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Reflecting and Recap of 2011

Bee Warm!

It’s hard to believe that 2011 is officially old news – I guess it’s time to look back, take stock and reflect on the past year.

I started off the year with a commitment to become more healthy, and thanks to dear friend Robin R.who provided constant encouragement, and the support and […]


Photo complements of Somerset Studio May/June 2011

Last December when I read about the upcoming “Fearless” theme for  May/June 2011 issue of Somerset Studio Magazine, my mind immediately turned to one of the creative souls I met through the Silver Bella Art Retreat – artist Natalie Hanson.  Last year […]

Silver Bella – The Projects!

In addition to the glitter-fest of a group class the first night taught by Teresa McFayden, I took 5 classes at Silver Bella.  First was the Project Runway Class taught by Canadian artist, Colette Copeland. It was a rather gentle start to the day (and perfect after staying up late the night before with all […]

Silver Bella 2010 – The Swaps!

I’m back from Silver Bella – energized and bursting with creative inspiration.  Some  of the  most anticipated events during Silver Bella are the swaps.  There’s something for every interest and skill level.  I participated in 5 (!) this year, and tried to choose at least a few that allowed me to spread my wings a […]

Silver Bella 2010

Community,  Creativity…..

Companionship, Craziness….

Completely Wonderful.

Art Sisters and Inspiration. That’s what you experience at Silver Bella.

Projects in this post were made by some of the very talented gals at Silver Bella.  I’ll share […]

Live Courageously

Sometimes things just come together exactly the way you envision them.  The stars align, the lace box has just the right pieces, and that idea that came to you at 3:00 am is exactly right.  I am loving this final swap item for Silver Bella.  It speaks to my heart in so many ways.


Gearing up for Silver Bella

In just one week I will be whooping it up in Omaha with 150+ wonderful and creative souls at the most amazing art retreat – Silver Bella.  This will be my 2nd year attending, and I just can’t wait to reconnect with friends from last year, as well as finally meet in person all the […]

Just a Little Sew and Sew

After a bit of a break, I am happy to be sewing again.  I embroidered a few motifs during my trip to use in an upcoming project,

have been doing a bit of hand sewing to create items for an upcoming Silver Bella swap,

and have been totally inspired by this new […]

A Lovely Gift

I’m a big fan of cuff bracelets. It’s like being able to wear mini works of art.  Isn’t this one  just to die for? Thank you to sweet Leeanne, the swap hostess and organizer of the Young Victoria Altered Book Project I participated in this past spring.  She made each of the gals who […]


Just take a gander at what came in the mail from lovely Julie.    I had recently sent Julie a box of lace bits, and this wonderful treasure trove is what she sent me in return!

Julie and I have  gotten to know each other a bit through the world of blogs (she just started […]