Monday, March 4, 2013

My Book "Do Over" Movie Trailer

My first book trailer -  "Do Over,"

by Virginia Bailey

My daughter Jade who is only 14 years old, surprised me with this book trailer last night.  I can't believe how talented she is.  How lucky am I?

Oh, how I love watching my book trailer.  It is perfect.  I love who Jade chose to portray the characters.  I could not have chosen better.

MY book is available here on

Thank you everyone for visiting my blog and supporting me in pursuing my dreams.  I am bursting with gratitude. 

Thank you Jade, for all that you do.  I love you.


P.S. Jade says, she would love it if you subscribe to her YouTube channel.
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Friday, March 1, 2013

Creativity Rocks Project - Painted Basket For Beauty Supplies

 I've been wanting something to hold my beauty supplies in, on my bathroom vanity.  I guess the drawer is just not convenient for me, as I tend to leave them all over the counter when I'm done.
Of course, later I don't like the mess.

I searched for a container, thinking I'd like to make it special somehow.  Well, the other day while shopping at our local thrift store I found the perfect basket.  It was only $2.00.  Bingo.

But, I didn't want the zebra print.  I wanted it to go with the decor in my bathroom.

Could I paint it?  Well, yes. Of course, I could.

It was the perfect canvas.

This was a mixed media project.  I used Acrylic paint, some leftover
wallpaper, some scrapbook paper, markers, and Mod Podge.

I love the way it turned out.  It holds all my supplies perfectly. 
It feels good seeing it every morning.

Hope you like it.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Happy Birthday Stone!

My son Stone turned 17 yesterday.
Today, he said to me. 
"You know, I thought I would feel different
now that I'm older."
"Really?" I answered.
"Yeah", he said.  "The only difference is now I can go to R rated movies without my parent's permission, and I can buy my own rated M (for mature)
video games."
So there you have it - turning 17 from Stone's point of view.
Stone has a unique perspective, and is very artistic.  His speciality is in graphic design and creating logos.
In Ceramics class this year Stone gifted me with this
awesome looking vase.  It's so authentic on it's own that I seriously think any flowers in it would not even be noticed.
I love it.
I can always count on my Picasso Stone to bring me something so unique and different, it could never be duplicated.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Movies That Inspire Me.

While I watch tonights Oscars, I am inspired to create a list of my life changing favorite movie's.  Each one of the movies on my list not only entertained me but they changed my world.

I'd suggest watching them in this order.

The Secret by Rhonda Byrnes

A great movie that really embraces my favorite quote - Think about the things you want, not the things you don't.

The Shift by Wayne Dyer

I loved watching this movie.  After the secret, I searched for more movies that would help me understand what I had just learned.  The Shift was great as it helped me see the secret in action.

Heal Your Life by Louise Hays

This was another really good movie.  I had always appreciated Louise Hays message in her books.  But, this movie really helped me see the repeatitive thoughts I was thinking in my head.  I loved watching this character change her world by simply changing her thoughts.

What The Bleep Do We Know - Down The Rabbit Hole

I will admit that for me this movie was one I watched way before the others and I think a lot of it went over my head.  At the time, I knew nothing about Quantum Physics.  I plan to watch this one again.

What are some of the movies that changed your life?  I love to know, let's have a conversation about our favorites in the comment section below.  I would love to find some new ones to watch and further my education.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wet & Wild Bronzer Makeup Review

Do you like hearing about great products?  Me too.  I'm a bit picky about the products I use.  Once, I find something I like though, I'll be the first to tell you about it.

Wet n Wild is a company that sells inexpensive makeup.  I've tried a few of their items and honestly I'm impressed.  For the price they're pretty darn good.

I especially like their bronzer's. 

I like to use this one for a little all over natural looking glow.

The other two shades work really well as a blush.

I found mine at our local drugstore.  The price can't be beat.  I paid like $3.00. 

Give it a try, and let me know what you think.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

My Favorite Traveling Tip


Wear a scarf. 

Scarves class up a basic comfy outfit.
They work as a cozy blanket shawl in different temperatures.
You can wear them multiple ways.
A scarf can work with different outfits. 

Another favorite traveling item is:  A backpack.  I think it's a must while traveling.  It easily holds a kindle, ipod, phone, sketchpad, snacks, water,
etc. I loved having it along on a recent business trip to Las Vegas, NV.
Not only was it convenient for the airplane, and airport, but, I loved having it with me while touring around and especially for all the samples I collected at the trade shows.  Best thing about it was my hands were free to shop.

Which reminds me: Thank you Thea Moss for featuring my Art Inspired Ikea Backpacks on your blog

You can read Thea's review of the Ikea backpack here:

Available now in my etsy store is a brand new Art Inspired Backpack.

 Click picture for etsy store.