Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Contemplating My 2016 Word of the Year

I’m still thinking on what word I would like to focus on for 2016.

I didn’t do that practice for 2015 and I missed it.

I think I will combine the practice of letting go of 2015

by throwing a rock in the ocean inscribed with what I need to let go of,

and picking up a new rock

and inscribing it with what I would like to see more of in 2016.
I know where I will be keeping my intention Word of the Year Rock!

I used to have these sweet little porcelain boxes that I customized every year and offered in my etsy shop,

but the supply has run out.

So I came up with these sweet little stitched pouches and an amulet pouch necklace as a replacement.

The pouches can lie on your inspiration altar or by your vision boards and hold your Word of the Year intention beautifully.

My preference is the amulet pouch necklace,

that you can wear around your neck
and let your Word of the Year intention stay close to your heart at all times.
The pouch and necklace will be custom made for you, reflecting your favorite color and using
eco-dyed 100% wool felt, and a mix of silk and beaded bits. It will also include your Word of the
Year Rock for 2016 inscribed on a New Hampshire sea rock just for you by the Rock Fairy.
These are available until the end of February 2016 in the Queen of Arts Studio Etsy shop.
May the New Year bring us all to where we need to be, Beautiful Ones !

Friday, December 11, 2015

Rock my World - "Enjoy!" - December 11,2015

Rock wisdom for today :


Wherever you are...

Take a moment...

Breathe in 



My honey had the day off today 

so we decided to take complete 

advantage of where we are and...

enjoy the beach!!!!

Big love from the oh so very grateful Rock Fairy. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Rock My World - “Notice.” – December 10, 2015


Rock My World rock wisdom for these days when chaos and fear threaten our well-being :




Notice the sensation of the wind on your face.

Notice the way the sunlight enters between the slats of your bedroom blinds.

Notice the way some of your dog’s whiskers point upwards like a Salvador Dali moustache.

Notice the way your in breaths are cool on your nostrils, while your out breaths are warm.

And as you notice,

come back to this moment.

This is the one moment that we have for sure.

What peace, comfort and healing can be



one moment





And if you need some more inspiration to help you get there, read this post from the amazing Jen Loudon : The Antidote to Imposed Haste.


Big present moment love from the Rock Fairy.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Rock My World – be real – December 4, 2015


Today’s rock wisdom :

“be real.”


Because being anything else just doesn’t help.

Forget what people may think.

Forget the expectations that you may have or they may have.

Be real.

Then, the real, true living and loving can happen.

Keeping it real, in all it’s messy, beautiful, soulful real-ness.

Big love from the Real Rock Fairy, Beautiful Ones.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Rock My World – Scatter Your Dark – December 3, 2015


The dark is so very thick sometimes.

Some days, you have to push really hard to scatter your dark.

But Love can do it.

Let's do it.

Shine your love lights, beautiful Ones.

The world needs us so very badly.


This blog post had some good dark scattering ideas that inspired me this morning:

Fifteen Things for When the World is Shitty and Terrifying.



The Rock Fairy

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Rock my World - Wednesday, December 2,2015

My beautiful friend, Happy, is helping me bring today's Rock My World message to you. 


Big work but oh, so worth the effort.

And be sure you don't forget your Self on that list!!

Big love from the Rock Fairy.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Rock my World - December 1,2015

Rock wisdom for today :

Show compassion.


Put yourself in another person's shoes, just for a minute.

And don't forget to show your own beautiful messy self some of that compassion as well.

Big love and compassion from the Rock Fairy.  XO

Monday, November 30, 2015

Rock my world - November 30,2015

Rock wisdom for today : 

"Slow down."

If I had written this rock for myself today, it would need to say :

"Slow the f*%k down, Kimbo!!!"

This time of year, with all of its expectations and demands on our time, it can be so difficult to stay in the present moment and not get a little (a lot?!) crazy. 

I'm going to try to take some much needed deep breaths and re-focus on what is really important, and most of all remember that :







Big love from the Rock Fairy!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Rock my world - Thanksgiving, 2015

Rock Love on this Thanksgiving day :

"Be grateful."

I am so very very thankful for the dear hearts in my life who have showed me how to love deeply, freely and under all circumstances. 
I am grateful for you, Beautiful One.
Thanks and big love from the Rock Fairy! 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Rock My World - November 25,2015

Rock wisdom for November 25,2015 :

"Take the first step."

Whether it's a baby step that you make holding on to someone's hand or that big leap off into space, trusting your own wings, take that first step, Beautiful One. 

The Rock Fairy has your back! 
Big love! 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Rock My World - November 24,2015

Today's Rock My World message :

"No negative thoughts allowed!"

Those are the rules in the Rock Fairy fort, Beautiful Ones! 
That and no farting under the blankets either.
Happy Tuesday! 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Rock message for Monday, November 23, 2015

Rock My World message for Monday, November 23, 2015 : 

"Be a Force of Good."

May the force be with you, Beautiful Ones! 😉
Big love from the Rock Fairy

Friday, November 20, 2015

Rock My World - November 21, 2015

Rock my world rock message for today:

"Bless others."

Some people may not like that the word "bless" is a religious word. Well, my religion is kindness, so for me, offering kindness to others is blessing. Be kind to one another today, bless others. It's a great way to get out of your own headspace and we all know, the world sure could use that kind of blessing these days.
Big love and blessings of kindness from the Rock Fairy. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Rock my World - November 20,2015

Rock my World rock wisdom for today:

"Do it."

Let's go!
Love from the Rock Fairy

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Rock My World - November 18,2015

Today's Rock My World rock :

"You are a gift."

