Friday, May 24, 2013


Time for posting my instagrams from the last {2} weeks...

My cute date for the spring fling at pre-K

Playing around with watercolor pencils

Never noticed the sweet heart on Gigi's nose before!

Me and Sawyer were painting and when I was done with this he says "hey! you made me and you birds!" That kid is so awesome...

Our 1 baby cardinal that survived...he left the next day-no idea what happened to him...

Love this of Gabe-at the park on a hill just before soccer practice.

Then we found a duck nest with an egg!

An entry in Gabe's All About Me book from Kindergarten.

Chloe @ park. Silhouette on walking bridge.

Chloe and Libby before the end of the year dance.

Community art board at the Old Capital art fair :) {love}

Art journal

Art journal

Peonies and roses from the yard

Art journal from today-haven't drawn a face in 20 yrs at least. Could be worse I guess, huh?

Monday, May 13, 2013


I was thrilled to be asked to pop by to surprise my old friend, Cindi, for her 40th birthday!
 We were buddies since the 5th grade when I first moved here and hung out until we were 21. I know I've said it a million times but I LOVE FACEBOOK! It brought her back into my life and for that I am grateful :) It only took us about 15 years to find each other again...
Here is a photo I found of us in Key West when we were 21.
And here we are 19 years later- (we switched sides)

I love being able to pick right back up like no time has passed.

Friday, May 3, 2013


{{Insta-Friday...time to share what i've got on my instagram this week}}
This was the first time I've had someone tell me they wanted a piece of my jewelry but gave me complete artistic control over for a custom order. It was nerve-wracking! Luckily I know her style-she keeps it simple and isn't much of a jewelry person. She wanted something easy to get on and off, light and comfortable, low maintenance and serving as a little mindfulness...
Copper organically shaped bar with fused fine silver overlay. I then handmade the infinity chain and attached a little recycled sterling nugget dangle. I love it :) 
We have new life in our ivy wall out back. It's been a struggle to keep the kids off the bucket set up by it to peek up at them...Cardinals. Adorable!!

Yesterday's painting mixed with an old photo of Sawyer...kinda loving how it turned out!

The muddiest out of town soccer games last weekend ever. This was after game 1. since they really worked the field at that time game 2 was extra squishy! Blankets lined the car seats...and got some really odd looks at Cracker Barrel on the way home.

Dad was down near Olney and had to stop in at the Schwinn warehouse and get some new early birthday bikes for the summer:)

The boring square window in the foyer has been screaming at me to do something with it. I finally decided to do a faux leaded window treatment...I had the strips on hand from an old project. Just design, measure and stick! Would have been MUCH easier if I'd been able to sketch it and tape to the outside then just trace...but the window was too high. I don't think the mistakes are too noticable ;)
(note: our house is 109 yrs old and this matches some other windows we have...)

Woke Saturday morning to this sight: Chloe helping dad take shingles off the garage roof. Ugh. She LOVED it.

He's nuts.

Another art journal page.

Linking up with Jeanette again :)