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Inspiration Comes From…..

These roots look like a mask to me.

These roots look like a mask to me.


I’ve been walking Daisy in the morning lately, and it seems everything I look at gives me ideas to paint.  It seem a little crazy since some of the things that have inspired creativity have been roots from the trees along the walk.

For some reason the first photo looks like a mask or maybe the eyes of an owl.

Just plain old roots sticking up...they look like a rachet!

Just plain old roots sticking up…they look like a ratchet!

Looking at them this way, it looks like a ratchet, or a club.  Who knows what goes on in an artists brain, we are a little crazy you know!

I’m really not going to paint roots, but just the thought of finding shapes that inspire is going in the right direction.


First Things First!

Let's have a morning cup of Coffee together.

Let’s have a morning cup of Coffee together.

As I read through the end of the year report that WordPress has put together for each of us, I wanted to stop and thank WP  for their wonderful support.  I have learned so much, and grown far more than I expected.  This by no means suggests that I’m finished.   I’m just getting started!  You’re never too old to learn and as long as you’re learning, you’re growing.

I also want to thank my fellow bloggers for supporting me in my journey to become a better blogger, and all that goes with it.  At times it has been challenging, and sometimes a breeze, but I have never forgotten that all of you are what helps to make me who I am, and will become.

Our Mela Luka trees after our big storm.  We lost a big limb, & had to cut many off.

Our Mela Luka trees after our big storm. We lost a big limb, & had to cut many off.

I wish for us all to have a more prosperous year of blogging, and growing in an endeavor to meet our own personal goals.

We should all get an award for showing up, and trying!  So in this new year, I hope to get to know many of you better, stay friends with those of you I’ve gotten close to,  help each other meet our goals,  and continue creating with wild abundance!

The Little Gecko Without A Tail!


For several days after Crunch was brought home, he wasn’t eating or drinking water.  After Thanksgiving Day after everyone holding him, talking to him, and passing him around from kid to kid and adult to adult, he was really stressed.

Finally Sage who works wonders with all animals,  quietly sat with him,  put a little food on his nose and placed him at the edge of his food dish.  This seemed to be the trick that brought Crunch around to eating once again, and soon he started laping droplets of water off the leaves in his terrarium.  Now Crunch is back on track!


Time Out For Art



While I do have art to post, I thought a gentle reminder to  ~STOP OVERTHINKING~ might be helpful.  I for one am very guilty of doing this, and need a constant reminder.

I am constantly inspired by Zebra Designs and Destinations, and today Thursday is for Z.

Holding it Together……

"Holding it Together"

“Holding it Together”























As I look through the Daily Post for Writing 201….

I have come across the following quote..   Somehow it hit home with me, maybe because  growing up in our household,  art was not an option, or maybe because I’m such a rebel.  I don’t even remember bringing art up, it was so not an option!  I never had the nerve or inclination to be gay, but as a child,  I was a pretty good artist, and quite creative.  Somehow that creativity was  watered down, and pretty soon I found myself  involved with a family,  kids, and didn’t even have the time, or energy to look back.

Sadly it took me years to find myself, only to get lost in the teenage revolution.  Amazingly, I survived three kids going through their teenage years without  many headaches, or meltdowns!

Eventually,  freeing myself after the kids left home to find my heart was in my art once again.  I’m still finding art, and still looking for myself in the way I paint, and express myself. I think that’s  called growing? They say it’s the  journey,  not the destination, and it’s an  interesting journey at that!

“If you want to really hurt your parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”

            A Man Without a Country

This  quote was taken from the Daily Post, and written by Kurt Vonnegut


In taking this two-week class I have discovered new ideas, some I have implemented, some  were already in place.  I’m still learning, and making an effort to create a blog that is interesting, and full of great content.    I love to write, but I love painting and creating as well.  I’m getting my mojo back, and starting to create more often. It is on my mind constantly now, and each thing I do during the day, or experience I have, my mind goes to how can I relate that to a painting!   This is what creating is about, weather we are a writer, a musician, a painter, or wherever our creating process is……

Have a beautiful day full of ideas, and lots of creating!