Harmless Butterfly Collection

I have been wanting to make one of these for a long time now. The planning was there. The supplies were there, I just never seemed to remember it when I had a few minutes to be creative.

Now it's done. The perfect butterfly collection. No butterflies were harmed in the making of this collage :)

If you would like to see more photos of it (or have one for your own space) you can find it here:
Harmless Butterfly Collection

We had four days off this weekend. I'm not sure where they all went. I would like them back!! Next break...Thanksgiving. I'm not counting or anything :)

Have a great week,


Strawberries, Cantelope, and Blueberries

I was struck by just how appealing red, orange, and purple were when they combine in a bowl. Everytime I ate a blend of summer fruit this season, I was struck again by the colors.

Just because winter is coming, doesn't mean we can't still enjoy the image :) Here are some beads that are my interpretation of all that yummy goodness...

They would make a fun charm bracelet :)

It looks like the weather may be easing up on us this weekend. We shall see what adventures are in store.

I'm thinking up more ideas...but they may not be clay. Who knows. We will see what catches my attention first :)

Happy Long Weekend,



My First Treasury!

Okay...so it is a nerd thing...but I finally got a chance to create a treasury on etsy.com.
A treasury is just a fun way to showcase work that has been listed on the site. As a seller, you can show one of your pieces and the other 11 are other artist.

You can see my treasury collection here: Art Class

It will be listed until Sunday morning. They expire after 3 days.

Fun and beautiful at the same time!! :)

Happy Thursday,


Holy Snow!

It's only the 7th of October and we are being dumped on like it is December.

This is just crazy.

What's even more crazy is that my little ones voted to ride bikes to school this morning. That was fine on the way there...but on the way home, we were all looking like snowmen!! Too bad it's not Friday, we could hunker down in our jammies and spend a cozy weekend at home :)

I attended the adult ed clay class last night. New ideas are swirling. I spent the evening glazing some trinkets I had already made. Can't really take pics unless I want to put them in a snow bank. Next brief moment of good sunlight, I will try to get them photographed.

Last night I listed the last of a batch I finished awhile ago. This is one of my faves:
Cornflower Blue...it's just so pretty :) I thought it would be fun to put 3 of these on a necklace with some accenting beads.
Happy Creativity!

Sweet Goodies...

I have just loaded the kiln again. More goodies baking. I love the anticipation that comes with putting items in the kiln. It's better than Christmas! :)

I received an email from a customer. It was so sweet. She bought one of my pumpkins and used it in a piece she made. Love it...

You can view her items at a site called "Main Street". She made it look good :)

It has been a good weekend. I went to Missoula on Friday. Spent the evening out with my sister and then did a 5K race on Saturday. Jessie and I walked it, but it was still fun. We finished in 51 minutes. Not bad for walking and not running. Next year, our plan is to jog it!

It's been a lazy Sunday, but I painted a BUNCH of trinkets. Cyra made breakfast cookies. I'm about to stuff some mushrooms to go with our Sticky Drunk Pig on a Stick. It's been a good day ;)

Have a great week,