Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hello to all my bloggin friends!
From my family to yours ~ we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and very Happy New Year! Hope you are able to spend time with your family and friends and make memories that will last forever (good ones I hope)! :) Dad, Mom, Grandma, Linda & Family, Debbie & Family I love you all very much!

I hope with all the organizing I'm planning to do in 2010 I find more time to blog and visit all my bloggin friends more often!

Many Blessings,

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

and A Partridge in a Pear Wreath...

I had my last paint class this week for this year and we painted a Partridge in a Pear Wreath. I had done a class a couple of years ago where we did a partridge in a pear tree so I wanted to do something a bit different. I absolutely LOVE the way this project turned out and I think everyone did such a fabulous job on their project.







(This was Nancy's first class with me and she did such a great job) She does ceramics and the more we chatted about it the more I missed having my kiln up and running and painting on ceramics! I use to copy china patterns onto the odd and end dishes that I poured as well as a ton of other things and LOVED it! Can't do it all I guess.


I asked Gloria to bring her chickadee glass block back since I had forgotten to take her photo at the class! Thanks Gloria!

My boys had their finals today and are out of school until January 7th! I'm looking forward to having them home for many weeks!! Got all of my packages mailed and now have to tackle those Christmas cards!

Have a great day!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Holiday Tray ~ Creating with Clay

We created a holiday tray yesterday in clay class ~ well, we didn't make the tray - they have these at Hobby Lobby (awesome plexi tray) but we did create the clay embellishment to dress it up a bit for the holidays.




This was Ellen's first clay class with me!! She also won the drawing and got to take home the tray that I did.


Gloria - thanks for all the candy cane bath goodies you gave me for Christmas. I cannot wait to use them in a bath!! You are too sweet!

Today I went to lunch with my hubby - it was their work holiday luncheon and it was nice to meet all the people I hear him mention. Tomorrow I get to have breakfast with my youngest at his school for an Honor Roll Breakfast!

Looking forward to getting some shopping done this weekend. I cannot believe I've done NONE and it's almost the middle of December!! I'm also hoping to get some baking done too! Boys are begging for golf balls (chocolate, peanut butter and coconut ones YUM) and some breads!

Have a fabulous day!!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

My THREE handsome young men!!
My tree is 7 1/2 feet tall which will give you an idea of how tall my young men are.

We painted a chickadee yesterday in paint class and everyone did such a fabulous job!


Barb sent me the sweetest email later in the afternoon after class. She loved the project so much she painted more and also painted a cardinal (from a previous class) on one of the blocks and had 3 Christmas presents she needed done by Thursday knocked out and done!! How cool is that!





(I forgot to take Glorias picture - she is hopefully going to bring her glass block next week to paint class and let me take her photo)!! Sorry Gloria!

I so need to get some shopping done!!! I haven't done ANY! Hubby has done quite a bit but we still have so much to do!! I know it comes the same time every year but why does it always seem like it sneaks up on me??!!
Hope you have a great day!

Monday, December 07, 2009

December Classes have begun
I had a fabulous kids painting and clay class this weekend. We painted a Crafty Wave project and then created snowflakes out of Studio Clay. The girls did such a wonderful job on their penguins and their snowflakes and wanted to make more more more! With only 2 hours in the class though we finished one sled and one snowflake.

We're painting on glass today and tonight in paint class. We're painting a chickadee on these awesome glass blocks and painting the inside with Hologram Extreme Glitter . The ladies can also choose to put lights in them as well to make the really shine!

I spent 3 days last week in Florida painting/creating with my friend Donna and she did some amazing projects that are part of the One Stroke Painting January Summit in Florida! I love them all and know that the attendees will as well!

Well, it's time to get ready for paint class and get my boys up and ready for the day! I LOVE Mondays ~ they have no school on Mondays and it really has had a positive affect on my household! Things are relaxed and seem very smooth - the boys all have A's so the shortened week hasn't effected their grades at all.
Have a fabulous day!