Sunday, November 14, 2010

Via Colori 2010

I will be participating again this year in Via Colori 2010 benefiting the Center for Hearing and Speech. If you are looking for something to do this weekend - come on down to Sam Houston Park to see 250 artists drawing on the streets of downtown Houston! Its a great festival! Hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Here's my finished Nutcracker...


....The kids will love making these!....a bunch of Nutcrackers standing watch over the baby Jesus!! - just hope we can get to them....!
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Recycled Nutcrackers...Turkeys

So yesterday, on my day off, I get a text from my daughter...."Mom, I need 3 yards of fabric for tomorrow! Please, go to the fabric store!!" These texts have become very common these days so I just do as she asks and go to the fabric store, besides it is one of my favorite places next to Lowes, Hobby Lobby, etc. :) Standing in line, I see under the counter stacks of the cardboard that the fabric is wrapped around. I tell myself, "dont ask!" (since my husband has already threatened to kick all of my recylables out of the garage!!) but I cant help myself and ask...."what do y'all do with those??" So....I end up walking out of the store with a cart load of cardboard. :) I didnt see cardboard under the counter, I saw nutcrackers stacked on top of each other!! I guess they could be turkeys too....I just hope we finish our Rodeo Art before December....so we can get to our Nutcrackers, otherwise, they sit in the garage until next Christmas!!...uh oh, I might be in trouble then.

Have a Blessed day!! Go spread His Love!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Take a look at some pretty amazing artists...busy at work!




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What is up with the hair!??!?!..





I love it!! Red Ribbon Week at SMCS!!
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Celebrating Art!...Hope for the Future

Just wanted to share this with you all, tonight one of my pieces is in a show in San Antonio, Texas. Celebrating Art, Hope for the Future is an Art Show and Sale benefiting the Archdiocese of San Antonio. I felt so honored to be part of this show!

Wow!!....how quickly a month goes by :)

Hello there!!...we're still here...this month has flown by!! for those of you that have been following along for a while, you may have noticed that my posts slow down around this time every year! Well, its not because we disappear - its because we get really busy around this time of year. Currently, we are working on our entries for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo due at Reliant Center on the day we return from Christmas Break..! With Thanksgiving and Christmas, we barely have time to take a break after our parish festival entries were completed. Just a little FYI - This year we are not participating in the Casino Night and preparing projects for the Auction. After talking with Mrs. Lewis, we decided that the golf tournament might be a better time for us to prepare some pretty awesome projects. However, we are still trying to decide if that will work - I will definitely keep you all informed!

I will be posting some pictures soon! so come back in the next day or two to see our St. Martha Artists at work! Love to you all - hope you all have an amazing week!

Live, Laugh, Love, Create.....but most importantly....Pray first!!

Oh by the way, I have started praying a decade of the rosary each week with my classes. We start each class with one of the prayers and it works out that by the end of the week, we (combined) have said an entire decade of the rosary. The following week, we get to offer up our special intentions! The kids love it, I love it! we feel so blessed!!

Talk to ya soon!! Cathy..oops, sorry...Mrs. Payne :)