Wednesday, January 7, 2015

This day is savable.

Hard to believe that the holidays have come and gone.

The visit to Montreal and my peeps was awesome !


And so was the visit with my friend Suzanne,

who came and spent a fun New year’s week with us.


Now she’s gone home,

David’s gone back to work

and I need to re-find a routine that makes me fill fulfilled and like I am living towards my purpose.

Big ambitions, huh ?

Winking smile

Well, I started off small, which always works better for me.

I have pretty much given up coffee in the morning in favor of protein shakes (gluten, dairy, sugar free vanilla veggie protein powder with fresh fruit, spinach, water and ice in the blender).

They are super yummy, and keep me full and energized until lunch most days.

I have also re-committed to a meditation practice each morning.

I tend to have pretty lousy self discipline, but so far this new morning routine is really comfortable.


Pumpkin likes to join me at meditation time and perches herself on the arm of my chair.

Sweet Cat vibes add to the goodness.

The next addition will be some more physical exercise. Walking and/or a bike ride on my new bike that Santa Dave got me for Christmas.

My 7 speed cruiser in retro lilac ! Cute and comfortable.

Won’t be in any triathalons on it but good for getting this butt moving !


Another important piece to reviving my self-loving routine

is to bring back the ART !!!


Worked on a little 6X6” canvas today.

Acrylic paint and collage.


I was flipping through an old dictionary looking for a title and

the word


popped out.

“Capable of being saved.”


I think we all are.

I hope we all are.


I’m planning some fun arty days with some East Coast Florida friends soon. I really need that art tribe to make me feel complete.

I hope your new year, new month, new week, new day

routines are off to a good start, Beautiful Ones.

Big love to you !

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Simply having....

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time!


Wishing you a wonderful, fun, laughter filled holiday season!

And big, big love!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Seeking Inner Sunshine

Trying to find my inner sunshine and my inner calm in a chaotic,stress-filled world.

Wishing you the same sweet discoveries.
Big love, Beautiful Ones.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Removing Obstacles, Ready for Fun !

Things have been a bit messy in the studio since my Mom left last week.



Not that Pumpkin cares.

She just lies down on top of the piles and settles in to keep me company.


There have been Rock My World orders to fulfill.


And fun stitching swap bits to stitch on.

Now it’s time to tidy things up a bit.

Ganesh emerged from a box of treasures

just in time to help me remove some obstacles.


My dear old friend Tracy,

who I have know since I was 8 years old,

and her man, Craig,


are coming to spend a few days with us.

They arrive tomorrow and David has a few days off too.

On the agenda ?

A Dolphin/Manatee watch cruise, good food, some cocktails, the beach, and lots of love and laughter!

Bring it on !

Happy Wednesday, Beautiful Ones !

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Share the Joy Thursday–A Mermaid Mandala


I made a mandala to day from sea shells and flowers from around my house.

The yellow ones are from a little bouquet of flowers that decorated the guest room for my mom during her recent visit.


The shells were all gathered with my Mom when we visited the beach at Fort Desoto multiple times over our week.

The beach was the very best part of our time together.



Two happy beach bums were we !

The turquoise background and the shells also reminded me of my favorite Mermaid piece in the studio.


Together they make a pretty altar

dedicated to my love of my new seaside life

and to the joy of having my Mom visit my new home.


Little joys and sweet beauty brought together by my own creative hand.


Love that.

So much joy to be celebrated.

Thank you for the sweet visit, Mommy. I love you so much !


Got Joy you want to share ?

Meri does it every week at Love, Meri.


And I was glad to jump in today !


Have a joy-full Thursday, Beautiful Ones !

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Share the Joy Thursday - Lanai Weather

It is only 70 degrees here this morning! And mostly dry! 
I had to move myself outside on to the lanai and take advantage of the weather.
I've got my journal, some bits of arty things I'm working on and my coffee cup.
And here I sit, comfortably outside in our outdoor space ! 

Chica is joining me for the sweet morning bird song. I think I like this Florida fall.

Have a joyful Thursday! 

For more joy sharing visit Meri at each Thursday. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Rock Messages : We are One




When I go to the sea

I remember that I am a part of it all.

Breathing, the ebb and flow, earth, water, sky…

I remember too,

that it is all a part of me.



Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” -  Ryunosuke Satoro



Huge, Exciting news!!!

Rock My World rocks are being featured in a new book created with Patti Digh.

The book is being released in November but is already available for pre-order on Amazon.

It is the coolest thing to type in my own name on Amazon and have this book with my name on the cover show up ! So excited !

The book would make a great gift for the up-coming holiday season,

especially combined with a little bag of Rock My world rocks !


Inspiration and mindfulness tools filled with love !

Rock On, Beautiful Ones !