Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Looking Forward to a New Year~

Can you All Believe it's been nearly 15 years since the Millennium? I remember throwing a Fabulous Fun Party in Belair at Ed's Awesome Home~my parents were going to a New Years Eve party at the club and us 'kids' were throwing our own Bash at the house. Not only was this the infamous "Millenium", which was reason enough to celebrate in Grand Style, but Ed's health would take a turn in a few months plaguing him with Alzheimer's and a year and 4 months later, his passing. This was the Last Party that any of us ever enjoyed at his Fabulous house on the hill overlooking UCLA.  I'm so Glad that we threw this Bash and celebrated in proper style and Panash befitting the splendor of this vintage dwelling that Ed had built in 1952. Later that new year, the house sold, the property was completely flattened and a brand news shiney modern glass palace was erected. Beautiful to behold, but not the vintage mansion that we had loved so much.  As I reflect at this time of year, I always think of this party to End All Parties and the Awesome Friends that joined us in our Celebration and Future Dreams~Time does indeed Fly. Cherish and Live Life~keep each other close and Love! Happy New Year Gang~I Love You All!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Journaling Journey

Well Hell-o, it's been awhile since I've posted here~sorry to have been absent for so long. Currently, I've challenged myself to create a page a day in my Art Journal for the next 30 days! I was up late one night trolling YouTube and watching great videos on art journaling when I figured this would be a good exercise for me. I started this past Saturday and have now done 3 enteries in my journal so far! Whoo Hoo! I have to learn to not expect every entry to be a masterpiece, but an exercise in techniques and creative exploration mixed with a little personal insight and thought.  Easy, right? I still find at this early stage of the game, that I'm striving for perfection, like I'm working on a commissioned canvas. Hopefully, I will soon relax and just Create, we'll see. Meantime, I'm enjoying this fun journey and will post more pictures as I go along! 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Never Stop Learning!

My colorful muses~as many of you have seen recently on my FB page, I've been rediscovering my love for drawing and painting by creating some new art. While drawing a piece for one of my girls this past weekend at a Scrapbooking crop, my friends were commenting on how fast I drew the picture and were amazed at the fact that I don't sketch in pencil first, I just go at the drawing with my pen. Although I was flattered by their observation, it's actually taken me most of my life to be able to create with this much confidence and satisfaction. People should have seen my lame attempts at my artwork in my younger years! I've really had to work hard to get to where I am today artistically, it's been a real work in progress and I'm still learning. I am so appreciative to have customers and fans of my work, something I never imagined years ago when I was creating my funky fun art. Funny thing, a few years ago when I was showing my Mom a piece that I had just finished, she said: "wow, your art is really good now!"  and she was right, she's been there since the beginning!  Always keep at it and never stop evolving and learning, never. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Baking in this HEAT!

Lemon Cupcakes...From Scratch!
6 tsp. Butter
1  cup Sugar
2 Eggs-Beaten
1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 Cup Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 tbsp Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

3/4 cup powdered sugar-sifted
1 tbsp Butter
1 tbsp Milk
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1/4 tsp. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

Heat oven to 350 degrees
Cream butter and sugar
Stir in eggs
Stir in vanilla
Combine flour, baking powder and salt (in separate bowl)
Add dry mixture to sugar/butter mixture stirring
Stir in milk until well mixed
Add lemon juice-mix well
Pour into cupcake papers in cupcake pan
Bake for 25 min. at 350 degrees

Melt butter and combine all ingredients
Beat until smooth
Spoon over warm cupcakes
Add sprinkles if desired


Semi-Healthy Oatmeal Raisin
Protein Cookies

1 1/2 Sticks of Real unsweetened butter-melted
1 cup Sugar 
1/2 cup Golden Brown Sugar
4 scoops Protein Powder (Trader Joe's) mix well w/butter
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 Egg + 1 Egg White
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
3 cups Oatmeal (Old Fashioned Quaker Rolled Oats)
1 cup Raisins
1 cup Walnuts (small crushed pieces)

Mix all ingredients in the order listed
Make golf ball size cookies and place on Pam sprayed cookie sheet
Bake at 350 degrees for 13 min.
Remove from oven and place immediately on cooling rack.


