Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I Beelieve..

I found the most amazing Blog yesterday..In one post I found a wonderful quote and the most amazing letter Karen found in a magazine that she wanted to share.A letter, we all wish to share with our own daughters.When you keep reading..Oh it's simply wonderful! Here is the letter that moved me to tears and made me fan of Karen,her thoughts,her creations,her heart.

Dear Emotional Creature:

I believe in you. I believe in your authenticity, your uniqueness, your intensity, your wildness. I love the way you dye your hair purple, or hike up your short skirt, or blare your music while you lip-synch every single memorized lyric. I love your restlessness and your hunger. You possess the energy that, if unleashed, could transform, inspire and heal the world.

Everyone seems to have a certain way they want you to be - your mother, father, teachers, religious leaders, politicians, boyfriends, fashion gurus, celebrities, girlfriends. In reporting my new book, I learned a very disturbing statistic: 74 percent of young women say they are under pressure to please everyone.

I have done a lot of thinking about what it means to please: to be the wish or will of somebody other than yourself. To please the fashion setters, we starve ourselves. To please men, we push ourselves when we aren’t ready. To please our parents, we become insane overachievers. If you are trying to please, how do you take responsibility for your own needs? How do you even know what your own needs are? The act of pleasing makes everything murky. We lose track of ourselves. We stop uttering declaratory sentences. We stop directing our lives. We forget what we know. We make everything OK rather than real.

I have had the good fortune to travel around the world. Everywhere I meet teenage girls and women giggling, laughing as they walk country roads or hang out on city streets. Electric girls. I see how their lives get hijacked, how their opinions and desires get denied and undone. So many of the women I have met are still struggling late into their lives to know their desires, to find their way.

Instead of trying to please, this is a challenge to provoke, to satisfy your own imagination and appetite. To take responsibility for who you are, to engage. Listen to the voice inside you that might want something different. It’s a call to your original self, to move at your own speed, to walk with your step, to wear your color.

When I was your age, I didn’t know how to live as an emotional creature. I felt like an alien. I still do a lot of the time. I am older now. I finally know the difference between pleasing and loving, obeying and respecting. It has taken me so many years to be OK with being different, with being this alive, this intense. I just don’t want you to have to wait that long.

Eve Ensler

My Dancer

Magaly from has graciously honored me.

Thank you Sweet Magaly.I will be passing along this generous award soon.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

A little bit of this..a little bit of that..

A little bit of this and a little bit of that today..First a digital creation named "Paris Rose" made with the image of one of the lovely flowers I received from my sis.

Next..some new listing going up on Ebay this week.First, a altered metal tin named "Treasures".

It measures 4" x 7".The front and back have been sealed in beeswax.

It can be filled with lovely little treasures and do-dads.

Plus a sweet new ACEO named "Nur*ture".

and a new Zentangle ACEO named "Thinker"..

Lastly..a new mini altered wooden spool named "Take Flight"

It measures approx. 5 1/2" H

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for."
Georgia O'Keeffe

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Just call me Zentangle Obsessed!

Last week I cam across Zentangle art..what is it you ask? It "is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being.In a word,its a Doodle."....... I think I have gone doodle in my noodle..Check out this wonderful u-tube video(turn off the sound if its to much) and sit back and enjoy! are some of my new ACEO listed on EBAY..

Thhhhiiissss iiiiissss Ffffffuuuunnnn!
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Birthday Treasures

My youngest Joshua wanted to make breakfast for my Birthday.When we go out to eat breakfast,I normally order "Eggs In a Basket".Well Joshua must have searched high and low for the recipe,(even though it's super easy to make)because when I woke up,he eagerly wanted to show me the recipe he found.So my six year old(with a little help from mommy)made the most amazing breakfast.Right next to my eggs he placed the handmade card he in which he wrote...(in his spelling) " To a mom that has a loveing,sweet and nise heart.Happy Birthday Mom..P.S U help me with stuff and i thank you for it.To prove to you,I will make you the best birthday ever."
From Joshua Kerr

Hubby knows I love to eat "Ants"..The chocolate crunchies inside Carvel ice cream cake.Yummy!!!After the gang sang Happy Birthday and cutting the cake,we all immediately started comparing "Ants"...Who had the most..and to my happy surprise my plate was loaded with ants..some sneaked on my plate from little hands and big hands..

