Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter - Blog Fixed & News

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Happy Easter! I had a little time this morning to fix my site here! So if you are looking to old posts for journaling prompts or other photography & art you will be able to see them! {sigh of relief } If you'd like to see my current posts and what I am photographing or art I am working on visit me @  and to see my crafting and  home-garden visit me @

Here is a post of my most recent:
I have a weekly Inspiration Spotlight post where you can link up and blog hop your creative posts of any kind; such as crafts, art, home, garden, recipes, photography....anything goes & hop around to visit others. (or if you would like to be featured or interviewed email me at DearCreatives at g mail dot com & send me an inquiry for either of my new sites, as I'd love to share about my creative friends projects, art and photography) 

**Super important Google Reader is going away so if you have subscribed via Google Reader be sure to follow via FaceBook, Google+ or any other form! To read more about importing your Google Reader blogs to another reader you can check out the post I created to help you here Goodbye Google Reader- Hello Options. 

I also shared some spring photography tips & inspiration right here: Spring Loves- Photography Ideas and Tips

Now blog is all updated & kinks worked out! Hope you have a wonderful Easter & drop by to visit me at my current sites where I post on a more regular basis. Be sure to comment where ever you visit me so I can come by to visit you (and your site if you have one) Let me know if you found me via this post!! 

All my best, Theresa ;) 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine Freebie s + Update On Blog

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I thought I would update everyone! I have not disappeared!! + Freebies I noticed a few people visiting here as I popped in to check on things. I haven't posted in so long. It's been a wild time since last summer. Lots of ups and downs....but, that is what life gives us sometimes. Right? I wanted to say hi to all you lovely bloggers and let you know I am around and things will pick up on the artsy end! Here are two Valentines Printable  Freebies I am sharing today. This one I created I kept it quite simple and neutral print it for yourself or someone. This is the smaller of the two.

Terms of use: Link back to site when sharing! Personal Use Only! 

With that being said. I did start my website and have a blog / journal with it, although I haven't posted much due to life, my craft and inspired living website taking a lot of my attention. But, what also happened is this past summer Sammie got hurt riding a scooter at a neighbors house. The dr.'s weren't sure it the two breaks in her wrist would heal right. So she had surgery and recovered, and seems to be good as new. The healing took several months, she needed extra help unable to get it wet when bathing or showering, dressing was a challenge without help, not to mention entertainment since playing like normal wasn't an option.....after that school started, lessons, drama club extra driving.....Then there was getting ready for my sons wedding and in Nov. he got married. Ya! Now my second youngest is having a baby in May. Of course there is all the between our dog of 10 years passed on. Leon is playing more music and I am holding down the fort more evenings solo. (his creative outlet)

Hasn't she grown? She turns 11 yr. in May! 

Creativity was on hold accept for crafting, cooking and occasional sketching, but  I am happy to say I am taking those sketches and picking up the paint brush again. Which means I can share some new journaling, sketching and painting again soon. Be sure to subscribe to my website:  which will have my online journal ( I maybe writing there more than here!), photography and to see what I am writing about and visit here at to see crafting ideas, tutorials, recipes and various subjects. If you didn't know I have a weekly creativity and crafting link up on Please feel free to drop in and link up your mixed media, crafts, paintings, drawing.....I'd love to have you join in! I feature several bloggers from the link-up each week!

I also am in the works, finally! And getting a new camera which will mean a new journey with photography! My little Sony Sony Cyber-Shot HX200V Black 18.2 Megapixel Digital Camera - DSC-HX200V/B (Google Affiliate Ad)will be my backup as I step into the world of DSLR sharing as I learn and go along! I can't wait!!!It has been a long time coming!

Terms of use: Link back to site when sharing! Personal Use Only! 

Here's a bigger printable that is bigger you can use! I made from it photo I took of a box I decorated. If you'd like to make one I have several tutorials on my Tutorials / Freebies Page you can visit my

Call for Submissions: 
If you have an art blog, site or Etsy shop be sure to contact me at as starting soon I will be writing and feature artists, crafters and their shops. Holding interviews and sharing more work of others on a specific day on my site! I'd love to feature some of my creative friends that I have met along the blogging journey from here. Its all about being a community!

I will also have ways for anyone interested to have their buttons on DearCreatives & here if you'd like soon with purchasing ad space for your shops or site. Just email me for details!!

I'd love to know how you have been and what you have been creating! How has your new year been going?

What have you been doing creatively?

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Photography, Summer Goals, A Good Cause + Hello Summer!

