Saturday, July 19, 2008

Blogger Alert for roses

I just have to share this blogger site....

Friday she posted this The Love of Roses Treasury by Etsy Artists "How do I love thee?, let me count the ways" and featured a item of mine that I have in my etsy shop, So if you like/love roses you need to check her blog out....

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Meet Artist, Teresa of Teresa's Ceramics

Meet Teresa's Ceramics etsy shop, I fell in love with her Wormy right away, Teresa has had her shop open since Oct 29, 2007 and has great items that you all will want to check out right away. She lives in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Manchester,MI USA.

This character will look so great in the garden on the porch or on the patio!! Colorful and Cute in colors of turquoise and red. He will be certain to be noticed. He was made in Teresa's studio and finished in acrylics and then weatherproofed with an acrylic spray. He measures 5 inches long (13.5cm) and 2 1/2 inches (6.5 cm) tall.He sure would love to come and live with you!!

Then I found this, oh she is so cute....... Ms. Rocky

This rock face is very unique and will be sure to make people laugh when they see her in your garden on your patio or on your porch. She is quite a character. She has been slip cast and then fired and painted with acrylics. She measures about 11 inches (28cm) in diameter and about 5 inches (13cm) high. And she is hollow, so maybe you could hide something underneath. She has been sealed with an acrylic sealer so she can be left outside except in extreme weather. She can be painted in almost any color so if you would like her in a different color please just let Teresa know.

So go check out her shop, and tell her I sent ya!

Etsy Mini

a new day

Hi all, it is a new day with a new computer.... I had a hard time getting back on my blog due to issues with the service and or my old old computer but I am now back. Sorry for the long overdue time away..... oil painting classes are going strong at the two places in the Kennewick WA area, Hang Ups, and at Desert Dogs Unleashed. Have not been painting as much as I like, mainly due to the heat, and yes, getting this new computer up and running. Plus working on personal health issues, like all these dental appts.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

2nd day of painting my first portrait

And here is the almost finished painting.....

Step 1 of portrait class

Here I am in Portland Oregon taking my first portrait class....well the class is in Vancouver WA but I stay with my great friend Barbara Zumwalt in Portland. Will post the first photo it is.......

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Seascape class at Hangups

We had a wonderful class this week at Hangups in Richland WA. I taught a seascape painting. 11x14 canvas, Rock n Water. Had eight students, one not shown in first photo as she had to run off early. Finished painting is on sale at my main website,

Rock n Water

11 x 14 canvas

$75 plus shipping

Thursday, May 8, 2008

New paintings.....

Here are the last two paintings I just finished for future classes..... to see the class dates, go to my class calendar page at
Paintings will be available for sale after the class.

Friday, April 18, 2008


Fairies, Butterflies & Elves .....
It's a Whimsical Workshop!!!!!


Arts Desire StudioBev Birdwell(360) 693-0028Vancouver, WA
Sorry I have just been so busy with classes and work and life in general to post but I hope to do better soon..........

Saturday, March 22, 2008


Hi all, update on my health and classes......we are back to teaching and on Monday I will get to go back to work with my other job. I spent 24 hours in the hospital on Monday night, to Tuesday evening and they finally think they know what is wrong with me. Yes, I have a heart issue but it might be caused by the thyroid so more tests and then I will know something, maybe....... There are only today and two more days of teaching at Michaels in Kennewick WA and then the classes will move to the new locations. Remember to sign up at for the newer classes in April and you can pay for your class online too. Classes at Michaels are limited to the first 8 as we have a smaller class room now.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Todays class at Michaels, 3-16-08

Another fun class at the local Michaels today, only 3 more left at Michaels. Then we will be at other locations in the Kennewick area. These students had fun with the Snowbound Cabin.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Painting class from today at Michaels, 3-15-08

Only four more painting classes to be held at Michaels after this one!

Painting class from last Sat

Alive and well!

Hi all, I am alive and well, now again! Had a bad bout of hives this past week but I am back to painting again!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

In Full Bloom Book by Susan Jenkins

I have had people ask about Susan Jenkins second book and here is a scan of it. It seems to be a harder book to find on the web but I did get this one on but paid about $24 for it. Title is "In Full Bloom".

Friday, March 7, 2008

New place to teach Bob Ross oil painting classes!

Shouting it out place for classes......
1625 Columbia Park Trail
Richland WA
All classes held will be on Saturdays for now, 1-5pm
you can sign up now at my main website,

Last Bob Ross for Kids class held today

Here is the last Bob Ross for Kids class held at Michaels, sad sad that Michaels has chosen to close off classes......

