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…

In Process…to Completion

Dear Laura, You had asked yesterday if you should leave a table in your studio with process work and my answer is a definite YES!  In fact, I enjoy seeing…

Cupcakes, Champagne & Art…

Last night we had our very first studio Champagne & Cupcake “Preview Party”and I have to say it was quite delightful! Things are very lively during an Open Studio so…

ReVision 6 revamped

Dear Laura, So, here I am in the studio today looking at the ReVision 6 I wanted to send to you and I had an idea to make it even…

May you wake with gratitude…

Dear Tina & friends, I found this quote on Jessica Swift’s blog and loved it so much I wanted to share it with you. The picture is by artist Lori…

Laura’s Snowy Working Table

Dear Tina & friends, How are you? Did you all have a nice Thanksgiving? I am feeling a little overwhelmed thinking about my weekend and the wonderful time I had…

ReVision 6

Dear Tina, Your Vision reminded me of all the farms and apple orchards I had around me growing up in NH. Although I have found a few farmer’s markets here…

Do schools kill creativity?

Hey there~ I am in what I call “studio disaster” creative mode getting ready for my display at the  Mystic Arts Center. They will have 30 artisan’s showing their work…

This is what kept my head twirling since 3:00am…

  Dear tina (& friends), So I have been up since 3:00 am with my head still twirling from the weekend and wanting to share it with you before it…

Discard Cherish: Mixed Media art by Tina

Dear Laura, Here I am in action putting up my work at the Flagship Gallery.  It is really nice to see a years worth of creating culminate in one exhibition. …

You just never know…serendipity at it’s BEST!

Sweet T & friends~ I am not sure if I expressed how nervous I was last year participating in Hartford Open Studio’s for the first time but I kind of was.…

Vision 6: Series On Home

Dear Laura, My lemons are turning!  Some of them have come off a bit early, but we are finally getting ripe ones now.  This tree has been in the ground…

Moment to pause…

  Dear Tina (& friends), I want you to know how EXCITED I am for your BIG show at the Flagship Gallery in Charleston! I hope you take lots of…

Surviving a hurricane…what’s a girl to do?

Why hello there! I sincerely hope everyone is safe and doing well. For all of my east coast friends~whew! Can you believe that hurricane Sandy? She has a nerve! I…

ReVision 5: Series on Home

Read about our Vision  HERE   ReVision 5: Home   Hello Tina, I absolutely loved the picture you snapped of Aidan at the fair! It brought back memories of the…

What I am learning…

Hi ya! Last night was spent in part drooling over picture books and the many unique artists renderings. Some of the books I knew and loved and many were new…

Vision 5: Series on Home

Dear Laura, This past weekend I took my boys to the South Carolina State Fair.  It was a good ol’ country time!  I snapped this picture of Aidan as he…

ReVision 4: Home

Visions on Home: 4     Read about our Vision  HERE    ReVisions on Home: 4  Dear Tina, I really liked hearing the story about your collection of feathers and…

gratitude is the heart’s memory…

Hello Sweet T & friends! How was your weekend? I had the most heavenly time with two of my goddess sisters, Brigitte & Michelle. We went to college together and…

Vision 4: Home

Dear Laura, I may have posted my feather collection before, but will tell you a little story about why I think this represents ‘home’ for me.  Ever since my son…

ReVision 3: series on HOME (98)

Read more about this project HERE Vision 3: Home Read our notes about these photos HERE           ReVision 3 Notes, in process photos, and the final…

YOU determine the quality of your light…

Hello Sweet T & friends~ When I was teaching art full time I always started the school year off by having my kids  design a sketch journal cover that was…

Laura, a picky eater?

  I have always been a picky eater and certainly struggle with in the cooking department so it was shocking to both Michelle and I that I would fall in…

What to tailgating & ART have in common?

Dear Tina & friends, I recently went to see Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw with Brett & our awesome neighbors. What an AMAZING time! We tailgated before the show which…

Vision 3: Series on Home

Tina’s Vision 3 Dear Laura, The marsh here in South Carolina is a place that has a magical, calming quality.  I felt it the first day we visited here ten…

ReVision 2: Home

Read more about this collaborative project HERE. Our Vision #2           Tina’s ReVision #2 Dear Laura, Your Vision post had me thinking the past ten days…

RAW: An Innovative, Creative Collaboration for Artists

Dear Tina & friends~ I have some WONDERFUL news I wish to share with you! I have been chosen as one of RAW Hartford’s artists for 2012!!! RAW is an…

Vision 2: Series on Home

Read more about this project HERE Dear Laura, Looking at the clouds has always been a peaceful venture for me during my days of usual chaos.  There is something about…