Art can be life changing, for the artist and the viewer in my experience. Before I started creating art, I was what Julia Cameron of ” The Artist Way”, called a shadow artist. I collected art , was obsessed with it. I felt like it was connecting me to my deepest heart desires ( not even realizing it at the time ). Every piece I … Continue reading Your time as a caterpillar has expired… your wings are ready.
During this hustle and bustle of busyness, I decided to slow down a bit. After all the art shows and classes and joyful events…. weariness set in and knowing that a recharge was needed was evident. We were not going to even put up a true Christmas tree, not that we weren’t in the spirit, but we were just going to take it easy. But … Continue reading A Warming Trend
I have been going, going, and gone for awhile now. Preparing for art shows, teaching classes, making ornaments…. I want to slow down, spend some time with my Lord, quiet time to realign myself, to listen, to rest and invigorate . I want to go home to Blountstown where I hail from but have not lived there for many years. I want to sit by … Continue reading Missing Home
Well, it’s is almost that time. The presents are almost all wrapped, there is a pot of Lady Grey tea brewing everyday in the kitchen, cookies have been baked and given away, the house cleaned….. it’s time to relax a little, review my lists and snug in for a nice quiet Christmas. The older I get, the more I want to slow down and take … Continue reading ‘Tis The Season
It has been a busy, busy couple of months getting ready for some shows I enjoy participating in here in Tallahassee. You definitely learn your strengths as well as weaknesses when you are painting non stop for two and three months straight. Let me tell you though, I would not trade it for anything. I am learning to let loose and play like a … Continue reading Band Of Angels
Recently I had the pleasure of taking a long awaited trip to St. Teresa Beach with two of my dearest friends . We have been good friends since our senior year of high school and it still amazes me that even though we have all gone different paths over the past almost forty years, we can still get together and we are three girls again. … Continue reading Three Girls
I find great joy in going back home to the small town where I grew up. There is just something about slowing down, taking a deep breath and filling my lungs with sweet air that smells like pine, jasmine and earth. Yesterday I loaded up my grandmama , picked up some milkshakes and headed to the river landing where we sat under trees and took … Continue reading Home is where the heart roams.
I found out yesterday that my blood pressure numbers seem to be very high. This was quite a surprise for me since I thought I was a pretty laid back person who kinda rolls with the punches, and my numbers are low if anything. So while I am waiting to get in with my doctor to see what next, I decided … Continue reading Come with me…..to the sea
I love being in my fifties…. there I said it. I do, it is very freeing to be rid of so much artifice that accompanies the early years. The laugh lines are there, the gray hair is taking over like a crop of dandelions, I can no longer wear boys levi jeans, and I never get carded when I order a drink….ever. When I go … Continue reading What is on your bucket list???
I came from a long line of ……. can I say prissiness? It cannot be helped, the girls in my family are mostly blondes, great figures, a southern drawl that could melt butter…. getting a visual? Then along comes me, I was brunette, tomboyish, leggy and my mama didn’t know what to do with me. I lived in jeans and button down shirts and sneakers … Continue reading Breakin’ Out