Awakening Exhibit Tomorrow

Dear Laura, I spent this morning hanging our installation piece for the ‘Awakening’ event organized by Enough Pie.  It is tomorrow, July 13th, from 10am-6pm.  I am not supposed to…

Exploding with LIFE

I found this on Pam Garrison’s blog and it made me laugh and cry all at the same time. I think it is a true testament to doing what you…

Summer inspiration & an announcement

hello sweet T & friends, How are you? Did you have a nice weekend? Brett & I stopped by the Velvet Mill’s Open Studio last Friday. It is always fun when…

A Newport Adventure…

Dear Tina & friends~ This year I have been getting out and seeing more ART. I recently went on a fabulous adventure with my friend Judy to Newport, RI. I have…

Tina’s Recent Reads

Hello Everyone~  I wanted to share a few good books I have been reading this month.  Laura and I always talk about what inspires us beyond our art practice and…

for the love of vintage…

Hello Sweet T & friends, I think I am still on a high from the Country Living Fair! Sue and I keep calling each other and oogling over our loot,…

Who has more FUN than us?

Hello Sweet T & fabuloso friends! I just added two new swell things to my jar. It is important for me to stay diligent in recognizing and appreciating the goodness…

Beauty is…

Dear Tina (& sweet friends), I packaged up all of the wonderful thoughts people wrote about beauty at my Open Studio. They are on their way to you, anxious to…

Little Words…

This past January I started writing the good things that have happened to me on a small piece of paper and dropping them into a jar.  A small gesture to…

ReVision 5: Script Series

Dear TIna, Your Vision totally brought me back to the day we were in NYC. I think we spent quite a bit of time in Anthropologie! It was kind of…

Laura’s Open Studio & raffle winner!

Dear Tina & friends, Thought I would share a few pictures from my recent Open Studio. The painting on the easel is a new painting I am working on. Right…

Tina’s “Book Meet” This Weekend

  Dear Laura, I have been invited to exhibit our collaborative book this Sunday at Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston SC from 2-5.  I am thrilled to get this…

The best intentions aren’t always realized…

Dear Friends, How are you? I am catching up after a very busy weekend. As many of you know I had my Open Studio on Friday & Saturday. Everything was…

What Is Beauty?

“Beauty draws us in. We can’t stop looking or listening or touching. It takes us outside ourselves and it motivates us. It’s essential to life and to happiness.” — Nancy Etcoff…

Live music, two “guests”, a painting collaboration & tiny little details…

  Okay everyone! Things are looking quite spiffy at Above Elite Studios as we get ready for our Open Studio. We are in the process of creating a cute spot for…

Art display, an Open Studio & a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

A joyful hello! I had such a wonderful day yesterday preparing for our Open Studio. There is a lot to do before an event like this which often takes months…

A little gardening, decorating & A Summer Affair…

Hello Sweet T & friends! Hope you had a delightful weekend. I got up early on Saturday and hit my favorite plant sale in Ledyard with my friend Sue where I…

Painted bodies, a “strong back”, friendship, collaboration & so much more…!

Dear Tina, It seems like both yesterday and a million years ago since I was in Charleston. I know some people learned of my unfortunate experience with strep throat and…

Wish Ceremony and Values 2013

  “We wish to share our knowledge and experience on how to live a creative life with love and integrity” ~Laura and Tina, May 2013~ Every time we get together…

In the Studio Today

  The past three days we have been working on and off in the studio, experimenting with printmaking and faux encaustics.  We printed on rice paper with oil-based water soluble printing inks.…

Gallery Walkin’… Beer Drinkin’

Here we are enjoying a brew at Holy City Brewing Company on Friday night.  Laura, who is a wine drinker, actually liked the stout which was chocolaty and malty.  We…

Laura’s Here!

Whooohooo!  Laura is here and we are already in the thick of making some artwork.  Well, just playing around with some experiments. Tina bought some fun supplies and we are…

Doing my best….

