Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Our life is frittered away by detail...Simplify, Simplify.

-Henry Thoreau

In anticipation of moving in June, I have been shedding old stuff.
I've taken many donation drop-off trips to the library and the Goodwill.
Alas...I think I've made a dent but it still seems like I have so much STUFF!

Simplify. I'm trying.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Breathing Spring

Today I was walking home from an appointment.

I love hearing the sound of someone practicing piano through an open window.

Breathing Spring.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Something New

I found this tiny old photo in a used book store.
It measures about 2 x 2.5 inches.
I love it!
So I decided to my interpretation of it.

My painting is 6 x 9 inches.
I may even be so bold as to buy a large canvas and try this again.

Have a safe and fun Saturday.
I have a new listing in my SHOP. Click HERE.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


This past Sunday, this ITEM from My Shop was featured in four different treasuries on Etsy.
(A treasury being a collection of themed items from fellow Etsy sellers...if you're wondering.)

I was featured HERE...

and HERE...

as well as HERE...

and lastly HERE!


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spring Sunday

and still nothing could be found...

there would be no surprise,

but plenty of assumptions.

tiny little sorrows build up into a giant hug

love leans against God's leg


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.
- Carl Sandburg

Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday's Art & Poem

Good night! Good night!
Far flies the light;
But still God's love
Shall flame above,
Making all bright.
Good night! Good night!

- Victor Hugo

Today's poem, as well as the one from yesterday,
were pulled from an old book I have titled: Time for Poetry - A Teacher's Anthology, copyright 1951. It is full of good stuff!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sheltered So...

Within your heart
Keep one still, secret spot
Where dreams may go,
And sheltered so,
May thrive and grow --
Where doubt and fear are not.
Oh, keep a place apart
Within your heart,
For little dreams to go.

-Louise Driscoll

Thursday, March 3, 2011


I took this picture last Saturday.
We were at a wonderful petting zoo.

Some may find then unpleasant, but I loved this pig...or shall I say hog.
He was HUGE! And he made me smile!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Wednesday

she knew how to keep her serenity

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Thank You

Thank you for the prayers for my pa!
He should be going home soon.

I have been fun working larger (6 x 9 inches) and in more pattern work.
Even when I am painting, I am really coloring.
Coloring is good medicine for me!

Cheers to you all!