Friday, December 30, 2011


My word for 2012 is going to be "beginnings".  Beginnings can represent the start of something new or changes in your current life. The creative journey that I'm committed to has totally new and has taken me out of my comfort zone and everything is a beginning. I want to accept those beginnings in a more positive frame instead of always wishing I already knew everything. After all it has been said many times to "enjoy the journey".  I have experienced my share of fumbling at the start of a new project and then there are those times I totally surprised myself and did pretty darn good.  I have encountered people who support my journey and I've came across nay sayers.  It's forever changing.

This year has been good to me yet I am ready for the next one, even if it means getting a year older. Most of the challenges I faced, with time, I was able to transform them into learning experiences.  I found the silver lining.  That doesn't mean I didn't get pissed off at some stuff because I did.  I just chose not to stay in that frame of mind.  Looking forward  is my way of accepting change.  Change can be difficult if I allow myself to dwell on what I am letting go of instead of anticipating what I am gaining. 
I am in the midst of  beginning to open my Etsy shop and officially start selling my art to the public.   I'm excited and scared all rolled into one package.  So.... I am going to concentrate on my word beginning and let the rest fall into place.  The knowledge that everything happens for a reason and ability to learn from the unpleasnat things will help me not let fear hold me back.
Thanks for your continued support it means more to me than you know.

Have a Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

enjoy life

Brayden Nicholas Rowland was my inspiration.
While  holding my new grandson, watching him wiggle around and stretch his little arms, scrunch up his face, then fall fast asleep in my arms without a care in the world, I was reminded again to enjoy the little things in life.  It was pure pleasure to just sit and watch that little guy.  I want to remember that no matter how hectic my life seems, there is always a few moments I can take to be grateful for my life and  even take the time to "smell the flowers". 

This little girl in my painting is doing just that.  She's enjoying the day and smelling the flowers.  She feels comforted enough to sit down on the soft grass.  She's barefoot so she can feel the earth beneath her.  The fence behind her symbolizes the division between our busy life and our peaceful moments.

My goal is to start taking the time to enjoy the little things in life,  how about you?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

welcome to the world

I have been steadily making progress on my creative journey.  Although lately, I was temporarily, yet eagerly, detoured.  I have been reminded, again, that there is more than one way to be creative.  I have been creatively watching  with my 2 year old granddaughter, Delaina, while her mom and dad were at the hospital delivering her new baby brother.  Let me introduce to you my new grandson, Brayden Nicholas.
Delaina and I went to visit him at the hospital last night.  It was her first time to see him and she was all over him.  Kissing him, touching him, checking out his feet/hands, and  she even help change his diaper. Delaina wanted to hold him "all by herself".  She kept saying to Brayden, "I've got you".  Now how sweet is that?

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