Thursday, February 28, 2013

Share the Joy–Let It In…

From this Week’s Joy List :

This is me looking joyful and loved.


That is how my friends make me feel.

Yesterday, I reached out to a few and was vulnerable, and let them know I was in need.

In need of some loving, some assurance, some support.

And I received that from my friends in such an abundance that I went to sleep last night feeling very loved and very grateful..

And that is the greatest joy.


“The days I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, I have really good days.” Ray Wylie Hubbard


It made a difference in how I felt waking up this morning too.

Today I feel lighter, more hopeful and maybe, just maybe,

I won’t be quite so hard on myself today.

And that should leave a lot more space for joy to come !


And while I have been complaining that my Muse has abandoned me for warmer climes,

I guess she took time out from her vacation to make an emergency visit back to me.


This is the journal page I sat down and let pour out of me in the gloom of yesterday’s rainy/snowy/grey afternoon.


Stencils, spray inks, Twinkling H2Os, Faber Castell pens, and one important collage piece from an old dictionary and this page was born.


I am feeling my “small particle of fire”.

And that brings this Artist Girl joy !!!


I hope you are opened up to love and joy today, Beautiful Ones.

It sure is good for what ails you !

Happy Thursday !


For more joy sharing, visit the amazing Meri at Meri’s Musings.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Semi-Wordless Wednesday–Cabin Fever


21 Days until the Vernal Equinox…


(PS : Thin Mints = cookie crack)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

While the Muse is away…

Meet my new buddy – Mr. Crochet Hook!


Along with my friend Sonia who showed me how to use him,

he is helping me keep from going completely stir crazy this winter,

and also to fill in the blanks while my usual Muse seems to have recently flown the coop.

Has the bitch escaped to Florida with the Snow Birds perhaps ?

Traitor !

Any way, I have been crocheting up a little storm,

now that I have the basic stitches kind of down.


Of course, I am horrible at following patterns and directions so I have been making tons of circles and doily flowery things. I have also made some cuff length strips that I hope to stitch some eucalyptus dyed bits to at some point. Some are even made of natural silk and/or wool yarn and can be thrown in the dye pot too…


David asks what I am going to do with this growing pile of rounds…


I don’t know yet but I do know that making them helps me relax and seeing them in a bunch makes me smile.

Those are good enough reasons to keep at it for now, I guess…

Speaking of things that make me smile.

Every time I walk into the living room and witness this, I smile !


Boo loves his blond doggie and Cheeks is too kind to say no to a kitty cat snuggle!

I hope you find a lot to smile about today, Beautiful Ones !

Big Love !

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Beholding some beauty…

Some beauty around me…



Some people find this beautiful.

Me, not so much !!!

I am so over winter !


Cute husband paying for the lunch he took me to when I really needed to get out of the house yesterday !

Yummy Bertucci’s pizza !



Beauty at the pet store when we went for grub for the furry kids.



Nemo, Marlin, Dory and friends !!!!


A Christmas Cactus bloom in my dining room

that is very welcome

even if it is a little late to the party !



Some Rock Fairy beauty making too !



(will be in Etsy shop this week)


The snow is still falling, though slowing down. We did not get 10 to 12 as was predicted, Thank God !!!! Only about 3 or 4 of heavy, wet snowman making snow. David will spend the afternoon cleaning up and snow blowing…again. I will give him a hand with shoveling where I can.

In the meantime, I will keep looking for beauty and dreaming of warmer climes….

Happy Sunday, Beautiful Ones !

Friday, February 22, 2013

Haiku My Heart–The “harder to love “ bits…


art journal page – February 20, 2013




I know you, Dark Self.

I hear you call out for Love.

Help is on the way.





just acknowledging that call for Love from your Dark Self



I hope you find lots of love for your “harder to love” bits today, Beautiful Ones !

Happy Friday !

There is love, light and lots of haiku at recuerda mi corazon today. Visit !

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The post in which I love winter !

You know me.

I hate winter.

But for one not too cold day in February, 2013,

in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec,

surrounded by peeps I love so much.

and with some winter fun activities to collaborate on,

I loved winter.

For a day.







Now it can go away.

So my red boot wearing days can begin…


Happy Wednesday, Beautiful Ones !

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Share the Joy–Heart Connections

There are lots of hearts in my home.

Some I have made, some I have bought, some were gifts and some were found along the way.

They are all connected with me in some way.


But the most special hearts in my house are these two :


Happy Valentine’s Day to my dear, dear Heart, David !

Thank you for the joy you bring me every day !


I hope your heart is full of joyous love today too, Beautiful Ones !


See some more joy sharing at Meri’s Musings.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Semi-Wordless Wednesday–Turning towards the Sun…




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“Turning towards the Sun” – acrylic on 8X8” canvas


Happy Wednesday, Beautiful Ones !

I hope there is sun to turn toward in your neck of the woods.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Wintering in the Studio…

Monday Morning…

Again, it snows…


I put on some happy colors, paste on a smile,

(fake it 'til you make it , right ? )


I paint.


“O Chem 101” – acrylic on 12X12 canvas




The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination. ~Terri Guillemets


Happy Monday, Beautiful Ones !