Thursday, December 30, 2010


My son loves penguins so when I found this I had to use this to wish all my great friends in blogland the very best the New Year has to offer.  You all have been so inspirational and supportive.  I appreciate all the great comments, advice, and genuine concern you all have show to me and my family.
Thank you!

Thursday, December 23, 2010


The reason for the season

I want to wish all my great blog friends HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  It has been a great learning curve for me this year with many  trail and errors starting an Etsy site, Artfire site and a Blog.  I have met so many wonderful people out in blogland and I appreciate all your support.
So I hope that you all have a safe and wonderful Holiday season and that the New Year is a prosperous and joyous one for you and your loved ones!

Sunday, December 19, 2010


This photo is of my sister and her little girl Daphne, who at the time was about 2 years old.  I don't know what we were thinking when we decided to go to the mall in Las Vegas, wait in line with a 5 year old and two soon to be 2 year olds, just to get a photo with Santa.  The look on Santa's face says it all!
This photo makes me (now) laugh so hard every year!
I know exactly how Santa feels about this time every year.  I learned allot that Christmas about therapy and I think Santa did too! 
Luckily for me my kids went first so I got a fairly good shot of them.  Caitlin listing all she wanted on her fingers for Christmas and Brennan trying figure out how to pull on Santa's beard without him knowing it.  (I can still see the wheels turning in my son's head.)
I share this with you in hopes that you are having a better Holiday Season then poor Santa did that year.
Enjoy Your Holidays!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

All I want for Christmas is a Pony!

I received a call from my neighbor that her friend was looking to have a face painted on a rocking horse.  I agreed to take a look and see if it was something I could do.  I really worry myself sick about custom orders because what one person likes another might not.  So I met with the lady and she gave me the color scheme and that it was for a little girl. 
Needless to say I was dreaming of horses and horse heads for the next few nights and how to do this and do it well.  My supportive husband would go around the house neighing at me.  Even though my dad keeps horses in his pasture I don't ride.  Having been bucked off to many times is not my idea of fun.
She came to pick it up and liked it!  YEA!
I then got a call from the gentleman that makes them and had one he needed painted for his 5th great-grand child.  The photo below is what he had in mind.  The color scheme was a bit different then I normally paint but I think it looks colorful enough for a little girl.

He had me paint her name on it and the year.  I hope that the two little girls like their Rocking Horses.
Custom orders make me think out side my box and I learn allot from doing them but don't sleep well until they are done and the customer likes it!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Snowy the Snowman Giveaway

I am giving away this cute framed art work of "Snowy the Snowman" over at By Your Hands blog spot.  It is a great blog with tons of informantion and giveaways.  It is one of my favorite places to be!
Good luck to all who enter!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Snowman Tutorial

Check out my tutorial on how to make this cute little snowman at The Old Farmhouse Gathering blog site.  They have a load of great tutorials and it now has a printer friendly version!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Craft Show Set Up

This is my set up at the Simple Treasures Craft show in Farmington, Utah. 
So much left to paint but never enough time.

Click on the flyer above for more information if you live in the northern Utah area.
Wish you could all be here to see all the exciting things at this show!