Friday, July 31, 2009

Drip, drip --Drop

Lately it has been cool and rainy....although humid, its been in the 70's and 80's this week. It inspired me to paint this new painting called Drip, drip drop. I swear, i have been singing that tune from the Bambi soundtrack ......"drip, drip, drop.....little april showers"....i can't get it out of my head!

In sharp contrast, the Pacific NW has had some sweltering heat in the upper 100's which is where we (arkansas) should be at this time of year.

my sweet art friend, Tara and I, have officially switched climates for the week.....sorry to say....i got the good end :-)
nevertheless.....i think they are normalizing again and we are warming up.

I'm so ready for fall.
It can't get here soon enough.......
pumpkin pie, halloween, cool mornings, hot tea, a good book on the back porch, cute hand-made scarves, back to school, i can think about in the summers.

Monday, July 27, 2009


Look at this darling mermaid one-of-a-kind doll from Boopsie Daisy.

pretty much made my day :-)

Sometimes Life Just Stinks

I found out a few days ago that i'm sidelined from running for 3 weeks because of feet problems and when i saw this little doodle from boopsie daisy it made me smile. The little girl just made me think that even though life is good, it can throw you a stinker your way when you least expect it.......:) so then.....i began looking on the bright side! i have my health....i am able to do other excercises,,,,,just not running...big deal. thanks boops for showing me that silver lining like you always do.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Be Happy

be happy!

how simple a phrase.

once you say it, you are.

to me this phrase signifies that happiness can be a verb.

you choose.

I think my struggle for happiness with my career finally lead me to painting and the arts. I was very UNhappy in several jobs before finding makeup artistry hence leading me into the world of art; painting, brushes, wonderful color. it opened my eyes. i encourage you, if you aren't happy with your career, do something about it, take a class, go to a retreat, take an inspirational walk to clear your mind.
I found this wooden phrase and two little quilt houses in Eureka and it inspired me to think about happiness as an action not simply a state.
BE HAPPY, my friends.......... :-D