Magic

Posted on May 11, 2014 in Uncategorized
Magic

I am going to attempt to try the impossible. I have been wanting to get back to my magnificent muse writings but felt I really couldn’t do another without writing first about my mom. I have been thinking about it for months and so many memories, lessons and thank-yous, it seems impossible to write the […]

Pretember

Posted on May 5, 2014 in Art + Business = ?, Life in Harmony
Pretember

I know I misspell a lot of words here and have all sorts of editing mistakes. In all honesty, I just sit, write and then send it out into the world,  as I would rather spend my time painting, gardening, reading or tackling my huge to do list than edit. But, I did not misspell […]

Beautiful in the Shadows

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 in Life in Harmony
Beautiful in the Shadows

My eyes look like that of a Basset hound… red and drooping. Between the pine pollen and three hours of sleep, I feel the burn in my eyes like a mother with a new born. Fortunately, for me, I just dropped the boys off at school and a hot shower and a cup of tea […]

Showing up

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 in Uncategorized
Showing up

To my dear friends and family, It’s up! My first show in Fort Collins is now hanging. And my paintings are along side Valerie Savarie’s amazing altered books. I feel nervous, proud, excited and…… so very loved. It is really surreal to me to see my paintings hanging together in an unfamiliar space.   My […]

242… but whose counting?

Posted on Mar 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

AH!!!!  A quiet house. The boys are on spring break, but all were invited to various different things today. The stars for this mom have aligned! It’s been 242 hours since I was alone, but whose counting? I know there is a lot talk flying around these days about introverts, so I know you’ve probably […]

Red Thread Thanks

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 in Uncategorized
Red Thread Thanks

Last fall, I was fortunate enough to sell  painting that I loved to a woman who welcomed it into her home with great pride and fanfare. I had planned to write about that day then, but I am glad I waited as the story had another chapter to be told. I often find it hard […]

Sun Dog

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 in Uncategorized
Sun Dog

A week ago, Chris and I were making our way back home from a trip back to Virginia. We now know how very lucky we were to make it home. He had driven back to help his parents move out of their home of 48 years. The home he and his brother were brought to […]

Roller Coaster of……

Posted on Jan 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

click.     click.    click.  click.  click.  click.  click. click.  pause……. click.click.click.click.click.click.click.click.click.click.click.click.click.click.click.click.click.click.click Repeat. Yesterday was such a roller-coaster ride.  Not on one of the new fancy ones, but the old wooden ones that rumble and creak convincing you that all of the rivets are going to pop and the whole thing is going to […]

Necessary layers

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

I couldn’t stand it any longer. I had a big, ugly canvas staring at me every time I walked into the studio. It was haunting me. It was too big and costly to throw away, so there it sat week after week, month after month tormenting me…. defeating me…. laughing at me. Tired and sick….and […]

Daffodil January

Posted on Jan 15, 2014 in Life in Harmony
Daffodil January

Monday morning came much too quickly for me this week. It was all I could do to put my feet on the floor. And, then to hoist my almost 6 foot frame to standing felt nearly impossible. Obviously, I am not much of a morning person, but that day the gravity force my bed held […]