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. […]

Some things never go out of style.

A common denominator between gardening, mercy, and love What is Timeless? I asked a group of friends to look at my newest painting so they could help me come up with a title for it. I wanted the name to convey a character trait they admire. And with Mothers’ Day on the horizon, I suggested […]

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 […]

“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 Mirror of Memories

This “Memory Mirror” was a collaboration between the 25 kids in my son’s class. It’s their contribution to their school silent auction fund-raiser on November 9th. They each brought in some objects that were meaningful to them, and then working as a team, they placed their items on the mirror. You could say that there’s […]

A cute little card brightened my day!

My friend Bess sent me a card yesterday. Leave it to Bess to have a fun stamp on the envelope too.  Much to my surprise, I opened it up to find one of my old paintings on the front of the card. Which made me smile! (I think this is actually the very first sunflower I ever […]