Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year 2015!!!

We are going to Create AMAZING things together this year…. I have plans to share some of my Most Favorite things in the World with all of you…. & to teach you how to Create this beautiful Rhinestone Pave Sacre Coeur (sacred heart)!!
My #1 resolution for 2015…. to make the impossible possible…. the word it self says "I'm possible!!"
Wishing Everyone a Happy, Healthy and Creative New Year!!!

Monday, December 29, 2014


Pop on over to Stampington & Company's Somerset Place blog to read some most interesting ARTFUL RESOLUTIONS that are sure to inspire you!! I am thrilled to be able to participate!!
Click here to view ARTFUL RESOLUTIONS
Photo and Artwork by Monica Sabolla Gruppo.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Seasons Greetings!

Seasons Greetings to one and all! Wishing you a Happy Holiday!

Friday, December 12, 2014


If you haven't seen this issue, run out and pick one up! There are some Amazing recipes inside! The feature on Chef Ben Ford is particularly interesting (and I had the pleasure of interviewing him) from his days at Skywalker Ranch to opening his own Ford's Filling Station, to his ground breaking cookbook, "Taming the Feast: Ben Ford's Guide to Adventurous Cooking" (Atria Books, 2014) he is truly blazing his own trail. He says " I believe that authenticity & the care that go into making food are very important; the extra effort finds its way to the end result. I've discussed this with my dad, (Harrison Ford) who was a carpenter before becoming an actor, he taught me to respect the craftsmanship."

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Throw Back to ZZ TOP days….

Throw Back Thursday…. all the way back to my ZZ Top days!
I ran across this album cover I posed for back in the 90's…. an escapade from my former modeling days. Shot by the famous Glen Wexler whose beautiful photos have graced many iconic album covers from ZZ Top, Van Halen to Michael Jackson and Black Sabbath plus Glen is also just a really nice guy. I remember it was a fun photo session the band, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard were great to work with…. perfect Texas gentlemen and the other models were peaches! Not a bad way to make a living back then! If you haven't guessed thats me down in front in the red top and cowboy boots…. thought you'd get a kick out of seeing this, I know crazy days, huh!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

the WAR of ART

When Blake said Eternity is in love with the creations of time, he was referring to those planes of pure potential, which are timeless, placeless, spaceless, but which long to bring their visions into being here, in this time bound, space - defined world. The artist is the servant of that intention, those angels, that Muse. The enemy of the artist is the ego, which begets Resistance, which is the dragon that guards the gold. That's why an artist must be a warrior and, like all warriors, artists over time acquire modesty and humility. They may, some of them, conduct themselves flamboyantly in public. But alone with the work they are chaste and humble. They know they are not the source of the creations they bring into being. They only facilitate. They carry. They are the willing and skilled instruments of the gods and goddesses they serve. - excerpt from the WAR of ART by Steven Pressfield. My husband turned me on to this book several years ago, it has become a guide book of sorts to me…. especially at this time!!!!

Friday, November 28, 2014


I see something Interesting coming your way…. something Fun and Fabulous for you to Play, Create and Experiment with! I'll be at the CHA MEGA Show Craft & Hobby Association at the Anaheim, Ca. Convention Center this Jan 9th - 13th 2015 to introduce and release my Brand New Craft Line that will be available on the world wide market and in all your favorite Craft Stores. It is a Unique and Versatile line unlike any other Crafting Product you've ever seen, created from Molds taken directly from Antique Treasures I've gathered from Around the World, Classic and Timeless…. Two and a half years in the making!! You won't believe the precious pieces you'll be able to create with these craft blanks!!! More details very soon….

Friday, November 21, 2014

Building a Theme

Are you beginning to sense a theme? My hand painted canvas is almost finished…. another clue in my big surprise which I will be able to reveal in just a few more weeks!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Something Beautiful….

Just something beautiful to start off the week….

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Ancient Roman Artifacts

Look what I found! Beautiful in every luscious detail…. I think I'll create a charm necklace with them.
Soon you will be able to find these too!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Butterflies symbolize Rebirth...

Butterflies symbolize transformation and rebirth though growth and development….
We must break out of our comfort zone in order to fully realize our own potential and reach our personal goals. It's fitting I found this precious little one lying on my doorstep….

Monday, November 10, 2014


Another amazing issue!

Broken statuary….

A little clue as to what's coming your way….

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Ancient Relic Artifact… Dia de los Muertos

Do you have an eye for the exotically beautiful, the unusual and rare? I'd like to teach you how to create your own ancient relic artifacts using vintage and antique finds. Create a prized procession to add to your curiosity cabinet! I created this piece to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. More soon….

Details: Vintage 1920's grey paste rhinestones, Ruby red circa 1910 glass cuff links, 1930's 2mm faceted marcasite stones, Tiny baroque freshwater pearls, Crushed natural turquoise, Tiny garnet beads & turquoise beads…. the base it is all applied to is where the surprise comes in!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Huge News! Sacre Coeur!

Just a sneak peek a the exciting news I have to share!!! A huge project thats been two and a half years in the making…. I'll be able to tell you more very soon!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

A Future Rendezvous with You….

If a crystal ball tells the future...I see some amazing things happening very soon…. I can hardly wait to share all the wonderfully exciting details with you! Jo PackhamWhere Women CreateGina GalvinWendy Addison,Brandi Collard HarperTinsel Trading CompanyDebbie Murray and more!!!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Watch out for those who lurk in the dark!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Something Spooky this Way Comes….

All smiles for Halloween, only a few more days!

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Essence Rare

We are the sum of everything we've ever seen, felt or done. That is what defines you and your identity. This is who you are at your core, this is your whole self, total and complete. Keep your heart and those of others sacred.
WIP casting tinted resins….