Saturday, December 19, 2015

Believe in Miracles! I do!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with miracles and dreams come true!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Give the gift of Creativity! Winter Workshops now OPEN!

2016 Winter Workshops--Registration now OPEN!

Add some color, intention, and inspiration to your new year!
Join me for the first art workshop of 2016 on Sunday, January 10th from 4-7 p.m.

We will be setting our intentions for the year and creating mini, mixed-media inspiration cards and affirmation blocks.  Each participant will create 12 inspiration cards to save or swap, as well as an affirmation block with your word or phrase of the year!  Cost is $45 per person and includes all instruction and supplies.  Please bring a drink or snack to share.  Feel free to bring along some quotes or inspiring messages to use in your projects.

Come fill your heART and join me for the February Art Workshop on Sunday, February 7th from 4-7 p.m.

We will be creating mixed media hearts filled with love, gratitude, and whatever your heart desires!  Cost is $45 per person and includes all instructions and supplies.  Please bring a drink or snack to share.  

Monday, December 14, 2015

Mother-daughter Christmas Art Party!

Thanks to everyone who joined me for the mother-daughter Christmas Art Party!
I enjoyed painting with each of you and love all of your festive, colorful Christmas trees!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and looking forward to painting with you again in the New Year!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Perfect Stocking Stuffer for Beach Lovers!

My "Beach Blessings" book makes the perfect stocking stuffer for any beach lover! It is "a photographic journey of awakening to the beauty and blessings of the ocean." It's only $10.95 and includes free shipping with Amazon Prime. Go to:…/…/ref=sr_1_1…

Saturday, December 5, 2015

"Finding balance!"

"Finding balance" (5/50)

“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go” (~ Rumi)

Holding onto what’s important and letting go of what is not…
Holding onto what is true to your personal journey and letting go of what no longer serves you…

The newest painting in my “50 to 50 Challenge” is titled “Finding Balance” and is #5/50.

It was inspired by the stacks of rocks I saw by the sea a few years ago and my own personal quest for balance in my everyday life.  

I love these rock totems!  I first saw them en mass on one of our vacations a few years ago.  My family and I were  walking along a winding beach path when we came across stone towers of all sizes and configurations!  They filled the entire shore line!  It was truly a beautiful, moving, magical sight!  My family and I added our own totems to the bunch.   We have seen similar gatherings of rock totems in the woods, mountains, beaches, valleys, desserts.  I see them as little reminders of the importance of finding balance in our lives and that we are not alone in this pursuit.  Since that first spotting, I have started collecting small rocks and stones from my travels. 

I believe the need to find balance is part of human nature.  We are designed to seek balance and  homeostasis.  But seeking and finding balance can be difficult, especially this time of year.  There are so many demands on our time, pulling us in different directions.  It’s easy to feel off-balance and overwhelmed.  Just when we think we’ve found a good balance, things change and it’s time to move some stones around and re-balance our tower.  We may try taking some stones away, stacking our stones in a different order, moving our totem to a new location, or simply starting over with a whole new stack.  We may need to seek out quiet moments to regain our balance.  We may need to re-arrange priorities.  Our circumstances are always changing.  We need to remember that it’s okay to re-arrange our rocks and if our stones should fall to the ground, it’s okay to pick them up and start over.  I am learning that balance is found moment by moment, day by day.  May you find beauty and balance in your daily life!



Big envelope full of love and inspiration!

Recently received the package I've been waiting months for!!!  It arrived just after Thanksgiving and I was oh so grateful!  Earlier this year I signed up for Jessica Brogan's International Card Deck Swap!  I had so much fun creating my own deck of inspirational cards to share (more on that later)!  It was like sending love, hope, and positive energy through the mail to others all over the world!  Can't wait to see who ended up with my cards!  This weekend, I am looking forward to taking a closer look and savoring each of the 52 beautiful inspirational cards I received from artists all around the world!  What a great way to start the holidays!  Hope you can join us for the next round!

"A small sample of the cards I created and sent out"
"All the gorgeous cards I received in the mail"