A couple of years ago, I went through a terrible time in my life. Plain and simple, I lost two family members within six months of each other. I always thought I was a strong person, having been a single mama with a sweet little girl, working hard to get somewhere, I thought I could handle most anything. Wrong. Sometimes life grabs you by … Continue reading Connecting The Dots…
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
It has been a busy month, I had intended to write more but birthdays, Halloween, and art shows got in the way. I have also been reading a lot. One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp has been a real treat to read. Her book resonates with eucharisteo, giving thanks to God for all things and putting a name to it on her list. It is … Continue reading Just peeking in to say Hi!
I can almost feel Fall in the air…. almost. My enthusiasm for the upcoming season fills me with a sense of adventure and promise! The subtle changes here in Flordia are the leaves start coloring up, I drag the fire pit out where I can visit with friends when they drop by, with a toddy…. soup suppers, a crispness in the air. I always feel … Continue reading What’s Happening In September!
I have come home from a wonderful town called Apalachicola, Florida from an art show, my first there. It is a sleepy little fishing town and I so love to go there for rest and relaxation. This was not that trip but it was exhilarating to show my work, to tell my story, and share some laughter and tears with some awesome folk. … Continue reading Life As I Know It…..
What season are you in right now? There is, as you know, seasons that we go through in our lives. A season to be young, a season to be a wife, then a mother, then you are…… just you. I am at a crossroad in my life, … Continue reading Seasonings of Life
” Her best crop was always her freckles” was my ode to our garden this summer…. I had high hopes but like my girl here, my best crop was was also my freckles! Wish me luck with our fall punkins! Continue reading The Summer Wanes
I am an armchair traveler, not that I don’t like to travel but time and budget keep me tethered to my little world here in the Panhandle of Florida. I long to see Monet’s home at Giverny with the beautiful rose trees and his lily pad pond….. but since I can’t go there right now, I am content to paint my postcards of where … Continue reading Armchair Traveler
It has been a crazy summer for me. I started painting and selling my artwork, contacted a publisher to write and illustrate a children’s book, showed at several shops, lost several good friends to cancer, signed up for a holiday event to sell…… I am tired! I picked up my paintings at the end of the two month event and when I saw how much … Continue reading My cup runneth over