Monday, December 2, 2013

Want to join a design team?

Design Team Call for 2014 I am looking for enthusiastic, talented and friendly artists to join my 2014 creative Design Team. You will be responsible for creating art that promotes my rubber stamp line which is sold through This Design Team call is open to everyone, however, the use of my rubber stamps is required, not only during your term, but also for your submissions to apply for the team. The call will be open until December 27, 2013. The team will be announced before the end of the month. Your photos and short biographies will be due for the announcement. We will start creating in the beginning of 2014. Design Team Requirements: 1. Must have a personal blog 2. Must have a facebook account (other social media avenues are welcomed, too) 3. A love of my rubber stamps (sold through stampotique) 4. An ability to create artistic projects using my rubber stamps 5. A willingness to commit for a 6 month term 6. Ability to make project deadlines of up to two projects per month 7. Must be able to take excellent project photos (clear and properly exposed photos). 8. Must comment on other team members' projects 9. A willingness to participate in an occasional special assignment that coincide with newly released stamps and/or blog hops If being part of this Design Team interests you, please follow the directions on how to apply. I will looking forward to see reviewing your application. How To Apply: 1. Email me at with the subject heading "DT Application". 2. In your email please include your name, physical address and email address that you'd like me to use to contact you. 3. Include a short biography including previous publications you might have been in. I want to know more about you and what you feel you can bring to the Design Team! I am looking for out of the box thinkers and creative uses for my rubber stamps. 4. Tell me why you'd like to be on my Design Team. 5. Please send me up to 3 project photos (low resolution) that you consider to be your best work using my rubber stamps as your main image. 6. Include a link to your blog and any other place you think you will be show casing your Design Team projects. If you are selected for my Design Team you will have the opportunity to have your work showcased on my blog. I will also be doing feature articles on you and your art. You will be part of a truly fabulous team of like minded artists. I hope to see your application soon.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Hear my words!

Listen to your children
and spend quality time
with them...these are
the things that will be

always remembered.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

Katharine Hepburn's Brownies

Katharine Hepburn's Brownies

8 tbsp. unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup roughly chopped walnuts (I used pecans)
1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp. fine salt
1. Heat oven to 325F. Grease an 8"X8" baking pan with butter. Line the pan with parchment paper; grease the paper. Set the pan aside.

2. Melt the butter and the chocolate together in a 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Remove the pan from heat and stir in the sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla and stir to make a smooth batter. Add the walnuts (pecans), flour, and salt; stir until incorporated. Pour the batter into the baking pan and spread evenly. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool on a rack. Cut and serve.

Modern Abstract by Jean
Meet Rocky...I dedicate this acrylic painting to Rocky...He sat down with me daily and taught

me how to draw and then I mastered my own unique style. Doodles!!


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

a couple quotes

“A painter paints pictures on canvas and  musicians paint their pictures on silence.

“~Leopold Stokowski

“Take  music, bath once or twice a week for a few seasons.  You will find it is to the soul

what a water bath is to the body. ‘ ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

“A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his

brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is

an artist.” ~ Louis Nizer


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Mom's Favorite Saying!!

My mom says that God will never give you more than you can handle, and I really try to believe this,

because sometimes I think that I've been given more than I can handle. But it seems that I do have a

 real instinct to survive, and I'm way too proud to let anything stop me or get in my way. And I have

 way too many things to do on this Earth to let anything stop me.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The two and a half year old.

Scribbling stage

First disordered scribbles are simply records of enjoyable kinesthetic activity, not attempts at portraying the visual world.

After six months of scribbling, marks are more orderly as children become more engrossed. Soon they begin to name

 scribbles, an important milestone in development.

Sophia's Art Journal. Time with GA-GA!!!

ART BY A TWO-YEAR OLD:Time with my grand-daughter.

FREEDOM!!! Miss Trish