A sparrow's journey through this crazy, beautiful life...

Monday, January 9, 2017

How to make resin wings for use in art and crafting.

A recent Facebook Live I did on how I make resin wings for some of my paperclay sculptures.

Ice Resin (you'll need popsicle sticks and disposable measuring cups)
Tissue paper or other thin papers
Disposable Paint Brush
Disposable Gloves
Parchment Paper

Monday, November 7, 2016

PopLocal Handmade Market: Shop till you Pop!!!

I'm very excited to announce that I will have a booth at the upcoming PopLocal Handmade Market coming up in Decatur, IL in December! You can get updates and info in the Facebook Event.

Mark your calendars now to Shop till you POP! Decatur's first hip, handmade market! Featuring home goods, handmade body products, art, jewelry, wearables and SO much more! The perfect place to buy Christmas gifts and treat yo’self with local-made products by Central Illinois artisans. Refreshments and adult beverages will be served. Keep an eye out for updates and giveaways! Shop Local, PopLocal!

One weekend only, Friday, December 9th, 5-9pm & Saturday, December 10, 10-2pm. Corner of Main & William, Downtown Decatur (in the Haines & Essick building).

Thursday, September 15, 2016


#tbt she's a favorite of mine and is still available at #thevaultartscollective. But I LOVE her so much I may bring her home to stay. #mixedmedia #sparrowsjourney #art #painting #redhair #redhead #curlyhair #curly #brave

Exactly 2 years ago today! (via timehop.com)

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Yummy new pieces...

Yummy new pieces in progress. I think these are 18 x 24 and will eventually make their way to The Vault Arts Collective

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Upgrading my Art Space at The Vault Arts Collective

You can find this at The Vault Arts Collective!

My new sign for The Vault Arts Collective!!! I'm so excited! It's around 7 feet long if I remember correctly.

This is a new display piece for my necklaces at The Vault Arts Collective. There's hooks under the shelf for them to hang from. Another junk store find. It was empty where the glass was so I added the back covered with canvas and a big doily.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Festive Soul Food 2015 ONLINE Mixed Media Art Class


~ 3 Head Chefs: Mystele Kirkeeng, Heather Santos and Jeanette House
~ 9 Sous-Chefs & 1 Celebrity Chef!
~ 3 content rich video instruction mixed media lessons per week for 1 month
~ Each artist’s favourite festive comfort food cooking recipe
~ All downloadable videos
~ Classroom access through Dec 31, 2015
~ Access to a private Community Thrive group on Facebook

Friday, July 24, 2015

Joy Bird

I had so much fun making this guy! As I got into the painting stages, a friend asked me to make a bird as a gift she could give. I showed him to her and changed the color scheme to what she was looking for. I would never have picked these colors on their own, but I LOVE the way it turned out! His wings are attached with wire and dangle freely... such a fun project! Thank you to my customer!