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!!!


Thursday, June 19, 2014

I love the moon and the moon loves me

 I love the moon and the moon loves me.
(Mini canvas)

Oh how that statement is so true.  I am a nocturnal creature.  No matter how hard I try I just like to stay up all night.  When I worked from home and had to be at work at 9 o'clock I would stay up until all wee hours of the night and get up. I usually survived on 5 hours sleep.  For me that is really bad because in order for me to feel good I need 8 to 9 hours.  So needless to say my hours have changed so much since I am working at home. I do get my sleep but I seem to still stay up as late as ever and sleep late in the morning.  I love the peacefulness of the night.  I don't know why?? It just is my time.  My mother use to tell me when I was a baby I did the same thing.  I would be wide awake all night and day time I would like to sleep.  Lucky for her she only needed 4 hours of sleep to function. Oh how I love the night.  Nothing like a  Moon. Whether it is over the ocean or above the treetops. 
I love the moon and the moon loves me.

Friends come in all shapes and sizes

Have been finishing up some paintings
Getting ready for Art on the Ave.  In West Reading PA.


 I will be in front of Haute' Chocolate.  
Best Cupcakes Ever.
I am not kidding.
Yummmmmm!!
I will be having my usual.  Vanilla with Vanilla Icing , Sprinkles and a cherry on top.
Seriously Soooooo Good!
Best Cupcakes in town!!


Don't forget to come and see me and bring your Somerset Studio Magazine's and I will sign them!!!
 11 to 6 
Rain or Shine!
Hoping for the Shine!





 “The moon is a loyal companion.
It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human.
Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.”

Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wholehearted

Love Wholehearted
 
Love your life Wholeheartedly.
 Love it all the way!!
Love with Gusto!!!
Love with your WHOLE Heart!!!
Be vulnerable!
Let go of your Ego!!!
Try to be in it!!!!
Always seeking the truth.
Your truth not anyone elses's!
You are worthy to live a Wholehearted Life.
 
Love and Live with your Whole Heart.
 


“Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. It’s going to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.” 

- Brene Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., The Gifts of Imperfection



This week I will be working really hard and getting ready for Art on the Ave in West Reading.
Steve is making lots of frames.
I will be there next Saturday in front of Haute' Chocolate.(Best Cupcakes ever!!!)
My usual spot. 
Come and see us. (Nelly will be there too!)
If you have a copy of your Somerset Studio Magazines bring them along and I will sign them for you!!
Hope to see you there!!! 
See you next week!!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Mini's

All is well in my world

Working on Mini Mixed Media Paintings 
4" x 4"
With all my favorite sayings.

They will be for sale at Art on the Ave in West Reading.
I decided I am going to do it again.
Its a lot of work but I love doing it.

She cried everyday because life was so beautiful 

Her life is full of colors

She felt the fear and did it anyway

 I will choose happiness everyday

Tracy loved the new Owl for baby Keagen.
Look at her little belly... So cute!

Don't forget to pick a copy of  Somerset Gallery
My Ballerina is in it.

Woo Hoo!!!

I hope everyone is doing well and that I can see all of you on June 21 at Art on the Ave.

I will be working hard to get things ready!

Listening to Hozier.  Love Love him!!!





Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ocean Fun

For Baby Keegan.  Shhhhhhh!!! Don't tell.
My Niece Tracy doesn't have facebook or read my blog.
So I believe I am safe posting this.
She loves green and orange.
Not sure about the eyes. I may change them to blue. And add a little blue in the mix..
Hmmmmm.....
Could be some changes....
Steve is busy working on the frame. 
Shower is this weekend so I hope she likes it.

Well I just got back from the beach for a mini vacation.
First couple days with Heidi, Jamie, Hilary and Jen. 
  And then a couple of days with my Sister Heidi.
And then the rest of the time with Steve and our Daughter's Family.
It was really nice.
I didn't bring my paints and I will tell you I really missed them.
I brought some markers and watercolors for doodling but that was it.
So the following is a mish mash of the week and a half of the beach.

 On the boat in the bay
 I am at my happy place.... Watching the sailboats go by....

 Doodling
Sprinkles on my Ice Cream from Dumsers
So glad to be there again with the full moon.

 More Doodling
Oh how I missed my paints.

  
My Sister Heidi picking up Seashells.
This is Heidi's Birthday Week!!!!
Happy Birthday Heidi!!!!!
I Love You!!
Kooky Girl Doodling
  
Steve and his first mate Jake

Nelly and her Boys at Harpoon Hanna's watching Lacrosse.

And when I got home my New Somerset Studio Gallery was there.
My Ballerina is in it!!
Can't get better then that!!
Life is Good.
3 times in 1 year!!!
I am so Grateful!!!

I will leave you with my new Band Crush.
Lovin this Music!!
Playing it over and over.
Born Ruffians - Needle




You are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it's all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Finding my spirit again and again and again

Finding my spirit again and again and again.

Everyday is a renewing of myself. 
I look for my spirit.
I look inward
Who am I behind all the chatter that is going on in my head.
I am the spirit listening to it. 
I am always searching for it.
Call it what you will.
But I call it Spirit.
I am always looking for my true spirit.
My true self.
I forget who I am and then I come back to it.
 And I find my Spirit.
And it is good.
 

I am going to go to the beach today.  I will be spending some time with the Big Girls.
These will be our views.
2 weeks of bliss!
One with the girls and one with my family.
Can't ask for more then that. 
Such Gratitude!



 Life is good

I will try to do a blog post next week. It all depends if I can figure out my new laptop??
We will see????

I'll leave you with a new song by Ziggy Marley.
He reminds me of our beach condo.
Me and Steve dancing to Ziggy in the light ocean breeze.
(Steve was one of the fortunate ones to get to see his father Bob in concert!)
Oh how I wish I could have been there!!
If you love Reggae you will love his music.