What does being Brave mean to you?

What does brave mean to you? Bravery is viewed differently from individual's eyes given their life experience. We can all agree on that, right? 'Brave', what's the first thing that comes to mind? I asked this question on my personal facebook page, "When you think of the word 'Brave', what comes to your mind? Something you've seen someone do? Something you've done? Is a specific someone?", and here are the brave responses... RS said, "Risk, standing up for your beliefs." CF said, "CHD kids, their parents and siblings. Astounding bravery in those families." NC said, "some times brave is just getting out of bed to face the day" CS said, "Doing what’s difficult" CP said, "Being afraid … [Read more...]

RAW:Denver presents SAVOR art show

I'd love to personally invite you to the upcoming RAW Denver present SAVOR art show! RAW Denver is November 9, 2017 at 7pm. RAW art shows feature various artists ranging from performers, visual artists, fashion designers, DJ's, film, hair and makeup, photographers ... ALL this artistic talent in one place?!  Are you kidding me? RAW currently operates in over 60 cities across the United States, Australia, Canada and the UK! Click here for tickets --> RAW:Denver presents SAVOR featuring Tara Rex How exciting is this? You will see and be able to purchase my artwork and other's artwork as well at the show.  It is at a nightclub establishment, so you do have to be over 21 to … [Read more...]

Denver Artist

Hello again.  It's me. I'm alive and well. I've been immersed in my art and DIY projects. Thought it is high time that I finally share what's been going on with this Denver artist. Below are some photos of things I've been creating lately in the Denver area. We took some time this summer to go up to Breckenridge, CO.  It was like an artist retreat as I was able to paint while my boys went off dirt biking with my husband.  Being able to have focused time to create art was invigorating and refreshing.  This is a commission piece of an elephant done for a wedding anniversary gift ... Ivory was their 'traditional wedding gift', so she wanted to capture this without actually giving ivory. … [Read more...]

Ringling Bros. Out Of This World

The Ringling Bros show was just here in Denver and what a show it was!!! Our boys always enjoy going to the circus, this one was pretty cool and fitting as they had skaters!!  Something we have never seen at the circus before!  With the boys playing hockey and being great skaters themselves, they were certainly entertained by the amazingly talented performers they saw at the show!  For the first time, the show featured thrill skaters – and acts will seamlessly transition from floor to air to ice, a feat never before done in Ringling Bros. And, of course, what would a circus be without clowns?  These ones were so funny!!!  The boys thoroughly enjoyed watching them!!! The new show entitled, … [Read more...]

Udderly Smooth Back To School

Udderly Smooth hand lotion and foot lotion have 'udderly' saved my skin.  My hands and feet get sooooooo dry no matter what time of year it is!  So I try to share the love and what works for my skin with others if they ask ... and sometimes even if they don't. Psssttttttt.... at the bottom of this post ...  You can WIN an Udderly Smooth prize pack as well as a $100 gift card to Wal-Mart!!! After washing my hands 3 million gazillion times a day back when I worked in the hospital, living in the desert, having kids and washing my hands, walking around in bare feet (because I like to) ... to now, recently having foot surgery ... I can imagine that teachers are the same way as far as washing … [Read more...]

Painted jeans

Painted jeans make a statement!!! Why don't you paint your jeans and make them unique just like you?The girls from FIX THIS on 9 News Denver had me on to teach them how to paint jeans! Worth a watch to learn how to paint your jeans I've been on a cherry blossom painting kick lately. I bet you have a pair of jeans that you love but never wear for various reasons, why don't you paint them and make them amazing again!! My boys love to help me with the first step of splattering the paint.  This is a fun step!!! If you're reading this and am thinking to yourself that this might not be something you'd do yourself... For those who LOVE these painted jeans, but have no desire to … [Read more...]

Snacking on the Go – An Unexpected Flavorful Surprise

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Lately, snacking on the go has been at an all time high between sporting events, working, traveling, and my recent foot surgery.  I've upped my snacking slightly out of a bit of necessity and convenience. Why am I snacking so much? My 'always painting, always multi tasking, always creating, always driving' persona has had to take a step back slightly to heal from my foot surgery, so 'slowing down' is an unfamiliar and unexpected territory for myself, my family, and for those who know me.  Surprisingly, slowing down has been refreshing (aside from post-operative pain) to settle … [Read more...]