Tuesday, December 10, 2013


The uber-fabulous DJ Pettitt has completed the project we will be doing at the retreat!!!

Supply list coming soon!!!

Sunday, December 8, 2013


104 DAYS!!!! WOO HOO!!!


So that we don't buy the same add-on twice, let's start a list on the group site, or here if you want, with what each person orders and that way it won't be twice!!! Remember that this project can also use the 3x4 and 4x6 journaling cards used for Project Life!!


I have ordered this journal for our Keys 4 Art Memory Journal for 2014. It is a "project life" style journal which I think will be a lot of fun to put together!

If you go to scrapbook.com or any other site that sells things for this project, you will see lots of little add on doo dads for it. My suggestion is that we each chose one of these add ons and (stickers, etc) and buy 12 - one for each person - to bring to the retreat. That way we will have ALL the add ons to play with!!

What do you think?

Saturday, December 7, 2013


Bring them to the retreat!!! We can try these techniques with the frisket!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Although the journal DJ had in mind is fabulous, Jacquie, Eileen and I have already done it at Donna's retreat. So I have spoken with DJ and we will be doing her new one!!!


Well, we have our logo for Keys 4 Art 2014!!! Isn't it awesome!!!?? I love it!!!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Here's the widget. I have no idea how to locate it outside of this post. I think only Elena can configure this blog. To access the code for this widget, just open this post, and copy the code that appears before this text. And if you don't like this widget, just do an internet search for "countdown clock for blog" and there will be many, many options.


We always get a few gifts at this event. They are things that I choose because I believe they will make you happy! I want to do it differently this year. Instead of just choosing everything that catches my eye, I'd like to choose things we will actually be using at the retreat. I would ask that you guys be very specific as to what we want to do at the retreat. Make sense?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


We have a house for our retreat! It is in Tavernier, about 20 minutes from my house. It is called Harbor House and is beautiful!!! With eight bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, we should be fine! The house can sleep up to 27 people so it's more than perfect!
Here is the description of Harbor House:

"This three story house, with a breath taking view , sits on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean with no end in sight. To accompany the great Atlantic is a grand 3,800 sq ft. 8 bedroom and 6 bathroom home that can accommodate up to 27 people. The 2nd floor living room opens into the screened balcony allowing you to enjoy the tropical breeze. The 3rd floor large private terrace is the perfect place for sunbathing and relaxing while taking in the grand ocean view. The large gourmet kitchen, heated pool, 3 boat dock with a davits, indoor pool table, poolside bar and too many amenities to mention provides the perfect getaway for any traveler."

perfect for large family reunions, company meeting, getaway and all kind of family vacations, functions and the falling( pool heating is extra).

"The surrounding area is all private residential homes, quite and peaceful, you don't have to travel far to go to the Ocean, it's right there for you to enjoy, on the spot children fishing and a few minutes away for the real fisherman, a fine restaurants at a walking distance, you can bring your own boat or Just rent one from the local place, it,s just Paradise."

Here are some pictures of Harbor House:

It is on the water with beautiful views from the 2nd and third floors of the house:

Jacquie and I were discussing putting all our tables on this outside terrace so that we can enjoy the weather:

I am already feeling my blood boil!! LOL!!! I can't wait! This house will be just spectacular! And with all of us and DJ.... well, it will be the most aweseomest house EVER!!

Sunday, November 17, 2013


Can somebody add the countdown post??? I can not remember how to do it for the LIFE of me!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wonderful Wiggio

I've just added another file in the "Folder" section of our Wiggio.com Keys 4 Art 2014 group. This new file is for inputting your flight info. Because Wiggio is new to all of us, it will take continued use to appreciate having our information in one easy to navigate site. No more Yahoo Groups! Pat


How amazing is this journal!!??? This is her latest post. The colors are so beautiful and the work is so amazing I had to share!!!


Thanksgiving???? Already???? What HAPPENED???? Where did 2013 GO??? Time to rev up for Keys 4 Art 2014!! Can you believe we are again only 4 months from March??????? We will be choosing a house this week so stay tuned!!!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Zimmerman Verdict Watch

As much as I try not to get too wrapped up in these high profile cases, this case intrigues me.  It intrigues me not only for the legal issues involved, which as an attorney I find interesting, but for the societal issues underlying this case that everyone is trying so hard to ignore.

