Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I am over at Talk2thetrees doing a giveaway. Head over there now to see how you can enter.

Check out Rachael's esty shops. She makes these beautiful amazing hats, art, jewelry, paintings.

                       hats                                         Jewelry                                              art

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hold a moment.

Streams of fish trickle over toes
eyes raise sun-ward and sounds of quiet fill my heart.
red rock towers humbly complimenting the blue sky.
Air and water unite as i stretch to embrace,
saying yes to life

fluid hearts stacked in unison holding the energy.
kinetic, yet powerful
ending with an impromptu urge to leap
yes jump!
the cold water applauding a visiting light
Holding, believing and sending rushes
there to hold a moment.

dedicated to my scarf sister and "kick-ass" friend, Serena, and all my other lovelies from SPACE who knows a little more to this story of jumping. i love you all so much. you inspire me to the ends of the earth.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

holding close

In 2009, i found my tribe. the people who i connect with. the folks that i've felt i've known forever even after just meeting them. from that point forward i started to know and feel what a real friendship is even though we live hundreds or even thousands of miles apart. you know who you are. what a remarkable transition in my life. these women. they are there for me.

funny thing, since that fall and the couple years since.... the meaning of true friendship as really put in perspective those relationships that i've held onto and who i thought were friends. i believe we go through transitions and people move in and out of your life. but i've got to say i know exactly who is in my corner now. and i'm blessed to know you!

Bluebird, you know my deepest dreams.........

 photo by - Kate Daniel

 photo credit - carissa paige

 photo - Lisa Parks

 photo credit - Jinny

photo credit - Jennifer Belthoff

 photo credit - Donna Wynn   
(my girl Kolleen told me her fav ryan bingham song is bluebird and if you listen to the lyrics what a beautiful message it holds)    my blue bird can fly as far as I can seeMy bluebird has everything I need
my bluebird knows my deepest desires,my bluebird will catch me just before the fire.
 my bluebird wing can fly above it all,
My bluebird will help me stand and be strong,
my bluebird will never beg upon a knee,
my bluebird knows I need to believe
  You are all my bluebirds, my sweet friends. and i hold you so close to my heart!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

New work and kid paint time

I wanted to share with you some new pretties that i've been working on:

And i wanted to tell you what fun i had painting with my two nieces, Mackenzie (7) and Morgan (10). here are some photos of the wonderful time i had with them.

 mackenzie grace

 Morgan Dawn

painting table mess

Oh what fun we had. this little painting session with them was so fun and i think i learned more from them than they learned from me. they really make me proud!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Create Magic

Create Magic - click here to register. we still have a few spots left!

My most creative days when I was a kid were those days that it rained. Forts were built, games were made up from scratch and books got filled with color and drawings. Those days allowed me to be creative in whole new realms. We will touch on that nostalgia of creating by working with collage, paint, and words in our journal. It is here that you are free to create without limits....to expose what inspires us most. Are you inspired by poems?......by the full moon?......words from a book.....or certain feelings toward a friend? We will lay it all out while working quickly and without stress. To simply do, rather than think too much. Throw away the plans and paint from the heart!

Join us near Puget sound this fall!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I'm back!

goodbye squarespace. i'm sorry, i've missed blogger too darn much. I will update the site with workshop links very soon....so stay tuned!