for supporting me and my shop from the very beginning. This February marked three years since I started. I was so shocked by that this evening as I was doing …