I am who I am and that's all that I am. I love my family and friends. I love to make art, all kinds! My interests are here there and everywhere! I'm glad you stopped to visit me!

Friday, December 28, 2012


So yea, we've had a blizzard here! Just wanted to share some pics with ya. I had to use my I-pad to take pics my batteries are dead in my camera(every stinking time lately). So if you don't have any snow, please come to southern Illinois and take mine!!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Working on a new painting!

Finally something to share with you! Something I'm working on for a friend for her house. Plus I'm posting from my new i-pad! Love this thing!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Santa left his bag at my house!

Just wanted to share a little something I made today! A Santas bag! I thought it would be so cute to set by the tree or for little ones on Christmas morning! All mine are past the Santa thing, so sad and boring!! lol! But I have a sweet little grandson to spoil and put the Christmas magic in him! Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season with family and friends! I even have a few paintings I'm working on so I can share those tomorrow!! SOOOOOO excited about painting again!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sugary sweet!

Quick post before I head off to the post office. Just wanted to share some Christmas ornaments I've made. These are pink and sweet and I love bottle brush trees! This one is made from an old pocket watch.

I've been on a snowglobe kick lately and this is what I came up with. A tiny tree I dyed and glitter snow!

Dyeing these can be addictive I tell ya. Love em!

This one has a little vintage sleigh bell on the bottom! Wishing you all visions of sugar plums today! lol!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


No new art yet but I think this is pretty amazing. God gave me a beautiful daughter and a handsome grandson! I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

And we welcome...

This is what I've been up to and why I've been away from my blog for so long! My beautiful grandson was born!

He weighed in at a whopping 9pounds and 9.7 ounces and 20 inches long!! My poor and wonderful daughter had to have an emergency c-section to have him. He was too big!

Here we have great grandma, my mom, with him.

Don't you want to kiss that face??

So now that we have Camden William here, I can get back into the groove of things! I can guarantee you will see more pics of him on here! Hope you  all have a great day and thanks for sticking with me while I was gone!

Sunday, September 23, 2012


Please excuse me while I overload you with photos of my daughter today! lol! It was homecoming week here and she made homecoming court this year!

So of course I gotta show her off!

Meagan and her dad. No way I'm showing my pic with her..it's horrible! I think her legs look rockin in this dress!

One of my faves here!

Shoot I like em all!

It was a week long thing at the school and ends with the dance and football game which we won! Whoo hoo!

I added a short video of her leaving and bowing to the queen. I didn't want to share the longer one of them walking in! The coolest thing about this is, even my neice made the court! So is that ever going to happen again? Me and my brother both having our daughters on the homecoming court! It was a good week!

The freshman and sohmore attendants. My neice is the one in yellow.

The whole court!

Thanks for looking and letting me brag alittle!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Just a quick post to show off my little grandson Camden! I can't believe how cute he is already and the woman who was doing the sonagram got this smile!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Good Night!

Uh it's been awhile since I posted last but it's been a little busy here. Kids going back to school and for some reason they need new clothes! We had my neices wedding to go to. It was beautiful!! Love weddings!

Now I have my daughters baby shower this Saturday. I'll be sure to get some pics of that for sure! I had totally forgot to show the signs I made for my bedroom! They are old doorway headers. They were a dark brown and I painted them and sanded them and used my projector to trace the words on there. I like how they turned out.
Ok gotta go hope you all are having a wonderful week!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Home is where his heart is.

What I've been working on these few days!

It's a larger canvas, an 8x10. I just wanted to do something a little bigger this time.

I had actually wanted to go in a totally different direction on this one. It had some circus theme going on with it.

But, it ended up here. Isn't it funny how it works out that way. You start out with one idea and end up with another.

I love how it turned out though. Hope you do to! Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Been busy!

Well I've been busy with stuff! Running here and there and working on these! Did I already show this necklace? I can't remember. It's from a vintage watch crystal. Love these little things!

These are some paperweights that I found on my birthday when we went to Paducah to the antique shops there. I soaked them and took off the yucky old stuff and redid them. This one is a little deeper so I added some actual objects to it.

 These things are hard to photograph. At least for me anyway! ha!

I do like the way they turned out though.

They are in my facebook shop. Trying to do that, so maybe it'll work out! http://www.facebook.com/sugarcreek.lisabowlin

Here is my beautiful daughter Sami and her fiance Chad.

And their beautiful baby boy Camden! I can just tell already he's beautiful and smart!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Last one..so sad!

Here's my last one! :( So sad and it went by so fast! I love all of your awesome comments on my posts. I loved looking at all of your art and blogs and on Facebook! Fun times!

This started with a wooden canvas again and I glued down a couple of pages from an old book. Then I added my colors, watermelon colors.

I added some white with the end of  a paintbrush for dots. The  brown was scrapped on with an i-tunes card. I really didn't know where I was going with this I just added some color and made a background.

I added some crackle paint. I have no luck with the stuff that you put on first let dry and then add the paint. I guess I'm too darn impatient. But the crackle on the heart and on the sides is Tim Holtz paint. Love it! It works!

I added the cards at the top then the cardboard heart. The cards on the heart are little vintage ones from a garage sale. I added the words and the vintage bingo pieces at the bottom. Which one side spells bingo and the other side is bingo backwards.

I added some charcoal for shading and a white gel pen here and there. Thank you guys for looking and leaving comments! I love and appreciate them all!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


OK finally here's my entry for www.twinkletwinklelikeastar.blogspot.com I think I should've added some more blue, but I still like it. The man was one photo and the woman was another, so they got married with glue!! he he!

This is a little wood canvas that I painted with some gesso. I then added all the colors of Wild n Reckless. I added some white paint on a letter stencil then scraped on some more white when that was dry. I ran a, I don't remember what that little thing is with the wheel for sewing, a pattern transfer thingy! Wow someone help me out here! lol!

I added the lovely couple and then added the dots with modeling paste for some texture. I painted the keys and added the words from an old book and added some Modge Podge Dimensional Magic(I think that's what it's called). I am having some serious brain farts today!! Anyway I'm going to go have a look, finally, at all the other wonderful art and goodness! Hope you all have a great day!

Monday, July 2, 2012


So here's my artwork for this week over at www.twinkletwinklelikeastar.blogspot.com for the Summer of Color#2!! She is on a wood canvas that I covered in gesso first.

 I then added  a napkin with Modge Podge and added a little gesso with water and wiped some off. I also added the yellow and the pink in the same way. I added some white circles using an old ribbon spool dipped in paint. I added the darker pink drips with a paint pen.

 I added the stamps I found on a flicker group. I used an old strawberry farm ticket stub. The little girl actually had a body. but I cut it off to make her this little strawberry fairy, sort of, she doesn't have wings! But she does have arms and legs. She's a little kooky, but hey it's what was in my mind!

I then went around the edges with ink and around the images with charcoal. Oh I transferred the word strawberry with the hand sanitizer. Just paint it on lightly, really just enough to get the cavas wet but not mooshy wet, does that make sense? lol! Then use the transparency and burnish it down before it dries.
That's about it for this one, now I'm going to link up and look at the rest! Have a great day everyone!!