Monday, November 28, 2011

online classes -sale via Lesley Venable

I just wanted to let you all know that my good friend, Lesley Venable, is offering a great price on her online workshops. Lesley is a great teacher and this is the perfect opportunity to learn something new at a wallet friendly price!

mail art


fabric flowers

altered journal


Friday, November 25, 2011

Bling Baby workshop with Lisa Loria

New friend, blogger and artist, Lisa Loria, from California, has agreed to come to Lemoncholy's Studio in February. The only stipulation is that she is required to bring some warm and sunny weather with her!

I try to plan a fun class every mid winter when us East coast girls have had our fill of cold, damp, snow and gray skies. This gives us something to look forward to.

Plan on a fun, casual day of art making where we merge old dolls and found objects to create our own bling baby treasures.
We look forward to the play date!


when: Saturday, February 11th, 2012

where: Lemoncholy's Studio
1606 Oxford Lane
Wall, NJ 07719

time: 11:00-4:00

cost: $135.00 to be paid via paypal

for any other questions, please email me at

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

to all my family, friends, bloggers, art buddies, facebook friends and more, I extend a Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the day, enjoy your family and eat way too much!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

pre Thanksgiving day

Hey everyone! I've been busy working my tail off, trying not to be online much, but in the studio. I'm working on class samples, working on orders, making Christmas gifts, adding things to my etsy shoppe (gasp!) and even squeezed in an online workshop with JoAnnA on how to make beautiful fairy dolls.

I was describing her class to someone in this way:

oAnnA's class is just wonderful. very calm and relaxing; almost like sitting in on a sewing lesson with a cherished family member who is lovingly sharing all their wisdom with you."

Here's the little fairy I created. For the face, I used a bird face cab that I had made from ICE Resin.


I can't say what these are for just yet, but soon enough, you'll know!


On Sunday, December 4th, I leave for Mexico! I am meeting my bff, Pam, there and we are taking 5 days of painting with Jesse Reno. We are so excited! especially with the gray, rain and cold weather here, can't wait to get out! we are staying at the Artful B&B, the Hacienda.

take a look at the photos of the place. how does she ever get guests to leave?



I wanted to share my super yummy stuffing receipe:

you need:

3-4 onions (i used sweet, yellow)
4-6 celery hearts
3-4 granny smith green apple
spices (pepper, minced garlic, some cayenne pepper)
olive oil
bacon (save some of the grease)
stuffing mix
Parmesan cheese - shredded

the night before Thanksgiving, I chop up my onions, celery, apples and cashews. I put them in a bowl and toss with olive oil and heavy on the spices. cover with plastic wrap and let ferment over night. I like there to be almost as many veggies as stuffing.

1)in the morning, I cook up the bacon til it's nice and crispy. set aside a bit of the bacon grease.
2)next saute the veggies and cashews in remaining bacon grease. crumble up bacon into the mix
3)cook up stuffing mix following the directions and add the veggie/bacon mix. stir in remaining bacon grease.
4)top with LOTS of Parmesan cheese and put in oven later to bake and serve hot!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

on my worktable

still working hard in the studio. working on gifts, class proposals, inventory to sell and more!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

in the studio

busy in the studio. lots of prep work for a May class, designing samples for 2012 "Art is You" workshops and making things to sell.

this bracelet is currently on my worktable.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

happy birthday

today Tucker is 22 years old. i share a very early photo of him (pre injury), but one of my favorites. he always had a plugged tear duct, so he always had a little tear glistening on his cheek.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Art-is-You is heading to Australia!

I've been teaching for Art-is-You for 4 years now. I've watch them grow from a wee little event in Connecticut to branching out to the west coast, in Petaluma and now they are heading to Australia in March 2012!

They have some amazing classes and instructors lined up and the always enchanting, Jo Packham, of Where Women Create, will also be in the house!

the event will be held at the Swiss Grand resort and spa. take a lot at the classes and take advantage of experiencing art at its best. Sal and Ellen put on a wonderful event, full of fun, laughter, surprises, art and friendship. The dates are March 15-18, 2012

Monday, November 7, 2011

im home!

back from Florida, busy unpacking and catching up on alot of business.

and fyi, its no shave November. how am i doing so far?

slide show!