Thoughts and feelings on the challenges and gifts of life.
Got Five Minutes?
Just five minutes? The Ugly Art Club (TUAC) hosted by the fun Tiffany Goff Smith, Kristin Petersen, and DeeDee Cantron, offers a five-minute challenge to create and promote a daily habit of creativity. It’s a blast. Any medium. While I’ve had a lot taking place at work and home and haven’t been able to take those five minutes a day. But that doesn’t stop me from trying when I can. I find it so therapeutic. Feel free to follow the TUAC on Instagram HERE and follow along. Hopefully we follow one another on Instagram as well. Create along with me HERE. Here was my couple of takes thus far .…
Hope for the Holidays
For me and mine, we celebrate Christmas during this holiday season. It’s a time of hope, comfort and joy. Even with loss and challenge, we still find the joy in the season because of all that it represents. You may celebrate the season differently. Whatever the holiday season looks like for you, know you’re thought of and cared for. For us it’s been quiet and different. We’ve had some healing to do and are laying low. But nonetheless, we pray we’ve been able to share some joy to others, and know we have experienced great blessing ourselves. I’d like to leave you with a little encouragement especially if this year…
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Pink Ribbon Pumpkins & Breast Cancer Awareness
Each day is a gift! It has been nine years next month that I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I’m so thankful that I am here today. HERE is the original post and initial thoughts when I was diagnosed. Possibly it could encourage another. I’m forever grateful for the love and support of of family, friends, co-workers, the artist community, and more. So humbled and so grateful. Dear ones, can I please encourage you to make sure if it is time to get your annual check, you make that appointment or you do a self check. Men, encourage those ladies in your life, to get those checks. Some of you…
Turn Up the Music
Creativity is an amazing commodity in today’s world. I worked with a fellow artist for many years who helped forge a break through in fighting cancer. You see, science and math are not the only things that can help ‘find a cure’ or develop the next amazing invention. ‘Out of the box’ thinkers and Creatives also play a key role in solving problems or developing something that will enhance our lives. We all play a role. Some of us are mathematians, others artists, still others are good with fixing things. If you’re like me, I’m not a great mathematian, however I am creative. Like I shared, creativity has great value…
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Life & Art
Life can get busy. This month has been no exception with work, celebrations, living, caring for yourself, and more . . . time can fly. Art is definitely therapy for me when facing the stressors of life. Well, here we are at the end of the month of August. I thought I’d share a very brief recap. A group of ladies attended our annual Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach for our annual outing. It was fantastic this year and one of my favorite so far! Here are some highlights as to some art I’ve created in August. Is there a message that speaks to you? How are you…
Art Each Day Helps Stress Stay Away
It’s proven that creating art helps to lower blood pressure and help stress. While it’s not 100%, creating does help! I’ve had stressors in my life recently and participating in the Index Card A Day challenge (ICAD) has helped me take even just a bit of time to create a small work of art. Most recently, below are some of the most current cards I created with lots ‘o texture. Interested in knowing more? Search #icad. I shared some from the first half HERE. It runs through the end of this month. I’m keeping up although it’s been challenging at times. Nonetheless, I’m grateful for art. Art sure helps save…
Purpose – An Art Journal Spread
Recently I spent some time in my art journal and created this odd but fun spread with dinosaurs. The title that came to me was from a sticker and it says, ‘Found himself in a strange land.’ It just reminded me that sometimes I do find myself in odd places in my life but there is still purpose in those times and circumstances. Maybe those unusual challenging times stretch and grow us, or possibly they make us more grateful. Those strange times and events may be taking place so that we can help someone walk on this journey called life, or maybe in turn, they are encouraging us. I want…
An Art Journaling Mom
Have you ever journaled something so dear to your heart? This is about my daughter's birth. This mixed media handcrafted journal brings such joy as I pour my heart out. What's something you want to journal that is precious to you?
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Gladys – An Art Journal Flip Through
I shared this handcrafted fun, uplifting, chunky, and funky art journal in which Gladys adorns the cover HERE. However I was asked to share a video flip through. I hope you enjoy. Warmest creative wishes,