Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Summer Camp 2012 schedule announced!!!!!

Here are the details!!  I will have my assistant working alongside me every week along with an additional helper, so I can work more one on one with the kids on their paintings.
What are the times? 9:00- 2:00, bring a lunch on Mon and Tues...Wednesdays are pizza days! I provide a fun snack all days.
Where is it? The old location of Sweet Gipsy on James Blvd.Signal Mtn.
What is the price? $125, if you sign up for more than one week you will get $25 off, more than one child? $25 off!!Space will be limited in each class.  We WILL have a ton of FUN!!
Ages 5-12 you must be 5 before your session starts!

session 1: May 28-30 whimsical folk art houses
session 2: June 18-20 hippie week
session 3: July 9-11  peacocks
session 4: July 16-18  fun bird cages/ birds
session 5: July 23-25 self portraits( whimiscal not realistic!)
session 6: July 30-Aug 1 let's paint a cow!
session 7: Aug 6-8  butterflys

I will also be having a few drop in Fridays for fun events throughout the summer that will be geared for boys and younger kids:) more details coming soon.
email me at if you have any questions!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

For the love of art.

I'm participating in a blog hop today that is all about love, so please hop in and click here to enjoy the love!

Why do I love art?
I love colors and love to play around with different color combinations.
I love to come up with new original designs.
I love to play with textures.
I love to create.
I love to give.
I love to stretch my imagination.
I love to find art in every aspect of my life.
I love to express myself.
I love the quiet.
I love the process.
I love to create with words.
I love the challenge.
I love the finished product.
I love art.

Here are two pieces I created for my girls today. My valentines to them, my heart was involved in every step.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentines decor

Incorporating a little love in my house! I wanted to match my decor so I didn't go with pink. Black and white and a touch of red were just the right colors. I found the love banner at one of my favorite stores in Chattanooga, The Clay Pot (a tiny little house filled with amazing finds) along with the little ferns that I placed in the red pots that I got at another one of my favorite stores...Sophies (an amazing store filled with amazing furniture,jewelry,and great gifts). 2 white birds found at Target(yep, you guessed it, another one of my favorite stores!)The blocks of wood  were painted by my mother!! Art is rampant in my family. The wreath I got at Michael's, but my mother makes these by hand by finding the vines in the woods. I'm just not that dedicated, and I wanted something quicker! The sign in the center is an old piece of barn wood that I simply just wrote the word love in red paint! I added 2 red tissue flowers and Voila, done!! I can't wait till Easter!!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

New mixed media pieces for the kitchen!

I've been busy making some art! Art for me to keep! I just moved into a new house that we had built and I'm having a ton of fun decorating and well, making art for me. Here are two pieces I made especially for my kitchen. I really challenged myself in adding those layers and collage elements, and I think I'm getting better!