Friday, June 29, 2007

Sale at the twocooltexans etsy site!!!!

The sun is shining in Texas. We are so darn excited that we wanted to celebrate in some way. Soooooo........TwoCoolTexans Etsy site is having a sale. 20% off all store items. You can find us at Just put in the comments section when you check out "Yes, I want 20% off" and we will send a corrected invoice. Sale ends July 8th.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

New Classes

Mom and I have decided to teach some new classes at Stamp Asylum in Plano. Mom is going to teach a class---collage onto postcards. She will teach different styles and techniques and will use this smaller palette which is not so intimidating. She is still the master of collage. I am going to teach a class on my clay collage. We always try to make the class fun so if you are in the area, swing by and take a class. We are not going to be on the schedule till this fall but make sure that you call the store to reserve your spot!

June , Finished commission piece

I finished up this commission piece. I needed to get it done before we leave. This is an anniversary gift to a couple from their grandson. It was their wedding photo. I just love the feel of it with all the vintage papers.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

We miss you Daddy!

Daddy, come home soon!!!!!!!!

Pretty quiet lately!

I have been pretty busy lately getting ready to go on vacation. Hopefully, I will come back with lots of ideas.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

June 13, Playing around with the kids!

Anytime I pull out the paints, the kids ask me if they can play too. So, I figured that it would be fun to color some paper towels with watercolors. They had so much fun. Alexis used up almost two whole bottles of color. The best was how bad their hands got. I took this pic before it got really bad. I am so pleased to see them get so excited about color and experimenting. I need to take some lessons from Bailey about color. He seems to have a natural eye for them. When we were done, I told him that it was his TV time. He said that he wanted to paint more because it was more fun. My baby! Gotta love him.

Monday, June 11, 2007

June 11, Summer is definitely here!

It has finally started to heat up here in Texas. We have been lucky for the past few weeks but now it has caught up with us. I am trying to take advantage of sending the kids outside as much as possible but, it is hard to see them enjoy it when they come inside all red in the face and sweaty. The sand from the sandbox sticks to every part of their little sweaty bodies. Needless to say, I have to do more vacuuming as of late.
I am having a hard time finding "play time". So I try really hard to sneak it in whenever possible. I am still having a blast playing with this felting machine. There is so much possibility with it. This is a little piece that I did today using the punched fabric and then cut it into a house shape and embellished. It is so cute. I am going to have to learn to stay up later when everyone is asleep.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Back again!!!

I am having so much fun making these mini art quilts. There is just something liberating about punching the fabric down randomly. I got this little quilty done today. I really like it. This piece will be listed on etsy.

June 9

I decided to finally go ahead and purchase a felting machine. Mom loves her so much and I figured I would like it too. I played around with it using fabric scraps that I had from a class. It was so much fun to just sit there and punch all of these little pieces. I love how rich all of the textures and colors look. I then stipple stitched on top of it to secure it all down. Then, I decided to make an art quilt out of it. I will be listing this piece on etsy.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

June 6

Lookie, mom got a beautiful layout in Somerset Gallery! It is so gorgeous with all of the rich colors. And I love what they called it Messages of Hope.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

June 5, Art-e-zine feature

I contacted Gillian at art-e-zine and she was kind enough to feature my clay technique on her website. It is really cool to see so many pieces up and together like that. I am honored that she gave me the opportunity. Thanks again Gillian!!!!
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