Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I have been SOOOO busy working on logos, trimming hedges, putting a bid together for a mural and taking Flora Bowley's e-course!!!

Hope everyone is enjoying the FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!!!!


Sunday, June 3, 2012

from mom...

(I borrowed this from my Mom's blog this morning...)

"Something prompted this thought for the day......

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. 
"Pooh!" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet"
"Nothing", said Piglet taking Pooh's paw.
"I just wanted to be sure of you".

(A A Milne)

Isn't this what we all need...the assurance that the person we care about will be there for us."
(me, mom and gram, 2008)

i <3 you mom.

Today is going to be a busy day! hiking....Megan and the Wheelman playing at Moondancer Winery, then a picnic with's always so much fun...but where DO the weekends go?

Saturday, June 2, 2012

saturday link love

I have had a more-than-busy week! I completely forgot to post my new link-list on Tuesday...and I am trying to get better about being CONSISTENT in my life.... ( any of you who know me well, know that I am doing a lot better with this...not job hopping or moving from city to city or starting a million and one projects that never get finished...i think i have it down to 5 or 6 projects at a time that DO get finished..eventually...), here is a little link exploring for today..

Amanda's Photos are now available on insta-canvas ( and thinking about putting some of my own images up on this site...very cool!

This is just fun...100 poster in 100 days

I signed up for an e-course Brave Intuitive You that I am very excited for! I don't normally do these, but I've been reading Floras Book and it is so full of fun exercises to try and prompts and good stuff all around...I'll let you know how it goes!

something I have to try: feather manicure

I'm also starting to teach a class of my own....more details on that soon ( as soon as I talk to Cherie Anne and Melissa about where/when I can actually HAVE it!

Soon, my Mom's little shop will be carrying these fabulous bracelets

(maidenhair fern and spiderwort...spent my first day of the summer and Grandmas and came home with a million gifts and lots of looking-forward-to's!)

Last night's "Art Crawl" First Friday here in town was so disappointing :(  I feel bad for everyone because what could have been the most fun FF yet, turned into a rain-fest! The Art Crawl is where there are artists and crafters outside each business on Beaver St., and around the corners, and in the Market House. Music and art should fill the street. instead we got tornado warnings, no road blocks for people to walk around, nobody outside and no visitors. It was icky...and I feel bad for everyone who put so much effort into it...( Karen, I'm sorry about the balloons floating in the rain water on the ground). But there were a few brave soldiers who came out and fought, regardless of the "tornado"...which of course ended up being just on and off showers.
If nothing else, it's always nice to be downtown for the night and see friends and family...and to spend an evening with my Mom :)

So..part tim work starts next week...I was having a conversation with my dear friend, Andrea, about taking the steps to "do what you do" as a job/way of life...and about how it is now time for both of us to get real about it. It's still a fun thing....but it's a super-hard-work-pushing-ourselves thing now. And also, about the fear of success...and of having to live up to things and be consistent ( there is that WORD again) when you do have success.
It is scary and thrilling all at the same time!

But it is my Saturday to work this off I go, despite the nice cool morning air and he birdsong trying to lure me into backyard painting and hiking.

Have a lovely weekend