Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tag- I'm it!!!

Tag I'm it!! I love to be it!! Reminds me of being chosen on the playground, what a good feeling it was to just run as fast as I could! 

The Rules must post the rules
...answer 11 questions the tagger posted for you
...create 11 questions to ask the people you tag
...tag 11 people
...let them know they've been tagged.
1.   If you could stay a certain age forever, what age would it be? 29

2.   Strength training or cardio? cardio/ love to run and yoga

3.   What was the last book you read, title and author?  Would you recommend it? I'm reading the Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht, it's been highly praised and I'm reading it for my book club.

4.   Favorite ice cream flavor? Ben and Jerry's ice cream- something with fudge chunks or brownies...yummy!

5.   What chore do you absolutely hate to do? folding laundry and unloading dishwasher

6    What is your favorite time of the day/ day of the week/ month of the year? favorite time is afternoon, favorite day-all days, favorite month- June(because its a summer month, I love warm days)

7.   If you were a crayon, what color would you be? green

8.   What's your favorite type of music to listen to? folk rock? Mumford & sons, John Mayer, Adele

9.   What do you miss most about being a kid? the freedom- meaning get to play all day but don't have to worry about making money:)

10. What are a couple of your favorite sounds to listen to? birds chirping, kids laughing

11. Who would you like to have dinner with, living or dead? hmm.....for drinks and girl time- Drew Barrymore or Kate Hudson, for dinner- Martha Stewart- to pick her brain & to listen to all of her interesting stories, for dessert maybe Bradley Cooper, cause he's easy on the eyes...

The Rules must post the rules
...answer 11 questions the tagger posted for you
...create 11 questions to ask the people you tag
...tag 11 people
...let them know they've been tagged.

NOW, "TAG, YOU'RE IT!".  I hope you'll play
These lovely lades are the ones I've tagged!  I hope you'll visit them, whether they play or not!
Here's the Questions I asked them:

1. How do you start your day?
2. Instruments you can play?
3. Pets?
4. Favorite vacation spot?
5. Favorite zoo animal?
6. Favorite book author?
7. What sports did you play growing up?
8. What's your pet peeve?
9. favorite quote?
10. How do you end your day?
11. What's the one food you could eat everyday?
Here are the questions, I was asked: I was tagged by the fabulous Carol of the so check her out:)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


A few days I wrote a post on my first adult workshop and stated I was fearless....well let me state that it doesn't mean that I have no fears. Oh, boy do I...but I USE my fears to push my capacities and my potential forward in life and business.I used to be fearful of setting up my artwork, fearful of what people would say. But why would I let that fear stay with me? Not that I don't care what people say, but I absolutely can't let it dictate my life! It makes me a stronger person when I push past the fear. I remember when I did the tv show,3 Plus You, last yr, I was so fearful I made myself sick, literally...But I did it anyway! "Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it"- Bill Cosby. I'm taking an online class called Hello Soul, Hello Business which is supposed to help my business grow,  I haven't had much time to really get involved in the class but I popped over there today and noticed that they had a section on facing your fears which really resonated with me. Here is another great quote they posted..."without fear, I could have never accomplished all I have"- Edvard Munch. What are your fears?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

new items being added to my business....

When having a booth full of art and setting up at a festival or an open air market, sometimes people will just walk by and not even look at your art...gasp..... I know, it's weird, but some people are just not that into looking at whimsical to draw them in, you must have other items to catch their fancy...This past Christmas I made some super cute bird ornaments and that drew in people, so for spring and summer I thought about what would draw people in....I decided on pillows...everyone likes to update their look with pillows. Right? I'm still working on designs and I find it a perfect extension of my business...

Monday, March 19, 2012

First Adult Workshop

Fearless...I'm just fearless...I learn how to paint by trial and error and now I'm holding adult workshops and teaching other women to paint...I really can't help myself, as I approach the big 4-0, I can't help but be who I am and I guess deep down, I must be a teacher..I have no other explanation...anyways it turned out to be an amazing time and I was very happy that these women get why I paint, it's FUN, challenging and relaxing!  I had a few last minute cancellations, but that's to be expected with the busy lives we lead BUT I did end up teaching 4 women  Friday night. We ended up staying an 1 1/2 hours over the intended time, I'd say that was because we were enjoying each other's company and loving the painting fun...

 Here is the work they created: They wanted to do "birdie" art, so we did!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Successful Weekend...

The weekend started out great for Sunshine Girl Designs, I received an art print from an artist that I admire, Deona Fish...I love her colors and creativity
deona fish
I also received my new business cards from Moo Cards...I love how small and cute they are, they have a fast turnaround and the quality is amazing..
 I highly recommend!

I then got inspired and completed 4 new paintings!
5 x 7 $40/ sold!

5 x 7 $40- Available!

5 x 7 $40- Available

12 x 12 $75- Available
 It was a very productive weekend!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Head on over to my ETSY store to celebrate reaching 600 fans on my facebook fan page....15% off!! Yay.. The code is superfanday!

Sunday, March 4, 2012


Stretching myself to paint new subjects...I find these girls to be quite fun. I need more practice, so I will continue to work on these, but leave me a comment to let me know what you think..