"Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness. " ~ Rumi

Monday, June 8, 2015

The JOY of Collage

The Joy of Collage
I am so very excited to be signed up for Lynn Whipple's class "The Joy of Collage"!!! The online class starts tomorrow! I have admired her work for a l-o-n-g time. Here are some fabulous links:

Lynn's Website: http://lynnwhipple.com/

Friday, June 5, 2015

It's National Donut Day!!!!! oh yum!

Photo Courtesy of Michelle G.
Mmmm! Donuts! Why is it that something that is so BAD for you tastes so GOOD?!? 

My favorites ~  Chocolate iced custard filled (Bismarks or Long Johns), chocolate iced with peanuts, white icing with coconut.......who am I kidding? I never met a doughnut I did not like!

When my kids were little, I used to make homemade cake donuts. While they were still hot, I would shake them in a paper bag filled with cinnamon & sugar. Mmmm!

Now that I am trying to go "gluten free"... I must find some new donut recipes... in case I need to feed my donut cravings once in awhile.


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to my Mom who left this world in 2010. She is a beauty. Beautifully calm, kind, creative, loving & giving. I say she IS a beauty because I feel that she is still with us, touching our hearts & still teaching us. Peace & blessings to you Mom. XOXO

Painting by Barbara Burger, my beautiful Mom.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Vintage Market

Come see me at "The Vintage Market" on May 1st (10am-7pm) & May 2nd (9am-5pm) at Coon Valley Village Hall ~ 108 Roosevelt St. ~ Coon Valley, WI ~ sponsored by "Donna's Daughters".

This is a FABULOUS show! 20+ vendors selling vintage and antique items, upcycled and repurposed creations, garden d├ęcor, furniture and handmade items.

Plant sale to raise money for The Karen Tischer Benefit. The Coon Valley Business Association will be selling food to raise money for playground equipment in the park.

Look for my booth as you enter the door ~ front & center! "Remember Me" ~ Vintage Inspired Design & Decor.
Remember Me.......Emily!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Princess

Original Mixed Media Collage on Canvas by Emily
"The Princess" ~ A Medley ~ by Alfred Lord Tennyson was the inspiration for my work. My canvas was first covered with pages from his book. As I was looking through fashion magazines for images, I came across this beautiful model with lovely gray hair. She is not the "typical" model, who is usually very young , but the beauty & wisdom of her age spoke to me. She seems happy & content. She seems to be a dreamer. She seems to be looking heavenward for inspiration. Her presence radiates love. She is giving & caring.

"And secret laughter tickled my soul." 
 Yes, imagine.....JOY.

Imagine Acceptance.
Imagine BEAUTY.
Imagine Compassion.
Imagine Empathy
Imagine FAITH.
Imagine Gratefulness.
Imagine Integrity.
Imagine JUSTICE.
Imagine Kindness.
Imagine LOVE.
Imagine Mercy.
Imagine Optimism.
Imagine Quietude.
Imagine Sympathy.
Imagine Unselfishness.
Imagine Warm-heartedness.
Imagine XOXO
Imagine YOU helping others.