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.





Us V. Them
June 13, 2011, 7:29 pm
Filed under: Inspiration

This is not the direction that I wanted my blog to go…all the information on blogging that I have read would caution me against posting this, yet I feel really really compelled to put this out there no matter that I have no readers.  This is supposed to be a blog about my creative artist journey and if I were a more skilled writer I would be able to tie this into my creative artist journey.

So this has been eating me recently-one of those things that has kept me up at night or more accurately woken me up in the middle of the night-we have to stop this Us versus Them mentality. We are on the road to destruction as a group-together-all of us-a species-spiritual beings-collectively.

This idea, which isn’t new or even original, started with me years ago when someone asked me why we should support people in other nations – in other parts of the world- when we couldn’t even feed everyone here in our nation?  I argued-national boundaries are arbitrary – someone who needs help doesn’t care where they are.  They just need help as a group we must help all of those in need if we are able.  If you have more than one pair of shoes then you are able to help others.  That has always been my line in the sand-more than one pair of shoes and you are blessed then “required” to help others.

Back to Us versus Them – I see this all of the time in the news countries fighting, political parties fighting, organizations fighting, couples fighting, children fighting-how can we expect to survive as a species (and protect the species around us) if we continue to pull each other down?

This is my vow to the world “I will help and support everyone that I come in contact with to the best of my ability. I will speak positively and work towards the betterment of all.”


One website that really resonated with me this morning is Metta Drum-this guy is lovely and realize from reading his stuff that all of this Us v. Them attitude that we have starts within each of us.