Monday, March 25, 2013


Ok.... so I am in TJ Max looking around  and I notice these collage art pieces.  They catch my eye 
because they are so familiar to some that I had just finished in the fall.  I look closer and gasp!  Some one has stolen my art!!! So I thought.  I picked one up and turned it over.... and there was my name.
It was mine for all the world to see.  I just about cried.  Of course I wanted to buy them , and 
then realized, I already have the originals.    It was just a little validation that I am in 
the world!  

**** I know I let everyone know of my son's condition in the last post.  He is doing amazingly well and responding to treatment.  He has gained almost 10lbs. and looks great!

Talk to you soon!

Courtney

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hi!  I think I forgot how to do this...... it feels like forever since I posted anything.  I think at times there has been soooo much to say that the words just could not come.  I should break it down so that I do not sound like I am rambling.

1. Art- I signed on with an agent and have been doing some licensing work . Between work for them
    and work that I sell locally..... I have maxed out my art time. 

2. Charity-  I am set to kick off another year of  " Lend a Hand" an artshow to benefit local charities. I
   work with one of my favorite people Whitney Bingham who owns "The Muse "

3. Home-  This is a tough one.  It has been a real crazy ride these past few months.  My oldest son
    who is 12.5 has been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease.  You usually hear about this in adults and
    not to be graphic..... you think of poop. 

    Crohns is an Inflammatory Bowel Disease ( not to be confused with Irritable Bowel Disease ) that
    has no cure.  It shows an ugly face with children.  First they stop growing, then they loose weight...
    become so tired they take naps during the day from anemia.  Then you have the many tests to rule
    out what it could be.... the chronic Diarrhea  and stomach pain.  Finally the colonoscopy and
    endoscopy.  The talk of malapsorption and malnutrition.  A normal stomach bug might strike any
    other child and they recover.... mine involves  talks of feeding tubes and hospital admittance.

    The treatment is a biologic meds that is given by infusion.  We have great resources in Maryland
    so we went with the best Johns Hopkins.  It has become a familiar place and thank god they are
    so knowledgeable and kind.

    Now I hope for remission but take every day as it comes.  It could always be worse so for this I
   am fortunate.   For my little guy that just seems to get so much put on his shoulders.... my heart
    breaks a little.  Character building some would say.... I say he has more character than most....


   
    So here it is .... my plunge back into the blogging world. 


    Talk to you soon!

    Courtney

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Summer is in full swing and I am enjoying the relaxed pace ....... and knowing that Monday my
boys start 3 weeks of summer camp!!!!! 

I was the featured artist for a little shop called The Muse in Frederick.  For everyone who could not
get out to see it , I have provided a link so that you can see the pieces.  They are a bit different for me,
but it was nice to have a change.  Enjoy!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/show2012/

Talk to you soon!

Courtney

Monday, June 11, 2012



The above is how I feel !
I have the summer off and I am so ready to run
through a field and do whatever I want
when I want!
I have made a list with projects and have
my boys scheduled for many summer camps......
so there are no excuses. 
I will get it all done.

I do have some new work to post that I will show you soon,
I wanted to let you know that I was still here first.

Talk to you soon!  ( seriously!)

Courtney


Thursday, April 5, 2012

It has been tooo long!

It has been to long. Life has a way of having different plans for us.
This is my big volunteer season. I have many pieces that are
headed off to silent auctions for different charities.
I also started teaching art classes to the kids at the local shelter.
We plan to do a little "in house" art show at the end of May.
and
I am doing a bigger art/ Kids related project that will
be revealed once the details are ironed out.
Oh, I can not forget I am participating in the
Relay for life in May.
Throw in baseball an art show and a class and
there you have it!
I forgot to mention that my car was smashed into right in
front of my house. We had just gotten out and were on
the sidewalk. Crazy!
They fixed it and it is as good as new.

Some new work.


Talk to you soon!
Courtney

Thursday, February 23, 2012

new work

I went to my favorite tag sale this weekend and found
these wonderful treasures.
Not sure what to do with them yet...
A new piece . I am obsessed with
birch trees at the moment.
Talk to you soon,
Courtney

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Numbers and letters .......

Here is a new piece.

Below are a few numbers and letters around my house.


A huge collage above my couch.
Paint chip art below.








This is a view from my workspace. It is my favorite
spot with my favorite artists !
Talk to you soon!

Courtney