Definition: Aggregate is a collection of items that are gathered together to form a total quantity.

The fleeting moments of knowledge in which we discover our existence are facts that can be committed to memory. We can enlarge this aggregate memory and refashion it as we go through a lifetime. By saving these memories on paper and reconstructing the images of our lives. We see the art of our lives unfolding before us.

Face the brilliance of your most wonderful creations and dwell on your dreams.
I believe in teaching, the sharing of ideas and playfulness of creating.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Rainbow Obsessed......

Completely Obsessed with a rainbow Holiday...
I know we are freshly out of Halloween. Granted this is a bit early for even me.

This all started recently when we started the remodel of our kitchen and my Son wanted a RAINBOW Kitchen, Rainbow Garden, RAINBOW Holiday-!

I am on the hunt for all things that are Rainbow, ornaments, decorations that we can make together. Here are some nice ones....

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Coloring Website that I found.

Hey Look-! Patters for Coloring.
I love to color with my son or not with my son.
Here is a new fresh look for coloring. Free Downloads.
Hey can I barrow your ORange when you are done?

Friday, October 7, 2011

Sketch book.....

So here is a way that to do something in my sketch book when I am not really feeling like creating.

These are a great reference as well I always end up getting inspired and creating after I do one of these reference pages.

Another idea-! I will be doing is lettering work. So creating my own lettering Alphabet.... I really want to take a calligraphy class.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sketch Book 10-4-2011

I thought I would share some Watercolor drawings out of my sketch book.... I have been trying to draw every day even if it is only for a few minutes. Wow- I am so out of practice. This took me almost 2.5 hours to work on. When in the past it would have been only an hours or so. Now, I know why all my teachers in art school said, "Always always draw everyday." This one is done with watercolor, fountain pen black ink and a technical red pen. Totally free form, no pencil drawing done before. I will be sharing more of these works.
Enjoy the day. sarinda

Monday, August 29, 2011

Brain Freeze.

So as I realize that the time has somewhere floated away.

Where has the time gone to. I have plenty that I have done and have not been idle. Fragmented thought- I always remind people to take the time to do for themselves in some indulgent way. I need to take my own advice. As I have been very busy with glass commissions and I am truly grateful. Keep them coming... I also need to stoke the flame that lives within. With a Commitment to self - work in my Journal EVERYday even if only 10 min. This is not an option but a requirement for healthy living. With that I am off to attend to the many tasks at hand and set aside time this evening to draw.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

More Birthday Cards....

Mom's Day....

As I was searching images on my computer. I came across one and could not resist this "Perfect Memory".

One of my favorite photos that has ever been taken. I just love it. The perfect timing and the warm sun on our faces. This is truly a moment when all is right. I am proud to be your Mom. Every time I look at it I can't help but smile. Happy Mother's Day 2011.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New Birthday Cards

Here are some new ways of using your plastic containers that hold all the great scrapbooking goods you get.

I have cut off the sharp edges of the plastic container. So there is just a flat piece of plastic. Then emboss it with an embossing folder of your choice. Die cut out flowers or any shape. I think butterflies would work very nicely.

This has a great three dimentional look to it.

Play and experiment-


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Song Bird

"We are the Music Makers we are the Dreamers of Dreams...."

This lay out was inspired by the finch birds that greet me everyday.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

SDC25: Faux Barnwood Technique

SDC25: Faux Barnwood Technique:

I am so excited about Stampotique Designer's Challenge! I am all about the technique process.... So many things- So little time.

This Faux Barnwood Technique is a great way to add texture to your cards and Lay Outs. Experiment with colors and thickness of paint.

Here is the link to She has so many others to try. Also here is the link to the Faux Barnwood Technique PDF.

Happy Wed to you all.....

I am so very pleased to be with Scrap Yourself for another term. Thank you.

Color.... Color.... Color....
"I Love Color. All Colors. Yet- for whatever reason Black is my favorite."

A bit about myself:
I am a professional glass artist. Yes, that is right. I make my money from art completely. I have done art my entire life and I was trained in fine art. However, I was never really satisfied with painting and wanted more. Not know WHAT that more was.... I ended up with a art history degree.

Funny thing- I collected marbles since I was a young girl. Not knowing that Glass could have been an option for a career in the arts. I met Dale Chihuly in 2002 for the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. We spoke for a very short time and what I took from the conversation is that I needed to apply to Pilchuck Glass School and have been creating glass art for ten years now.

I still can not take myself away from paper... I love to scrap book as well as spend time in my sketch pad and watercolor.... It always comes full circle.

Thank you for listening.
Enjoy Life....

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Newest Favorite Thing...

Sharpie Limited Edition 80's Glam 24 Ultra Fine Tip pens.....

DO I Need to say anything more.

I plan to use these for handwriting on layouts as well as fun doodles.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Glass Studio

June 2010:

In Scotland visiting the Lock. I ran into Nessie the Lock Ness Monster. She was kind enough to pop up to the surface and say Hello. She is known to be elusive..... So this was a rare opportunity.

Happy Saturday to you-!


Relax... I Say-

I Have found that I have been running.... Creating-! and not taking the time I...(we all) need to take with ourselves.

Peace Out!


Sunday, February 13, 2011

This photo was taken in June 2010. Just before I left to go to a Glass Residency in Lybster, Scotland.

It is funny the things that go through your mind before you leave your family for an extended amount of time. This day was full of giggles and play. The best gift I could have asked for. Grateful-!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

from the bottom of my heart

SDC24: Valentine or Love

Stampotique Designer's Challenge

I wanted to share my contribution to Stampotique Designer's Challenge.
If you have not visited Stampotique, you should. Speaking of Valentine's Day... I love love their stamps.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Love Life Mon Ami

What is St. Valentine's Day?

Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14 as a festival of romance and affection. People send greeting cards called valentines to their sweethearts, their friends, and members of their families.

Valentine's Day comes on the feast of two different Christian martyrs named Valentine. But the customs connected with the day have nothing to do with the lives of the saints. They probably come from an ancient Roman festival called Lupercalia which took place every February 15. The festival honored Juno, the Roman goddess of women and marriage, and Pan, the god of nature.

Years ago, people held many beliefs in connection with Valentine's Day. One of the oldest beliefs said that birds chose their mates on February 14.

Most Valentine's Day customs were concerned with romance or the choice of a mate. The Romans celebrated their feast of Lupercalia as a lovers' festival for young people. Young men and women chose partners for the festival by drawing names by chance from a box. Then the partners exchanged gifts as a sign of affection. They usually continued to enjoy one another's company long after the festival. Many such courtships ended in marriage.

Watercolor Paintings

Happy Wednesday~ I wanted to share some recent watercolor paintings that I created regarding Scotland.... It has been a long time since I have painted..... let's say college. WOW- Having fun with it.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

June 2010
In Scotland visiting the Lock. I ran into Nessie the Lock Ness Monster. She was kind enough to pop up to the surface and say Hello. She is known to be elusive.... so this was a rare opportunity.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Was your New Years resolution to take some ART Classes? Have you wanted to Learn How Glass Artists DO IT?

Well here is your chance. I will be teaching for the U of U continuing education Feb 5th - Feb 26th.

Click the link above to go to the Life Long Learning Page for more details.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Latest Creation.....

It has been awhile since I have posted anything!!
Life has been a bit busy.

This is my next upload to Scrap Yourself Design Team addition it is to go live tomorrow. So it is a sneak peek.

This image was of camping with some great friends this last summer in Southern Utah. What a beautiful place. I thought it was appropriate due to the fact that I am missing the SUN.

Wishing you all the best to come in the New Year-!