Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I've moved!!!

Well I promised you some big changes...and here they are!

I've changed the name of my business!

I will always be Baxter's Mom,
But I've  been feeling that my business has outgrown the name,
Baxter's Mom

It was great while I was a little more "crafty",
But, now that my focus is on my art,
I've gone to simply
Sylvia Drown, Mixed media Artist.

I have also moved my blog!
You can now find me at

I will no longer be posting here
so, come on over and see what else is new!

Monday, September 3, 2012


Just want to let you know that I am still here. Been very, very busy...thank you all!!! And we're gonna have some BIG changes pretty soon! So stay tuned.....

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Birdies, Birdies and more Birdies

Hi Everyone!  
I feel like it's been forever...
I'm afraid to actually look to see when my last post was. 

I'm been going through some family "stuff", 
and I've been a little "out of sorts".  

But, I'm back!  
New Etsy listings are up, 
and I'm actually doing a little painting!

I know these have been hanging around the studio a bit, but they are finally out there:

Have you read Jessica Swift's new e-book, 

All I can say is .....awesome!!

Please go check it out.  
It's the story of her Journey...

the good, the bad and the ugly.  
And the lessons learned along the way.  

And then she has the answers to the Nitty Gritty Questions...
$$$ and everything.  

Reading it has given me the kick in the you know what that I needed.  

My art is my passion...
I feel soooo good when my hands are covered with paint. 

Baxter's Papa will tell me if I'm a little grumpy..."Get to Painting"! 

Of course, we know that I never get grumpy...
I'm really not sure why I've been in the unplanned hiatus.  

I did a lot of soul-searching, 
and decided to jump back in with both feet.  

So....stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I Love Pinterest!

Don't you??  I know, I know, I know...it's a huge time sucker...but, also a huge source of inspiration.  Everytime I go on, I find something new and exciting that I want to make, have in my house, visit or something!  I ran across this video that I would love to share with you:


I'm not sure how make the link from Pinterest, but I love her Art Journaling Technique.  Check it out and let me know what you think...

Also, come and visit my boards on Pinterest:  Sylvia on Pinterest   If you need an invite, just let me know!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Just What I Needed

Yep, I think it finally gave me the push I needed.  My absolutely favorite Scrapbooking Store, Green Tangerines, hosted three classes taught by Stayce DeWid, a teacher for Tattered Angels who is now owned by Canvas Corp...or something like that.  Anyway I love Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist!  My sweet neighbor, Kristi, and I once went wild with it for days making flowers from vintage book pages and vintage sheet music.  But now, Tattered Angels has come out with so much more...Plain Jane and Glaze and Glam and Chalkboard.  What to do with each one?...how are they different?... what to use, where?  I sure didn't know.  So, one of the classes offered was a technique class...teaching all about all the different Products.  Just what I needed!!!  So, of course, I signed up for that.  She was also teaching a Mixed Media Art Journal class...and you know I signed up for that!  So, I was there all afternoon...with other scrapbookers and mixed media artists, getting messy and having a great time!  Sure helped to get me out of this funk.

I've been cleaning and re-organizing in my studio all day.  I just had an appointment scheduled for tomorrow, canceled...so I have a free day that I didn't expect!  Keep your fingers crossed that I actually get to painting!