Friday, August 14, 2015

So what do you do when it's a rainy afternoon and work holds no appeal?  If you are me, you might work in your art journal. I created a watercolor/salt background weeks ago and never finished the page. What can I say, I was uninspired. Then today I created a sweet chevron stencil on an acetate sheet using my Cricut. 
Of course I needed to test my new homemade stencil and I opened to this page. Perfect!  I was so pleased with my new stencil (plus I really didn't want to go back to actual work) that I kept on creating and finished the page. Now I love it. 

I was also moved by the quote. I don't do well with change and this year has brought some big changes. Sad changes to be sure but life goes on and I've tried my best to learn the lessons. We've all been there, right. All in all, a good what to spend a rainy afternoon.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Just Be

Is there anything better than a Sunday afternoon?  Winter or summer, busy week or business as usual. A Sunday afternoon is permission to kick back, take it easy and just be. 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Pushing Myself

As any good artist I try to push myself beyond my comfort zone, sometimes it works, sometimes it does and sometimes it leaves me feeling good about my talent. I gravitate to cool colors so on this page I wanted warm colors to be featured. Things were going pretty good then one wrong step I ruined it. My motto is always when you have gone too far, throw more paint on it.

So I did, I even added some deli paper strips and this and that and all my valiant efforts were laughable. It was late a night, I was tired and knew I should stop. I looked at my unfinished page and thought "This is a hot mess".... Then I grinned because I knew how I would fix it. 

After drying all night I finished this page with hand cut letters, washi tape and yes, more paint!  While this wasn't what I had planned, I like it more. My comfort zone is a wee bit bigger. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

May She Always Be So...

She a true original, much to the chagrin of her brother. Sorry Evan, she's a bright star of happiness and joy and may she always be so. There was music playing, I don't know what but I remember music and the both of us dancing in the dinner room. The girl has some moves, let me tell you and I'm glad I grabbed the camera and got this shot. A moment that would have been forgotten and now it's mine!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Awestruck and Dumbfounded

Yep, miracles happen every 

Some a big giant size earth shaking events that leave you awestruck and dumbfounded. But most are quiet, like the red light that stops you from being a bad place later. Or finding what you need on sale. You might not even notice your little miracle moment but it's there and it didn't just happen. It was sent to you, to me, but our Heavenly Father. I try to practice a grateful attitude and give thanks for all miracles, seen and unseen

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Yep, I'm a dreamer.... always dreaming to make things better. Always trying to do my best, choose the smart choice and find the best way. Sometimes I make it, sometimes I don't but I do dream.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

In the Morning

I love green, lush and lucious green. It speaks of life and newness and fresh starts. These leaves are tiny, about the size of a nickel and in their coating of fresh morning dew are so delicate and beautiful. They make me want to photograph them to have this sight forever. So I did.