And I am grateful for you.
Big love from the Rock Fairy

Also remembering and giving thanks for the gift of my beautiful Bubbie, who left the Earth 21 years ago today. How I miss her hugs and sweet sweet loving.  Love you, Bubbie. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Rock My World – November 17, 2015

IMG_3834 Today’s Rock My World rock :

“Ask for help.”


I’m here for you, Beautiful One.


The Rock Fairy

Monday, November 16, 2015

Rock My World – Monday, November 16, 2015


Today’s Rock My World Rock :

The only way out is through.


Happy Monday, Beautiful Ones.

Love from the Rock Fairy

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

So Many Gifts...

Three days until my birthday...
The birth festival is in full swing !
I have already received so many gifts !

(Roman Glass Necklace - a precious gift created by my dear friend Donna Yarger)
I am filled with gratitude and joy !

(Crystal Singing Bowl - a gift from my dear friend, Linda E.)
I feel so very LOVED !
I had a little art tribe gathering at Art More Place hosted by my amazingly generous friend, Sherri, over the weekend. 
I wasn't feeling so hot last week, with perimenopausal nightmarish symptoms and anxiety on high alert.
But the healing, loving, playful time with my friends has made things so much easier.
Though some of the symptoms linger, I have new tools to hold on to, and new thoughts to think as I go through them, thanks to my amazing women friends !
I am surrounding myself with my all the sweet gifties I received and soaking it all it.
Check out how beautiful my lanai looks this morning with my treasures displayed !
I am finding the words "Thank you!" inadequate to express how grateful I am to my loving, generous, supportive and accepting friends.
But I am saying them over and over, and sending them out in big puffs of love from my filled up heart !
Thank you, my friends ! Love you so much !

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Blue jay day...

It's dry and cool-ish this morning out on the lanai. 

That meant morning meditation was headed outside today.

I even opened the slider a bit so my furry friends could join me. Pumpkin, the meditation cat, settled in right away! 

The blue jays, butterflies, dragonflies, bright blue sky and the gentle breezes helped me ignore the drone of the ac units near by.

All decked out in my new feather earrings I made for myself, I started the day off right. 

Headed in to the studio for awhile. Still being totally inspired by Tracy Verdugo's Paint Mojo e course. 

This butterfly flew into being yesterday after a mono printing exercise. 

Happy bluejay morning, Beautiful Ones! 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

September in the Queen of Arts Studio and a L,C&C Giveaway

Wow !

I can’t believe how fast time is going ?

Don’t you feel like the days are just flying by ?

Here we are the 22nd of September already !

Only 18 days until I turn 50…


But more about that later…

September has been all about the Tracy Verdugo Paint Mojo E-Course for me.

This is a great class in creativity and in intuitive painting.

Tracy is so very generous and dedicated to giving her students a positive and rich experience. I have been totally immersed in the activities and in the creative flow that Tracy has inspired. Loving it !

One thing we are doing is gradually adding layers to a canvas,

a bit at a time, over the six week class.


My blank 24X24” canvas went from white to this with symbols and marks…IMG_3069  to this with the addition of a bit of pastel color


to this with the washes of warm and cool colors.


In week three, we went in deeper and added more layers…

IMG_3085[1]And this is where my work in progress piece is now. Loving that purple ! 

Three more weeks of layers to go !

Another thing I love about Tracy’s class is that she encourages you to see everything as a potential art piece.

Everything including the palettes that you use to spread your paint on.



These two pieces are from watercolor paper that was used as a palette and the shapes left behind inspired the bird and the angel to emerge.

I am excited to see what else will develop as I continue this Paint Mojo journey for the next few weeks !


I have also been continuing my 50 Days for Love, Compassion and Connection leading up to my 50th birthday.

I have to admit that my crappy accounting skills took over and I don’t have an exact count of how many acts of L,C&C I deliberately committed.   

I will say though, that when you make this intention to spread the love, opportunities arise all the time and when you share what you have done, other people get inspired to join in. I really love that part of the journey!

It becomes a lovely love ripple flowing out from that centering intention.

Some of the things I’ve done include providing food and water for a homeless person I passed in my car one day,


paying the entry fee at Fort DeSoto state park for the car behind us,


sending out surprise love notes and thank you cards to some dear ones,


donating some time and some Rock My World rocks to some fund raising  for causes close to my heart,

and working on looking people in the eye and making a genuine connection with a smile whenever I can.

This experience has been wonderful for me. I definitely see how life can feel much more positive when you make kindness and connection a focus in your world!

And now :



I will giveaway 5 bags of 13 Rock My World rocks to the first 5 people who comment here.

But instead of sending the bags to the winners, I will send them out to the person of their choice with a little note of love and appreciation,

To win, leave a comment on this post with the first name of the person you would like to receive the Love Compassion and Connection rocks and what you would like the love note to say. Also include your email and  I will email you to get the address of your little gift recipient.

I will be sending the rocks out by the end of this week.

Thanks for reading through this long post !

Sending big love out there to all of you !

Pass it on… ;)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Some acts of L,C&C…

Some acts of L,C&C…

As part of my 50 Acts of Love, Compassion and Connection days.


(Loved this grandfather carrying his uv umbrella and shading his granddaughter in the surf at Fort DeSoto last weekend)


Paying for the tolls for 4 cars behind us on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on the way to the beach.

Returning the shopping cart to the rack for a busy dad trying to load up his kids into the van.


Leaving sea shells with secret messages on the shore.


Sending Rock My World rocks to friends in need.


Taking time to visit, make art with,


and get to know old friendly acquaintances


(Toni, Lyle and I reconnect at after six years or so at their new home in Winter Garden, Florida)

and make them into good art tribe friends.


And the journey continues…

Big love to you, Beautiful Ones.