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September 4, 2020

Life has recently brought me to transition and change. My only child, a daughter, recently began her first year of college. The beginning of August brought lots of shopping, cleaning, and packing as she was eagerly anticipating this next step in her life journey. There were days of going to store after store buying the […]

August 12, 2020

Creating with a sense of play has become rather routine lately. With my only child, my daughter, getting ready to leave for her first year of college, I have felt the need to let go of expectations I sometimes place on myself for creating something that (I feel) is worth “sharing.” Instead, I have chosen […]

July 21, 2020

There have been so many days recently that my mind just keeps spinning and I can’t seem to stop it. I get caught up in what is going on in the world right now and my thoughts take over, leaving my mind, my body, and my spirit feeling as though the spin cycle is permanently […]

June 10, 2020

How is your daily life journey going right now? Do you have days in which it seems to flow easily…you get things done, you enjoy the activities of that day, you connect with people, you share, laugh, and love? Do you also have days that feel hard, as though there are barriers (sometimes mental, sometimes physical) […]

June 3, 2020

There is sometimes a darkness that wants to swallow me up. Sometimes it is triggered by external circumstances, sometimes it is triggered by internal circumstances. Either way, this darkness can sneak up on me, taking me by surprise or it can be a slow build up of which I am completely aware of it happening. […]

May 19, 2020

We have some beautiful potted flowers that are full of color and vibrancy on our deck right now (my husband’s gift to me every Mother’s Day is a variety of flowers to bring some beauty into our outdoor space). There is one plant right now (I don’t know what it is) that seems to lose […]

May 6, 2020

There are many days when I go into my creative space, all ready to connect to what is nudging at me to come out onto paper or canvas, and suddenly, blank paper in front of me, I get stuck. It can be frustrating especially when I am really feeling that creative itch that needs desperately […]

April 28, 2020

Unintentionally, I began a morning creativity practice. We were a few days (or so) into the shelter in place order when I started this. I have been inspired by other artists who use dried tea bags in their art…whether it be creating an image on a single tea bag or including the tea bag in […]

April 15, 2020

In the midst of this pandemic that is going on, it feels like the world has turned upside down. It feels like we have lost normalcy, freedoms, and living our life in contentment and the certainty of what comes next. Uncertainty is not a comfortable place for most of us. We thrive on knowing what […]

April 7, 2020

Our breath can be our anchor. And I needed that reminder recently. I found out that one of the local trails that I often run on is going to be closed temporarily to supposedly help slow the virus spread. After having yet another freedom taken away that caused me to react and send me quickly […]