Friday, December 01, 2006

Starry Night

My neice is such a great little artist. Check out this painting she made at home after learning about Starry Night in her kindergarten art class that week. I was so honored when she gave it to me! Maybe I am extra impressed since I am an art teacher as well!

Starry Night by Marisssa age 5

Friday, November 10, 2006

Mail In!

Check out these great ATC's I received from Kelli and Carol! I just love them!

Here are some ATC's I made for the hand sewn swap in October. The picture is from vacation this summer. My neice and I rode this roller coaster called the "Spinning Dragon" in Kansas City,MO.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Skeleton Art

I love Halloween and every year I teach my students about the Day of the Dead. I also am very inspired by Mexican art and the art of El Dia del los Meurtos. Skeletons srround me right now so... that means for me that I have been making a great deal of skeleton art! Here are a few I have finished and sent off to others!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Jeremy and I had a wonderful time in California this weekend. We went for his brother Donny's wedding. The wedding took place in a garden behind a restuarant called the Secret Garden.

It was a perfect day... so many sweet little touches that made the wedding so special. Everyone was to write a word that represents marriage on a small stone. Instead of a unity candle, they each poured a vase of sand into a bowl. Eveyone came up afterwards and put their stones in the sand.

My gift to them was this old window frame. I cut up an old quilt to create their family tree behind the window. I was happy with how it turned out . They are expecting a little girl in January.

We also went to Knotts Berry Farm Halloween Haunt while we were in California! I LOVE Haunted Houses, so this was a dream come true!
This is a picture I took of a monster, as I was taking it another one jumped out at me......
The night was full of haunted mazes, freak shows, and monsters jumping out at you in a dark foggy amusement park! I loved it!!!!!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Monkey love....


I thought I should share why I named my blog red hot monkeys! I am addicted to making sock monkeys. I started making them 5 years ago when my niece Marissa was born. I wanted to make her something special.

I then made my boyfriend ( husband now) Punky Monkey. I gave him an accordian that year so... Punky Monkey got an accordian as well!!!

Over the years, I have made many more.... here are a few of my favorite ones!

Monday, August 21, 2006

My First Homer!

I am so lucky to have Kirsten for a friend! Not only did she get me all into mail art,
but she secretly made me a deco themed "Birds" (my favorite) and it arrived home today! My first homer!!! What a wonderful surprise! Here is picture of the cover and one of the pages!