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Passages: A Year End Workshop of Beginnings

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I am so excited to make this offering!  I am hosting a workshop that is a bit yoga and mindfulness, a bit art and creativity, and a bit ritual, goal setting, journaling and visioning the future in a gentle space with friends old and new.  Basically all of my favorites!

We will say farewell to the past year, and prepare to greet the new year with optimistic hope and a plan for be our best selves.

We will accomplish these goals by. . .

relaxing with some breathing, gentle stretching, and visualizing
decorating a journal
writing to a few prompts and webbing a plan
sipping tea and munching some treats
enjoying a warm space with open minded friends old and new

Does this sound like something for you?  Would you like to attend and gift the experience to a friend?  (This makes a great holiday or new year gift!!)

Here is how pricing works;

I want everyone who feels a tug toward this experience to be able to attend!

I suggest paying $30 for this lovely evening (which is such a bargain!)
You ca…

Fairy Realm Gift Basket is Today's Offering

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Who can't use some more magic and whimsy in their life?  This gift basket is perfect for doing just that!  It's filled with handmade pieces that invite all of us to be young at heart and to believe that life can be a bit more magical.

Girl flower fairy has pail green petal skirts and bright green hair

The fairy house has detailing with moss on the roof, small rocks around the base, and pebbles framing the entrance.

This boy forest fairy is ready to take off on an adventure with his silk leaf wings and felt pouch with small acorn and rock inside.

Handmade paper wishing star.  "Make a wish and hang the star where moonbeams shine."

The set also includes a handcrafted Dragonfly Magic Wand and a rock painted with a heart--just a small bit of my heart

The set is in a long woven basket, wrapped in cellophane, and a gold flower accent.
This basket is one of a kind!  It's the only one, and it can be yours if your the first person to email or send me a message on FB.  Shi…

Small Business Saturday and Barberton Winter Wonderland

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I am a small business woman.  I create and teach.  That is how I make a living and a life.  Today is the day to share our small business offerings with the world.  Now it's your turn.  You get to purchase from a real person who makes real things to fill the world with beauty and inspiration and courage.

This evening I will be at my studio at Summit Artspace on Tusc as part of Barberton Winter Wonderland, 5-8 p.m.  You can see the offering live and in person, and you can purchase art, classes, and workshops.  Then I get to pay my bills.  Easy-peasy.  Win-win

Thank you for supporting artists, especially for your generosity toward me!


Avoid the Crowds and Join Me to Make Gifts

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I have a great idea! Instead of dealing with stressed and tired crowds searching for parking spaces and the most unbelievable deals on Thursday or Friday, join me Friday evening for the first of four Open Studio Gift Making Workshops!

We will enjoy Christmas music, warm tea or cocoa, and you can create unique and amazing gifts.  I provide the materials and space and gentle encouragement and instruction.

I'm also running a special deal for anyone who signs up for the first workshop!  Choose one project at full price and choose another project for 1/2 price.  You can return to any of the other Open Studio Workshops to finish your projects, just pay now.

IMPORTANT:  Pay for your first project from the pull down menu, and then in "Note to Seller"  tell me what your second project will be!  You will pay for the second project with cash, check, or credit, when you join me on Friday!  The deal only applies to projects purchased at the first studio workshop, but return as often…

Small Pieces of Original Art

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Today's offering is small pieces of original paintings.  I know it's hard to find room on your walls for big pieces of art, but the pieces I'm offering today are small-- 4 x 4 and 4 x 12.  I'm currently selling the longer canvases for $40 and the small canvases for $18.  I'm making a great combo offering.  You can get the combos you see below for $50.  {I think these make a great gift for yourself or someone else!  Or keep one and give the other.}

The story behind the boxes. . .

Four summers ago Sam and I were able to spend the summer at Lakeside.  I even got to paint one day a week while I worked!  I didn't know what I was doing, but I bought a packages of little canvases and started to paint.  A woman saw me painting, and asked if I would add her granddaughters name to the piece.  I sure did!  And voila--the world of little canvases began for me.  Since then I have sold about 75 of these little babies.  Lots have had words attached to them, and others have ha…

Coconut Macaroons -- They're Back!

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Back by popular demand!
Holiday season coconut macaroons!
Get them before they are gone!

