Merry Christmas!

divine love door open close up use

(Click for more pictures of this piece on Etsy.)


This altered book collage was made with heart and features Vol. 8 of MASTERPIECES OF THE WORLD’S BEST LITERATURE, compiled by Jeannette L. Gilder and published in 1910 by Classic Publishing Company, NY. Gently open the door, and the page block has been altered to reveal a found poem and new message from these words within by Gerhard Tersteegen, translated from German :


Love of God


beauteous light

finds rest in Thee.

Wishing you and yours a holiday and new year filled with light!

A Step Ahead of the Reindeer…

stocking with artsy gifts with c
Season’s Artsy Greetings!

I hope you and yours are finding warm moments among these chilly, busy days.  My warm moments with my loved ones have involved travel in recent days, but I’m back in one of Santa’s satellite workshops creating, listing, wrapping, and packaging.  Oh, and making lots of trips to the Post Office.

I had an early Christmas gift myself – my “goal” this season was to hit 100 total Etsy shop sales before year’s end.  Happy to report that my Etsy odometer turned over to three digits this past weekend.  (And it’s added even a little more mileage since.)

screen shot at 100 etsy sales crop

According to the USPS Holiday Calendar, there’s another good week or so to get gifts on their way in the US to make it under the tree before Christmas.  I’ll keep sending as fast as folks place orders. :0) (Feel free to contact me or Convo me through Etsy if you have any questions about items or shipping, etc.)

Many thanks to my wonderful customers, friends, and creative supporters – you’ve made my season *B*R*I*G*H*T !

Cheers with cocoa and whipped cream… back to it!


Art Break Wednesday: Hear Those Jingles?



Miniature "Writer Mouse" Christmas ornament.  Click to learn more!

Miniature “Writer Mouse” Christmas ornament. Click to learn more!

I’ve been busy getting ready for Christmas In Central Park in Cumming, Georgia this weekend.  (Nearly 100 juried arts and crafts vendors, plus holiday family fun and food!) X-mas in Central Park front




My little basket full of holiday promotional postcards basket of artsyletters postcards christmas mailing smallwent to the post office yesterday, too  – all dressed up with holiday stickers.

(If you don’t receive one and would like a Coupon Code for my Etsy shop this season, please send an email!)


Do you have any book lovers, teachers, librarians, writers or poets on your holiday list? I hope you’ll check my Etsy shop, where I’m continuing to add items each week.  Maybe some art for a literary type?

print - glasses and books RHB

opening door with c blog












earrings for blog MOr typewriter key earrings?


Note cards perhaps, or  bookmarks, magnets, fancy matted initials…   Feel free to browse around the shop and ask me any questions!


I really do love creating items that others will enjoy.  In fact, here’s a sneak peek at my version of a manicure this week- ink under the fingernails, paint on top. Just the way I like it!

printmaker manicure

Oh – and I’m always happy to provide FREE GIFT WRAP with a hand-lettered tag. gift wrap blog 2013

Raising a cup of cocoa with wishes for lots of happy jingles in your corner of the world. Now… break’s over – I’ve got to get back to work!