Friday, February 26, 2010

It's Rhyme Time....

Presleigh, my youngest, came to me just before Valentine's day asking for my help on a writing project. She explained that they had to write a poem that had to rhyme and that it also had to follow a certain pattern. I told her that I was more than happy to help and that I love to write. So this was right up my alley. When I asked her the topic of this poem, she was a little timid. After some coaxing, she said "It is supposed to be a surprise. This is a poem about you, mommy." I smiled. Then, we started working on this little ditty--She had already begun the first stanza and then in my mind and through my pen, thoughts and words (rhyming of course) began to flow. She wrote the last stanza and I had filled in the middle. When she asked "How did you do that?" I told her "I was thinking about you as I wrote the words." Take a peek at our poem. Couldn't this be about your sweet little ones, too (even if they are grown)? It was a memory making afternoon...My Presleigh and Me.

My Presleigh and Me
written by: Chantal Johnson and Presleigh Johnson (age 9)

Mommy, it is true, I love you.
And I love my family, too.
Our house if filled with candy so sweet.
But when I think of you, my heart skips a beat.

You and I fit like a hand in a glove.
That's because of our mother/daughter love.
It is fun to be with you,
In everything we like to do.

When there's a problem, you are always there.
That's one great way you show you care.
You make me smile, laugh and sing.
You are great at everything.

There is so much more to say
But there is now way to tell it in one day!
You are pretty and caring, too
and that is how I love you!

Blessings to you this day -- Chantal

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I am in a creative planning mode. I should be getting ready for a Birthday Party, filling goody bags, wrapping presents and preparing for a trip to London (for all 4 of us) that are occurring in the same week. This is more fun!! I hope you will join me for these special at my home. The classes are full of creativity, teaching and most of all, friendship. All classes are designed for everyone, no matter where you are on your creative journey. All materials will be supplied. Details for each class will be given after you have registered. Registration deadline is 2 weeks prior to the class. You may register through my email at Tidbits and Tassels 2 will have more details as the time draws near. Registration for that art event will begin in June. Can't wait to see you here!!!

Artful Offerings at My Art Studio…..

March 27th An Artful Cross - Just in time to celebrate Easter. Learn several techniques with wood, paper, inks and embellishments Cost: $35 10:00 am-12:30 pm *Light brunch will be served

April 17th – Strings and things….Learn the beginnings of jewelry making with techniques such as stringing, crimping, and dangling to make a wonderful bracelet. 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Cost is $35 *Afternoon refreshments will be served. (pictures shortly)

May 1 – Celebrate May Day with a Handmade Ribbon Tassel and a embellished glass flower holder to adorn your door! Springtime refreshments will be served. Cost is $50 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

May 31st – Picnic at the studio….We will begin the summer with a picnic by the pool and a handmade canvas summer journal/portfolio. No sewing required. Cost $50 11:30 am -2:3o pm *Picnic Fare will be served.

August 28thTidbits and Tassels Two – An encore from our first Tidbits and Tassels event. This year is sure to be an awesome year….Stay tuned for details.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hello Spring

Hello least for today here in Texas. It started out at 34 and we have quickly gone to 61 and sunny. So with all the Valentine's decorations put away (only took 30 minutes--way shorter than Christmas), Spring has sprung in a few places in our home and yard. I planted over 200 bulbs at the end of January. A few are popping up in spite of last week's 9+ inches of snow. The snow came gently falling for two days and was gone within 2 days as well. It came long enough for a few snow angels, snow balls and cups of hot cocoa.

Snow is very different than that of the North where snow falls, stays, gets dirty and falls again! Our snowy winter lasted all of 3 days or so. Now that is not to say that it is gone for good. It has snowed and iced in March a time or two. The old saying is true "If you don't like the weather in Texas, wait a minute and it will change." Ahh the beauty of this great state!

**Don't forget our Artful Class offering on March 27th. (see earlier post) Please email me with comments or registration. It will be a wonderful time of art, food and fellowship!

Blessings to you on this Texas Spring Day!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

An Artful Offering

An Art Class Offering- Saturday, March 27, 2010

**We will be taking a plain wood cross and by using several techniques we will make a one of a kind artful cross. There will be several color palettes to choose from as well as ribbons, embellishments, trinkets and treasures. **

Where: My Art Studio

Time: 10:00- 12:30 with a light brunch served

Cost: $35.00 (includes all supplies and brunch)

RSVP: By March 15th (or for more details) @