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Brighten Your Day


Each day I sit down to write, I’m at a loss for words. I think that’s because we are all feeling a little anxiety. Sure we can put on our masks, & go grocery shopping, or in some places even go to a casino for a bit of fun. Anything to distract ourselves from what is really going on.

Many of us are depressed, angry, and feel like their lives are hanging by a thread. Money is scarce, and they are barely surviving. They feel they are failing their families. Some do not know who they are anymore, their identity has been lost!

I’m not here to tell you it will all be ok, that feels slightly empty. I’m here to make an effort to brighten your day, and maybe give you food for thought.
Also, I want all of you to know my intention is not to preach anything, just an attempt to lift you up even if’s in a small way. This will be the last time I bring the virus up. We all know what’s going on, and you don’t need me to remind you again.

I’m an intuitive writer, so what I post is from the heart, and full of love.


I copied this from Facebook.

This is a reminder to me that although everything is different, I still need to have gratitude!

Thursday Time Out for Art


Part of my studio, the organized part!

Part of my studio, the organized part!

Is there anything you just can’t live without……..Concerning your craft.  It may be writing, or music, or painting, or cooking.  Each of us has something that they are passionate about.  For me, it’s my art!  And the very thing I love is the very thing that gives me grief.  Do I need to come outside the box more? Probably!

What I can’t live without….. is my art!


Within the thing I love, I have a few things I can’t live without.  An artist  might say it’s gesso, or a particular color. A musician might say, it’s their chosen instrument, or a particular piece of music.  They might even say it’s their creativity that makes them stand out in a crowd.  It really is our own individual creativity that makes us stand out!

I think we could all say, when their muse takes a vacation, they are on vacation also.


IMG_0703What would you say is the one or two things they can’t live without?  Your piano, your journals,  that luscious shade on Indian yellow, or even Marigold?   Marigold is one of my favorites, along with Quinacridone Purple.  Gorgeous!

And still I struggle….

Isn't this color gorgeous?

Isn’t this color gorgeous?

Recently I’ve noticed that I’m all backed up……creatively speaking that is.  I go through this a lot, and I don’t like it, not one little bit!  Maybe I need to go to some galleries, or take a walk on the beach.  We all need energy, and creativity flowing in and out all the time.  I’ve been lazy this summer.  The heat and humidity really took its toll, and I have air conditioning.  Not a good excuse for the Goldie Locks Girl that I am.  Maybe I should say I have had things on my plate, and it wasn’t paint!What is it, and how obsessed are you?

For inspiration visit Zebra Designs & Destinations…they are the proud sponcers of Thursday Time Out for Art!

Thursday Time Out For Art



While the crows are calling me from outside the studio window, inside the easel stands with two canvases ready to start the first steps of a new painting.


One of my studio  walls has a couple of paintings  started,  and I’m waiting for them to speak to me, and give me inspiration.


Inside the rest of our home is in disarray  due to the replacement of our floors.  It leaves little time or space for me to be creative and  I feel I have to be on site just to make sure nothing goes wong.  Am I crazy?  Would they really  need me for anything if something went wrong, and would they actually come to me for answers?  Probably not!  Maybe that’s the mother in me, needing to be needed.  Something that is rarely done these days since all my kids are all grown up with families of their own.

While all this is in process, my sketching supplies will be set aside so I’m able to sit and sketch…..if I’m not needed that is.  If there is time for  sketching, I’ll be calling on Zebra Designs & Destinations for inspiration…..

Stay tuned for more of the way we handle our house being torn up before our very eyes!