My opinion?  If the jury does its job without fear of the consequences of their verdict, Zimmerman will be acquitted.  Do I think he is innocent?  Hell no.  That child is dead because if his vigilante actions.  But how do you escape reasonable doubt in this case??

We will see how it turns out.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Happy birthday Papi

You would have been 78 today.  I miss you SO much.  Cant bring myself to write to you today.  Isnt it supposed to be getting easier?  I love you Papi.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013



This is actually a compound with two houses and two cottages.

Jacquie and I will continue to research possibilities.  March can't come soon enough!!



What do you guys think?


I can't believe I never blogged about the retreat!!!  If Eileen lets me I am going to just copy all her posts!    I could not possibly write it better.

YEP!!!  It's that time of year again!!!  Time to start preparing for Keys 4 Art 2014!!


Friday, May 10, 2013

Haiku Geli Plate journal

Hi Ladies!
When Jacquie showed us how to use that plaster wrap at the retreat,I imediately knew what I wanted to do withthe journal covers I made! On my blog:

 I'd love your comments!
I have to say that,as simple as it was,it is one of my all-time favorite personal art journals!
Thanks to Jacquie for the idea!
Miss you all!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

What a great time!!!

Big BIG thanks to Elena for working so hard to make our dreams come true.  I woke up this morning to a cup of coffee in my Manhattan apartment and it just felt so LONELY after being with my art sisters all week.

People often say they wish they could meet up with their online friends, but it seldom happens because no one is willing or able to take on the huge task of organizing, planning, cajoling, schlepping, and doing all the legwork involved in making something like this happen.  We are so lucky to have Elena, who has done all that and more for the past four years.  What an amazing lady!  And as if that wasn't enough, she gave us an INCREDIBLE goody bag, filled with TWO sizes of gelli plates, stamps,  stencils, papers, a paper cutter, and, of course, the best glue EVERRRRR.

Special thanks to our pillow fairy sisters for the nightly treats. We added them right into our artwork!  Hope you girls will be able to join us next year.  And to everyone who cooked, cleaned, taught, sent products, shopped, and made us smile --THANK YOU.

I hope everyone will post their best pictures in the files on the group so we can print, download, and add to those journals we started in Key Largo.  I'll miss you girls. Ring us up when you come to NYC!!!  xoxo teri

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Everything ready!!

All we need is YOU!!

And I'm grateful for this little guy, Liam Glenn, a gift from God via in vitro fertilization in August 2012.  AND God has graced her with two more, identical twins, due later this year.  (That is my daughter Allison, son Ben, and their dad.)

YEAH!!!! KEYS 4 ART 2013!!!

Okay, so technically it doesn't start until tomorrow!  But Jen is here and we are getting the key to the house today and taking everything over there (thank God we have two pick up trucks!) and setting it all up!!!

Very excited!!!  Lil comes in late tonight and everyone else comes in tomorrow!!!

Can't wait!!!

Hope everyone is packed and ready!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

KEYS 4 ART 2014!!!

Here is the plan for 2014!!!

Sorry it's in three videos!!!  Thoughts come and go at my age!

And then I thought.........

So, finally.....

Eileen, Sue, Teri, Pat, Myself.... already confirmed!!!  Hurry if you want IN!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Speaking of next year....Next year's retreat dates are:  March 23, 2014- March 29, 2014.  Mark your calendars now!!!! 


Yes, the days are just flying by!!  I wish you guys could be a fly on the wall to see everything that I am doing here!!!  I feel like one of those little queen ants that just does not stop!!  LMAO!!  Better to be a queen than a dunce right????  And I can not START to tell you how much I am enjoying this!!!!

So.... let's see what today's posting is.......hmmmmmm....... 

I got it!!!
The new Ideology Configuration Book!!!  How damned cute is this!!!????   Again I had trouble finding it because no one has them and again I was saved by the wonderful Kim at Eclectic Paperie!!!

