Thursday, August 28, 2014

Feel

Feel

Feel it.
Feel Love
Feel Lost 
Feel Happy
Feel Sad 
Feel Embraced
Feel Lonely
Feel Triumphant
Feel Defeted
Feel Joy
Feel Sorrow
Feel Connected
Feel Abandoned
Feel Compassion
Feel Rage
Feel Humble
Feel Blessed
Feel Gratitude
Just FEEL it in your heart.

Embrace your feelings.
Whether they are good or bad.
You will find something out about yourself when you do.
 I feel soooo Happy!!! I received these banners from my Sister on my Birthday
I am really 57 now...Tee Hee..

 I feel Blessed when I meditate and watch the shadows on my porch.

 I feel sentimental when I watch my BFF Pat's Daughter get married.
It was so lovely... Such a beautiful wedding spent with Old and New Friends

I feel excited when I pick out my new tile, flooring and counter top for my New Kitchen
EEEeeeeeee I am going to get my Herringbone Hardwood Floors!!!!
I will show you the before and after when it is completed. 
We should be starting in Oct.
Waiting for the Cabinet Makers to come show us the plans.
 I feel nervous when I don't paint something with Eyes.
Isn't that weird???
But it is true.

 I Feel inspired when I see the work that my Nephew Josh is doing.
He is making wonderful furniture and this is just a swing he made for his Daughter Maeve.
I Feel so excited for him.  He is just starting and beginning his career. 
(And look in the background at all those bee boxes. Awesome!)


 “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart”
Helen Keller



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And I will leave you with this song that makes me feel like I got to dance!!!
This songs reminds me of many party's at my house dancing with my 
Nephew Isaac... That boy can tear up a rug......
And it makes me feel gleeful that I will be seeing Bob Schneider in October in Philly!!!
This will be my 5th time!! 
WooooHooo!!!


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Home Again

Looking for the light

This painting went through a lot of changes.
 I took progress photo for this one.

Sketch and Start the painting on Wood.
 
Face is starting to take shape.
 
Just adding some paint to the background
And playing with a crown and some feathers.
 
Starting to change up some things. Different feathers.
Adding more color to the background.
 
Changing the Feathers a bit. Making the background dark. 

Change up the background and feathers. They were too dark for me.
 
Photoshopped the Flowers


Change is good. I know some people have problems letting go or painting over there pieces.  I don't have a problem with it.  It took me awhile but I paint so much that every piece I make I think of it as a learning tool. 
I make something and I don't quite like it,  So I paint over it or rip it up. 
Oh how it makes some of my family members crazy!!!
But that is how I learn.
Just have to do it. 
And not get attached.
It's hard I know. That part of creating was hard for me at first.
Not anymore!!


Well I am home from a long vacation.
It was beautiful, but I yearned for my home.
I missed my house and my studio.  It was a wonderful month full of fun. I am not complaining!
But.... (Yes there is a but)  It makes me appreciate all the people and things in my life.  Things are pretty great!!!  Just a few things I got to do.  

I came home and got to walk in the grounds of the so Beautiful Reading Museum. 




I got to sit on my upstairs patio while the rain fell
Oh how I love rainy days.
 

I got to see my back yard all a glow with the Super Moon

I got to meet my new Grand Nephew for the first time.
That is my Dad (86) His Grandson Kellen and his Great Grandson Keagan.

I came home from the beach to find my new Glasses and vases from Misty Mawn
Beautiful!

I got to hang out with this Lovely Little Lady Maeve and have a Sabika Gathering
 
 I had the pleasure of having Xylie's Birthday Party at my house.
She is such a special girl. 
Look at that Great Smile!!
That is thanks to the Cleft Palate Foundation
 My Niece is a Single Mother of 3 children.  She has had a lot to handle 
in the past few years.  (And I want to add her Ex-Husband has been a really Great Dad too,Very involved) Going to School, Working Full time and taking care of 3 children and one with special needs.  It is not always easy but she has fought all Xylie's life to get her the help she needs. It has been a tough journey for her but with Foundations like Cleft Palate Foundation it has taken a little bit of the load off of her. And as you can see Xylie is a happy girl.  She has the happy gene.
She makes us all smile. 
I love this picture of her because it shows her spirit!!!
(I am so glad they will be living 2 blocks from us soon)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY XYLIE!!!!!

I am so Blessed to have this life of mine
and to be surrounded by such love!!

Not always perfect but it is perfect for me!!