Why macaroons?

Most of my income streams dry up between mid December and mid January, but the bills keep coming.  So I was thinking about food I make that people think is super delicious, and I'm going with my coconut macaroons.  People LOVE them!  Even some people who don't think they like coconut like these.  These are gluten free, but they are not vegan.

So here is what I'm doing:

For the next month I am baking and selling my super delicious coconut macaroons packaged in a large Chinese food container with some colorful tissue paper.  The price is $10 for a baker's dozen.  I will deliver macaroons to Spring Garden Waldorf School, and both Summit Artspace Locations.  If you're local we can arrange pick up or delivery.I will ship anywhere in the continental U.S. for $4 a box.  If you're local I will deliver orders of 5 or more boxes to you for FREE.
ORDER NOW and leave a note abo…

Today's Offerings: Make Gifts At My Studio

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Handmade gifts are always amazing, but it's even more amazing when the giver made the gift.  If you don't feel particularly creative or you don't want a big mess at your house, my offering is perfect for you!  I would love to provide the space and time to make you a gift making rockstar this year!

I will be hosting 4 Open Studio Gift Making Workshops!

Open Studio Gift Making Workshops
Friday, Nov. 24, Dec. 1,8,15 4 - 8 p.m.
Choose a gift to make from the menu, and I will invite you into my studio, provide all the supplies and time to create one or more beautiful handmade gifts.

Gift Making Menu
Abstract Painted Notecard Sets $12      Create an abstract watercolor or acrylic painting, cut it up, and make notecards

Magic Wands $15      Who couldn't use a little magic?  I'll show you how to add special powers and packaging

Flower Fairies $15      Sweetest little dolls for favorite boys and girls or grown up fairy enthusiasts

Scrap Fabric Garland $15      Look through my bags of fa…

It Always Seems Impossible

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I am sharing a bit of art most days over the next few weeks, along with the background behind my creative process.  I will be sharing pieces that I think would make particularly good gifts for the gift giving season.  Everything I create is infused with some form of whimsy or inspiration.  That makes them particularly unique.

I also want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you with even more gratitude than you can imagine for supporting this little old artist by buying art and creative experiences.  This is my livelihood.  This is how I pay my bills, provide for my son, and earn a living.  People like you make this possible.  {{THANK YOU!}}

Today's Offering. . .

Inspiration Rising Print with Neslon Mandela Quote

"It always seems impossible until it's done."  {Nelson Mandela}

I have always been drawn to books about the life of Nelson Mandela.  I have learned so much from him about perseverance and forgiveness and leading from a place of humility.  When I think abo…

Today's Offering: Winter Peace Greeting Cards

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I am sharing a bit of art most days over the next few weeks, along with the background behind my creative process.  I will be sharing pieces that I think would make particularly good gifts for the gift giving season.  Everything I create is infused with some form of whimsy or inspiration.  That makes them particularly unique.

I also want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you with even more gratitude than you can imagine for supporting this little old artist by buying art and creative experiences.  This is my livelihood.  This is how I pay my bills, provide for my son, and earn a living.  People like you make this possible.  {{THANK YOU!}}

Today's Offering. . .
Winter Peace Greeting Cards
During the Fall of 2015,  I created a sweet little painting of a little red bird resting in pine boughs on a snowy day.  I thought it was a sweet piece, but I really liked the feeling of peace i had when I looked at the finished painting.  You know that feeling when the ground is covered wi…

New Month + New Art Focus

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It's a new month, and I am choosing a new art focus for this month.  I am going to share a piece of art most days over the next few weeks, along with the background behind my creative process.  I will be sharing pieces that I think would make particularly good gifts for the gift giving season.  Everything I create is infused with some form of whimsy or inspiration.  That makes them particularly unique.

I also want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you with even more gratitude than you can imagine for supporting this little old artist by buying art and creative experiences.  This is my livelihood.  This is how I pay my bills, provide for my son, and earn a living.  People like you make this possible.  {{THANK YOU!}}

Today's Offering. . .

Customized Magic Wands



You have probably seen my unique magic wands here before, but did you know that you can customize them?

A name or other words can be added to the basic brown wands with metallic accents.  Names are added by han…