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.

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.