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Sunday, February 28, 2010


I love to read.  I love the feel of a book in my hands and turning the pages.  I love to be pulled into the story.
Starting a new book always stirs up wonderful anticipation.  Ending a book can be a mixed bag.  Sometimes,
glad to finish the book and sometimes really sad
 to close the cover. 
This morning's journal art was about my own  journey.  The ups and downs and the hopefully acquired lessons that inspire you to keep going.  I am really good at persaverance of my passions.  I can get an idea in my head and it's like I am riding a fast moving train.  Hell or high water is in my veins.  It is a good thing to have.
What I stink at is introducing good habits..sticking with self imposed schedules...etc..disipline....
I am looking at the end of FEBRUARY with great satisfaction.
  And I look forward to MARCH with





yep, that's me.
I am enjoying a day home embracing my space, feeling deep gratitude for life.

Saturday, February 27, 2010


There is this ongoing quest for artists to find the best glue in the universe.  Glue sticks have always been a big
disappointment for me.  Until today.  I bought this with little faith.. and was pleasantly surprised.
This is COOL stuff!  Scotch Wrinkle-free Glue Stick is FAB-U-luscious.  It goes on smooth.
It STICKS and the lid is strong and tight fitting which hopefully will keep the stick from drying out.
This is the cadillac of glue sticks and will be in my arsenal of GLUE for sometime. 


  restored my faith in the universe
back to art.

Friday, February 26, 2010


RED is my power color and I am FOCUSing on NOW.  I am a great one for exploding with intent,
carrying it strong for awhile, then losing my momentum.  I don't think I am alone in this.  Human being
Human.  But my recent break-through has shown me this:  I must hold strong and true with my path in my heart. I will continue on determined.  The door I have been pushing so hard on has opened and I
know NOW I will keep FOCUSing on the steps forward.  So much of my energy has been
engulfed in fear, and now that I have broken through the paper tiger, I am ready to stay on track.
Writing it down here gives it more strength for me.
NOW  - I -  FOCUS.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Owning my own business is wildly duel for me at times.  A Gemini.  Mostly that dividedness can be a great.
Or not.  This economy has been pounding away at all of us.  And the concern and worry has been
heavy for me.  I am a well known Pollyanna.  But even the best of pollyannas has venomous toads
snapping at her heels.  Those wakeup calls at 2:22 a.m.  The creeping of the disease called worry.
Oh.  I fell into that bog and was slogging around. It was heavy and it slowed me down.
I was feeling lathargic with fear.

And at the core of this gutbomb,  it was all a big ole ugly cloud that was more fear than substance.
So now I make my intentions new and improved and am celebrating my new found batteries.
And in my morning's journal art, I expressed my gratitude and determination.
Because ART speaks it for me.  Always.
I leap into the BEST IS YET TO COME!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


This is the journal art I did this morning. When I did this art early this morning, I gave it all to the universe. And when I was finished, I turned to face the answer to what I have worried about for months.  But I finally made it over the mountain.  I am relieved, I am tired and I am proud of how I weathered this ordeal.  Gifts have come to me through this time and I have embraced and excepted each one with gratitude.  Learning how to rely on my inner strength has been a test.  I now step forward more informed and with my warrior goddess gear in place.  I will not let the forces overtake me.
And I will remember, 90% of what we worry about, never comes true. 
that is the truth.
NOW I go home to peace.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I wanted share my envison board with you.  I redo this board every new year. It has my intentions, my dreams and my aspirations.  Being an artist, visually posting works best for me.  Throughout the year, I will add new affirmations.  I group the intentions.  On the lower left, which stands for the northeast, I post my success goals.  In the lower right corner, which stands for the northwest, my relationship goals.
In the right middle which stands for the west, I place my health goals.  In the upper right corner, which stands for the southwest, I place my wisdom goals.  The rest of my vision board I place images that relate to one of my 4 energy fields.
This morning I did a gratitude meditation for Emalie to heal from her eye surgery.  And then I worked on positive affirmations in my journal.  It's a wonderful way  to energize my work day.  The sun is shining, the sky is blue and spring is on the way.!    yahoooo!
I step into UP>

