Thursday, March 31, 2011

he's 18

Kyle 2 years old

My first born celebrated his 18th birthday yesterday. Hard to believe......people tried to warn me, "it goes fast, so enjoy it while you can." But is seems a blink of an eye and my lil' boy is grown into a man and will soon be making a life of his own. :'(

As you make your way through this world, Kyle, just know how much you are loved and that we are always praying for you. You will find your way, we have no will do fine.
With love, Dad & Mom

Saturday, March 26, 2011


©teresa kogut
12 x 12 acrylic over collage papers on stretched canvas

I saved the best for last! I LOVE this painting! The color, her sweet little face, her staring eyes and most of all the cupcake!! I am lovin' this BFF series and can't wait to paint more! I am under strict deadlines....I have a show April 15, 16, 17 and would love to have a few more of these painted, photographed and made into prints on wood for the show. Also, the Surtex deadline is April 1st. Surtex is a trade show in New York where my agents meet with licensees to show them new art and hopefully meet new licensees. week will be insanely busy! ta-ta for now :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011


"Friend's House"
©teresa kogut
12" x 12" Acrylic over collage papers
on stretched canvas

I am working on a series of paintings I'm calling "BFF". It will be entirely girly! Focusing on friendship and all the things girls love (at least this girl loves), wine, & chocolate etc.

last snow day....i hope

I took this photo yesterday out the north studio was a snow day for all area schools. The 5" snowfall was wet, heavy and coated with a layer of ice. Very pretty but I am so over winter!!

I took this picture today out of the same studio window....the sun is shining bright today! Now the temperature just needs to increase to melt the heavy snow off the poor droopy tree limbs before they give way!!!! Where o' where is my beloved spring weather?? God grant me patience, but please hurry! ;)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


make custom gifts at Zazzle

halloween fabric now available!

Whoooa....that's bright!! and cheerful!! Imagine the things you could sew with this playful whimsical fabric! I think when Mom and I start quilting next week, I will make a few pillow cases with this fabric for the boys......ok and for Kevin and I ;)

My fabric is sold through Marcus Fabrics so check your local quilt shop for this "Tricks and Treats" line! Now get sewing!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Fabric Line

Be Merry Bears is now available at your local quilt shop! Don't see it at your favorite quilt shop? Ask them about it! :) You can't miss out on these sweet little bears frolicking in the Christmas season. The coordinates are a perfect blend of light, medium and dark for easy quilt-making.

I will post the Halloween fabric line this week as well :) Happy sewing!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011


I LOVE photo editing!!! I could spend hours and hours playing around with all the effects and frames! This photo is rather old.....from the summer of 2006 but I love my dogs and have very few photos of me with them. Actually, I am the photographer of the family so there aren't many pictures of me with anyone! LOL! My favorite sites for photo editing are picnik and befunky. Check them out and have some fun.....and if you are like me, you, too, will be addicted!

Friday, March 18, 2011

oh how I love you spring....

I took this photo today......beautiful vibrant greens poking through the mud and dead makes my heart sing!! I know all my family and friends in the south already have blooms but here in Michigan we are just starting to see the signs of spring!!! It was 60˚ yesterday! This time of year energizes me and my head swims with dreams of bonfires, smores, cookouts & camping.

Just a heads up.....I post more on my facebook page than on my blog so for up-to-the-minute information, please join my fb page :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

more new products.....

So springy!! I love how the black background makes the flowers "pop". These beautiful new products are now available from Magnet Works. Go to there website here and click on "store locator" to find a store in your area. Still longing for spring but these products make it seem like it's just a day away ;)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

new product coming.......

The rectangle shape at the bottom of this wall hanging holds your favorite Halloween photograph. Isn't that clever!

Don't you just LOVE these!!!! These will be new this year from Heritage Lace! Check out their website...they have really amazing lace....everything from wall hangings and table runners to window treatments and shower curtains.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

new give away

I just received these from Legacy Publishing last week. Oh, so springy!!! My first thought! these are beautiful....second thought was....hurry up, spring!....third thought was....these would make a great give away!!! Give away includes (left to right, top to bottom) a small magnetic notepad w/pencil, a magnetic list pad for the fridge, a notecard set of 13 cards/envelopes, a lined book/journal with pen and three coasters! All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post or on my facebook page. Post this to your blog or on your facebook wall and I will enter your name twice!! Good Luck!

the winner is.......

Lisnaweary Quilts

Congratulations! Your name was drawn for the February give away!! Please contact me so I can send your gift to you :)