I am so glad to be home.

I want to share a video of Jim Carry speaking about Love and Fear.
It is Awesome.




I Choose Love......

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Vacation and First Video (Just Praticing)


If you are seeing this blog that means I have figured out how to get my pictures from my camera onto this laptop.
 
 
 
Painting

 
Doodling

 
More Doodling 
 
 
 
I knew when these kids came the fun was going to begin!
 
 
 
Xylie

 
 
Gracey and Maddie
 
 
The Beach!!!!!!

 
 
Blue Eyes.
 

 
 
Kye and Maeve came later in the week.


 
A present left on my door.
Thank you Gracey and Xylie!!!

 
Walking at the Park
 
Sitting with my Sister In Law.  Remembering.
 

 
More Doodling

 
Sunsets on the Bay.
(no two alike)

 
Super Moon on the Beach.


Diamonds on the Sea.
 
 
Reading a really great book
 
 
 
My Sister Heidi made us some flags to hang to make it festive!
 
 

What a great vacation I have been having. 
 
 

So what I started to do since all my guest left.
(not for long Nelly and her men will be here this week, I see some fishing in my future)
 
I am just taping myself to get use to being on camera.
Oh how crazy that was.  I am a bit goofy.
But I WILL get better.
And next time I WILL doll myself up a bit.
Oh well you have to start somewhere.




 
Also I was contacted by Hallmark this week about using some of my images.
I won't hold my breath but it will be what it will be.
I am just glad they are still thinking of me.
We will see.
 
Well everyone have a great week.
 
I will leave you with this song and quote.
 
I have no other reason to pick this song but that it reminds me of my Sisters and my daughter.
One fun night playing this and getting crazy driving to Harrisburg and "loosing my oxygen". Rocking the Mini Van!
 
And it is a Fun Song!!
 

 
 
Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive.

 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Freedom to be me


 Freedom to be me

  Free to be me... to play....to work .....to just be who I was meant to be.  No chains on me. I am very fortunate.
My insurance job was an means to an end.
It served me well.
Getting use to the idea that I have no one but myself to work for. 
It is hard to find the balance.
And hard to make myself work sometimes.
 Because it is such a fine line between them.
Because now I love what I do. 
I also love being able to take care of myself.
I have lost 20 lbs since I have been working on my own.
My feet feel great!! Makes a difference.
I was a long distance runner in my 20's and 30's.
Sometimes running 6 to 8 miles a day 
I was one of those nuts that loves to run.... Oh how I love it!!!
Running damaged my feet. I had Achilles Tendon surgery on both feet.
(So be careful all you runners)
It took a good 4 years to recover. Because they had to do them one at a time. 
I can not run anymore but I can walk.
It is wonderful!!!!
Sometimes I see people running and I envy them!!!
Oh well.... I had those days and they are over. 
My walking days are here.
Woooo Hoooo!!!
I guess I am rambling!! Sorry about that! 

 I now see the world as it is.  Beautiful!

I have had this painting done for a few months. I couldn't figure out what I wanted to say.
It came to me because of a situation that happened this week. 
I won't go into details. I will keep that for myself, but 
it inspired me.  I realized what I was yearning for isn't really a real thing. I  see it so clearly now....
What was I thinking???
Anyway I think there are so many moments like this in our lives.  When we realize how fortunate that we truly are.  My life is Beautiful just the way it is. Imperfect and Crazy as it is sometimes, It is perfect for me.

 Had a wonderful time at my Uncle's annual Solstice Party.
Sister's, Best Friends, Cousin's and Niece.  Girl Power!!! (Except Baby Keagan in Tracy's belly)

"Art On The Ave"
Beautiful Day to have a show.
(That is Nelly Bell in the back, She's a good girl she helps her Mama)

Also everyone!!!!
SALE!!!!
Vacation Sale!!!
Just for one more day.
Tomorrow is it!!
Will close at 12:00 am
My shop will be closed until August 2.
All prints are for sale!!!
$15.00

Or click on the sidebar link.

So I will leave you with this fun song.
Makes me want to dance!!!





Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.
~Wayne Dyer~

 I will be on vacation for the month of July.
Can't wait until the little girlies come down!!
You will most likely hear from me in about 2 weeks.
I will be blogging from OC MD. Yippey Yay!!!
Have a great holiday whatever you do, Whether it be going to the Ocean, or the Mountains or staying home and getting things done!!

Let Freedom Ring!!!