Monday, August 21, 2017

Week of August 22-26

This week in the House!
August 22 - 26

We had a fun Demo Day on Saturday.  Lot's of you guys came to visit and there were nearly 50 of these Make 'n Takes made.....

Cute, huh!?  Stamps from Impression Obsession and of course, creativity by Lisa.

I'll be working on the Class Schedule Blog Post Tuesday, so be watching for it late in the day.  With any luck, I'll get it posted to the website by then too! Lisa's class schedule for September is really fun.  I hope you'll swing by to see and enroll in your favorites this week.  Now on to this week at a glance!

Tuesday, August 22 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 to 5 pm
Lisa in the House from 10 am to 2 pm

Wednesday, August 23 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 5 pm

Thursday, August 24 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Class: Spooky Cute Cards - $25
10:30 am OR 6 pm
Openings in both classes

Friday, August 25 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 4 pm

Saturday, August 26 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 3 pm

If you are interested in taking the Spooky Cute Card class, call us by 6 pm on Tuesday and we'll get you in the time slot of your choice!  If you are interested in Open Studio Time, call and let me know what time you plan to come so I can make sure there is a table ready for you.

That's the week at a glance and remember to.....

"Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"

Monday, August 14, 2017

Week of August 15-19

This Week in The House!

Well of course we had a great time Saturday during Art Journaling Saturday. Lisa and I always enjoy guiding everyone through the Art Journal page we have created.  It's always fun to see how others interpret the page...  I'll try to blog about it in the next couple of days.

Anyhoo....  it's time for the week's schedule!  Hope you can join us for some art time or a class.  OH!  and Saturday is Demo Day!  Hope you can join us for that as it is always a treat to see Lisa's newest class schedule.....

Tuesday, August 15 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 5 pm

Wednesday, August 16 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 5 pm

Thursday, August 17 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Class:  1 Stamp 3 Ways
           10:30 am OR 6 pm
           Openings in both

Friday, August 18 - Open 10 am to 6 pm

Saturday, August 19 - Open 10 am to 4 pm
Make 'n Take all day and September Class Schedule on Preview

I hope you'll join us this week for a class, Open Studio Time or Demo Day!


2 Day Zen Painting Workshop
September 29-30

Details HERE

That's it for now....  come by for a visit and 

"Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"

Monday, August 7, 2017

Week of Aug 8 - 12, 2017

This Week in the House!

We had an awesome week last week.  Lisa taught her Master Page Canvas Fun class on Thursday.  Everyone created a really cute 6x6 deep edged canvas with their very own Master Page or one of Lisa's.  I'm telling you, we have fun in class!


Tuesday, August 8 - Open from 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 5 pm

Wednesday, August 9 - Open from 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 5 pm

Thursday, August 10 - Open from 10 am to 6 pm
Class:  Mixed Media Muse Canvas
            10:30 am OR 6 pm
            Openings in both 

Friday, August 11 - Open from 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio Time - 10:30 am to 4 pm

Saturday - August 12 - Open from 10 am to 5 pm10 
Class:  Art Journaling Saturday
           10 am OR 2 pm
           Openings in both 


Zen Painting Workshop with Jodi Ohl
September 29 & 30
Details can be found on Zen Painting Workshop Blog Post

That's what's going on this week...... Hope to see you in one of our classes or during Open Studio Time!  Until then remember to .....

"Let The Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"

Friday, August 4, 2017

Last Week in the House


Oh my! What fun we had last week!  

We had a birthday party class last week and it was soooo much fun.  Lisa is always happy to do private when you can gather 5 or more people.  If you have 3 and don't mind sharing your party with others, we can open the class up to our regulars... and that is just what happened when our friend Lorena asked Lisa to teach the Master Page Create class for her sister Kathia's 40th birthday party....  Here are a few photos from the class.

Pages in progress....... 

The birthday girl at work...

and the party girls with their finished work!

THANKS Lorena for bringing Kathia and letting us treat her to a wonderful party!

The next day Chris Mack brought her Marbling class to the store.  We set up for 10 wonderful artists - some of whom are just beginning to play with art!  Chris gave perfect instructions and everyone made amazing marbled papers to use creating just about anything they can imagine....

