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Dedicated to my Husband ,Marvin, who lost his battle to Mesothelioma July 14th,2010.

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Hello world !!

Hello my blogster friends !! Wow, I have MIA from my own blog for a while now. I am having a blast with my art classes and having so much fun creating. Life is better... can't say great ,as I don't know if it will ever be great without my dear husband. But, I am OK... I think that is where I should be. I am coping and realizing I still have dreams. I am following a dream with my art. Learning tons of fun techniques and developing my own style. Art has always been an outlet for my souls need to speak through color,texture and word. I guess I was doing art journaling before it was called Art Journaling. It is very healing for me. I can express through paint,paper,pens,pastels,and so many more mediums,what my words can not express. I have never been good at putting my thoughts art you are free to put it all out there. Through color and word if you choose. God is good having given each of us a way to express ourselves. Each of us have a gift. One we should share with others. Speaking of sharing with others... I have recently completed a couse called She Art Workshop with Christy Tomlinson. She is so inspirational and so darn cute ! She has another Workshop coming up for She Art. (((Check the button on the side to find out the date!! My mind went blank! LOL !! )) I am so excited as she is having a new Art Journaling workshop that begins in May... here it is. I signed up right away !!!

Come and join me!! You will love her workshops. Packed with PDF's and videos.
I have been busy creating and haven't taken time to take pics! So that is on my list of to do's ! LOL !!

I am off to play in my little studio here on the farm. I pray you have an amazing weekend and are blessed in all you do. Sending hugs to each of you...
Live like you were dyin... Kristy

Monday, March 14, 2011

hEaLiNg ThRoUgH aRt

Today marks 8 months since my dear husband got his wings and flew up to heaven. He went peacefully from our arms to heavens door. I know he watches over me and is my guardian Angel. I miss him so much,but I know I would not want him back having to suffer the way he did the last year of his life. With everything going on here on earth lately... he is in a far better place. Will I go on? Yes. Do I like how life has changed? NO and yes! NO,because I would have much rather lived the rest of my life with him by my side.
YES...because I am following a life long dream. I am persuing my art studies. I know without a doubt that if Marvin was here he would totally agree. He always loved when I was creating. He was my biggest cheerleader. I can still hear him saying " Oh honey, I love it. I don't know how you do it !! I'm so proud of you !!" I know he is watching over me and saying the same thing. Ok... tears again !!

Collected and ready to share a bit of my journey with art . I so love the She Art Workshop with Christy Tomlinson. This is the last week and it is sad in many ways. I so love Christy's way of teaching. Her excitement is contagous.She has given me so many tools for my creative tool box. I can not express my gratitude to her enough. Her class was my very first online workshop. I am so blessed to have been led to her and her amazing workshop. Speaking of... she is having a giveaway for her She Art Workshop that will begin in April. Please click the Scarlett Lime button on the right hand side of my blog if you are interested. I know you will not regret it !!! I have posted several of my She Art Girls.. Scroll down !! LOL !!!

I have discovered a whole new world. I was again led to an amazing young woman ,Tam, at www.willowing.org. She has an amazing number of workshops that I so love. This is where I am learning to do faces,watercolour and mixed media faces / characters. I joined her group Willowing and friends and I love it there !! I have posted a few of my pieces here on the blog. I finished another yesterday. Here she is....

I so love where my life is taking me. I do not know where it is taking me ,but I know there is a reason why this world has opened up to me. I am just hanging on for this amazing ride.

I want to leave you with a piece of a song that Marvin and I lived by the last year of his life... it is from Tim Magraws song.. "Live like you were dyin' !" I know what it means through the eyes and voice of my husband. He loved, laughed and cried. We grew closer than I could ever explain. His smile came easily, even when he was so ill. So dear friends.... live like you were dyin' . Don't put off telling someone you love that you love them. Do it now.. walk away from the computer , or send an email,text,write a note. Just do it !!! You never know dear one.. when someone you love will not be here on earth in the next moment !!!

