Thursday, August 28, 2014



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

Remember that all my 8 x 10 prints are $15.00 for a short time. 

You can find them in my Etsy Shop.
Click on the Side Bar
or Click this Link.

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!! 

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

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)


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......