My sister sent me the most amazing roses..Yellows,Reds,Whites and Pinks...A rainbow of love right on my window sill...I don't think...I have ever seen... colors so inviting and beautiful..I ended up taking tons of photos,knowing full well.. they will soon begin to wilt and loose their splendor,..but know.. I have them forever.

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Clearing,A Giveaway,and a Visit.

With a clearing,my need for art..has awakened.As my craft space is slowly getting organized,my table,at one time,full of chaos and clutter,has opened a clearing,allowing me to create.In no way has this journey come to an end,but the gratitude in my heart,is overwhelming.Here are some new ACEO 'S and some photos of my room in progress.

A new work table to sew and play and tons of storage..How did I end up with so much stuff?

This months giveaway is for one of my resin filled tin Necklaces.This little tin measures 1 1/2" x 2 1 /2" and it has been filled with a butterfly image from ,beads and Resin.I also used chain,and rope necklace.The total length of the chains measure 16".To qualify for this Giveaway..all you have to do is leave me a comment,and please link this Giveaway on your blog so I can get the word out!Much appreciated.I will announce the winner on March 31st.

A visit to my sisters in NY.The minute I leave her I start missing her.I really really hate living so far apart.It really stinks Ok!Yucky..Yucky..Why do we all have to live so far apart?Sigh.. I feel better..thanks for letting me vent about that.( : Here are some photos of my visit,her lovely home,and feathery friends!!

Here is My sis,Ingrid.We went for a lovely walk around her neighborhood.

She's A kick butt Glass artist,this is one of her pieces.

The view from her side porch.

Some of her feathery friends.

She has also just recently started making some glass and scrabble tile pendents.I have listed some on my Etsy page,while she sets up her page.She can make custom pieces with custom images and letters.If you are interested,just email her at

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Day Dream

I cant remember the last time I felt this tired and no matter how I look at it...there is always so much to do.

Why is that anyway?We say yes,more often than no,and find it hard to balance it all.I cannot deny,I am at times dizzy with to-do's,wanting to hide under a rock somewhere..perhaps a beach rock..yes,yes..a beach..ahhhh..Ok..I may not get there today,but with you my friends,I will dream it and take you along for the ride.

How about if we..

sleep under a tree..

or perhaps..go searching for shells..

or go for a swim...

and watch the sun go down..Ahh..Who's in?

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Your Smile


To put into the words the love I feel something I cannot express.Perhaps if I tell you what your smile does to me,then you can get the idea....Your Smile..makes me want to dance,it makes me want to laugh and put my face up to the sun,your smile warms the inner most part of me,it brightens not only my day but those around you.


Your smile helps me to rise,take another step,dig a little deeper...even when I don't want to...It makes me want to be a better friend,a better wife..a better mother.It makes me thankful for my eyes..simply, so I can look upon it.Your smile alone does this to me...Can you imagine what your hugs do to me?


Everyday I share with you, my love grows stronger still and everyday I am away from love grows stronger still.

You are my light.
you are my strength.
I am, and always will be, proud to be your mother.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Let us not be sure of Anything Today

Things have been upside down,..inside out,..mixed up crazy....
(photo by Cary Scott)

..Just the way I like it...
One cant help but feel truly alive when your spinning wild with To-do's.

Funny thing is in those "In-between" moments,when reflection and gratitude settle in,that life takes meaning.
(oclipa photo)

In my moments of silence,I always revisit Rumi's "Zero Circle"

"Zero Circle" by Rumi
Be helpless, dumbfounded,
Unable to say yes or no.
Then a stretcher will come from grace
to gather us up.
We are too dull-eyed to see that beauty.
If we say we can, we're lying.
If we say No, we don't see it,
That No will behead us
And shut tight our window onto spirit.
So let us rather not be sure of anything,
Beside ourselves, and only that, so
Miraculous beings come running to help.
Crazed, lying in a zero circle, mute,
We shall be saying finally,
With tremendous eloquence, Lead us.
When we have totally surrendered to that beauty,
We shall be a mighty kindness.
My craft room is getting a face lift!!Nothing drastic,..some more storage and a new floor.So with my supplies scattered throughout the house,I have had little hands on creative time....but my need is indeed strong to create..and so companion has stepped up to the plate.
Here are some new Photoshop creations

plus a free digital background for those of you that savor backgrounds as I now do...

..and a example of how i used it.
May you not be sure of anything today and may your day be full of exquisite smells and glorious sensations on your fingertips.

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