Hugs and blessings...

Friday, March 11, 2011

Loving life.....

Hello world !! I am having so much fun on my new journey taking art classes. I am just so happy when I am creating. I am blessed to have been led to some of the best teachers. I am touched by their enthusiasm,excitement and their way of teaching. I thought I was too old to learn new tricks... well... so not so. I know I have a long way to go...but we all have to begin somewhere. A beginner is not such a bad place to be. Looking forward to the ride up!! LOL!!

I am currently taking 5 classes online. I know... I should have spaced them out a bit.. but it keeps me busy. You know how much I needed that. I am so enjoying the She Art Workshop with Christy Tomlinson from Scarlett Lime. We will begin our last week on Monday.. it's going to be sad for it to end !! We will have our wings to fly by then !! LOL !! She is having another class beginning April 10th I believe!! Check the link on the right side of my blog !! lol !! So.. here is the last She girl I created.. I had so much fun with her.
The other 4 classes I am taking are through willowing.org. Tam is a brilliant artist and instructor. I am having so much fun with these classes as well. The one I am proudest of is the Fabulous Faces Workshop. For week one we did graphite portraits. This is the last one I finished.
I am now working week 2. You can study on your own pace on 3 of the classes I am in. This week it is on color Full facing portraits. I love the whimsical style of this girl. Having fun with different shaped faces,eyes,nose and mouths.. I guess the whole thing when I say that!! LOL!! Anyway.. here is the one I did today!!!

Well.. that's what I have been up to. I need to post from my other classes. But didn't want this post to be 10 miles long !! LOL !!!
Thanks for stopping by...
Hugs and blessings

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ya know....I'm doing the happy dance again..... Twice !!

Ok my friends... this is just amazing to me ! Uhh... I was notified today that I have won awesome prizes from two of my beautiful Brave Girl Sisters !! Yes... 2 of them !! Wow !! Ok... a few details.. Brave Girl Club (Check the button on the right and join.. it's free !!) . It is an amazing place for women to meet,heal and truely be blessed. I joined a while back and so love it. Anyway this past weekend a bunch of my BG sisters had a blog hop. (If you have never been on one.. it is so awesome. Start at Sue's ,comment and hop to Jackies... you get the idea!) Anyway it was a wonderful way to meet Sisters I may have never met in the club. Most of them were posting about their recent experiences of taking Melody and Kathy's (Creators of BGC) Soul Restoration courses. Sharing some of the tools they learned along the way. Inspirational and has me even more excited to start the next course in April. I hopped most of the night (Another I can't sleep night!) and left comments along my trail. So.. back to I won... I was notifed by 2 of my Sisters that I had won the prizes from their blog give away !! Wooo hooo !!! The really exciting thing is that all the gifts I will receive will help while I am taking the Soul Restoration 1 Workshop !!!Yay !! Goodies I don't have to purchase for the workshop ! God is so good !! This is the 4th time in a month that I have one prizes from going on blog hops ! I have met such wonderful women along the way. I have made connections with many of them that I know will last a long, long time. I am so blessed to have met you and so proud to be among the best Brave Girls in the world !! Come and join us my girl friends !!!
Here is a picture of the one I could find of my winnings.. this is from Jule's blog..
So excited !!!

Ok.. on to some of what I have been up to. I am so loving my online art classes to pieces. What I am posting is the pictures of my latest masterpiece from the She Art Workshop by Christy Tomlinson. It is so fun !!! You can find her button on the right side as well !! SHe is an amazing ,energetic ,fun ,creative young women. I am so enjoying her class and all the girls I am meeting in this class.

This is from week 2.. have one more to create for this week.
I am also loving 3 classes now with Tam at Willowing.org. She is so much fun and has such great videos and PDF's for the classes. She is from London England and is just a hoot. Love you Tam !! I am working in watercolour,pencils and Acrylics now. I am so loving diving into these medias deeper. Learning so very much and feeling so much joy doing it. Tams button is also on the right side of my blog !!

