Spreading Our Wings Blog Hop

Spreading our wings and flying — that’s what so many wonderful souls have been doing for the past couple of months.  We met through Kelly Rae Roberts’ e-course Summer 2011 Flying Lessons, and we’ve been exchanging ideas, cheering each other and answering/asking questions about art and life ever since.  I have been astonished by the overwhelming kindness of this group of women.  And the creativity from them is inspiring — inspiring me to take some small, small steps.  Big hugs of gratitude to you all.

On with the BLOG HOP!
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Amaranthine Violet:  http://magic-gypsy.blogspot.com/
Amy Hillenbrand:  http://amyhillenbrand.blogspot.com
Beatriz Peñas B.:  http://beatrizbepe.blogspot.com/
Beth Cougler Blom:   http://sobliss.wordpress.com/
Carmen Patti:  http://carmenpattistudio.com/wordpress/
Carol Bray:  http://theredpaintedcottage.blogspot.com
Christina Fajardo:  http://christinafajardo.blogspot.com/
Cindy Jones Lantier:  http://www.lantier.org
Connie Rawlins :  http://www.dabblinginlife.blogspot.com/
Dana Brock: http://www.dzynbydana.blogspot.com
Deborah Velásquez : http://deborahvelasquez.blogspot.com
Elissa Brown:  http://thefreckledarmy.blogspot.com
Hillary Courson:  http://www.hillarycourson.com
Jacquie Williamson:  http://www.jacquiewilliamson.blogspot.com/
Jane Paynting: http://inkspiredwings.wordpress.com
Janet Forrest: http://tatterednworn.wordpress.com/
Jennifer DeVille:  http://jenniferdeville.com/blog/
Jill Lambert :  http://www.jill-lambert.blogspot.com/
Julie Hamilton:  http://spaark.wordpress.com
Kanchan Mahon:  http://Kanchan-Mahon.blogspot.com/
Karen Claverie:  http://giddyupletsride.blogspot.com
Kari DeSaulnier:  http://karidesi.blogspot.com/
Kathleen Conard : http://newfromoldcreations.blogspot.com/
Kathleen McKinnon:  http://harmonyschoolhouse.com/expressions-blog.html
Kathy May:  http://kathymaydesigns.org
Kelley Miller:  http://www.kelleymillerartworks.blogspot.com/
Kelly Corso:  http://birdinatreecreations.blogspot.com/
Kelly Hoernig:  http://www.kellyhoernig.blogspot.com/
Kim Hyer:  http://www.apaperaddict.com/
Kris Lanae Binsfeld:  http://cherishdesigns.wordpress.com
Lenore Angela:  http://www.lenoreangela.blogspot.com/
Linda Barutha:  http://lindabaruthadesigns.blogspot.com
Lisa Michele Products:
Liza Zeni Baker:  http://lizazeni.wordpress.com/
Lynn Richards:  http://alittlebluesky.blogspot.com
Lori Leissner:  http://leissnerart.blogspot.com
Lori Moon:  http://lorimoonstudio.blogspot.com
Mary Cottingham:   http://www.barnbugstudio.blogspot.com/
Mary Sterk:  http://justmarydesigns.wordpress.com
Megan Schmitt:  http://www.schmittenwithwords.blogspot.com/
Melanie Douthit:  www.douthitgallery.blogspot.com
Michelle Dwyer:  http://www.magnetisedbylife.com/
Michelle Reynolds:  http://shellsinthebush.blogspot.com/
Rachél Payne (Rae):  http://collectingyourself.wordpress.com/
Rain Hannah:  http://honeyandollie.com/
Rhiannon Connelly:  http://www.starrybluesky.wordpress.com
Ruth-Mary Smith:  http://patchworkfamilieshub.blogspot.com
Sherry Richert Belul:
Shirley Ann:  http://leonardarenaissancewoman.blogspot.com/
Stacey Chadwick
Brown:  http://staceybrownarts.blogspot.com/
Susan M. Walls-Beverly:
Teresa Cash-Czech: http://www.asmilemaker.com/
Tina Carlborg:  http://www.tinachicky.blogspot.com/
Tonya Love:  http://passport2creativity.com/
Ursula Smith:  http://www.EasyScraps.com/blog
Zulma Cadena:  http://edustory.wordpress.com/
Mary Cottingham  http://www.barnbugstudio.blogspot.com


  1. Love your collage. thank you for being part of the Fly Tribe.

  2. And big hugs back to you! Beautiful collage, it’s been a wonderful flying experience xxx

  3. Hi, Connie! Love the mermaid! Thanks for all the encouragement that you give!

  4. Love the mermaid and the photos in your etsy shop…beautiful!

  5. Ooooh- I luv your mermaid!!

  6. Love your mermaid Connie! Thanks for always being so supportive 🙂

  7. She is so pretty, beautiful colours, lovely to share this journey with you, thanks for being a part of mine x

  8. What a wonderful posting about our Fly Tribe. I think your mermaid is wonderful.

  9. Okay this is weird, but I’ve been dreaming of mermaids too! Maybe along with flying, we are all swimming in the same ocean too!

  10. My sentiments exactly….the best part of taking this course has been the strong community of love, kindness and support that we have!

    ….and I love your mermaid!

  11. Love the painting!

  12. Love her!

  13. Connie,

    Your art is beautiful… I love the whimsical feel and joyful colors… Thanks for sharing it with us! 🙂 And thanks for doing the hop with us! Kris

  14. Very nice. I wouldn’t have thought of making a mermaid fly on a swing. LOVE it! I like your style very much. Thanks for flying with us!

  15. P.S. Thank you soooo much for all your support, Connie. Your continuing faith in me has meant a lot to me!

  16. Hi Connie, your post is lovely and your mermaid is beautiful! I’m so glad I had this chance visit and follow you. Such a great way to introduce ourselves, isn’t it? Here’s to wonderful new friends like you.

  17. Hopping by to say hello. Love your mermaid! So, glad to be flying with you.

  18. Hi Connie, Good for you for stepping out and into mixed media. You also have some wonderful photographs on your ETSY site. Keep flying!

  19. I love your mermaid – such beautiful colors. Learning to fly is scary sometimes, but so much easier with all the support and encouragement. Glad you are flying with us!

  20. Lovely art! Wonderful colors!

  21. Your mermaid is lovely- love to visit and see other flyers in their creative space!

  22. Beautiful collage and your photos a wonderful too. Happy Flying!

  23. LOVE your mermaid. She looks like a free spirit.

  24. Great collage…mermaid is fun!!! 🙂
    Enjoying seeing everyone’s work..:)

  25. Love your mermaid girl! So happy to have hopped over here to visit you. I hope we do this again soon! 🙂

  26. You are doing art everyday, right? So proud of you! It is a great way to hold ourselves accountable to keep creating! Keep going and thanks for all of your contributions to our group! You are going to have to tell me how you set up your comments like this… with the new window and what not… It is a nice system…

  27. Lovely Mermaid Connie great to have you in our fly tribe. Jane x

  28. Love the seat of the swing! Very cool!

  29. What a great mermaid! Such a charming creation!

    It’s so nice to be flying with you.


  30. love the mermaid. i’ve done a couple myself, and i just can’t get enough of them. she’s a beauty.

  31. She is so beautiful. I love your work! Great flying with you!

  32. I love your flying mermaid!

  33. inspirational…love your blog

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