Friday, January 22, 2016

Visit Four Pieces at Nine Muses Gallery

I'm pleased to have four of my newer pieces hanging at Nine Muses Gallery in Barberton, Ohio, for the next month.  Can you guess which one is my favorite?

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Love Letter Book

Nothing's quite as romantic as a handwritten love letter.    Purchase NOW

This is a perfect Valentine gift.  It's always a good time to write a love letter to a sweetie or a precious friend or family member.

Handmade recycled paper cover with blank watercolor paper hand sewn inside with cotton floss embellished with small beads.  

There is a very limited quantity available.

8 blank pages
$ 7 + shipping and handling
Purchase HERE

Monday, January 18, 2016

Just Finished Two Paintings

With single digit temperatures, my sweet boy and I decided to stay in the house today and take life easy.  This means I finished two paintings.

Kindness Takes Root
12 x 25 inches
acrylic on canvas
Email me if you're interested

I fully believe that kindness is a choice, and I wish more people would make it.  I don't know when kindness became synonymous with weakness, but I believe we are transformed when kindness takes root.


Keep Looking Up
24 x 24 inches
acrylic on canvas
{Email me if you're interested.}

It's so easy to hear the news and lose faith.  It's easier to put our heads down and just force our way forward than to look up.  Let's keep looking up!

Please consider supporting me with a monthly donation of Patreon.  You get goodies form me and my deepest gratitude.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Become A Patron of Magic Making

I am always amazed by people who become patrons of the arts.  I am inviting you to join the magic making and become a patron of my art by making a monthly contribution to me on Patreon.   In exchange, you will receive in return some magic of my making!

This little video tells more about this:

If you want to make a one time purchase  HERE is a list of stuff I have made that you may purchase.
Thank you for supporting more creative magic in this world.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Day of Inspiration and Action

It's that time of year.  It's cold.  It's dark.  The holidays are over, and our to do lists are LOOOOOONNNNNNGGGGG.  This makes it difficult to do two things:

1.  Feel inspired
2.  Take action.

"Just let me stay in bed and procrastinate a little longer,"  might be our first thought.  

And from this place it is so easy to spiral down into guilt and shame--which is just an ugly pit that can be difficult to escape.

So today I am inviting you and me to take action--maybe even mini, micro actions.  Let's take little steps together to get our inspiration back and our action on track.

Let's start with inspiration:
  • Take a walk--even a quick one and look at trees.  Here in Ohio there is a light blanket of snow that makes the trees look gorgeous.  Breathe in the beauty of trees.
  • Scroll down through this site or another site for inspiration.  Set the timer for just 15 minutes.  This is inspiration, not a time sucker.
  • Choose to eat one meal that really nourishes you.  It tastes good and it's good for you.  Let this inspiration fuel you.
  • Be an observer of inspiration--just seek it out today.
  • ​Grab yourself a Brave Inspiration card deck
  • Do a fun activity for just a few minutes or a few hours--you decide.

An now for action:
{When you have lots to do the getting started part can be the biggest obstacle, so let's get started!}
  • Make a list of the 3 most important things for you to accomplish today.  {I did NOT say 3 pages, just 3 things!}
  • Take the first step in doing the first thing on your list.
  • Solicit support for completing your list.
  • Stay focused, even when there are interruptions or roadblocks--3 Most Important Tasks

    P.S.  Tomorrow I'm going to ask you for some support.  I hope you will be able to help me take action!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Brave Art at Wayne Center for the Arts Gift Shop

I am so pleased to have some of my art available in the gift shop 

There are a couple larger pieces and a variety or 4 x 12 pieces, 4 x 4 cubes, and Brave Inspiration card decks.

Please spread the word!

Cards for the Camino

To all the amazing people who follow my art, I'm not sure if I've told you about the epic adventure my son, Sam, and I are taking...