Month: October 2021

Artful Gifts

A new ‘person’ started following my blog that reminded me I need to tell you all about Artful Gifts…The gift section of my website store.

I have added a few things since the last Gift Giving season – and come to think of it have added some really colorful things! On my website there is an Art Store, and within that there are categories.

The link below goes directly to the “Gifts” category. But all artwork can be given as a gift so don’t overlook the other categories. They are listed on the LEFT side of the screen. If you are on a PC or a Laptop it will look like this:

(more picture tiles below when you scroll)

If you are on a Mobile device… well, they all run in one column and the choies are at the top horizontally. It is definitely viewed better on a PC or laptop.

You can Click on each “picture” to see more information about it, And/Or to Add it to your Cart.

THE Link:

So, the things to look for (new) are:

  • Hand Painted Silk Scarves
  • Hand Painted Reclaimed-Tin Earrings
  • Glass dome earrings (Art under glass)
  • Monogram Tiles / Coasters
  • Hand Painted Glass Ornaments

Happy Shopping…. and remember….

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Quick question . . .

Quick question . . .

I noticed this morning that I have 54 followers. I was impressed! So I’m thinking to myself let’s ask them a question and see how many participate participate in answering. PLEASE just scroll down to COMMENT for this post …

It’s an EASY 2 part question. The 1st part is simply yes or no.

1. Have you or have you not ever created an art journal or pages in an art journal?

2. Depending on number 1…

If yes, please tell (A) how you create in it and (B) Why you create in it? ( Like, what do you get out of it?)

If no, please tell why not? (i.e. Never heard of it, Don’t know what it is, Preconceived perception, You think it’s all about writing and don’t like to write, No one’s ever mentioned it before)

My latest 2 pages in my hand made journal (book)


Thank you for taking a little bit of your time to visit my website and this page.

If my work is helping you in any way and you want to support me, you can either Buy Me A Coffee or you can support me as a Patron on Patreon! There are Gifts to be given!

They made it!

They made it!

Well the birds made it to their new (temporary) nest… or home. The pictures are bad due to the glare but a couple people that visited sent me some that weren’t as bad as mine! Thank you!!

A few people have asked if they will be for sale and I have decided yes… they will,… but in the 3-figure (each) range, so if you are interested email me for more info. If you want to go visit them, and they’d love that as much as I would!… they can be seen at Grand Prairie (open air) Mall in Peoria, IL The storefront has no name to identify it.. .but it’s located between Eddie Bauer and PINK.

Mom and Baby (some glare touched up)
Dad and Baby (retouched some glare)

YES, Mom’s legs are made of slinkys… but you should SEE her feet and toenails! and Yes, she is wearing a feather boa and matching feathers on her Hat (is that wrong somehow?) !

Meanwhile, Yes Dad is wearing leggings or pants that I sewed just for him! and they fit like a glove! I felt his red bow tie set off the mood perfectly in case his oversize sunglasses didn’t!

And yes… Baby bird is settled quite comfortabley in her grapevine nest… with a cute little has as well.

Please leave comments below… i LOVE reading comments!!