Ok my friends... I am off to play in some paint !! Love getting messy and creating something beautiful. Well.. most of the time !! LOL!!
Hugs and blessings my friends..

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Having too much fun...another surprise !!

Hello my blogger friends !! I am simply having too much fun. My art classes are so wonderful. My little studio on the plains is bulging with goodies. You know.. those must have art supplies ! Lol !! I am grateful I can do this. So blessed by taking a leap of faith and just doing it . I am constantly thinking of things I want to create. Somedays it is a bit overwhelming doing 4 classes at once. Other days.. it is awesome to just create til my little heart is content. Or my art hurts !!LOL !! I am so inspired by the instructors I have found. I am energized my their own loving,giving selves. I know God is leading me down this path for a reason. I know that someday I will be giving back. Well ... I guess I already am !! Over at Mary Janes Farm, I am teaching book binding 101..and art journaling basics. Having fun with that as well. I am so at peace when I am in my little place in the world, getting paint, ink,glue,gesso or whatever on me. I think I have scared the mailman though. He was delivering something to me and I had messy hands when he handed box to me. I just giggled and told him what I have been up to. I have known him for a long time and he was so happy. He said.. no wonder you've been getting so many packages ! LOL !! I think I am stocked up by now . He won't have to walk up the driveway to deliver them to my door. The UPS guys wants to see my latest when he comes ! LOL !! Gonna miss their visits ! lol !!

I got another surprise in my email yesterday.. I am the featured artist at my Heart and Art web group. Again for Marvin's hand. I am so touched by the comments and somehow surprised at all the reactions I have had in several forums when I post this piece of my art. I am getting wonderful feedback on the She Art Girls I am doing. I finished one for a sweet little girl.. Addyson Rose. She lost her Daddy when she was only about 9 months hold. She is the youngest of 5 and the only girl ! So she is a princess.. a strong headed one to use her Mothers words !! LOL ! So here is a picture of the one I created for Miss Addy...

I had so much fun creating her in Addy's colors. Her Momma is thrilled with it. Waiting to hear Addy's reaction. She is now 2, and so expressive (IS that a word?)...uhh... ok.. she expresses herself well! Ok... so my spelling and grammer is not my forte!! lol !!

Well my paint has dried on todays masterpiece, so time to go and play in my little Lost Creek Studio !!!
Hugs,blessings and may your find your muse today...
Kristy and the furbabies...
Joey,Abby,Annie and Angel

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I am over the top !!!

Hello my friends !! I am over the top with excitement,joy and a new found peace !!! I started the 3rd of my online art classes yesterday. This one is the She Art Workshop by Christy Tomlinson. She has created a wonderful online classroom and is so amazing . She has such a way of teaching you mixed media art. I am so happy I took a chance and spread my wings. I am feeling so blessed to be able to do these classes and so thankful that through blogland I have been lead to these workshops. So here is what I am up to....
This is the first canvas I created.

This is the second one. I went crazy with color on this one and I love her !!
I posted the same pictures on Facebook. I already have an order for one in pink and green !! LOL !!
I am so happy when I am in my little studio in the country creating and following a dream !!! I know my angel husband is smiling down from heaven and saying... I am so proud of you honey!!!!
Oh... and I got some amazing news today !! I was a featured artist in Mixed Media Artworld !!! Yea.. Me !! I had posted the picture of the Marvins hand that I Zentangled before he passed away !! When I originally posted it on my Zentangle Flickr group.. it went to #3 in the world for many days !! Now it is featured in a web gallery with artists all over the world !!! See why I am over the top ? !!! I stand in awe of the God that created me and gave me this gift !!! Here is the picture of Marvins hand. It is a treasure to my family and I.

Ok.. it is almost 4 am and I better get my backside in bed !!
Blessings and Hugs...