Going Big

Things getting mighty colorful in my studio lately!


Picture me in front of this piece painting the day away. The colors make me so smile big time.

Until, I return (with a finished canvas to share) enjoy that sale in my Etsy shop: here! Lucky you!:)

I hope to have more to share by the weekend!

The Big Online Workshop Sale! Woot!

I finally got this cutie listed in my shop! I think she turned out well and love the colors.


Here are a couple more new listings! Ahhh…the colors!


I am excited to tell you about a SWEET deal that I know you are going to love. Twice a year, I offer all of my workshops on sale. This is one of those times! This is the newest Online Workshop, and it’s on sale now as well as my others.

All my Online Workshops are now 25% OFF! Yay!

I purposely do not charge a lot for my workshops, and therefore I don’t offer deals on them very often!


So when I say sale, I mean SALE!:)I hope it makes you happy and that you are able to pick up a couple of them with that big ol’ 25% off! Now that the kids are back in school, it’s time to get our creativity back in gear, right?

Here is a quick link to my shop: Here!

Wrapping up a great Summer

Labor Day means the end of Summer to me, and to most people I suppose. While I’m always sad to see it go, I love September! The temps cool down a bit, school is back in session, the days are quieter in our house, and I enjoy brisk nights around a glowing fire pit, too. Add roasted marshmallows and I’m in heaven! Before I get too far ahead of myself tho, I have a few memories of Summer. These capture it well.


( our budding photographer )


( going BIG in the studio )


( early morning Aebelskiver making with Drake )


( Roadtrippers )


( My pretty BDay cake )


( Bday celebrating )


 ( Impromptu Summer dinner. Isn’t my sis in law’s vintage china gorgeous? )


( a new fav Summer dessert. Why just Summer? )


( fresh flowers in the kitchen )


( Time with these sweeties )


( Time with these sweeties, too )


 (Playing games on the deck )


( 4th o July fun )


( He out grilled himself with these smoked ribs )


( Doodles and paint in my Paintbrush Adventure Online Workshop )


( Farmers Market with my Momma )


( smiles x 3 )


( Wine Festival )


( Allie and Charlie, can’t forget Charlie! )

That was fun for me. Ahhhh…

Now back to September. We just picked lots of tomatoes and peppers from the garden…finally ready. I’m off to attempt to make homemade salsa. Gaa! It wasn’t that hot here and our tomatoes took longer than usual. But we are rocking and rolling now! And we have way too many jalapeno peppers…so I’m open to hearing your favorite homemade salsa recipes.:)

Soon I will be sharing a special sumpin’ about prepping for allergy/cold season. That’s the bad part about September I suppose. It arrives without warning. This year I am one UP on you allergy monsters. Stay tuned!

It’s Almost Fall, Wow.

Hope you are in the midst of a great day, friend! I have had a busy week. Our youngest had surgery a few days ago and he is keeping me busy, to say the least. The day after that, my hubby decided to dive to the ground to help rescue our dog who got out and was headed toward another dog. Both dogs were fine, but hubby cracked 2 ribs trying to be so heroic. So I have been nursing both son and hubby back to better health. Ahhhh!

Today is looking much better tho. I have been getting a lot done already. Yay for that!

This week I got my issue of Somerset Apprentice in the mail. Stampington Publications stole my heart many many years ago, and it’s always an honor to be featured in any of them.  Here is a peek at the article featuring my artwork and my thoughts on creating:


If you aren’t a subscriber, go check it out at your fav bookstore! It’s the Autumn, 2014 Issue. Here is the cover:



Now that my guys are back in school, I’ve been getting in the mood for Fall. How about you? I love this time of year! To pieces!!

It’s Back to School time for sure. I’ve stocked up on some of our essential oils for helping with school and oh, you know….life.:)Allergy season is just around the corner, and I will NOT be caught off guard this Fall! Nope nope. We have a good stock of Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint and will be diffusing it daily so allergies won’t be an issue this Fall. You know I love my oils.:)The Valor and Peace and Calming Blend is so helpful at bedtime. It helps Mr. I Am Wide Awake at 10:00 pm slow his roll so he can get the sleep he needs for the next day.

You should see his schedule this year. It’s a rough one. Great night’s sleep and a big brother to tutor him in Algebra 3-4 and AP Chemisty is going to be a blessing. I use the Valor and Peace and Calming for the best night’s sleep, too!


This morning I updated my Essential Oils 101 Class as well! If you haven’t taken it, you can click on it in the right sidebar over there for the deeeeeee-tails.


Don’t forget this is coming up, ‘cuz I’m really excited about it! Gaaaaa!!! Class starts September 30 and you don’t want to miss it!

studying under the masters teachers with names


Where can you register? Right here!

MollyAugust 21, 2014 - 12:10 pm

Hi Teresa,

I am so delighted to learn that you are featured in Somerset Apprentice. Like you, I am a devoted fan of their many publications. A while back they asked for names of artists whose work we would like to see featured in their magazines. I sent in your name-only yours! I would love to think that in some small way that I contributed to your being featured! You are a perfect fit for their publications and I am hopeful that many more wonderful opportunities will come your way. Sincerely, Molly

Tracy LathropAugust 21, 2014 - 10:32 pm

Congrats girlie!! You so deserve this!!

Belinda DworakSeptember 17, 2014 - 6:57 pm

Teresa how exciting to open my favorite publication and see a piece
about a hometown artist. Great work and congratulations. I am very excited
to know you are part of Jeanne’s second Master’s class. I enjoyed the first
Master’s class she offered and look forward to this one also. Congratulations
on being published in Somerset. BeBe

That Bridal Shower

It’s hard to believe that Allie’s wedding is two months from today! Wow! There is still a lot to be done, but there is a lot done, too…whew. Her and her groom are enjoying the ride and keeping a great perspective about all of the details. I love that. I love them.

We had a houseful here the past few days. My sweet sister gave her a bridal shower, family style. It was a time for the women on our side of the family to enjoy this time with Allie, and to celebrate with her! We had such a nice time. First there was some shopping. You know, girl time. Da best!


In the past few times together, I’ve learned that it’s smart to follow this girl around go where she goes. She has such a good eye.:)I love my sis!


Want to see the pix of the Bridal Shower? I have some!


(  The Invite  )


(  The Venue  )



( Grandmama and Allie  )


(  Table view  )



(  nom nom nom  )


(  Another table view  )


(Aunt and Cousin  )



(  Filling the room with laughter  )





(  The Bride to Be had Mac n Cheese–the signature dish at this restaurant. It’s unforgettable!  )


(  The Groom wrote out the thing he loves about his future Bride.

They were added to tags and wrapped around mini flower vases  )



(  Dessert was pretty much the entire chocolate torte. But the Whiskey and Creme Bread Pudding looked incredible too.  It was not a night to be pinching calories!  )





 ( Opening gifts in the parlor )


( Cousin and Aunt  )


We showered her with all sorts of vintage china place settings. After she opened the gift, we wrote the name of the Aunt, Cousin, Mom, Grandma on the bottom of the china. Now she knows who gave what. Won’t it be FUN to set her table? She has always wanted a mix and match style of china patterns, and now she has it. All from her family.


(  Linens made by her Great, Great Grandmother, Anna  )


  (  The Bride to Be and her Guests  )


Such a great evening and great weekend!