Wednesday, June 30, 2010


So this week's art blog, I want to plug our pARTies. Nick and I have begun to do art parties for kids. Birthday parties particularly, but we could do an art party just because! Basically, for one fee, we do everything for you, for your kid's birthday! We bring the art supplies and do an art project with the kids, we bring the cake, balloons, party favors and when you book your party, we provide invitations that you just fill out and send to your guests! I wanted to take this opportunity to plug our business a little bit.

Package 1
up to 15 kids
art project(supplies included)
party bags
party favors
$300.00 dollars

Package 2
up to 20 kids
art project(supplies included)
party bags
party favors

Package 3 (best package)
up to 25-30 kids
art project
party bags
party favors

When I say "art project" I mean that we come in and each kid receives a canvas, we guide them step by step through a series of techniques and colors and by the end of the project time, they have an abstract, even modern, piece of art (which dries during the gift and cake time), so when it is time to go, everything is dry!

Right now, we work on site, at your house or place of choice. Hopefully we will have a set place soon!
Here are a few pictures of the last party we had!

The kids LOVED their artwork and the parents enjoyed watching them be creative, have fun with art and NOT HAVE TO CLEAN IT UP! yay!!1

If you have any questions or want more information on our pARTies, call me 806.681.6233 or email me

I'd be happy to tell you more about them and all the services we offer along side!


Monday, June 28, 2010

My Little Shelf

So when we bought our house in October, we acquired many odd things, one of which is a small shelf. It is a bit wobbly and I could not think of anything to do with it, until this weekend. We were getting ready for our garage sale, going through things in the garage and I came across this shelf again. I thought, eh, I'll just sell it and make 2 or 3 bucks off of it. The more I looked at it the more I realized I wanted it. Mom and I are re-doing my bathroom (birthday present) and I am doing a yellow/gold, red and black, argil and fluer de lis theme, along with my awesome shower curtain of old circus/theatre posters. So here is the shelf before...
Here is the shelf after...

Close up of the top...
I bought some scrapbooking paper from Hobby Lobby and decoupaged the paper on with MOD-PODGE I love mod podge. So neat!

I feel so accomplished, even though it is a small project, I'm getting creative again. I'm really loving it. I know I am made to make things. That is a fact.
Hope you find a project of your own today!


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dust Furniture

So, I have been dreaming a bit, for our studio/shop. Someday I will own an entirely functional studio/art gallery/shop that will be funky, fresh and fabulous. How's that for alliteration? :)
While looking online at front desk designs, retail furniture, art desks, etc, I came across this...

Love it. Go to They have the coolest furniture I have ever seen! Not only is it eclectic, funky & fun, it is fresh and new! It is out of the ordinary, and as far from "run of the mill" as you can get! It is truly great art! Not to mention, functional art. :)

Another note of interest, their logo is simply lovely.

Now, before you go off to purchase this fine furniture, remember, IT IS NOT CHEAP! Whew! Great work comes at a price!

Go check their website out and enjoy!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A New Season

The first day of summer was yesterday. The first day of a new season of blogging is today. I have not been a faithful blogger, ever really. I would sort of use it as a means of unloading everything I had simmering in my heart and head, but would not continually update it, in the times when things were not as heavy on my mind and in my heart.

I have decided that in order to continue in my creative arts, post degree, I want/need to start assigning myself more creative projects. So, in order to do that, I thought I would start blogging on art, creativity and things that relate to such things, as well as business and freelance events.

I'm shooting for every Wednesday; to have a piece of art, a type of art or a technique to blog about. Hopefully even having some of my own art to blog about and ask for critique on. Not only will this stimulate my creative juices again, but it will keep me focused and learning more and more about what I love. It will also keep me from rambling about things no one cares about, such as what bothers me and why I struggle with the things I do. ha.

So, tomorrow is Wednesday and so I am anxious to post the first blog on The G@llery's blogspot.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

I was born on Father's Day. I suppose I sufficed as an appropriate Father's Day gift for both of my parent's fathers. Well, I hope so anyway! haha. My dad is a quiet hero, a humble man, a servant leader. He always does things for others, thinks of others, treats others better than they ever ever treat him. If you know TByrd, you know that he is the bar, in my mind, as how a husband should treat his wife, a man should raise his girls, director should run a dept. on and on. He could live in other people's shadows, sit quiet in a corner and watch the world pass by him while reading a book, or he could choose to get involved, know the people around them and appreciate them for who they are, be involved, be in the mix and be an example all at the same time. I've been so blessed to be able to say, "I'm Tracy's daugther" and get tons of "oh he is just the best" or "You are one lucky gal" or even "how did you get so blessed?" I'm thankful and proud of my dad. I pray that I am a blessing to him and to his name, so that when he says, "shaina is my daughter" he gets the same things I get when I say he is my dad. Happy Father's Day DadT.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Day Off

I really do love my days off. I only get two a week, like most people, but it is not on the weekend. I have a day in the middle of the week somewhere usually and that means I have a lot of time to sit and think, dream and evaluate. Usually that can be a bad thing for someone like me. I get all excited about things and then the next day I go to work and back to real life and forget all that I thought about and get jaded. I get so caught up in daily things at work and everything else going on that I forget about what I want to do with my life, what God wants me to do with my life and how I'm going to get there.

There are things ahead of us in life that I feel like I have to be in control of and do all in my power to make happen and I think God is telling me to let go and let Him take care of those things. In His time, things will happen and it will be amazing. If I rush it, then I know it will surely fail. That, being, our business, a family, etc.

So, I am going to enjoy my day to myself, give all my dreams and ideas to the Lord and know that He has all things in His hands. :)