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Friday, May 28, 2010


Emalie spent the afternoon at the pool with her mom while I worked in the studio.. and then a fun time at the park.  After dinner the girls had some fun studio time.  This little artist is tired and nearly spent, but still finds the energy to do some art.  My girls are flying back to Hawaii in a few weeks, and I am trying to capture as much time with them as possible.  It has been a joy to have them here. 

But most of all, I have just tried to stay in the NOW with this gift!

Friday, May 21, 2010


SPRING SALE at my studio today and tomorrow. 

With my daughter's wonderful help, we have been cleaning out stockpiles of too much of this and too much of  that. It was absolutely overwhelming for me when we started.  But as we made progress, I felt the energy of LESS IS MORE~.  That is a hard line to follow when you are a mixed media artist.  Much of what you let go, you know deep down, you would of  eventually found a need for the stuff.  But you also know at some point, it's good to clear out the space and allow new energy to flow.

I also have stockpiles of art that I am selling.  For low low prices.  Don't even think about how much time I spent creating these pieces, simply let it go for a small price and know that the rewards of more space will more than compensate for the low price of the sale.  So in the end of my studio storage space, I hung sheets, etc and created a small room of sorts to hang the art..  funky but it is working. 

Since moving into our house and my studio a year and a half ago, it was a rush to get things put away, often haphazardly, and then making time to go  back and organize, despite my best intentions didn't happpen till now.   And I have to say, having someone to help you is really a big advantage. 

    Plus, oh my.  Look at the space I have created!
:)  ta for NOW

Monday, May 17, 2010


It was a long ardious search.  I had in mind what I wanted, locally there was nothing I liked.  So I have been on the internet for weeks looking for a new car.  Well new to me.  I wanted a Subaru Forester.. about 8-10 years old, relative low mileage and in great condition.  I was leaning towards white.  But when I found this car
this weekend in Denver, it had too many great assets I couldn't pass up for the mere fact it's gold, a color that I can easily live with.  It's a sweet little car, and will serve my needs perfectly.  Marley is sitting inside, already loving the ride, and Emalie loves the new "golden car"! 

Now it's time to say goodbye to Dad's Jimmy.  I will try to sell it for parts.. and it's still painfully sad for me.
I was so determined to some how restore it.  But the frame is so badly damaged, it was an issue of safety that
made me finally give in to no Jimmy.  Dad was a stickler for safety, and as much as he and I both loved the Jimmy, he would of never wanted me to drive a car that was not safe. I swear if we lived on a farm, I would plant it in a wooded glen and plant flowers around it and let it commune with nature.  But we do not have a
place to do that.  The engine is in perfect condition as are a lot of the interior and exterior parts.  So I am hoping I can find someone who will somehow resurrect the car.  It needs a new frame and to replace that
would of cost me over $5000 for just the frame.  But some interprising person could do it for far less.

I did take out some things from the Jimmy to put in my new car.  The rubber floor mats for the front fit perfectly.  And Dan helped me take out the installed accordian front window shade and install it in the new
Subaru.  Just a little of Dad's love in the car.  He would be happy...
ta for NOW.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Here's my new gal.. I love her face, an old burner with her curly wire hair!  Her eyes are old bottle caps
with old white button eyes.  The license plate body with fun curly stick legs and old rusty chains for arms.
More art for the upcoming Wild Women Art Show.

 ta for NOW

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Working on inventory for the upcoming wild women show in June and the local Downtown Farmer's Market
that starts the 3rd week of June.  Trying to be productive with little Emalie is challenging, maninly because I would much rather play with Emalie than anything else.  But luckily, Emalie loves to do art, so we often are
creating in the studio at the same time.
We are going on a little picnic/hike today.  The sun is shining and the sky is deliciously blue and it's fairly warm.  I love the kooky way Emalie is dressed.... I had to suffer through lots of lacey dresses when I was a little girl, so it's great to see her mom dress her fun and comfy.
Life has been busy and fun with my girls here.
And the lilacs are soon to bloom.
Life is just so sweet!