Hello Sweet T (& friends), I was looking at my calendar planning, organizing myself and getting ready for upcoming show submissions and realized I am coming to see you next…

Focus on the good…

Dear Tina (& friends) I was thinking about my last post while working on this painting in the studio. I had started it some time ago and just couldn’t find…

Choosing LOVE…

“Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.” -Buddha Dear Tina (& friends), I am not sure I have the “right words” but I felt compelled…

A very FIRST for Laura…

Hello Sweet T (& friends!)~ How are you? Do you remember writing the quote above? It still resonates with me and remains true. This is one of the slides I…

Vision 5: Script Series

Dear Tina, The daffodils are finally starting to come up in my garden and I am starting to find them in the grocery store (a little farther along). They make…

ReVision 4: Script Series (106)

  Dear Tina, I LOVE Dr. Seuss as well as the Lorax Village you had a chance to see. How fun is that?!?!? You are right, Dr. Seuss certainly did…

Strange Birds…

Dear Tina (& friends), I have just returned from a lovely trip with Brett to Florida to visit his parents. Although the weather wasn’t as warm as I had hoped…

Blogs that ROCK!

Dear Tina & sweet friends, I have been in creativity OVERLOAD and LOVE IT! I just finished a rockin’ three day webinar on Creative Live with James Wedmore about You Tube and I…

Vision 4: Script Series

Dear Tina, I snowshoed a trail while I was in NH called, Bridal Veil a few weeks ago. It was a beautiful hike to a frozen waterfall. It’s supposed to…

ReVision 3 Script Series

Hello Sweet T~ I loved that you thought my paintings looked luminous! It is true, I do often put a little sparkle in them. I did some blind contour line…

We are here to…

We are here to………… shine soar grow love create bliss serve with love help each other pave a path for those to follow …fly high and low…. for that COLOR…

We need a new paradigm…just saying

Dear Tina, We have had many phone conversations about this exact topic and I wondered if you had seen this video. I love how he shares what is possible and…

Where the magic happens…

Hello Sweet T (& friends)~ Acrylic paint has been my obsession for some time but I have been wanting to push myself a bit, experiment and use my mixed media…

Vision 3: Script Series

  You can learn more about this Series HERE Dear Laura, Did you see we have gone over 600 posts?  Nice!  This flower is in my window and it’s luminous quality…

ReVision 2: Script Series

Dear Tina, I loved seeing your “LOVE” sign from New Orleans! SO FUN and you know I am all about the love! I was thinking about how love can lift…

Winter Wonderland…

Hello Sweet T~ I thought I would share a few pics of what my weekend has been like up here in the North. As you know we have had quite…

Vision 2: Script

  Dear Laura, Do you love it?  This is a follow up to last week’s Vision since I also took this photo in New Orleans.  I got interested in the…

ReVision 1: Script

 Read about this new series HERE. Dear Tina, Your first Vision in our new series reminded me of my travels to Italy and all the architecture my eyes memorized. Everything…

Send in the silly!

Dear Sweet T & friends, Do you remember when I started this painting? Yes, it was back in November and I was nestled in with my “goddess sister” Michelle in NH…

a “sort of a fairy tale”…and the giveaway winner!

Soooooo…do you remember when I posted the giveaway for this AMAZING book HERE? Indulge me while I share a little story with you from a time not so long ago….…

Script….our new collaborative theme for Vision/ReVision

Words and images have been working in collaboration since the beginning of time with the Egyptian hieroglyphs, to the illuminated manuscripts of the middle ages, to today’s clever creations with…

ReVision 7: Series on Home

Search “Vision/ReVision: Home” in our Archive or Conversation Topics link to see all posts. See the images and conversation for Vision 7 HERE. This is our last Vision/ReVision with the…

Fill An Empty Jar

Dear Friends, Rather than a New Year’s Resolution (or maybe in conjunction with it) why not start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes, photos, tickets,…

Looking Back and Looking Forward

Happy New Year! These two women in this antique photo have always set a tone for our blog and work.  They have become our logo of sorts to describe our…

Ready to be Inspired & Win an AWESOME book?

Dear Tina & friends! I have something I am BEYOND DELIGHTED to share with you! You might remember me writing this post about the life of an artist being uncertain,…

Finding the holiday spirit within…

Dear Tina, I have been feeling slightly glum this past week, trying to keep the holiday spirit in my heart when everyone’s heart is so heavy thinking about the Newtown…

Vision 7: Series on Home

Learn more about our Vision/ReVison Series HERE Dear Laura, I went for a walk yesterday and took pictures of the many seeds in my neighborhood.  I have been thinking about…

Holiday Open Studio: A few highlights on a magical night…

Dear Tina & friends~ I have to tell you the morning after my Open Studio I slept until almost 9:30! I rare treat let me tell you! If it wasn’t…