January 29, 2012

Appreciation & Giveaway

I have so much appreciation for you who encourage and support me through your comments and e-mails.
And for sharing your creations and creative life via your blogs.
How truly wonderful it feels to be able to connect with fabulous people from all over the world.

So I have prepared this surprise giveaway to celebrate this little creative space with all of you.  If you have never commented or are not a follower, and this space brings a little smile in some small way, I encourage you to become a follower. 

As I mentioned, this giveaway is a surprise item so you will not know what this lovely item is until a winner is announced. Along with this surprise item will come other small surprise goodies!

Leave a comment perhaps to share what your favorite childhood memory is for a chance to win! 
 Make sure to include your contact info so I can find you if you win.

A random winner will be selected Tuesday night at 8:00 PM U.S. Central time and I will
announce the winner on Wednesday morning. To find out what time it is in your area click here.

Thank you everyone.  Comments are closed.
Winner will be announced tomorrow morning.

January 27, 2012

sneak peek

new painting sneak peek.
the other painting mentioned in my
last post is in time out.

loving this one.
enjoying the calm approach
to the creative process.

carving my own stamp.
beginning to work on the details.

working on a little giveaway for this weekend.
happy friday.

January 23, 2012


i started setting a timer as i work on this painting.
it is a ritual i began doing to take this painting
slowly through its stages.

painting (especially on a canvas) is not a comfortable
medium for me. frankly, it often stresses me out.
 i enjoy it, so i work through the stress or anxiety.

then i wait until it expresses what it is meant to be.

just a little reminder that life of threads
wraps are available here.

days of color:explorations

playing with lots of color, sketching, and faces.

once in a while, i draw and paint
a face i like. her eyes turned out quite
dreamy i think.

a little corner of my creative space.

this year will be all or mostly about color.

January 20, 2012

stitching frames

under the moon

taking some moments these weekend to enjoy the
outdoors to do this and this.
hope you enjoy those videos as much as i did.
splendid and truly inspiring.

happy weekend.

January 17, 2012


“God help us to live slowly:
To move simply:
To look softly:
To allow emptiness:
To let the heart create for us.
― Michael Leunig

January 13, 2012

DIY Stationery and Video

Canson Watercolor Paper; Koi Watercolors & Brush; Sewing Machine; Thread

my sister-in-law is wonderful at sending
thank you cards.  i created some simple
stationery cards so she can add her
own words and phrases. 

i had some envelopes
already so i just cut the paper to fit the envelopes.

enjoy and thank you for watching. 

January 12, 2012


thank you for your get well messages.
it has been a rough recovery, but i am
happy to say that i will be 
blogging soon.

i'll be sharing peeks of what i hope
will be a colorful 2012, a video, and a

January 6, 2012


By the time you read this, I will be recovering from surgery.
I am alright. 

Everything else will have to wait.
Wishing you a restful weekend.

January 4, 2012

embracing 2012

grateful and excited to enter 2012 with this article found here.

slowly and gently welcoming 2012 with a new focus

with a blank canvas to welcome magic and wonder.

a year of self-care and mindfulness.

wishing you a wonderful year.