Too sweet! 

I have no idea what size these are but they look so cute for altering I just could not resist!

What is going to be awful is that there is no way I can make next year any better than this year!

SO FAIR WARNING!!!!  Next year will not be like this!!!  

Monday, March 4, 2013


Can you smell the ocean yet????  Can you feel the breeze of the the wonderful island of Key Largo??? Can you taste the key lime????

So... I wasn't going to post this one, I was going to leave it as a surprise (since very few stores have it for sale yet I think!!!)..... but you know I SUCK at surprises!!!

So.....   drum roll please!!!!

One of my favorites this year and one I have been wanting since I saw it....

Yep!!!!  The new Dylusions stencils!!!  I have been lusting after these since I saw them on a youtube film taken at CHA!!!!

The wonderful Kim from Eclectic Paperie made it happen for us!!!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Is everyone packed?????

A week now and we will be drinking our mango mojitos by the pool, enjoying Arroz Imperial from the Marlin and enjoying each other's company!!!   WOO HOO!!!

Soooo?????   Is everyone packed and ready?   Lil is coming in Friday night, Jen is coming in early Saturday morning and everyone else on Sunday!   


Any questions?   Comments?????  Everyone know exactly what to bring????  I will be in court every single day this week (Tuesday afternoon I will be in Jacquie's office for a mediation!).  My time will be awfully limited this coming week but please let me know if there is anything you guys need me to do!!!

Molotow Markers ENABLER ALERT

As you know I have always been a Teesha Moore fan.  I love her work and zetti is probably the most relaxing style of art I have ever done.  

When I took the PLAY class with Teesha she used the Sharpie Water Based Poster Pen Paints.  I bought a ton of them when I took her class and when there was a rumor that they were going to be discontinued I literally bought HUNDREDS of them!!  LOL!!!  (of course they were never discontinued!!).

My one complaint about the Sharpies has always been that the color palette was very limited.  Well, Teesha is now working with new markers from Germany called MOLOTOW MARKERS.  

The colors are vibrant and fabulous and I plan to buy every single color in both the 2mm and the 4mm size!!!

Check them out!

What do we do with all those gelli plate papers???

I have an idea.  We are all getting a couple of large sheets of acrylic paper.  I am thinking that we can cut the paper the appropriate size, paint it with the gelli plate and then use it to make one of Teesha's journal books.  They are very very easy to make and I really think it would come out absolutely fabulous with the gelli plate technique on both sides.

Here is the first and second video on making Teesha's journal.  I will provide a printout on the technique in case you guys want to join me in making this!

Part 1

And Part 2

It is simple and the result is a really great and quick journal with awesome backgrounds already done!

DAY 6.br????? I forgot to post on day 7.br!!!

Wow!!!  A week from today?????    We are almost here!  Well, actually YOU are almost here!  I already am!

So let's see..... what do I post today?  I had my grand daughters here since Friday and they tend to leave me brain dead.

Let me look at the list.......

Oh yes,,,,, washi tape.... lots and lots of washi tape!!!  I LOVE WASHI TAPE...... Don't you????

I thought we could use it for our new little May Road book.  

Friday, March 1, 2013

DAY 8.BR!!!

Okay, so this year's craze for us will be the gelli plates right?????  I have been watching videos and am PSYCHED!!

In a lot of the videos they use these fab wedges on the paint to make designs.  Well of course we could not be any less cool than anyone else so we all have a wedge to play with!!!  There are a bunch of different ones so we can share and then take one home to play with!

How creative are WE??????

Can you imagine how much wonderful paper we will make?  I think we will need an extra box to take home with just the background paper we create!!!  LOL!!!

Thursday, February 28, 2013


Add text book pages, music sheets, other paper!

Here's another great idea!


Look at my desk!!!!

My desk NEVER looks like this!!!   UGGGHHHH!


I am not going to have enough days left!!!

We are all getting this paper pack - it is travel and I thought it would be cool for our little Maya Road book - or not!!!  Up to you!!!

Epicurean Collection by 7 Gypsies!