Sunday, April 29, 2012


I am so grateful to each and everyone of you who have encouraged, supported, and been my cheerleader on this creative journey.
I have definitely been challenged to move out of many comfort zones.  With each step I take I know I am getting closer and closer to my dream. In the moment I might not always feel it, yet I know that I am only responsible for my action, not the result.  And by taking consistent action, I will achieve those results.

I want to continue to be grateful for everyone and everything in my life.  Sometimes when I am feeling the ebb of life I take my gratitude stone out of my pocket and stop for one moment to remember the things I am grateful for instead of dwelling on the unpleasant stuff.    Big or small, it doesn't matter.  In those few moments of concentrating on gratitude my attention shifts.  Which help me get back to where I want to be , in the flow of life.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

the power of visualization

It always amazes me the lessons you can learn from children.

My granddaughter, Delaina, will be 3 in August.  Her mom & dad and I have been working with her the past couple of weeks teaching her how to ride her tricycle.  I even told her that when she learned how to ride the tricycle that I would buy her a Big Wheel.  Didn't seem to matter, she just wasn't getting the hang of it.  Even the Big Wheel didn't seem to phase her.  Then it dawned on me that she is a little kid and didn't know what a Big Wheel was.  I took my iPad to her house and googled images of Big Wheels.  She was fascinated !  She saw pictures of other little girls on their pink and purple Big Wheels.  She was quick to point out the one she wanted.  By the look in her eyes I could tell the light bulb was on!  We went outside with her tricycle and with a little, only a little, encouragement she was riding the tricycle.  I got teary eyed, I was soooooooooo excited for her!   She was just as excited that she could do it, too.  Bless her little heart!

We made a plan and marked the calendar that on Saturday (today) I would pick her up at 10:00 we would go buy her a Big Wheel and then have lunch.   When I got to her house to pick her up she was bouncing off the wall with excitement.  At one point, I caught her looking in the mirror and telling herself that she was getting a Big Wheel because she learned to ride a tricycle. 

Look at this little girl and know that she re-taught me the lesson of the power of visualization.  She saw what she wanted, she practiced, and accomplished the goal.  Now she is reaping the rewards.  She rode her Big Wheel around the block with pure joy! 

I have another perfect Grandma memory!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Grand Opening of my Etsy Shop

Everyone is welcome.... even YOUR friends. **wink-wink**

Thursday, April 19, 2012

you are never alone

There are people in my life right now that are going thru very tough times.  Their lives are being tossed around with major changes.  As I'm certain their minds are being tossed around, too.  My heart aches for them.  One of the things we often feel while in this turmoil is that we are alone.

I may not have ever experienced the exact situation they are in but I have without a doubt felt the feeling of being alone.  There was a period in my life that I felt alone.  To this day, I can clearly remember the dark place and feel the heavy, empty feeling of being all alone.  It was on that same day, after many hours and many tears, that I finally realized, I am not alone.  In physical form I may have been alone but in my heart and soul where my creator resides, I am never alone.  I found solace in this belief which in turn gave me the strength to move on.

This piece was created as a reminder to me and to others that no matter how deep in despair we are or how lonely we are, We Are Never Alone.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

sneak peek

I wanted to give you a "sneak peek" of what I am working on. 

It has been weighing heavily on my heart for some of the people in my life that are going through a tough time right now.  I've been there and I know first hand how sometimes it feels like we are alone. 
When I woke up the next morning  this song from my childhood was in my head  and I knew, without a doubt,  I was on the right track for my next "simple reminder/simple truth".   We are never alone

It's not even half way done but I'm showing it to early because I want you to know that you are in my thoughts - this one is for you! 


Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Have you ever seen a grown woman jump up and down with full blown excitement and yelling like some crazy girl!  Well.... that is exactly what I was doing tonight.  I couldn't stop bouncing.  My husband even got into it for a little while.  I got my 100th like tonight on my business facebook page.  That has been a big goal of mine which explains my jubilation.  I was starting to settle down when  I received a notice that I sold my 1st print in my Etsy shop.  I was up out of my chair once again!  This time I was dancing the jig!

When all the excitement has leveled out I realized how blessed I am.  I am once very pleased woman.  I haven't achieved this level of happiness alone.  I have all of you to thank!  You've supported me this far and I know you will continue to be there in my corner, just as I will be in yours.  Thank you from the very depth of my heart!

I think I wore myself out from all the hoopla! I'm going to bed now.

Monday, April 2, 2012

I finally opened my Etsy shop! 

When I pressed the "Publish" button I was both excited and scared at the same time.  I didn't want my fear to take over so I turned to this supportive artists group I have on facebook called the "Fly Girls".  I told these ladies that I finally opened my shop and all kinds of encouraging comments came pouring in.  It was just the little boost I needed.  I will confess, to you,  that I have been procrastinating on opening my  Etsy shop.  I had so logical explanations, too, yet  the truth of the matter is it was FEAR.  That nasty 4 letter word.  Once I identified and truly accepted that I was afraid I knew then that I had to meet it head on.  Action is the way to do that.  And today was that day!

So everyone, come over and see my shop. I'm planning an official grand opening later.

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