Now that fall has arrived, I have embraced it by lighting a Pumpkin Spice candle every morning while I pray, journal and meditate upon Jesus, “the author and finisher of our faith”. It’s what gets me through the day. The harvest season is a time to give thanks daily, although I try to do this in all seasons, this particular time for me is special. The cooler air in the morning invigorates me to walk or garden and the evenings are a perfect temperature for patio dinners. As my last blog indicated, there is a change in the atmosphere. I…
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The Color of Grout
Grouting is my least favorite task when making a mosaic piece. It’s labor intensive, it’s messy and there is a lot of clean up afterwards. I especially hate not being able to take a break and come back to it when I feel like it. Grout has a life of it’s own….
March is Make Something Beautiful Month.
There is nothing like spring weather to inspire you to get out in nature, put out the patio furniture, plant a garden and make something beautiful….
Adjust, Flow and Grow
I am so excited about new things happening this year. I’m still adjusting to how business practices are changing….many are shopping on line. My beloved Stein Mart is no more. Gosh, I just loved that store. Such cute things for ladies my age. But Alas… no more. I am old school. I like to shop in person, I like to talk on the phone. I prefer meeting in person. With the exception of a doctor appt. I love video chat for dr. appointments. But I’m not crazy about zoom. I’m still making art the way I have always been making…
2021… Here We Come!
I’ve decided to be more amazing this year! In this season I look forward to starting new projects, creating new opportunities for students and my followers. I’m not sure when the art festivals will be coming back so I am aiming for more of an online presence….
Finding Blessings In All This
Wow, It took the C virus to really appreciate my students. It took the Corona Virus to really make me feel the joy of teaching. I can’t explain it very well but I think it might have something to do with connecting with people who love to create and be a part of something in real time, in real person. There is a lot to be said about this. I am naturally an introvert. And when the whole shut down happened I thought, I got this. I can to this. It’s what I do! But it wasn’t that easy. I found…
The Tale of Three Benches
During this down time I have been able to get a lot done, as we all have. But all this free time to ourselves is beginning to grow old and monotonous. I don’t want to go down the corona/ economy/ get back to work road. I just want to let you all know I am eager to share all the new work I have been creating. This stay – at – home season has allowed me to create some more elaborate work and that is always exciting to me. So the “Tale of Three Benches” is about these amazing mosaic…
Peace (be still)
Strange are these days. I have been self quarantining but that is normal for me because I am an introvert by nature. No big deal. But I actually feel bad for those whose lives are abruptly edited. I do not like that at all because it’s not fair. But fair or not, it’s not forever. It’s difficult to stay put when someone tells you to stay put. I want to do the opposite, (It’s the rebel in me). Now it feels weird when I go out, like I’m going to be questioned at the grocery store or the post office. …
Today was an amazing day, weather wise. We wont talk about the “plandemic” news. But it was a moist day with sporadic soft rain here and there. The smell of the desert was nurturing. The cloud covering set a mood. My plants loved it. And I could have stayed in my garden all day but alas…. This week I am getting ready for the Tucson Museum of Art Spring Artisan Market. Starts the Friday the 13th, ends Sunday the 15th. 10-5 each day. It’s on the street folks. Open air festival. No need to worry. I have hand sanitizer….
Grateful for the Glory
November is always a welcomed month. So full of out door activities, art shows, preplanning for the holidays, art shows, gardening, catching lunch with a friend, and did I mention art shows? Not only is November a busy time for me it is also a time to reflect and be grateful on a daily basis. It is the month of Thanksgiving, after all. And I have a whole lot to be thankful for. I want to thank all of you who follow me on here, Instagram FB , and come to my art shows. Thank you for supporting me….