Saturday, October 14, 2017

Paper Crown Glitter Retreat 2017












Paper Crown Glitter Retreat began the weekend with a bus ride to the Pioneer Woman's Mercantile in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. It was just over a 2 hour drive from Oklahoma City. The store features many of the Pioneer Woman's favorite cooking utensils, clothing, children's toys, recipe books, Oklahoma collectibles, and a huge array of serving pieces. The 2nd floor has a Bakery a huge array of sweet treat, as well as some light eats. There is a drink bar with coffees and teas. I recognized this room from her show where they often host many of the large events at the Mercantile. The 1st floor was the store as well as the restaurant. We enjoyed every inch of the Mercantile and ended the day with a homestyle served dinner featuring many of the Pioneer Woman's favorite recipes.  I'll post with information about the great classes taught by the amazing Paper Crown teachers over the weekend in the next couple days.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Great Classes by Great Artist

Recently, I have had an opportunity to take some great classes with some of the most talented artist around the nation. I am going to spend some of my next post sharing some of these classes.
Several years ago, early in my awakening to art is when I met Julie Haymaker for the first time in Portland, Oregon at Art & Soul. Such a beautiful soul & talented artist. She has since developed an art technique for shrinking plastic to make jewelry. Basically, it is simply using Shrinky Dink paper. Taking this technique and mixing with metal was one of the classes that I took.
And I want to add this class was at Paper Crown in Oklahoma City, the best shop of its kind in the nation. If you are ever in Oklahoma City...its a must see!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Time for an update....

This past year has been filled with many wonderful travels, classes, and projects around the house. Many of my friends have kept asking when I was going to post pics of this and that, so I am going to catch up. I honestly didn't think anyone read my blog anymore so, this has been quite a surprise to me. Thank You for following along and I will be posting stories for the coming weeks.
This coming week I am preparing for a jewelry exhibit at the Chisholm Trail Arts Council. Each year they host a Kick Off Party for the Membership Drive. They ask area artist to display art to sell. I have always made jewelry for gifts & have only offered a few pieces for sale during classes that I have taught. Check back next week with more post...








Friday, April 14, 2017

I wish you and your family the renewal of life, love, and happiness. May you feel the bright, joyful blessings God has to offer you during this Easter holiday. 

Spring is my favorite time of the year. Everything is fresh & new. The trees and flowers are blooming. Getting my hands in the dirt, is like the best therapy for me. The winter pansies will last until the weather gets warmer. Our redbud tree is blooming...it is absolutely stunning. And as I drive along the country roads, I see the Iris blooming. They remind me of my grandmother. It was a flower she always grew.


WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR?

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Here it is....1st Post since Last December!!!

I'm loving the Robin Dudley-Howe class that is being offer on Jeanne Oliver's Blog on how to make the Eclectic Beaded Crochet Jewelry. Go over and check out this class.

And check back....I am going to place catchup with some of my wonderful trips that I have taken in the last few months. I want to share some of the pictures and experiences with you.


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Well....its been a long time! Just want to say Happy Holidays to All my Great Friends that follow me online.




“This Christmas mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love, and then speak it again.” ― Howard W. Hunter
Christmas from around our house to yours!




Saturday, October 17, 2015

Laundry Room Remodel

I have a lot of catching up to do...
I haven't been blogging in quite some time.

Laundry Room Remodel....
Before.




First we removed the doors off of the existing cabinets above the washer and dryer. Removed the baseboards.  Painted the room Sherwin Williams. 
Here is Dave, painting cabinets and in the lower pic, Chopin & Monet examining the transformation.


We found flooring at Lowes. It was a good quality stick on squares. 


New trim was installed around the baseboards and door.

I had found these lockers in Pottery Barn.  Gosh! when I saw the price...
I called my husband. 
Luckily, this man can build anything. Give him the pic and he can make it! 
The room is odd shaped, not perfectly square. He built them to fit our space. Notice the place on the lower right for the litter box. 


We decided we liked the black brackets and numbers.



Hope you enjoyed this project!