Wednesday, October 9, 2013

there are many reasons to celebrate and be thankful

gratitude....so many things to celebrate and be thankful for.
i keep a running list in my head and am overwhelmed when it comes to all the blessings i have been given.  friends. family. my husband. art. horses. dogs. cats. girls. homeschool. painting.....making jewelry....crafting. my home. the ocean...the beach. the marsh and birds.  being on the water. trails. mountains. travel.....workshops.  new friendships.  new creations.  the outlet that art provides. lessons.  many life lessons.
memories.  lots and lots of memories.  
and dreams...you gotta have dreams ...




this is my latest painting and is now available in my etsy shop.  it's a mixed media painting using golden acrylics , inks, charcoal, stabilo, shiva oil sticks, caran de ache watercolor crayons, golden gel medium on a 30 x 40 inch gallery wrapped canvas.  the painting is titled "take me to italy".  and is inspired by my dream of going to italy with my sweet mama's ashes, so that she will have her italy trip after all.



more studio play time......


hand painted post cards...because i LOVE to send snail mail....
and love to make it a little more meaningful by sending something hand made.
xo



and my new (old) phone case~
one of a kind 
collaged and painted!
my case was starting to get a bit grimy...so after trying to clean it and not getting the results i wanted, i decided to upcycle instead of buying a new one.


the beautiful marsh behind figure eight island.....white cranes searching for a meal....
i love it here.


the last boat ride before getting the boat out of water before a storm.
my favorite time of year to be out on the water....the colors!
and the birds....
we have to take great care of this....the waters, the ocean, the nature we were blessed with.
it's a gift.

happy fall.
and don't forget to sign up for nina bagley's workshop HERE in november!
it is filling up, so get on it :)









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