Friday, September 8, 2017


Welcome back!
Today I have a few more pictures of art in Chicago. 

We went downtown and found an art show on Michigan Avenue being held on Pioneer Court. In the middle of the art show was Abraham Lincoln handing a young man the Gettysburg Address. You can read all about it HERE.

Here are a few pieces of art including a couch!

I think I would love to throw paint on a couch.

Here are some close ups.

When you're shopping look around the store, you will probably see some art.  

Here is a close up of the circles.

Even cleats can be a work of art.

 I love Chicago's buildings.  

Music is art!

Remember look up, down and all the way around to find art!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, September 1, 2017


In July I visited my daughter in Chicago for my Mother's Day trip. May it's too chilly in Chicago but love summer time in the city.

I love finding art where ever I go. My parents always told me to always look around, pay attention to the world around you.

Today, I have pictures of the the art I found plus a few art journal pages that I created on my down time. 


On the train into the city there is lots of graffiti on the tracks, trains, buildings but the train goes by so fast I don't always get good pictures.

Walking in my daughter's neighborhood there a quite a few murals. 

Always look up you'll be amazed at what you see.

Of course by the lake there are many gardens.
Natures art.

Here are my art journal pages I completed.

I hope you enjoyed the art I found. 
Remember look up, look down, look all around. You may miss some art!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, August 28, 2017

3rd Annual Art Sisters Retreat - Part 1

It's been three years since Jackie invited three strangers to her home to create art. We knew each other online but never met in person. I had friends asking tons of questions like this one, why would you go meet someone from online?  In truth you never know who anyone is online but I love their art how could they be so bad, right? Well, I found a loving second family in my art sisters and wouldn't give them up for the world. 

Jackie and her husband, Riley, spoil us rotten with fresh vegetables from their garden, delicious soup, breads, fruit, etc. 

You don't want for anything even our home away from home was nice and comfy. Our home this year was a bigger. So roomy and comfy especially my bed. I was worried because of my bad back but my bed was perfect! 

Jackie and Riley's property is gorgeous and inviting. Although the end of summer flowers there were still some gorgeous ones around. Natures art and a fairy garden too.

It's a magical place. Jackie is even a bird whisperer. It hit her window and with her magic got it to fly again.

There were even baby birds in a tomato plant too. 

She even has turkeys and they have a little bicycle. Maybe they use it for exercise!!!! 

I drive to Jackie's which is about six hours. I wish I was closer!! So the first afternoon we're just playing in our art journals. Here are few of my pages using new TCW  summer stencils, acrylic paints and Distress Oxide Inks. 

I will say they are all enablers and most of these journal pages were created with stencils and oxide inks. I must buy them now.

We all bring supplies to share plus a project to teach. Jackie shares so much as you can see by the piles on the her tables.

Chum loves his momma and loves to be with the girls. Guarding us and all our supplies!

If you stayed this far I'm thrilled and thank you!!! I'll have more on the art retreat in a few more posts.

Thank you so much for stopping by!!! I can't wait to show you  more about the 3rd Annual Art Sisters Retreat!

Wait until you see one of many projects we created!!!!