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Hi, welcome to my blog. I created this blog to be able to connect and share with like minded people. You know, those of us that want or need to escape from the every day. I will share with you my experience with art and craft classes I am taking. My projects, My favorite YouTube videos,and blogs that I follow.
I hope you keep on stopping by as I am building my blog day by day.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

This painting was inspired by a Cuban artist named Matty Marcos.
I have always loved her work…and so does my sister.
The bright colors, whimsical, anything goes attitude.
I wanted to challenge myself and paint using all those beautiful bright colors. So my sister and I every weekend for a total of six months worked on our paintings. 
It was fun and frustrating at times…we both realized that we could keep on adding more paint more lines more and more and more ,  we needed to STOP or we would never get to start another painting. It now hangs in my kitchen wall and once in a while I want to take it off and add MORE.

One day I will own one of Matty Marcos paintings.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Savannah's Garden

As much as I would like to paint everyday is getting more difficult. I know better times will come, I just wish it would get here sooner. But, with the limited time I had I did manage to take another class with Moni from Hands and Heart. This painting was Inspired by her class The Perfume of Life and the beautiful garden's of Savannah. As always I really enjoyed her class .

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Hi guys, I have been away for a while due to work and spending my free time taking care of my 89 yr old mom who broke her ankle.  I have signed up for a few great classes but have not been able to commit to starting one. Hopefully this will change soon and I will be able to once again share with you my experience of the classes.  But  you are probably asking yourself where is this BIG MASSIVE GIVE AWAY...well though I have not been able to keep up with  the classes that i have signed up for, I do keep up with my email...and would like to share this opportunity ...WILLOWING IS HAVING A GIVE AWAY...did i mention That is MASSIVE? If you do not know who is WILLOWING THEN YOU ARE MISSING OUT! Please visit Tam is the best, i recommend her highly....she has a great heart. Please see side bar for Willowing, just click on the button and it will take you to the site. Good luck!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Free Spirit Mixed Media Workshop with Monica Zunica

Well i just completed my Free yes FREE class with Monica from Hands and Heart.  I loved the class I learned a few new techniques... she encourages to push yourself , not to be afraid .  When I started my painting I really did not like what I was seeing... all these colors one on top of the other , I had no idea what was going to come out. But I kept hearing Monica saying don't be afraid and I let go and I was happy with the background. Then it was the the face and many layers...I can't do this I kept saying to myself again...but there was Monica voice again saying DON'T BE AFRAID.  I finally let go and I am very happy with the outcome. The painting is unique to me. I usually do that when I take a class....I learn techniques and apply it to what ever is in my head at that point. Anyway I am taking another of her class...I have a link to her site so check it out. OH my completed mixed media painting.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


It has been very hard to paint when I have to be a caregiver and not living at my home. I really wanted to have this blog running sooner and be able to post daily but due to a family member's health and me being the caregiver it has been very difficult. But I have managed to sneak a few minutes  and here is my latest mixed media painting in progress..

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Great Blogs!

Hey guys , I have found some Great Blogs...make sure you check them out...some even have free classes . I am currently taking a free class with Monica Zúñiga from Hands and Heart .  The class is call Free Spirit, I am really enjoying it ...I should have my version completed soon and will post as soon as it is done.   I should warn you the problem with finding these Great Blogs is that you will want to take all the classes, by what they are using, read all there post, see who they follow then follow who they follow and hours pass by and you haven't been able to complete your art work because you are following.