Wednesday, July 9, 2014

exciting news - published

i am so excited to be published in the july/august 2014 issue of somerset studio.
the magazine had a challenge to create a piece inspired by jane austen.
right after attending the she matters retreat with christy,
i was really inspired to take a stab at the challenge.
thank you to all of the lovely and fabulous people over at somerset studio magazine!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Strawberry Patch Summer Event

After a couple of years of only retailing my artwork through local shops,
I have decided to start participating in a couple of shows again. 
I am so happy to be part of the Strawberry Patch Summer Event in Nashville. 
Christy's event's are wonderful. 
She has gathered over 35 different artists to participate in the Germantown location. 
Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sheltered by His Grace

Feeling very protected right now.
Wishing the same for everyone else. 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Good Night - She Matters Art Retreat

Today marks one week since I left Christy Tomlinson's home in Idaho. 
Before driving away last Saturday morning,  I walked back in to the studio one last time.   
I found myself looking around the room and trying to make a spot for all the things I wanted to remember in my overcrownded mind. 
I heard myself saying "good night" to everything I saw and wanted to remember.  
I felt like I was reading "Good night moon" she matter's style to myself. 
My babies love for  me to read this book to them over and over and I have it memorized. 
Here is "she matter's" Good night moon

Good night Room

Good night Moon
Good night faceless ladies that make us swoon

Good night bar full of treats

Good night tomlinson children - the sweetest, most helpful you could meet

Good night patterned papers
Good night colorful chairs
Good night carts full of paint

Good night special service saints

Good night to the tomlinson's beautiful,  yet comfortable home

Thank you for allowing us, to freely roam
Good night to Ben's delicious foods


Good night beautiful tablescapes set by the "TRUE's"

Good night new artist friends
Good night dance party starter and our own private musician - my heart you have touched

But most of all

Good night to a very special, giving, talented lady whispering "she matter's" and such.

Good night room. 
 my time at the "she matter's" retreat is something that will stay with me for a long time. 
I hope to do another post about some of the other things i found interesting about the experience and ladies i meet. 
hopefully life will not get in the way. 
babies are screaming - back to the real world. 
ta ta for now.   
Photo Credits:
Christy Tomlinson
@justagirl - IG - Margie Romney-Aslett
@marykaytilden - MaryKay Tilden

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Munchkins are 5 months

My Munchkins were born 5 months ago today.

They are so precious - always reaching for each other's hand.


Many have asked questions about our experience with surrogacy. I promise to post about it soon.






Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Paintings that whimper

This painting seriously needs to be finished. It sits in the dining room whimpering, " I don't want to be like the others. I want more details and a hanger across my back. This floor is cold, a spot on the wall would be nice." Maybe the evening.....

Friday, November 30, 2012


For anyone out there who hasn't seen the baby update on Facebook,

here are our little ones.
They are just over two months old and doing great.

Before they arrived I created this painting for the nursery.
This sums it all up. They are loved to the moon and back. 

Sadly this piece needed to be larger to look good in the room. 
So, now it is available for purchase.

$120 & shipping
21" x 21" approximately
if interested let me know