Thursday, February 19, 2015

Soul Blooming…

It’s been a quiet week.

Cool weather for Florida but still sunny.

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Last weekend, David and I found annuals at the Home Depot

full of colors that we associate with summer up north.

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I filled a few pots with some of my favs !

Cosmos, marigolds and geraniums.

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Their bright color makes my back lanai even more comfy.

Love that the indoor kitties can come and share the space too.

Safe from the huge hawks that are flying around but

able to watch, listen and talk to the other birdies without putting them in danger either !

Next plant I get will be a big one that I can put in front of that doggie door before the cats figure out how to use it !

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My old dog, Chica, doesn’t want to learn a new trick and use the thing,

even with cookies or cheese as a reward !

She just doesn’t like how it swings back on her at all !

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I’m going to be using my own wings this weekend, and head over to Melbourne, FL

to teach my Soul Beings Collage and Paint class at Art More Place.

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It felt really good to get this class ready, putting my old teacher skills together to plan things out and make it a fun and creative experience for my participants there!

Can’t wait to play!

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Plus I get to hang with my dear friend, Sherri, who owns the studio.

She is a hostess with the mostest and a big huge heart.

Love spending time with her !

Off I fly !

Have a great weekend, beautiful Ones !

Big Love to you !

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sharing my Florida Life Joy

 
I am here.
 

I have to say that winter in Florida has been the best gift ever !
 
I recommend sunshine and warmth to all people who suffer with depression and seasonal mood disorders.
 
I wish I could give it as  gift to all of my loved ones who hate winter.
 
I do have a guest room to share !
 
I still have my hard days, but being in a place where it is green, warm, sunny and that has no snow
has made a huge difference in how deep I go into a funky mood.
 
 
I am working on finding friends near by to play with.
 
I have a new tribe of incredible hearts in Melbourne, FL, which is about two hours away.
 
In fact, I will be teaching eucalyptus eco-dyeing and some other mixed media classes at my new friend, Sherri's art studio, Art More Place.
 
 
But here on my western coast, I haven't really met any friends yet.
 
It is on the to do list/must have because I do have days where I am very lonely and miss my peeps a lot.
 
 
I have been rooting myself in my new studio slowly too.

 
 
 

Little altars and inspiration from gifties from friends make it feel more like home,
 
 
 

The screened in back lanai is lovely in the afternoons and into the sunset hours on warmer days.
The animals can all join me out there, even my indoor kitties !
 

That is where I stitch quite often, listening to audio books or tunes and feeling so very blessed for the place I live in.
 
 
This Florida life is a good thing for this Rock Fairy girl.
 
I am so very grateful !

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 !

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And so was the visit with my friend Suzanne,

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

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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 ?

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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.

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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 !!!

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Worked on a little 6X6” canvas today.

Acrylic paint and collage.

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

the word

SAVABLE

popped out.

“Capable of being saved.”

Hmmm.

I think we all are.

I hope we all are.

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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.

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Not that Pumpkin cares.

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

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There have been Rock My World orders to fulfill.

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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.

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My dear old friend Tracy,

who I have know since I was 8 years old,

and her man, Craig,

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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

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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.

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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.

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Two happy beach bums were we !

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

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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.

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

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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 !