Monday, April 21, 2014

Dream Banner Class at Whimzy!

New Class at Whimzy in Tustin Gang!

Date: Sat. May 17th
Time:  11am-1pm
Teacher: Debbie Miller of Debbra J Designs
Fee:  $30.00 (includes kit)
Where: Whimzy
474 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA  92780
Phone:  (714) 573-1025

Lets make it a Banner Day with this Rustic "Dream" banner! Burlap is the new Everything in decor today, so why not incorporate it into this fun banner?  All of the supplies needed are furnished in your kit, except for a few little things like adhesives. (Whimzy has the materials list) You will be Amazed by how this all comes together with the techniques to make your banner Stellar!  The good thing about this banner style is that it will fit just about any season, event or setting!  These burlap banners have been adorning weddings, baby and bridal showers, birthdays, etc.~the list just goes on!  And what creative space isn't complete without a little inspiration draped near by?  After taking this class, you'll be creating these banners for everyone!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

"Bountiful Book Class" at Garden of Beaden!

Class at Garden of Beaden in Upland Gang!
When: Monday May 12th
Time:  11-3pm
Fee:  $65.00  (incl. kit)
Where: Garden of Beaden
313 N. Second Ave #J
Upland, CA  91786
Phone: (909) 949-7107
We are going to make a mixed media book from SCRATCH you guys!  You will be using fabric, fibers papers, stamping and painting and MORE!  Debb will be showing you all kinds of cool techniques that you can take with you and use in your art!  These books are perfect for that gift for that special someone~they can hold pictures, recipes and all sorts of goodies!  Space is Limited, so sign-up ASAP! We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Glitterfest Fun and Friends!

Hey Gang~had a Wonderful Time this past Saturday at Glitterfest! It was a beautiful day to display and play! I loved how my table turned out and had a Blast meeting new people and seeing familiar faces! Oh, and selling my Art! Thanks to all of you for coming out to see me, I truly appreciate it and am Thankful for your support~You All ROCK!
Besides looking forward to selling at Glitterfest, I look forward to seeing my Art Friends~Lisa Loria & Michelle Legler, Crystal Basica and Tara Wilson! All of their tables looked Awesome and their art is Amazing! It's a Reunion every time, and Michelle came out from Arizona to be here which was a Real Treat! Thanks again to all of my supporters who made it out~Thanks to Sheryl and Diane for a Great Show, it's always a Blast! Stay Sparkly!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Glitterfest is Coming!

I Love Glitterfest! I really love seeing all of my Artsy Friends and enjoying a Beautifully Artful Day!I've been participating at Glitterfest since 2011~I'm so Grateful to be a part of this Fantastic Artisan Show~so many Talented Artists under one roof! All art being sold is one-of-a-kind hand made originals beautifully displayed and For Sale! There's home decor, clothing, mixed media art, jewelry, and so much More! Oh, and there's food trucks! Yummers! Here are the Particulars:

When:  Saturday, March 15
Time:    10-4pm
Where:   The Business Expo of Anaheim
               1960 South Anaheim Way
                Anaheim, CA. 92805

Hope to see you All there for an Awesome Day of ART!

Friday, January 17, 2014

I'm Goin' to Glitterfest Gang!

Hey Gang, just thought I'd share the Good News with you~I'm Going to be selling my artistic wares at Glitterfest this March!  I'm so excited to continue to be able to be a part of this Awesome Show!  Currently, I'm working on some new Goodies that will be exclusive to Glitterfest this Spring~so mark your calendars for Saturday, March 15th  10-4pm in Anaheim at the Business Expo of Anaheim! Hope to see you there where everything's Better with Glitter!