Monday, February 22, 2010


This is beautiful Emalie.  She has an eye that is not perfectly shaped and today is having corrective
surgery to help that.  So I am sending her all my love and prayers to help the surgery go smoothly and
we are praying this corrects her beautiful eyes.  She is an artist at heart.  To paint makes her day.
We love her immensly and I am flying to her in spirit and love today.
Please say a prayer for her if you read this.
thank you.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


I have been sad deep down for a long time.  I know a lot of my sadness comes from losing Dad.  I miss him so much.  I also know I am worrying about a myrid of things that really I have so little effect with.  My core being is happy.  I am blessed by that.  But there seems to be a chipping away that has been going on for a while.  Mostly I ignore and carry on.  But I think this winter I have opened some doors and allowed the dark to come through.  Not to sulk, just be.
But with the promise of spring, and my decision to step up my focus, I am feeling hope and yes, happiness.
I am feeling the leaves starting to bud and the birds in my heart are singing again. 
Art does this for me.  And in my journal, I find the visual work lifting my soul up.  And I embrace the warmth
of the Universe. 
I step into the light and let it fill the dark places.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Just finished this design for, ya you guessed it, Cheyenne Frontier Days.  I am not a cowgirl. So doing cowgirl art for me is a challenge.  I am not in that yehaw groove.   I don't listen to country music, I really don't like it at all.  I listen to a lot of different music, but run away if possible when I hear country.  Sorry.  It's just not my thing.  But if I were a cowgirl, I would have to be funky.  Like wearing over the knee red and white socks.  I like funk.  So it would be part of my country thing.
  NOW it's snowing again.. soft light gentle snow.

Monday, February 15, 2010


I like this calm green.  It's called Lettuce Alone.  In the kitchen I used Sea Breeze.  I have a
theme going here I think.  I must be longing for a tropcial beach and some alone time. 
The kitchen/breakfast nook is bright but that is what I wanted. 

Note;  there are no plam trees nor ocean outside despite my intentions of altering the interior!!!  But spring is coming.. and I am having fun painting up a storm of color! The white wall to the left will be the nice green so that is next... I tried it here:
   to see if I would like it.... and  I LIKE IT!  NOW I am dancing in colors...  xoxoo ta

Thursday, February 11, 2010



She lives in harmony.

Her house
has balance.

Support comes from the earth.

If she listens carefully,

with her heart,

she can hear the morning

singing out her window.

NOW she can start my day.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I happened upon two birds who live in a wonderful striped tree.
Nice view!
NOW I can move onto another view that is calling me.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


A morning with sunshine and the birds are singing.
Polka dots.   It makes the day brighter, don't you think?
There is no stopping me NOW!

Sunday, February 7, 2010



Nine sweet houses surround the tree house. 
The flowers are blooming in the big tree
and the air is filled with a sweet fragrance

A large flower creates a peaceful haven for homes.
It's warm and you can hear birds singing. 

In my real world, it's snowing.
Art takes me to faraway places.
Gratefully artistic.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


I created this wall art this morning and am working on a new direction for my art with Lunar Designs.
I am thinking of doing one of a kind wall art collages using my designs.  If I can perfect the process,
I can start offering this kind of art in my wholesale lineup.  Trying to breathe new energy into my work,
create new outlets to sell my art, and keep my creative energy flying to new heights.

Because I am working on bringing more What if UP into my life.
What if I created a new line of art that would bring my product into higher end shops?
Doing my designs on t-shirts, etc limits my possibilites. 
 What if NOW!!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


January is gone and there seems to be cloud that has lifted off of me.  February is the love month, and spring is looming in the distance.  There are days when I hear the birds singing and they too seem to feel spring is on the way.  I cranked up the music this morning in my studio and Marley and I boogied.. he loves to dance with me.  It lifts your spirits!!!!
I have new projects in the works, and a sense of excitement is bubbling like a hearty stew in my heart.
I look forward to everyday with happy anticipation.  I wake up thrilled to get moving.  I walk in gratitude for the abundance of love in my life.  I am opening the door to new possibilities and new sights are welling up.
I am ready to give to the universe.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


The view continues, walking along.
Helping hands creates comforting homes.
The little shuttle birds wait diligently for their duties.
It's a serene place.  Peaceful. 
for Now.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Visualize living in a floating condo. 
 The breeze comes through your window.
 Butterflies come and go.
And when the weather turns cold,
you simply walk south.
And how do you ask, do you come and go?
Why you use the shuttle bird of course.
Fly home for NOW.