Here are a few shots of the process before the paper is printed.....

The top shot is in the beginning stages and the second shot is ready for paper! Here are a few of the papers that were created.....  I'll be listening for the ooohs and ahhhs when you see them!  lol

I hope you've enjoyed a little look into some of what goes on around here.

And if you're interested in more....  check out the Zen Painting Workshop that Jodi Ohl is bringing to us next month!

That's it for now!  Hope to see you soon and remember to .....

"Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Guest Artist Jodi Ohl

Jodi Ohl
Zen Painting Workshop
September 29-30

I am so over the top excited to bring Jodi Ohl to our little House!  I had been following Jodi for a while on Instagram and my heart just kept nagging me to ask if she would come.  She delightfully agreed and she will be presenting her Zen Painting Workshop here on September 29-30. 

Jodi is a self-taught mixed media artist, author and instructor.  She is a full time artist who has built a body of work known for it's distinctive texture and bold color combinations which are often whimsical or abstract, as well as motivational in nature.  

Jodi's blog, Sweet Repeats, features a full listing of classes, weekly musing and artwork for sale.  

Zen Painting Workshop

In the spirit of what's at the core of artistic endeavors, this unique workshop created by Jodi truly soothes your artistic soul through a "Zen-full" Painting experience.  Go beyond the doodle and work on unique artist grade hard surfaces while exploring how to take your pencil, pen, inks, paints, and watercolors to a new abstract level.  You'll create amazing surreal flowing shapes and patterns, full of drama and depth while guided by Jodi.

Over the course of our weekend together we will:

Create several small works of "Zen Art" during the first part of our course as we learn all about our tools, surfaces and the Zen Painting process before diving into a larger main painting during the second session.

Some of the many things we will be focusing on: Creating lines with drama, using shading and negative spaces to build depth, creating texture with writing instruments, how to incorporate water colors with acrylics, tips and techniques for working on unique surfaces along with much, much more!

CLASS FEE:  $275

CLASS HOURS:  10 am to 5 pm both days with a break for lunch.

4 pack of multi size India Ink Pens - Suggested brand: Faber Castell
Water Brushes - assorted tips 
               OR assortment of cheap water color brushes 
               (recommended sizes: 2, 4, 6, 8 Round)
Paint Palette
Pencils:  Stabilo in black & graphite and 2B pencil

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.  You may register by phone, in person or by email. Class fees are due at the time of enrollment.  You may pay by cash, check or credit card in the store OR Paypal if you are unable to come by the store.

Jodi's newest book, "Abstracts in Acrylic and Ink" will be available here for purchase and Jodi will be happy to sign your copy while she is here.  Let me know if you want a copy.  The list price is $24.95 but you will receive a 20% discount if ordered and paid with your class enrollment fees.  Your book will be waiting for you when you come to class.

I hope you'll join Jodi and me for this amazing workshop.   Remember you must be registered and paid on or before August 15th to receive the discounted pricing of $255.

AND remember to "Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"

Monday, July 31, 2017

Week of August 1 - 5, 2017

Weekly Schedule

Wow!  It's August already!  School is starting here and there in Oklahoma.  Still predictably hot and muggy.  All in all things are cooking!  Life here in the House is getting busy.

We've got a new website up and running.  There is a class calendar and an "event registration" page where you can sign up for the class of your choice. The registration button will let us know which class you want to take and Lisa or I will email back to find out how you want to pay and which time slot you want. It still needs a tweek or two, but I'm glad to have it started.  

I have now got all the information I need to publish the Jodi Ohl workshop and you will be hearing more about that by the end of the week.  I spoke with Jodi last week and I am thrilled to say that you are going to love her and I know this workshop is going to be amazing.  So stay tuned for more information...

And now.....  this week's schedule!