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Just dropping in to say a little hello, its been too long and I miss you all. Anxious for summer break! Also an offer to share, along with news!! I just finished one of my personal journal books. Hooray! Now, onto a new one. I hadn't picked up my paints in quite awhile and have been missing painting! (accept to volunteer at Sammie's school for play backdrops)

Sammie gets out of school in a week so maybe having the time I spend in the car driving to school, sitting in  the parking lot chaos...  I can fit in some of my goals. Hello Summer!! Here is a photograph I took and altered with a frame. Soon I will share some new art!

Summer Goals: 
#1. re- kindle my artwork
#2. get my site completed to migrate this one. I know, I, talk, talk lol (don't forget I am running Creativity, Crafting & Inspired Living)
#3. add the rest of my work into my shop & have a summer sale!
#4  share my 1year anniversary with a giveaway for DearCreatives and your welcome to join in!
#5  remember not to compare where I am, what I am doing to focus on what makes me grow creatively with my art work!

A Good Cause! 

If any of you sew I just blogged about a great organization, along with their current project just ending, but still accepting Aprons for Haiti until late July! Craft Hope's Project #17. Feel free to drop by and find out how to help, make one, send it off and in turn they send it to Haitian women in need....I posted lots of free patterns and tutorials on DearCreatives. The most current post Still Time Craft Hope Update will take to needed info.

I am looking to catching up on my reading this summer too!

What painting, crafts reading have you been up to? I'd love to hear how you are! 
And What Your Summer Plans Are !? 

PS: Did you know Target has many painting & craft books available? 

One of my favorites on sale is How to Draw and Paint Fairies To see more just go to the Books Category and then on the side bar click Crafts and Hobbies! 

This is an offer I am happy to pass on to you! Especially because you won't see a lot of these titles we love the most carried in local Target stores!
Spend $50, Get Free Shipping on Select Movies, Music & Books at

That's it for today! Stay in touch~ 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Spring Nature Photography

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Hello,  Many changes are coming with spring. Today I thought I would share a little photography of things I captured on an late afternoon walk.

 I know late in the afternoon the hummingbirds can not resist the bottle brush it is a stunning plant full of nectar. I waited patiently among the bush edge for at least 20 minutes. Down in front of me swooped this hummingbird so close I could of kissed it, saying hello to me and asking me to leave. I didn't and it decided to indulge any way. That is when I was able to capture some quick shots of it feeding. I must ready my plants in the yard for my dear little hummingbirds that I love to watch. I have seen yellow finches of late among other birds returning.

I am not sure what type of tree this is, but it's blooms were beautiful, pretty, pink with the green leaves in the back had me taking quite a few images. This is only one of them.

 Yes what was barren is starting to have buds. Who was gone is coming back into sight. The delights of spring are upon us. Have you noticed things beginning to change?

I have been sewing lately read about it here: DearCreatives

On the good end I have updated my shop with some postcards and I hope to be adding more soon! You can also find some handmade and original artwork too that I have for sale. Do sign the guest book if you pop by. You can also sign up for my newsletter (*on sidebar here) where you would be notified of sales along with discounts.

Thanks for stopping in!

What are you working on creatively? Are you looking forward to spring as much as I am?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Newest Illustration "Deer Girl With Heart" & Hope Unlimited's Valentine Project

Wishing all my blogger friends, Facebook friends and of course my friends along with my family a Happy Valentines day! I wanted to share with you my newest illustration. This is just a close up altered with hearts on it.

This deer girl is a mock up from a drawing. This rendition is #2 close up from the drawing I did in all pencil. She is done in colored pencil, water color pencil & then I added the heart effects onto the image. I plan on possibly enlarging & putting her on canvas or try another version of my deer girl with a heart. I will show you the whole unaltered illustration when I have time to edit the photograph and then I will be making prints.

Sometimes I find a kind of paradox on how I create such layered works and yet I love to try and push myself to use less and really focus onto the heart of the drawing. Hmm, no pun really intended. These days I am all over the place with my work. Drawing, painting, sewing, crafting. Like my work some days I am feeling scattered. lol I am going to buckle down I promise, sharing more....

Any how, Sammie had no school yesterday. We made cupcakes, Valentine Cards, previously I tried creating from a tutorial by Terri from Artful Affirmations. To see all that goodness along with my post the Many forms of love you can visit me at And if you have something creative you'd like me to share enter my link up! Art, photography, jewelry, name it. Etsy shops welcome too!

Sammie and I are making Valentines for Hope Unlimited's Valentines Project to find out how you can help you can visit this blog post and grab your free Valentine printable s or visit Hope Unlimited. You have until April to send them in!

Send your Valentines to:

Please send your cards marked “Valentine Project”
Hope Unlimited for Children, PO Box 2707, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Wishing you all things sweet.
What are your Valentines plans?