Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday's Thought


I'm lost.
Can you see me?
Can you find me?

I am guessing not
since I myself
have been looking for years
and still have not found me.

I'm getting closer.
I can feel it.
Little bits peeking out.
Hints of where I am
who I am.

So I continue my journey
seeking, searching,

Hello! Hello?
Can you hear me?
You can?
Maybe I'm not quite as lost
as I thought!

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Life Of A Cat

Sleep, stretch, wake
eat, stalk, chase
bask, beg, caress
sleep, sleep, sleep
eat, stalk, chase

oh to live the life of a cat

those lucky dogs!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday's Thought


animal crackers?!?!?!

tee hee!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

It's Time

I am outing my studio today in the hopes that public humiliation will be the motivation I need to get control of the situation. Quite a few years ago my darling husband helped set up a small studio space in the basement for me. I was generously offered a corner all to myself.

Problem with that?
The one space I am gifted for me and me alone is in the same room as the washer, dryer, furnace, holiday and clothing storage, water softener, seed starting table etc...

To make matters worse, a few years ago darling husband also decided to finish the basement to give us much needed living space. Bravo! Woo hoo!!! Boy did we need that!

In the process of finishing the basement, I lost my studio. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING that was stored in the previously concrete basement was now stockpiled into my studio/laundry/storage room.

Two years later, the majority of "stuff" has been removed. It is still the overflow room, it still has remnants of "the move" and it is still in complete disarray. Looking at the photos I have taken really opens my eyes to why I'm so darned unproductive and non-creative. It's overwhelming! It's also in the basement so the problem tends to be out-of-sight-out-0f-mind (unless, of course, I'm doing laundry in which case I'm obviously already busy doing something and don't have time to deal with it).

Whew! Okay. Here is my corner... (don't worry, I won't assault you with the rest of the room. that would be confusion overload!)

Now for two positive notes...
1. Today is my C-man's 9th birthday. Happy B-day!!!!
2. One of my fellow bloggers is having a sweet give-a-way (which ends today so hurry over!)

Thursday, May 13, 2010


One of my beautiful fellow bloggers
entered a post today and posed the question
to her readers asking if they knew what it was like
to live fearless.

The one thing she states she is never fearful of
is sharing her artwork with her readers.

Funny. That's one of the things I most fear!!!

I'm not very good at vulnerability.

Art in any form is an expression of self
from deep within.

I love to create but rarely do it
simply because I know
I'm no Picasso,
or Mozart,
or Martha Stewart for that matter.

But I am me. I am original.
I am expressive.
and I want to be fearless of creating.

Thank you Silke for inspiring me to share
a little piece of me :)

(little wood block, painted edges, photo taken in a prairie, encaustic medium & technique added along with a friendly little spider)

Whew! That wasn't so bad.
Now to get the guts to put it in my Etsy Shop.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

No Time To Post!

Been trying to find time to post lately.
Seems as if all my time is not "mine" lately.
Except for Sunday!!!
I just have to gush over my Mother's Day!
It was The BEST!!!!

This is how it went...
~ received gift of sleeping in until almost 8am (yes, that's major sleeping in to me)
~ breakfast in bed ( bacon, sautéed onion & mushroom over egg w/bacon, sourdough toast, OJ and tea)
~ gifts of kid's homemade art, love letters & Lindt Truffles along w/fresh picked flowers from my teenager and a friggin' KitchenAid Mixer!!!! Cherry Red may I add!!!!!
~ went to my mother's to spend some time and present her gift
~ followed by family time at our awesome public library,
a game of croquet in the backyard while my supper of enchilada's cooked
~ finished the day with a movie

I know!!!! Perfect!!!!! Right?!?!?!?

Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Wishing you

Mother's Day!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


I am on my way.
I am yelling to the universe.
I will no longer be blocked!
I will knock down all walls that do not serve me well!
I will dream and create and move forward!
I will step up in life and start living my dream!
I will live and love and laugh!
I will embrace positivity and possibility.
I will be a shining example of all that is possible
for myself and for my children.

I will start this journey of becoming unblocked

by knocking all negative blocks down
and using them to create

I have started with a handful of blocks
which darling husband cut for me.
I sanded, painted
and added some of my photos.

Not sure what will come next...
but it will be brilliant!!!

What blocks you in life? Lack of time? Willpower? Confidence? What are you blocked from? Your dreams? Your art? Your spirituality? How can you knock down your (block) wall? What will you do with the blocks?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A much needed message

I received a message from the universe yesterday. It was much needed.

I tend to question myself, not believe in myself, sit stagnant due to fear of judgment. I am very good at coaching others, at helping others, at being positive for others. The same does not tend to go for myself.

I have been stuck lately. Not moving on in my life in any way, shape or form due to fears, insecurities and self-judgment.

A couple of very wise and creative women (who's blogs I happen to follow) have been blogging about the same, if not similar messages. They have been sharing words of wisdom on how to overcome their obstacles. See the wise words of Elena, Beth, Caroline, and Trish.

Then I get a beautiful note from the universe. I share it with you here in case you need the message as well.

Life itself,
- not your friends, partners, or peers -
is your source.
Dance with life.
Dance with me.
Dance, no matter what others may think, say, or do.
You can have it all.
1, 2, 3, lean, dip, shake -
The Universe

Now it's time to fly! To Soar! To free myself!

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