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. […]

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.

Jumping off the Hamster Wheel

Snapshots from my reentry into sanity, as three years of retail frenzy comes to an end… Today is Day 25 since we closed up my store. What seemed like a straightforward idea, has actually turned out to be much cloudier than I would ever have imagined. I don’t think I realized how wound up I actually was. Or how out of whack […]

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 […]

“These are a few of my favorite things!”

This dahlia was blooming in my yard. And one glorious autumn day I had the foresight to pick one and take some photos of it standing in front of the perfect sky. Now it’s a painting! That is most definitely one of my favorite things. Just a few of my other favorite things: The reward […]