Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year. I want in.

Good morning, friends!  And Happy New Year!!!  Wow, here we are....another trip around the sun!!  So many people are telling me how happy they are that 2016 is over.  I can't say I don't was kind of a weird year, eh?  There were days I could've sworn we were in this strange alternate universe.  But no, it was real.  All of it.  (It was real, right....that all really happened?)

I don't want this to turn into a big sad post about how ugly our world is, etc.  You all know there is plenty of ugly out there.  There is darkness, pain and despair. There always has been and there always will be.  But there also has always been light and goodness. 

 And I'm you feel it?  And see it?  And hear it?

Have you noticed that it is bravely stepping forward more often these days? Speaking up for those who have no voice. Standing in for those who have lost their strength.  Not allowing hurtful language aimed at those who are living their own truth to just fly by unchecked.

I do.  I hear it.  I see it.  And I intend to be a part of it.  I'm wholeheartedly joining the army of light bearers.  Yeah, that's what I wanna be.  A light bearer. Sweeping away cobwebs, and shining the light into the dark forgotten corners. Seeking the truth, standing in and speaking up when necessary.  Shifting my thoughts to love and acceptance, away from judgement and hopelessness. I have met so many strong, loving, beautiful people out there who are gonna crush the darkness with their light.  And. I. Want. In.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Mail Art Girls

Hey pals!!!  Thanks so much for all the Etsy love as of late!  You blew me away!  THANKS!  I've been in "re-entry" mode the past few days, having returned from the most amazing, once in a lifetime trip to Oaxaca, Mexico!  We (a group of ladies) stayed in the home of the lovely Lisa's....there are no words.  Not yet, anyway....I'm still processing!!!  So today, I've been sorting through and organizing photos, so I thought I'd share my "mail art girls". I sent these a while back to my sweet cousin and 2nd cousin....we were on a mail exchange kick for a bit, and you  But I'm glad a snapped a pic of these before I sent them off to their new homes....enjoy!  I love their message...stand in your own truth, friends!! More to come!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Hugging Art

Friend texting you a picture of herself hugging your art....that's a day maker!
Happy Hump Day friends!  I'll be off the grid for a little while....back again soon.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Gratitude Trees with my Friends from The Arc

Howdy!  I meant to share these with you so much sooner than now....but, here they are.  I met up with my friends at The Arc earlier this month, and we did an art project.  This time, we made Gratitude Trees.  They started off by sketching out their tree shape and landscape, and then filled those in with acrylics.  Then, the fun part!  We cut random leaf shapes from my assortment of colorful papers, and collaged them onto the canvas.  Some of us wrote things we are thankful for on the leaves to make them extra special!  I really love working with this group.  They are always so upbeat and positive, and make my heart happy!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

My Glamorous Get Up

I came across the booth shots that my sweet friend Torri took for me not long ago.  She insisted that I jump into a couple photos for fun....and yes, this is my "get up" on a working day at home.....overalls hanging on by a thread, and a bandanna wrapped around my head.  Almost always, the hair is pulled back.....usually pigtails.  Yep, it's glamorous. Not.  But a very good life.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

What the......

Working out my angst in the journal, regarding current events in this country.  UGH.  Double UGH.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Check out my art at Barnes and Noble!

Hi friends!  I hung a selection of artwork at our local (Cedar Rapids) Barnes and Noble last weekend!  Go check it out!  I would love to hear what your favorites are, as I'm branching out into some new territories.  It will be up the month of October!  CHEERS!!!