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Here is my newest art, ACEO's!
And where can you find these for the following site...
What is ACEO? ACEO is an acronym that stands for Art Cards Editions and Originals.You probably have also heard the ONLY rule is the size, which is 2.5 x 3.5 inches (6.4 x 8.9 cms) just like sports cards but far more addictive. ACEO's are very different from trading cards as they are created and traded or sold by artists. All my ACEO's are original pieces of art, not prints or editions. ACEO's can be created within any medium in the art world, in this case all my ACEO's are created in oils.I am proud to be a juried member of Worldwide Women Artists, an international collective of women artists showing and selling our work online. Search WWAO on etsy, to find more art from this talented group!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Friday workshop class in Vancouver WA

Been sick so not able to post or do too much but here is the last painting I did in the workshop.....Susan Jenkins is a wonderful teacher!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Painting from todays class in Vancouver WA

Here is my painting I did in Susan Jenkins class here in Vancouver WA. Very different from what I usually do but nice to do.......very loose painting.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Class at Michaels, 2-24-08

Winter Mist Oil Painting Class at Michaels,
held 02-24-2008
Look at the great class we had today, all 8 students did a great job painting! Painting is available for sale at this time, can be bought thru here, the Buy now button or it is available thru my main website,

Winter Mist #293

$100 plus shipping

16w x 20h canvas

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Class at Michaels, 02-23-08

Hidden Falls Oil Painting Class at Michaels,
held 02-23-2008
Painting is available for sale at this time, can be bought thru here, the Buy now button or it is available thru my main website,

Friday, February 22, 2008

Sunset Hills oil painting

Here is my newest painting, Sunset Hills, a 10w x 8h oil painting on canvas. It is a bit different than most of my paintings but am trying some new see more of my paintings, visit my main website,

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Small painting done today

I did a small 8w x 10h oil painting today, will post photo in the morning. It is just a simple little impressionist style painting with a blue vase and greens. Trying to do something a bit different.... and still no more news of when we stop teaching at Michaels Crafts. I did find a possible place that I might be able to teach at, will let you all know when I find out any info.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Important News on classes at Michaels

Hi, it is a real possiblably that Michaels classes of everything but Wilton will be stopping soon. So we ask that you voice your thoughts of this to Corp Michaels, not the local stores as they can not do anything about the new changes. I am waiting to hear when it will happen myself.

To send an email here:

By Mail:
Michaels Stores, Inc.
Attn: Customer Service
8000 Bent Branch Dr.
Irving, TX 75063

By Phone:
Monday - Friday
8 AM to 5 PM CST

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Class at Michaels 2-17-08

Oriental Vase Oil Painting Class at Michaels,
held 02-17-2008
Painting is available for sale at this time, can be bought thru here, the Buy now button or it is available thru my main website,
Oriental Vase Oil painting
16w x 20h
$50 plus shipping

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Class at Michaels 2-16-08

Purple Waterfall Oil Painting Class at Michaels,
held 02-16-2008
Another great class! Painting is available for sale at this time, can be bought thru here, the Buy now button or it is available thru my main website,
Purple Waterfall
16w x 20h
$100.00 plus shipping

Class at Michaels, 2-10-08

Springtime Covered Bridge Oil Painting Class at Michaels,
held 02-10-2008
Another great class! Painting is available for sale at this time, can be bought thru here, the Buy now button or it is available thru my main website,

Springtime Covered Bridge
20w x 16h
$100.00 plus shipping

New painting I did on Friday, Dolphin Moon

Here is the painting I painted on Friday....been a bit down on life on a personal level so just have not been posting. That and working alot this week. This painting is a 11w x 14h canvas painting, design by Francine Henderson, a close friend of mine, we love to share with each other. It will be a class for the kids on March 7, at Michaels, 4-6pm, all supplies included for $40.
To see more of my paintings or my teaching schedule,

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Home again, here is the painting we did today

Finished painting from today's class with Buck Paulson!

Sorry too tired to say more after my 3 1/2 hour drive I have a class to teach night......I will be dreaming of the sea...

Friday, February 8, 2008

Painting Workshop with Buck Paulson

Here is the painting I have been working on for the last two is a Buck Paulson design and I am in a three day class with him in Vancouver WA. Was going to post earlier but the internet was too slow.......
and to see more of my paintings...
Class location is Arts Desire in Vanouver WA

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Class at Michaels, 02-02-2008

Black Seascape Oil Painting Class at Michaels,
held 02-02-2008
Another great class, this time with seven students to all paint seascapes. This one is a Bob Ross design. Painting is available for sale at this time, can be bought thru here, the Buy now button or it is available thru my main website,