Do over #2. (My new Christmas Mantle)

Why did I rearrange everything I had just put onto my mantle for Christmas at my shop last week? My desk faces the fireplace, and what I had originally done was just not working for me. I guess that is the artist in me. But so far, this new look feels right. I ended up […]

The most wonderful time of the year (Pansy Season!)

I love pansies! What I love MOST about pansies, is that they are hearty in Zone 7,  which  — by no small coincidence — is exactly where my yard happens to be located. Yesterday I treated myself to an hour at our local greenhouse. It was worth the rushing around both before and after, just […]

A Mirror of Memories

This “Memory Mirror” was a collaboration between the 25 kids in my son’s class. It’s their contribution to their school silent auction fund-raiser on November 9th. They each brought in some objects that were meaningful to them, and then working as a team, they placed their items on the mirror. You could say that there’s […]

What happens when 18 people pray for 18 days? (highlights from Piccolo Spoleto 2012)

Does prayer make a difference? It sure did for me. Even as I write this, someone I love is smack dab in the midst of a major life crisis, but I’ve watched in awe over the last month as our powerful God has continued to specifically answer the earnest prayers of her band of praying […]

12 Ways to use your Creativity in 2012

1.) Make a new wreath for your front door You would not believe how often I hear the phrase “I wish I were an artist.” This always makes me sad, because in my mind, anyone who spends time using their creativity IS an artist. So in the spirit of trying to “make more artists” this […]

I take NO credit for this. (Refrigerator art comes a long way)

I wish I COULD say I had something to do with this. Instead, this beautiful design on my refrigerator is the artistic handiwork of our 8-year-old son. I wish I were the kind of mom that said “Hey… let’s get out those new magnets and make something cool together.” I didn’t do or say anything […]

Three different years. Three different colors on my front door.

How is it Possible that my front door is on its THIRD COLOR, yet we’ve lived in this house LESS than three years? If I stop and think about it, here are the reasons this IS POSSIBLE: 1.) My husband Tim really loves me. 2.) I am in charge of planning AND executing all painting […]

What can a little bird house do to help the homeless?

Q.) What can a little bird house do to help the homeless? A.) It can raise funds at the Homes of Hope Dinner & Auction on Friday, April 29, 2011! If you want to  attend the dinner and support this worthy organization, just click here for ticket information. I hope to see you there!

I’m in the Christmas Spirit today. (Welcome Spring ’11!)

I began this post thinking I would write about the one reason I actually DON’T like Christmas. It’s just too much work! But then when I started looking at all these photos of what’s blooming in my yard…and the WORK it took to have all the flowers blooming this spring… Well, I guess that was […]