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 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.


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....

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!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

2015 Where Bloggers Create

Welcome to Foxhollow Studio. I live in southern Oklahoma. Creating mixed media and jewelry made from vintage pieces are two of my favorite things these day. I also do a little card making and projects with my Silhouette Cameo.  I work full time as a Realtor and I love coming home and spending time in my art room. 
This duo is generally close around when I'm trying to be creative...
Meet my little boy, Chopin, my Burmese kitty 
and....Monet, my sweet little female Burmese kitty.

There is generally a lot of glitter going on here...often it is on the kitties. I love collecting vintage shakers for storing as well as displaying my glitter. 
I love the blue makes me happy! 
The space is filled with many of my art creations and finds from my travels to France and flea markets around the country. Some of my other displayed items are from art swaps. 
I purchase a revamped china hutch for storing art supplies and displaying some of my favorite things.
Note the kitty bed in the talented husband built it so both of the kitties can stay near and could see out the window and watch the birds.  Those are 2 lucky kitties. 
More storage...old jars for mixed media parts,  big glass jar for wash tape, places for things needed handy like glue, glitter gels, art markers, etc.
I love my old metal supply cabinet for storing my vintage millinery & my card collection from different artist. I took an old sewing machine cabinet drawer, painted it and now it stores my stickers and other trim.

These are my Pottery Barn knockoff shelves made by my husband.  The metal files came from my father's business, they are good for storing small art pieces. I change out the shelves from time to time with my new and old favorite pieces that I have made. 
I've collected silver cups and trays for storing my art tools, that are used frequently throughout the week. 
Vintage sprinkler holds my rosaries and beads.

My tool box that I made from an old suitcase that I carry to classes. I adore vintage lace...can you tell? The beautiful vintage rose came from my last trip to the Rose Bowl flea market. It was the perfect finishing touch.
These beautiful girls are a work of art that I have collected through the years. Each one is unique.
The saying sums it up for me. I was nearly 50 years old before I started exploring art and using my talents. Many of us are busy with our jobs, raising a family, or simply don't have the confidence to start. Art has opened up so many hours of enjoyment, new friendships, and travel. So, this is basically how my studio came about. It became my little place to escape into my art. 
Thank you for stopping by...I hope you enjoyed my space. I have seen the other studios in years past and mine is quite simple and small compared to many. But, it is perfect for me.