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..
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....

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.

Thursday, May 8, 2014


(3.5 x 4.5 ft)

Everyday I am growing .  Searching and learning. 
I will never stop Growing for as long as I live.

The wheels keep turning and the branches and leaves keep growing.

Everyday is a new beginning and end.

I am forever grateful for my love in my life.
For my Art.
For my Family & Friends.
My Heart is full!
 I am forever grateful for the people in my life!
I am so blessed.

And that includes you!!!

So Excited about my Owls in May Issue of Somerset Studio!!!
(The reason why I am standing like that is because both my sister(And she was taking the pic) and I are tall and I needed to get down so you didn't see my double chin!! LOL!)
Don't forget to get your copy!!!!

Thank you everyone! See you next week!!!

 Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners
who make our souls blossom.
~Marcel Proust~

This is for the people in my life that have always put up with me and loved me with all my eccentric ways and sometimes self absorbed craziness.  You know who you are!!! Love you!!!
You have helped me grow in so many ways!!!
Thank you!!!

 And to my constant companion
Big Lu!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

In a funk....This too shall pass

Did some journaling

In a bit of a funk.  Lost my Mojo.....Lost my Muse....Creative Juices are not flowing. I would say that it is due to all the rain this week.  So what did I do you ask??? 

Had a Sabika fundraiser.
And I was so pleased to be able to make a painting for it.
10% of the sales go to the Alzheimer's Association
I am an Original

Forget me Not.

Jamie was the winner....No it was not fixed!!
 I got to meet my new Nephew Kye. 
He is adorable.
His life is just beginning.
I love new beginnings!

 Bought myself some flowers.
Put them in my Mother's Bud Vase.
Put me in a bit of a tizzie.
It is wonderful to have keepsakes like this that will remind me of my Mama. 
Oh how I miss her.

Rainy Day Art with my neices Maddie and Gracey.
Xylie is in the other room drawing. She sometimes likes to be by herself. 
Depends on the day. She has ADHD. She gets easily distracted.
This is what she drew....

After the girls went home I found this taped to my wall in the Music Room.
Needless to say it is going to stay there.
I love it!
I especially love the crown!
She is a very smart, talented and funny little girl.

Cleaned up my office. Went through my postcards.
So organized now. 

 Worked on some backgrounds

I also signed myself up to see Oprah's Tour in Sept and Stephanie Lee's Encaustic Class in NC at the Donna Downey Studio's. So excited about that. I have always wanted to work with all that gooey wax!!

So you see even if I lose my Mojo.  I still surround myself with art.
I always know it will come back.

This too shall pass.

Also don't forget my Owls are in the May Issue of Somerset Studio's 
I hope everyone got there copy!!!

 See you next week!!!

Make yourself HAPPY!!!!!
I love this video and song....It makes me happy!!

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. 

~Martin Luther King~