Thursday, June 26, 2014

Freedom to be me

 Freedom to be me

  Free to be me... to work 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!!!!
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!!!

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.
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


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


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!!!