Wednesday, December 30, 2009


It is official...Winter is here to stay for awhile! In Ohio we barely had any snow before Christmas but on December 26th, we started to get the lovely white stuff. I love snow...I think it is beautiful!

Here is some winter-inspired pictures:

View from my kitchen window into my backyard

Some beautiful snow covered trees in my backyard


These little still- lives in my kitchen remind me of winter. I just love white on white! I think it looks so clean and fresh!

Well I am off to run outside in the snow! Here is a song I will be listening to on my run:

Have a lovely day:)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Pretty Things I Adore

Just thought I would post some pretty things I found while online shopping! Enjoy!

Spinning Jenny Heels in Roan from Mod Cloth

Metal Rose Studs from Urban Outfitters

Tulle Roses Tee from J Crew

I adore this whole outfit. I think it would be great for work. It is classy and cute:)

Outfit by J Crew

I will post more fun things I find online later!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Well I am back! I have been absolutely terrible about writing on my blog! I have been very busy teaching and running around for the holidays! I have the whole entire week off and am looking forward to catching up on a lot of things that I have been neglecting lately. This blog is one of them:)

First off, I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday! I know New Years Eve is a couple of days away and the husband and I are still trying to figure out our plans. The husband is part owner of a pizza shop and usually has to work on New Years Eve...never a fun thing for me!

Since I have not been a very faithful blogger these past couple of months, I thought I would post some pictures to show you what has been going on with me.

In November I participated in a local art show. Here are some pictures from that show:

Here is my display:

Here are some of the items I was selling at the show:


Holiday Cards:

Here is the Husband and I at the show. He was the best helper:)

After the art show the Husband and I went into full holiday mode!

We put up our Christmas tree

And enjoyed some sweet holiday drinks and foods

We had a lovely holiday!

Today it is very snowy and cold here in Ohio. I plan on experimenting with some recipes (I am trying to give up sugar for New far organic peanut butter has been my saving grace...I LOVE sweets!) working on some art and doing some light cleaning. What are your plans for the day?

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Upcoming art show!

Happy Saturday! Hope everyone is having a lovely, blissful day! I am enjoying the sunshine and am getting ready for an art show next Saturday! I have not participated in an art show for 6 years so I feel kind of rusty! Today I have been online googling images of unique and creative table displays....I really want my table to look great! So if anyone has any great advice for display artwork, I would LOVE to hear it!

Here are some ornaments that I am working on for the art show. I still need to add a ribbon for hanging.

Well I am off to clean and work more on my display for next weekend:)
Have a great rest of your day!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Red cup drawings

Hope everyone had a wonderful Monday! I just wanted to share some of my drawing students'red cup drawings. They are pretty cute and wonderful:) I gave each student a red plastic cup and had students study the highlights and shadows that were on the cup. Students used colored construction paper and colored pencils. They really turned out very fun:)

Well I must go and paint..have a lovely rest of your Monday!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Creativity Tips

Wow! What a cold day it is outside here in Ohio! I cannot believe it is October and in the low 30's! We seemed to have skipped fall! The colors of the trees are beautiful though so I am not going to complain:) Just wish it was a tad warmer out!

Hope everyone has a productive Sunday, I am heading out for a run and then working on putting some new art on Etsy and preparing for the school week ahead.

Anyways...I wanted to share with you this great article by Amy Ng from Etsy's Storque about ways to becoming more creative. It was such a great little article with some lovely book recommends (I already have added a bunch of the books to my Amazon cart!)that I thought I would post it for you. Enjoy!
Pikaland's 9 Tips On Being More Creative

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Finished Art....finally!

Happy Saturday! Today I completed a couple of new artworks...yay! I had been working on them for a couple of weeks and finally finished them all. I am in an art show November 14th in Westlake, Ohio and have been preparing for the big day! Today I also ordered a bunch of Christmas cards that I made using my artwork and also ordered some prints! I hope everything turns out! I have never made prints of my art before but have always wanted to...we shall see how they turn out I guess:) The following artwork is not in my etsy store quite yet but hopefully will be soon!

Sweet Pink Bird

Little Brown Bird

Fall Tree

Blue Bird on Purple Branch

Blue Bird on Pink Leaf

Light Pink Bird

Have a lovely Saturday!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Working away...

I have an art show coming up November 14th (so excited) and have been creating some new art for the show.

Here are some of my new backgrounds I created recently:

I started collaging some organic branches and leaves to the backgrounds:

Next I will be collaging some little birds and maybe adding some hand-painted elements to the pieces. So exciting and so much to do!

Oh and guess what I bought...fairy lights!

I thought they were so cute and totally brightened up my desk! The coolest thing about them is that they plug into your laptop with a usb drive. How clever!

Well I am off to get ready for the coming week..have a great Sunday!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Scenes from the country...

Last weekend the husband and I went and stayed with his parents. His parents live out in the country in the most picturesque area. I LOVE to stay out there. It is so quiet and peaceful and pretty:) Here is what I saw when I stayed out there:

Check out those cornfields!

I love the contrast between textures of the corn and the grasses!

Last dandelions of the season...oh how they remind me of summer!

These are everywhere! I just love the handmade quaint:)

My favorite barn...I just love the color!

I would love to have fruit trees like these in my yard

And who would not want to live on Rainbow Drive? Love the street name!

Well I hope you have a relaxing Saturday...I am off to go run outside, it is actually NOT raining right now! Yay!