Hand Jive, Hand Jive!

Hey There~What a blast we had making our colorful hand booksHand Class 3The idea was to create a book with hands that held messages about what we dream and hope for in our lives!

Sarah HandsBarbara Hands

Dolores Hands   Hands ClassSharing and supporting each other is half the fun! Hands TheresaWhat a wonderful day to play together! I love making The Creative Cottage a magical place for my creative friends to come and play!

Come join us–we have fun!

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Raven Hearts Fly!

We had such a great day yesterday making a fabulous group of magical ravens!

Ravens are proud, smart, sassy, curious birds (does that sound like the women who come to The Cottage, or what!?) and it was great fun to see how each woman created her very own unigue Raven Heart. It was a beautiful, almost Spring day and we left the Cottage door open so we could hear the birds singing and feel the cool breeze. While we played and sewed, we had a wonderful chance to catch-up with each other’s lives…half the fun of sharing these classes is how much we love and support each other through life’s ups and downs! Dolores has an adorable new doggie named Zoey, Lucy pulled off an awesome birthday party for her 6 year old son (no easy feat!), Mary  shared her always sage advice, and Theresa took a great class from amazing artist Jill Berry (see a picture of her work at: http://jillberrydesign.com/ ) through our fantastic local group PaperWorks–The Sonoran Collective For Paper and Book Artists (check it out at: www.paperworks.info/) We’re ALL enthusiastic members and look forward to our monthly meetings which always feature a great artist sharing insight about their creative process! We rock!

Here are the ravens in progress…Maven In ProgressRebbie In ProgressLucy Raven ProgressAnd here are the girls in all their glory!!!  Meet Dolores’s Zelda–she’s bold, daring, and doesn’t give a hoot what anybody thinks! She’s working on patience (aren’t we all!)Dolores' ZeldaHere’s Lucy’s Petunia… who is guiding understanding, harmony & gratitude…

Lucy's Petunia

Here’s Mary’s raven called Maven Raven…and she’s a poet…

Maven the Raven
Setting out one fine day,
Gathering treasures along her way,
She swooped over to Kaitlin’s Haven
Where she shared some love
With her sisters-in-raven.

Mary's Maven

And check out Theresa’s Ms. Rebbie who’s name is a combination of rebel and rebound…sooooo Theresa–check out those high heels!!!

Theresa's RebbieEveryone added stuffing and ribbons to hang them and they happily flew off into our lives to add joy and love…we’re soooo lucky to have eachother and The Cottage to play in!

Whooooohooooo–here comes Spring!

Come on over to the Creative Cottage to play–check out my classes by clicking on the Creative Cottage Classes button above and

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Is It Spring Yet????

Greetings From Beautiful Tucson!

We’re having the first wonderful taste of Spring today and I’m out playing in my herb, flower, and vegetable garden! It’s time to dust off your Winter Blues and get ready for Spring Fever!HummersThe hummingbirds are buzzing in my back yard!Mother Mesquite GardenSpring In The DesertAnd soon it will be time for cactus blossoms! My desert tortoises will be emerging from their winter burrows looking for tasty morsels Tortle Feeding Frenzy and the cardinals will be setting up their nests in the mesquite bower. Can’t wait for the warming weather, the hours spent out in the garden, the first flowers, and the excitement of the baby birds chortling in all their rag-tag nests! We’ve had loads of fun at The Cottage already this year…here’s Polly with her tea bag artPolly's Tea Artand Kathy with her’s…Kathy's Tea Artand look a what a clever creative Merrill is…she framed her series of fabric cards…Merrill's Pixand isn’t this the cutest art bag you’ve ever seen…Polly made it!Polly's Pouch

Love this season, love my creative friends, and LOVE SPRING!!!!!

Come play at The Creative Cottage!

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