Thursday, August 18, 2011

Somewhere over the Rainbow

As an artist I've always believed
that if I painted what I wanted I would be
perfectly happy.

When the owner of this banner

picked it up without
"disturbing me"
because she knew I was so busy
I realized just how important
the customer's opinion means to me.

I was so excited to see her expression
and so disappointed when I didn't get that joy.
Luckily she called to tell me
how much her daughter was going
to enjoy it and that it was
just what she was hoping for!
Thank you to all
who trust me to
create your dreams!

This is a 5' wide by 3' tall painted canvas
that was ordered
with multiracial fairies,
butterflies and
most importantly
a Rainbow!

The Rainbow drops drip down
to color the flowers!

The butterflies play
among the flowers.

The fairy wings are glittered.
This special fairy princess
has a beautiful glittered dress
and sparkle necklace.

There is no limit to what can be created!
Let your imagination fly!

Then contact me so I can create your dream!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Artists Against ALS at the Clubs at River City

The Clubs at River City
has been nice enough to
allow me an
Artists Against ALS
display at their spa!

Since Tracy's diagnosis of ALS March 15th,2011
we have been working to reorganized our lives.

Many of the local artists have banned together
to help us during our transition.
The art for sale with
Artists Against ALS
is for sale or you
can make a bid!

Here is a painting donated
Suzette Boulais
Gold and Light.
The metallic shine creates
an almost magical light.
Artist Andrew Odum
made the copper base
to the
Table I made.

Mike Shular
carved and painted
this beautiful
maple leaf gourd.

David Webster
painted this beautiful
Woman in the Water.
You must SEE it
to really appreciate it's beauty.Eric and Nicole Cooney
donated several photos and original paintings.

Bezales made this picture frame.

I even have some art there for sale!

Here are a couple paintings
Pam Miller.

These are just a few of the generous donations
by our local artists
that are hoping you will
help them help us.
If you have questions,
feel free to call me!
(309) 645-3913

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Princess Purple

Not every princess needs pink ya know...

This little princess loves purple and glitter and sparkle.
No. I didn't paint this for myself but I doooooo LOVE it!

I sewed and hand painted this
custom canvas for a sweet young princess
who has a style all her own.

So, obviously I'm not the best photog in the world
(but my daughter Rachel is and will be coming home soon!
okay- that's another blog post)
so you can't see all the letters are glittered too well
or that the gemstones on the crown are 3D or
the quality of the beautiful sheer purple ribbon
so just pretend you can see all those things.

Here is the mirror that will go above this
princess's bed.
I am going to paint on her wall
just below the edge of the mirror,
a mural
that says:
Mirror Mirror on the Wall,
Kylie is the Fairest One of All.

With cute hearts before and after it.

Again you can't see from my photo too well
that I have glittered each stripe as well
as the details on the crown....of course.
And Yep. Gems in the crown too!Use your imagination to create
ideas on how you can have
me customize this idea
for you!
Maybe you just need the crown!
Maybe you have a mirror
of your own that you would like me to
personalize for you or your princess!

Check out my ESTY for more great ideas.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hypnosis For Health
This is the home of my new hypnosis office

Hypnosis For Health
Suite 215
2619 West Heading Ave.
West Peoria, IL 61604
(309) 323-0362
that will open Sept. 1st.

I'm working on my website now
and you can call me to book your appointment
or Email to ask questions.

This beautiful old building is being refurbished
and is the
perfect peaceful place
for me to help people learn
to relax and open up their minds.
Great convenient parking and
I am on the first floor just to the right
as you come in so it's a nice short walk to my office.

Easy to get to, beautiful grounds with plants and wildlife and other
wonderful healers to share the building with.

Here are Dan and Barb Kerns,
the owners and saviors of this historic building.
I've officially signed the lease and I'm looking forward to painting and putting up art!

My name plaque will go right here above my suite number:)

Old world charm....

Paul is the handyman genius who is replastering and fixing my room
so I can get started soon.

They actually rewelded the window frames
back in instead of replacing them with new
to keep the charm of the building. I love that.

Okay- sooo....the bathroom might need a little extra attention...
But I know I can create some magic there too.
If you are a healing professional,
writer, artist...
there are still a few spots available
at such a reasonable rate!
Call Barb or Dan at
(309) 696-3618

Now, don't be concerned.
Of course I will still be painting!
Call me for your custom murals
or to create new furniture from
your old treasures.

Artist Against ALS

The Arts community here in Peoria Illinois
have really come together to show their love and
support for our family since we have been diagnosed.
Artists Against ALS
is a group of wonderfully generous creative souls
who have donated their time,
talents and art work to help Tracy and I out.
To learn more than you might want to
know about Tracy's journey through ALS
go to this site
if you dare!

Clubs at River City • Peoria IL

Here are just a few of the beautiful artworks
that are available for purchase through
The Clubs at River City.
You can make a bid and hope that you win
you can pay full price and take it home now!
Below see Mike Shular's Maple Leaf Gourd.
Hand cut and painted this work of art is truly unique!

Okay- the eyes have it!
Woman in the Water
painted by David Webster
is absolutely incredible!

I might have to buy this for myself
for my hypnosis office!
Wouldn't it LOOK great there?'s a fund raiser for us....
Well, please give this painting a good home.
I love it soooooo much.
Here is another powerful work of Art
Gold in Light
This canvas is about 30" x 40"
painted with acrylic and has metallic paint
swept through, giving it
this glow about it.
Suzette Boulais
head of Arts Partners
Contact Suzette
for her graphic designs, note cards
and custom paintings Here

What a great friend and artist!
The folk art paintings here
are by
Pam Miller.
I am lucky enough to have
friends who teach art classes
as well as painting charming still life!
Pam works at our local
and teaches jewelry making,
painting and polymer clay sculpting
to name just a few.
Eric and Nicole Cooney
Donated all sorts of beautiful paintings and photographs
at a great price so they would sell right away!

This is just a small sample of the fantastic art
that will be available at the
Clubs at River City.
Doug Leunig, Tom Gross, Leslie Schenkel and
many more artists will have art
for you to enjoy!
A special thank you to
Julie Vonachen at Moon Dancer
and her crew
for their love and support.

So- we've had Kick ALS at Luthy Botanical Garden,
Artists Against ALS at The River Front Art Market
Rock ALS at the Silver Dollar in Peoria Heights so far.
Look forward to other fun creative events for
you to enjoy!