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July Challenge Entry Beth Sullivan

Artist: Beth Sullivan, D.O. URL: Beth is currently working on rebuilding her stock of jewelry and home decor items after her first ever craft fair so that she can open an Etsy shop. When she does, I’ll post the link. About the Artist/Entry: Beth shared these beautiful Steampunk polymer clay … Continue reading

birthday month specials

It’s June!! And even though my birthday isn’t until the 13th, we’re going to celebrate all month long! Check out the fabulous birthday specials good for the entire month of June. Birthday Special #1 A one year membership to Color.Creativity.Design is only $59 (regularly $79). Click on the image below … Continue reading

creative challenges

Do you have the winter blues? Are you burnt out after the holiday rush? Is your creative muse in hiding? During 2013, I want to share some thoughts on creativity and creative exercise that will help you keep your creative mojo going strong. Today’s Topic: Challenges Challenges, like people, come … Continue reading

in the studio – where does the time go

Where does the the time go? It’s May already. So much going on. I had company Thursday through Sunday last week. Twenty years ago today my hubby and I were married. Our oldest son graduates in less than three weeks. We also have three nieces graduating this year (hubby comes … Continue reading

a long and winding path

Yes, two posts in one day! What can I say? Some days the thoughts come fast and furious. Often the path we take to get where we’re going is a long and winding one. While working on cleaning up my studio, I recently came across a notebook full of project … Continue reading

guilty pleasure

I’m not a big fan of reality tv shows, but have to admit that Project Accessory has become my guilty pleasure. You can watch the episodes online here. (Yes, I’m being an enabler.) Each week designers, with varied backgrounds (hats, handbags, jewelry, shoes, etc.) have a different design challenge. The … Continue reading

monday inspiration – fall brights

Bright colors are making a bold appearance this fall. Do you love wearing bright colors? If so, you are in for a treat. Add a bright colored top, dress head to toe in a single color, or pair up a couple bright colors. Color blocking is also big for fall. … Continue reading

monday inspiration – fresh berries and cream

A yummy new color palette to start the week. I’ve been lax in sharing some of the pretties from the Color Palette A Week Flickr group (CPAW), so let’s play catch up. This is just a small sample, be sure to check them all out on the Flickr group.

monday inspiration – turquoise and purple

Turquoise and purple is one of my favorite color combos. It always brings to mind tie dye t-shirts. Throw in a little black and/or white for contrast and you have this week’s Color Palette A Week (CPAW). Here are some of the lovely things from last week’s coffee inspired color … Continue reading


I have much to be thankful for this year, my family, a beautiful new grandson, friends and so much more. I am also thankful for my wonderful customers, many of which have become great friends over the years. As my thanks to all of you. I’m having a thankful sale. … Continue reading