Thursday, February 11, 2016

Affirmation cards

I wanted to make a freestyle back ground so I went for it:

It was fun but I decided that the paper was too thin so I made another one:
Then I glued the two pieces together. Once everything was dry I cut the paper into 2X3 cards. Then I cut words from books and magazines and used them to put affirmations on my 2X3 cards. Once complete I covered each card with a heavy coat of white glue.

Then I used a pink sharpie around the edges and I used a hole punch in the corner. I put the cards on a ring and put them in my purse. I try to spend about 5 minutes a day with my cards.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Summer painting!

Been to the beach a good bit this summer and I have thoroughly enjoyed it! My daughter has been home and that has been wonderful!
I also opened an Etsy shop:
Please stop by and check it out!
A little bit of inspiration today:

Saturday, June 13, 2015

June on the Marietta Square

Today was a hot day at the Marietta Square Artist Market! Besides the artists' markets I do I have opened a private practice using primarily art to help others heal. I am an LPC and will finish my art therapy degree this summer! What's going on with you this summer?

Monday, April 13, 2015

Why do I paint?

This weekend was the first Marietta square market and as always I had loads of fun! But I did think about what to do to increase my sales and I think I am going to have to force myself to be friendly and speak to all who come by my booth. I personally don't care for pushy sales people and typically don't like it when I go in a store and the sales person starts talking to me. I prefer to just get in and get what I need and get out but I am not sure that is a good way to sell art at art shows. I do like to be friendly and I appreciate my customers tremendously and love to talk with them it is just that I don't want people to feel pressured. Ok, so my current approach is not the best for art shows so I am going to try being more friendly and talk to the lookers that come by about why I paint...this caused me to have to think about how to explain what I do so here goes and PLEASE give me feedback!

I paint because I absolutely LOVE to paint. I truly believe that we all need to be joyful to reach all of our life goals so I want to use my painting to pass on to others a bit a joy. Thus I paint happy things, a lot of flowers and I use bring colors and I like to use words in my paintings. I also believe that to create joy we can start with gratitude so a lot of my paintings deal with thankfulness and if I can encourage gratitude I may be able to encourage joy then I have been helpful to others! I do believe everything I said but I feel like it is mushy and not sure that others want to here this...what do you think?

Saturday, March 14, 2015

As I near the end of my art therapy program I am reflecting on where I am in comparison
to when I began 2 years ago.....

I am ready
A page in my art journal

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Some of my paintings at this weeks market!
Poppies are $20, Sunflowers $40 and Saint Simons $50.
 If interested please drop me an email:

Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer markets

I have been busy this summer!! Some of the shows that I attend :
Marietta Square Artist Market (typically the 2nd and 4th Saturdays)
Alpharetta Artist Market (last full weekend of the month)
Big Canoe Market (Typically the 3rd weekend of the month)
Sandy Springs Farmers Market (typically the 1st weekend of the month)