The Chocolate Karma Goddess is good to me… her name is Robin.

Posted on Feb 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

At the end of January, I asked family and friends to send a little love note to Ryan for a secret Valentine’s Day project. The teachers asked us to come in the night before and decorate the 3rd graders’s desks. My wonderful friend in the Springs, who happens to be the mother of Ry’s favorite […]

a hug, a bottle of bourbon and the grilling of some kind of meat

Posted on Feb 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

Today, I don’t want to focus on one person in particular, but rather the inspiring friendship of two of my favorite people. My husband Chris and his best friend Erik have known each other for 36 years. They grew up in the same small town in Virginia as neighbors. Along with Chris’ brother, Pat, they […]

I love you for every snowflake.

Posted on Feb 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

I wasn’t planning on sitting down to write about my son Alex, but it seems to be what I need or rather want to do right now instead of chores. I came to the computer to check to see if he had sent an email. Right now, he is down in Denver at a technology […]

A Breath of Fresh AIR!

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

For those of you who live in Ft. Collins, sometimes the air can be thick with smells of agriculture and hops. It is a good reminder though of all the different things going on in and around our great little city. We are a great mix of biologists, brewers, professors, engineers, artists, students, inventors, farmers, […]

Missing the Rothko Room

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

After I graduated college, I had the good fortune to have a yearlong internship at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. Whenever time allowed, (before heading to one of the two additional jobs I had that year), I would find myself sitting on the single bench in the Rothko Room.  It was always a cherished and meditative […]

A Big Mess

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

My art room is a huge mess. It looks like my three boys have been in there, but they haven’t. I own the entire disarray. I really didn’t have it in me to even attempt to talk myself into cleaning it all up.  It was cold outside and even worse it was gray and overcast. […]

Magnificent Muse-2 Lori DiPasquale

Posted on Feb 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

“Come on,” my friend said with a devilish twinkle in her eye. The van stopped and before I knew it she was unbuckling her toddler daughter from the car seat. We had been out for an evening drive after dinner and a long day of work. As we explored the area, (where we would be […]

Summer Fire

Posted on Feb 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

Summer Fire, Oil on Linen Last summer the Colorado skies weren’t their gorgeous and magnificent blue. Instead, they were gray, red, yellow and thick with smoke. There were intense fires across the state and it was a surreal environment. Friends were evacuated, hundreds and hundreds of homes were lost and lives forever changed, animals were […]

Lots of Chocolate

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

I am feeling the “wampus” today. This has been a roller coaster of a week. Up and down, and side to side. It is hard to find footing today. Even yoga this morning was mostly over taken by my spinning mind.  I am sitting here with the most delicious tea I got in Denver a […]