Thursday, September 18, 2014

Preserving sunshine…

Last week I bought this glorious sunshiny bouquet of sunflowers to grace my home when my dear friends Linda and Mike came for a visit.



This morning, the sunflowers were droopy, dropping petals and looking kind of sad.


Kind of like me after a sleep-less night of worrying about some peeps I love.


While my coffee was brewing, I went to my art stuff stored in the garage,

and brought out my Microfleur Flower Press.


I gathered the some of the petals off of the wilting sunflowers and arranged them on the press for drying.


About 40 seconds in the microwave and I had these beautiful bright yellow petals preserved.


Sunshine captured for later use in a collage or art piece of some kind.


Maybe a mandala with some other leafy bits from the past?

All the pieces carefully, lovingly,  preserved in the pages of some old books ready to be given another chance to be part of the beauty ?


The sleepless night and the process of preserving these sunshine petals this morning made me revisit some lessons I am learning


for what seems like the billionth time.

Worrying doesn’t change the outcome.

Focusing on the negative only brings more negative to you.

And of course,

Love is the answer to every question.

Going to focus on how love applies today.

Starting with myself !

Happy Thursday, Beautiful Ones !

Monday, September 8, 2014

Super Moon, Precious Orb

Tonight, September 8th is the full moon. 
Harvest moon.
Super Moon.

I was inspired to create this little piece on a 6"x6" canvas. Acrylic paints, distress ink markers, collage bits, rusted paper, and gold India ink. 
Oh and a little sprig of lavender. 

The full moon is said to be bringing spiritual and emotional healing.

Lords knows we can all use some of that !

Bring it on!
I hope the super moon brings you blessing, Beautiful ones!


Friday, September 5, 2014

Haiku My Heart–I go to the Sea


I go to the sea.

Sky, sand, sun, cloud, wave, bird, air.

I return to me.


I return to the beauty of a few carefully chosen words and the bright hearts that share them at Haiku My Heart.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Visited by Bella Grace

I was recently the lucky, lucky winner of a give away on the She Is Three blog.

I won a copy of the gorgeous magazine Bella Grace, and some treasures from the three awesome talents that make up the She is Three trio.


This arrived in my mailbox yesterday !


Just look at the beautiful goodies inside !


Pumpkin looks suitably impressed, doesn’t she ?


The magazine is a true treasure. Juicy, beautiful, inspiring, a delight !


Thank you to Jennifer, Bella and Deb for making this giveaway so extra special

and for all the sweet soul candy you share.

Big Love, Beautiful Ones !

Sunday, August 31, 2014

And in the end…Love !

August Break Final Prompt for 2014 : LOVE !


I have loved doing this challenge !

Even if I didn’t quite complete every prompt,

I managed to blog a lot more this month than I have in a long time.

And it was fun being challenged by photo prompts everyday.

Today’s prompt of Love was easy !

David and I headed to our favorite place, the beach, and played like two silver fish in the Gulf Of Mexico.

Love on lots of levels!

Thank you to Susannah Conway for the inspiration and thank you to all the great photographers and life recorders that played along !

Thank you August for a beautiful month of memories !


Hosted by Susannah Conway

Tuesday, August 26, 2014






from me and the fur babies.


And a days work, day time shell gathering, and evening stitches.

Man, Life is sooooo good.

Happy Tuesday, Beautiful Ones.



Hosted by Susannah Conway

Monday, August 25, 2014

Grace in little things


Little, littler, littlest…

August Break Prompt : “Little”


Okay, I got a bit behind with August Break.

Thought about it everyday

but have really just be soaking in

the heart time


with my brilliant, beautiful, fun and funny niece Jessica.


We are beach bound as much as possible

and loving it !



But as Susannah says, we’re in the home stretch with this challenge.

Going to try and get back in line.

But still enjoy my time with Jess

to the fullest !

Happy Monday, Beautiful Ones !