10 Things I am happy with:
July 4, 2011, 2:38 am
Filed under: Art, Inspiration

1. My neighbor is having a party and I can hear the happy voices and laughter drifting around our yard.

2. I am sooooo inspired and have soooo many ideas for new paintings.

3. I am getting at least 30 views on my etsy site for most of my paintings.

4. I love the colors of my newest painting-will be on etsy tomorrow.

5. So far we haven’t had too hot of weather-not a fan of hot weather.

6. We had a clean house when we came home from vacation (courtesy the partying neighbor).

7. My daughter is feeling better, she wasn’t feeling well earlier today.

8. I got a great workout in today.

9. My mala beads are ready to be restrung and I just have to find time to do it.

10. Starting this blog again.  Love thinking up topics to address.

Another tree for sale in the etsy shop.


I am sooooo excited!
July 2, 2011, 6:21 pm
Filed under: Art, Family Life, Inspiration

I finally did it. I opened an etsy shop. My. Own. Shop. A place to sell my art. Scary stuff putting one’s heart out there.  I love what I have created, but I have no idea if anyone else will feel the love enough to actually spend money on any of my lovelies.

But I will never know unless I try.  Even if no one buys anything of mine at least I tried, I put it out in the world, I finally took a leap towards a life that I am making the decisions about. So go me!!!

Gorgeous weather today here in the Pacific Northwest. We haven’t had any “good” weather for about 9 months, it is warm and sunny, which most people consider good weather.  Personally I like a bit of rain-it makes everything green!!! Also I love grey skies and clouds they are so inspiring to me especially with spring green.  Other inspiring things/people on my list:

Kelly Rae Roberts

Flora Bowley

and pinterest.

If you need an invitation to pinterest I have a few left and invite you to be a part of this inspiring community of people.  Check out the steampunk stuff. This can be created in any colors that you wish-this one isn’t for sale as it was a birthday gift for my daughter’s 16th birthday yesterday.





I am doing what everyone says not to do.
July 2, 2011, 5:28 am
Filed under: Art







I am constantly  checking to see how many people viewed my two new paintings on And I keep hoping someone will buy one of them. So far 20-30 views but no purchases.  Everything I have read about selling on says post your work and then walk away.  I haven’t been able to do it. I think I need to leave the house so I can’t do any checking.  There is always tomorrow.