blogging daily for 30 days!


Yes I am putting myself out there. My aim is to blog daily for 30 days. I have many things to say and then when I try to pin one down it just slips away. Maybe I’ll just ramble on and see what happens. I have projects on the go and the most important is my art show (in my studio) coming up November 10th. I have a lot of small paintings, note cards, and handmade art journals.  But before I get into that I think I better post this.  It’s only taken me half the day to pick out a photo to attach to this post which is appropriate in my thinking. So here goes…

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By on November 1, 2013 in 30 day challenge Nov. 2013!, Art, Art Journals, creative journey


family dinner

I often check out new recipes and try them out (did I mention I love to cook). This is a recipe I found in Epicurious called Parmesan Chicken with Caesar Roasted Romaine. I first tried it last month and we all enjoyed it. I decided to try it out a second time–again we all thought it made a lovely meal. I made a mushroom and potatoes side to go with the dish. It’s an easy dish to prepare. My daughter said I should take a picture–here it is. Enjoy!

Parmesan Chicken with Caesar Roasted Romaine

By on October 26, 2013 in Daily Living


Shadows and silhouettes

This all came about from a walk on a sunny morning on the beach.  I saw my shadow and loved the shape it made on the sand so I took some photos on my phone.  This is how this idea progressed (and I actually documented it!).

Taking a photo (one of many) on the beach.

my shadow


Drawing it out in my sketchbook/art journal

Shadow sketches - 1


Shadow sketch - 2

Shadow sketch - 3

Then I made a few stencils and have a series of paintings called Shadows & Silhouette Ladies.  Here’s one of them.

Shadow & Silhouette series

…oh my,  I actually posted something.


By on September 24, 2013 in Art, Art Journals, creative journey


my studio

Yup, I figured I would post a photo of my studio – just because I can’t think of anything else right now.

Studio 2013

Oh and here’s a photo of some lino stamps I’ve made.

my table

By on September 23, 2013 in ponderings ...


A quandary…then

I am undecided on what to write, and the hows and such.  I keep editing every little thing I write down!  I figure it’s better to show up and start somewhere – anywhere.  So I think I’ll post something of what I did yesterday (and write without too many edits which I keep doing constantly).  Yes that’s a good place to start.

A little background…I belong to a small photo club which started during a class I took this past spring.  We usually meet every couple of weeks at a specified location and have a theme to which we focus on during our photo sessions.  We get together afterwards and have coffee, share and critique our previous assignment.

And so yesterday I took some photos down at the beach with the theme of “rock and/or abstract”.  I notice every little thing and I guess that’s how I see.  So here are a couple of photos I think gives that idea.

rock metalrock fits

By on August 4, 2013 in ponderings ...


…showing up

So I’m thinking of showing up and blogging today.  And right now I have no idea what to post.  Questions abound.  So I think I’ll insert an art journal page.

from my art journal

from my art journal

By on August 3, 2013 in ponderings ...


Morning ritual

I had to write this down this morning and made it my thought for the day.  “Practice loving kindness to yourself and others”.

Everyday I start my day with words that help ground me.  Before I get all stressed out I remember my words for the day to bring me back to the present and I find that it really helps (along with breathing in calmness and breathing out with a smile).

Something else that helps me to live in the present is to make origami cranes…it’s amazing how the simple act of folding a piece of paper into a crane can be meditative.

origami cranes


By on September 18, 2012 in ponderings ...