Monday, September 24, 2012


A reminder to hop,skip, or jump over to the creative Late Bloomer site on Wednesday to meet the latest flower added to the vase.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

just begin

I've had to remind myself lately that my dreams will be achieved in their own time.  In actuality, all I am responsible for is showing up to do the work and, last but not least,believing in my dreams.  With that thought in mind I created this piece to keep reminding me and everyone else who may need the message.  We've heard it said before to "just begin and don't be concerned about the outcome".

The tricycle is s symbol for how slow things can be at times.
I know if I keep peddling I will get to where I want to go, I need to just begin.

Monday, September 17, 2012

the fun continues

I have an on line friend, Deborah, who actually was the first person that I got to know when I started blogging.  I don't remember how I found her but I am glad that I did.  We follow each other's blogs encouraging each other along the way.  In fact, she was a creative Late Bloomer in my first vase. 

She suggested talking on Google+ Hang Out.  (if you want to know more about it, let me know) I had never heard of it before but I was immediately on board.  It's similar to Skype or Face Time.  We connected this evening and it was sooooo much fun.  The funny part is I could see her but she, for some reason, couldn't see me.  It didn't faze her one bit.  We chatted and laughed. Talked about our dreams.  How proud we are of being Grandmothers.  All that great stuff!  We will do it again, I'm sure.

I am loving the connections I am getting from kindred spirits.  It must be in the air because I am hearing similar stories from some of my other on-line friends.

Have you connected with someone lately?



Sunday, September 16, 2012

met up with a new friend

Today I met up with Jill Heijl, she is someone I met on-line thru a Facebook  site called Liberate Your Art.   At Liberate Your Art you send 5 postcards to the hostess, she in turn mails them out to 5 different people.  Then you post the cards you get.

Someone had posted this postcard called Dirty Martini and I really liked it a lot.  I liked the quirkiness of it.  Several weeks later I received a friend request on Facebook and  it was from the artist of the Dirty Martini.  I was quite surprised at the coincidence or should I say synchronicity. Eagerly I accepted the request.   Long story short.... Jill happens to live in Illinois and was coming to Naperville today.  How awesome is that?  We talked for 
3 1/2 hrs and we probably could have gone on longer.  It seems like I've known her for a while.  We determined we were "Soul Sistas".

I firmly believe the Universe converged our paths and I am anxious, as she is, to see where it leads.

Monday, September 10, 2012

the 2nd vase

In case you don't know, I have another site where I share stories of creative Late Bloomers.   According to Wikepedia:  "a late blooming adult is a person who does not discover their talents and abilities until later than normally expected".  These ladies have inspring stories to tell.  Each story it different yet they all share a common thread.  I am honored to be able to share their stories. 

Every Wednesday at 7:00am I present the newest creative Late Bloomer to the vase.  It would be great for you to stop by every week and meet her.  You can sign up on the right of the Home screen and become a Google Friend.  You will get a notice of ech new post.

Friday, September 7, 2012

give away

There's a GREAT give away happening for  hand bound encaustic journal similar to the one I posted about yesterday.  Your have to do 2 little things to enter.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

just had to show you

I ordered a handbound book made by Erin Keane, she is a creative Late Bloomer who was featured in August.  I got it today in the mail.  My neighbor, Maureen, was with me when it came and we both squealed with delight.  It is sooo frickin cute!
she does custom work
Erin did all of the work herself, all the way to the binding of the book.  Just look at the artistry in the threading of the pages together.  Erin describes herself as being "careful and deliberate".  Which now I can attest to.  She applied one of my favorite art pieces to the top of the book.  The front and back of the book is wood and the process she used over the wood is encaustic.  The word “encaustic” means “to burn” and an encaustic artwork involves molten beeswax resulting in luminous glows, textured surfaces, and an ethereal sense of depth.  It is an ancient technique that has experienced a revival in contemporary art. The size of the journal is 4.5" x 3.5" which is perfect to sit on my coffee table.  I will be filling it full of positive saying that ring true for me.  I'll just sip on my tea and read memorable messages.  What a perfect place to showcase those tid bits of encouragement.

Check out Erin's website

Makes me want to see what I can make using encaustic techniques.
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