Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Moving Ain't Pretty

Ha! My art table is still messy! (last photo)
I can't quite bear to pack every art supply away just yet.
My colored pencils are out and I left some wool felt and embroidery floss out to play with.

No matter how much you may try to "organize" a pile of boxes, they are still just that...a pile of boxes.

Yesterday, my daughter dove into her room. (phew!)
She got a great start - willing to let go of a lot of little stuff.
But there were some things that I quickly grabbed out of her pile. You can see them all there in the second photo. I have so many of Chloe's kindergarten pictures (on left) but I can't stand to part with one. Tomorrow is her last day of school. Thursday she is her Graduation. (sigh)

Notice the wee box of crayons next to the big box pile.
My daughter didn't want them anymore. I kept them.

Moving ain't pretty.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Today I colored!
Coloring is my favorite!
My first love.

Back in 1977, when I started kindergarten, I went in the afternoon.
That meant I had the TV all to myself in the morning as my sister and brother were at school.
Me. A box of crayons. A coloring book. Sesame Street.
And it still is...even now as I approach 40.

By the next school year, it was all about hearts and rainbows.
It remained that way for a couple of years.

For this drawing, I brought then all together.
But this time I used my new colored pencils rather than my crayons.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Don't Forget...

...to breathe.

Monday, May 23, 2011

New Chapter!


The Arizona blue sky on the day.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Say Thank You

"You cannot say good-bye until

you say

thank you."

I have been reading Kelly Rae Roberts e-book: FLYING LESSONS.
She shares this statement in her book; something she learned from a friend.

It melted my heart when I read it.

My moving day approaches!

Before I can say good-bye to my apartment,
Will say thank you for keeping my daughter and I safe, for being our home.

Before I can say good-bye to my downstairs neighbors,
I will say thank you for making us feel welcomed and for providing laughter in the early evening that would come up through our door.

The list goes on.
I will hold this thought - especially when it comes time to say "thank you" to my family.

Friday, May 6, 2011


she loved her new swimsuit

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I am excited about the new resin rings I have for sale in my ETSY shop.
Click HERE to see!

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


standing in a wee pool of light

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


A friend sent this to me yesterday. I thought it was lovely.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


she needed very little to make her heart content

Monday, May 2, 2011


A poem my daughter wrote a couple of years ago:

Courage is a kite that flies among our dreams

Courage is a flash of genius that makes us smarter is seems

Courage is a gambler that risks his goals

Courage is a mother that uplifts our souls