Tuesday, Aug 1 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio from 10:30 am to 5 pm

Wednesday, Aug 2 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio from 10:30 am to 5 pm

Thursday, Aug 3 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Master Page Canvas Fun
10:30 am OR 6 pm
Openings in both classes

Friday, Aug 4 - Open 10 am to 6 pm
Open Studio from 10:30 am to 4 pm

Saturday, Aug 5 - Open 10 am to 4 pm
Open Studio from 10:30 am to 3 pm
8.375% OFF all day (on top of 10% discount if you have gold status) - Can't offer you tax free shopping so we'll match it with a discount!
Rolling Thunder BBQ will be in the parking lot from 2-4 pm
Other merchants in the shopping center will have specials as well.....

So that's what's happening in the House this week!  Hope you'll join us for Open Studio or one of our classes....  AND always remember to.....

Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

August 2017 Class Schedule

New Class Schedule

We had a relaxed and enjoyable Demo Day on Saturday.  The Make 'n Take was a hit and so easy to do.  There was little waiting and I hope those of you who visited us enjoyed it.  For those of you unable to attend, here's an up close and personal look at it!

The owl stamp and pine sprig cover a card stamp are by Impression Obsession. We used Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp the owl image on white cardstock and Orange Blossom Archival Ink to stamp the pine sprig image on orange cardstock.  The eyes became very stunning when we applied Tonic's Glitter Gold Pure Sheen.  Thanks to Lisa for helping everyone create their very cards!

On to the class schedule.  Lisa has added one more Master Page Creation class before the end of July, so if you missed the 1st one, jump in on this one.  We have 3 fun artsy classes and 3 card classes for you in August and I know one or more of them are just right for you!

Master Page Creation - Repeat
Friday, July 28th
10:30 am

This class is so much fun a number of people in the first one asked to have it repeated.  You will play with paint, stencils, pens and more to create an 11x17 sheet of art we call a Master Page.  You can then create a number of additional project using it or color copies of it.  In fact, the next class in the line up will use a color copy of the page you create to make it.  Check it out!.....

Master Page Canvas Fun
Thursday, August 3
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Whether or not you took either of the Master Page Creation classes, you can create this deep edged 6x6 canvas using copies of a Master Page Creation.  If you did not take the class, Lisa will provide you with a copy of one of hers.  If you did, bring your own copies and create a new masterpiece with your very own artwork!

Mixed Media Muse Canvas
Thursday, August 10
10:30 am OR 6 pm

The photo doesn't do justice to this very ethereal canvas.  This wonderful 9x12 canvas will be created using paint, embossing folders, watercolors, stamps, stencils and more.  

Art Journaling Saturday
Saturday, August 12
10 am OR 2 pm

More fun for you art journalers!  This page features a ripped page that opens to reveal a soft spot to journal thoughts or quotes.  Maura guides you through this one using stains, gesso, paint, stencils and stamps.  

1 Stamp 3 Ways
Thursday, August 17
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Lisa will teach you 3 different ways to watercolor the same beautiful flower stamp.  I know you will enjoy learning all three of them! 

Saturday, August 19
10 am to 4 pm - Come and Go

Once a month we invite you to come view Lisa's new class schedule and create a FREE Make 'n Take.  We've been doing this for oh, I don't know - FOREVER and it's one of our most popular events.  Grab a friend and join us.  You'll be glad you did!

Spooky Cute Cards
Thursday, August 24
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Oh Yes!!!  It's time to start on those Halloween cards you love to send out.  Impression Obsession has introduced a whole new group of Halloween images that are so fun to use.  Get ready to have some spooky fun!

Lilac Whisper Cards
Thursday, August 31
10:30 am OR 6 pm

Kaisercraft has introduced a lovely new paper collection called Lilac Whisper.  It is soft and perfect for cards of all kinds.  Lisa chose a variety of stamps from My Favorite Things, Kaisercraft and Penny Black to create this special collection.

Class Enrollment and the Fine Print.....

Enrollment is now open for all classes listed above.  You may enroll in person or by phone or email (me: or Lisa:  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment and can be paid with check or cash in person at the store or Lisa will be happy to send you a Paypal invoice if you are unable to come by to pay.

A basic kit of supplies is required for every class.  If you are new and don't know what you need, stop by or call and we will help you gather what you need.  You probably already have a lot of it in your craft closet!

So....join us for one or all of these classes and don't forget to...

"Let the Art Out of Your Heart and Create Every Day!"