Lasting Memories

Fine Arts Studio with Crystal Bardowell

Happenings and Going ons;)

Re-vamp and Expand!

Hello All!

Back by popular demand, I am re-vamping my public image and re-branding as a "Fine Arts Studio" to expand the parameters of services offered.

I look forward to share this growing experience with my surrounding community, family, and friends I've made along the way.

Now offering sewing classes, alterations, craft classes, art lessons, and soon classical ballet dance instruction!

Keep tuned for updates and opening announcements.

Craft Video FUN!

Here are some of the crafts we did in April, looking forward to another month full of artsyness;) Keep an eye out on my FaceBook page for new ideas and fun, fun, fun!!

Painting with Bubbles:

"Stain-glass" Cross:

"See a Need, Fill a Need!"

The big news this month has been the CDC recommendation to mask up! So I have rolled up my sleeves and jumped right in. I am so glad that I can still be helpful in this time of CRAZY quarantine. My mask making skills have definitely improved and I've learned a lot of tricks!

Here is the link to the masks I have created:

Here is the link to some cloth mask care and education:

Please contact me if you need any help in these areas:)

Crafting is unstoppable!

Sorry it has been so long the last few weeks have been CRAZY!! I am settled into my new space at my house and working mobile. We are not letting quarantine get us down. I will be doing a few craft videos on my FaceBook page. Also on Fridays we will be doing Story Time with Chick-Fil-A Copperas Cove Live or using a virtual platform called "Zoom". I look forward to seeing all your beautiful crafts and creations! Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or special requests.

Some changes coming...

I will be moving out of my office at the end of Feb. I have loved being in the location and have gained a lot of business! Special thanks to Hope at Pacific Tanning for helping me get my feet wet with an office space. I will begin working out of my house now! We have rearranged so I have my own organized space to get lost in crafts all the time. Please never hesitate to contact me about that special project you need done. I will still be located in Cove so you won't have to go far to find me.

Gearing up for Events!

It is always fun to do community events and share my art with those in my local area. Coming up at the end of February is Copperas Cove's first ever Baby Expo. I will have my baby specific items in stock displayed for purchase. From blankets to bibs I've got what you need for baby! For your baby or a great gift for a friend, I can wrap it up. I will also have the supplies to do DIY handprint and footprint crafts with your little ones. Helping you create and keep those precious memories is my favorite thing to do! Come visit me and all the other great local vendors at the City Civic Center located next to the City Park off Ave B, from 10am-2pm Saturday Feb 29th.

"Community Through Cards"

This year I was able to assist Amy's Attic Self Storage fill the mail boxes of the local senior centers with handmade Valentine's cards. Amy's Attic hosts a program called "Community Through Cards" were they provide the supplies needed to create cards for holidays and then deliver them to the local seniors centers, so no one is left out! This Valentine's I had the pleasure of using some of those supplies with the help of the children at the local Boys & Girls Club. We spent two of our Fridays this month during art room rotation creating amazing cards with colorful cardstock, stickers, stamps, and paper doilies. Happy to bring smiles to every face possible with ART!

Need Valentine's HELP?!

Go no further!! I would LOVE to help you create one of a kind gifts for this Valentine's that are in-stock or custom. Choosing from an array of paintings, bath items, wood art, purses and bags, the choices are endless! I aim to make an impression and help you get that perfect gift for those you want to show your love...

Visit my FaceBook page:, for in-stock products or to get ideas of what you might want custom made!

Just spreading the LOVE by making memories to LAST!

Capturing Shadows of the Past

Helping you create Memories to Last a lifetime with shadow boxes and out of the box thinking to preserve those precious moments in life! Weather it be a special night, the birth of a child, capturing history, I can help arrange your items in a eye catching and pleasing manner. Turning your memories into works of art!

Copy and paste the link to view some finished projects...

Getting on the map...

Expanding my reach with an official Google Business account!! You can search for me, give reviews, find me on the map, its so exciting! I'm looking forward to the influence this will make on my business and community as I'm given more opportunities to help individuals make memories to last a lifetime :D

Copy and paste the link to see my Google Maps results!,-98.4639104,9z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1slasting+memories!3m4!1s0x865ab1b66371d46f:0x22d0b62b16d0b905!8m2!3d31.1160382!4d-97.9036077

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