Friday, August 15, 2014

Time to relax

In late January I signed on to teach in the Marshall Islands-the island of Kwajalein to be exact. Seven months later and here i am. It is beautiful. I shipped a ton of art stuff to play with and am looking forward to spending long hours in the shade on a beach drawing, sketching and relaxing!
My new reading/relaxing spot.

View from my room.

The water is so clear. This is one of the beaches near where I stay.

Beach at the end of the island.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Exciting News

Well, very exciting news! I am retiring after 27 years of teaching and moving to the Marshall Islands!!!!! I went to an overseas teaching conference in January and interviewed with several schools and after weighing all the options signed a contract to teach on Kwajalein. I leave in August and it cannot come soon enough. I look forward to working in my art journals and figuring out who I really am and what I want to do with the rest of my life. What an opportunity. One that not many people get in their lives but one I am going to take full advantage of for sure. I will keep you posted.

Friday, May 2, 2014

GreenCraft Summer 2014

I submitted a project to Somerset Studios last summer in the hopes that it might be published. I know sometimes they hold onto art work for a while but after seven months I started to wonder. After a few emails and phone calls come to find out they were trying to track ME down! My information got seperated from the project and they were ready to publishe my idea but had no way to get in touch with me. I stopped last night after work and picked up a couple of copies. Here is what I sent to them. Enjoy!

Beautiful pictures.

I made boxes to hold all the ATC's that I made in 2012. I made one card everyday.....CRAZY!


Monday, April 28, 2014

art Journal Pages

So, I have been doing a lot of art journal pages here recently and thought I would share a few. I really like the quotes I used-several from Rumi.

Needs some more work

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Quilting Arts April/May

If you are a "Quilting Arts" magazine reader please take a look at my prayers flags. I sent them in a while back and kept my fingers crossed that I would make it in the magazine and I did! Here is what they look like.

Monday, March 3, 2014


I just found out that I am being published in the May Green Craft Magazine published by Somerset Studios!!! So excited. Here is what I submitted. It is a holder for artist trading cards.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Mini Prayer flag

Quilting Arts had a submission call for mini prayer flags and this is what I submitted. I have made the bigger ones to hang out on the fence but these are really tiny. Having just finished the Frozen Charlotte hearts I used the same technique to create five prayer flags.
Tea dyed muslin and cheese cloth. I added had embroidery and the words are stamped onto muslin strips.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar

Finally, another one done. I have had this paper for some time now and just got around to getting this paper bag mini completed. Tons of room for photos.

Table View

A view of my messy work table full of projects I hope to work on and maybe finish a few today.
Junk journal, toe shoes, art journal and ironing!

Found the toe shoes at Savers for $4.99. It was a good day!