Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I'm lucky enough to do what I love and get paid for it!  I work at an art studio in Richardson, TX, called G'Nosh.  I teach painting classes several nights a week.  People sign up for whichever painting they want, come to the studio, and a few hours later they leave with a finished painting!  This job has been great for several reasons:

-I love to paint.
-I love to get paid to paint!
-I love teaching people and seeing their inner artist come out.
-I get to practice and get better.
-I am learning new techniques and styles with each painting and artist we feature.

Here are three pieces I painted the other night (the violin, trees, and nest)...some of them will be featured in an ad soon.  I'll get you more details when I get them!  I painted each of them from a picture (below each painting) that my boss gave me that night.

I almost forgot, you can purchase the paintings I paint here for $35.  That's a great deal for art for your home!

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Stars At Night...

This is a purse I made for my sister.  It is a wooden cigar box that I painted to celebrate our love of the great state of TEXAS.  I made the red, white, and blue beads for the handle out of polymer clay and pressed little seed beads in to give it a little extra something!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sketch Book: Fairies

Here is another look at my sketch book.  As I practice, I like to take one thing and sketch it several times.  Here I have done several variations of fairy wings.  And, a final fairy with wings to try them on a 'real' fairy!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

First Facebook Giveaway!

A few days ago I decided to do a little giveaway to celebrate reaching 100 Facebook Fans.  I put all the names (104 to be exact) in a hat and the winner is....KRISTA BRIGGS!  She wins a custom 9 x 12 painting or drawing.  I'll photo it before I send it off and post it after she receives it!  I hope to do more of these in the future so pass the word along to your friends and follow me on Facebook!  You can click on the Facebook Badge for my page on the right hand side of the blog.

Congrats Krista!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Love TOMS?

Because I'm painting them October 30th at Tyler's in Dallas!

Isn't this a great event?!  I can't wait to paint some shoes so come and see me and let me Style Your Soles!  In case you don't know, TOMS gives a pair of shoes to a child who needs them for every pair TOMS you buy.  Such an inspiration!

Monday, September 13, 2010


I'm made the Top 10 over at So You Think You're Crafty!  The competition premiers in 3 weeks...Monday, October 4th! 

I'm excited to compete with the other crafters and see what I can come up with each week! 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Something New...

I've had a busy summer:  a road trip, new job opportunities, and now a great experience auditioning for So You Think You're Crafty!  Please take some time to head over there and VOTE!  I'm excited to be part of such a fun craft competition!
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