Noticing 1.534246575342466 Things to Celebrate (each day!)

There are usually a limitless number things to celebrate. Even for my dog Lucy (shown the photo above) caught in the moment celebrating a whole lot of happy things to smell on a beautiful July morning.   Have you ever seen this book? As the title implies, the book is simply a list of 14,000 random things. […]

When all else fails…

When all else fails… Do what you know how to do. I know how to paint. I wasn’t BORN knowing how to paint. It is a skill I have spent the past 15+ years developing. Sometimes with great purpose. But more often than not in the midst of shooing off all the “WHY I am […]

Three Easy steps to solving ALL of Life’s problems. (If ONLY!)

When at a loss for what to do… 1. Do what you know HOW to DO. 2. Remember what you KNOW to be TRUE. 3. Find something NEW for YOU. I like to explore ALL my options. So much so, that it has become a joke in our family. If you want something researched like a […]

Thoughts from a wise flower on May Day.

Life is a marathon. There is no shame in walking.  I used to run. But after five years, finally decided to be honest with myself. And my hips.   I don’t like to run. So now I walk. Big deal. The whole point is to move your body.  So I walk fast. And fairly often. […]

Shadows with a plan. (February calendar!)

Coneflower is part of my “Sad Flower” series — a series of four botanical paintings, representing four heavy-hearted flowers I found growing in various locations. In the twelve-plus-years I’ve been painting, I have never created a “sad series.” I guess I’d never felt such a heaviness of heart before as when I was planing this new group of […]

“Transition.” A call to listen in 2016.

It’s been my fortunate experience to learn that most people want to be heard. All they usually need is the slightest nudge. A nudge that can be as simple as asking a follow-up question to something they have already offered up to you.

A new calendar for November! Sunflower #2

The creative spirit within me loves to have something new to look at. Here’s a free and simple way to freshen up your desk for the new month. Clean off workspace  (Be ruthless in throwing things away.) Clean off computer desktop (This is more complicated. My quick & easy “system” is to drag everything into one folder called “desktop […]

Happy New Year, 2014!

A blank slate. [ Oh the possibilities of a brand new year! ]  What will you do with these next twelve months?? [ Sometimes all the possibilities overwhelm me. I am trying not to worry about it. ] Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.  — Corrie Ten […]

Cyber Monday Sale!

I don’t normally run “Sales.” Especially not on my original oil paintings. But in light of the fact that I’ve run out of room to store all the paintings I’ve created over the last decade, this year I’m joining in the CYBER MONDAY fun. 50% SALE on Selected Original Paintings Here’s how it works. The […]

A new calendar to welcome December, 2013!

The last month of 2013. [ How is that possible? ]  Time flies when you’re having fun?? I hope this last month of 2013 is the best month of the year for you. Click on the image above, to download this calendar to your computer to make it your “wallpaper.” Click HERE to see photos […]