Wednesday, February 29, 2012

on being brave...

i am learning more everyday that bravery comes in so many different forms...most recently mine is with a brush and paint....what is yours?

Friday, February 24, 2012

all that is...

there are shifts and transitions happening here...there are beautiful boundaries being crossed...i take that back..being leaped and bounded..there are possibilities being challenged and new ideas being embraced....sometimes..
don't you ever ever feel that there is just a time...

to go past what you know, what you have always done, been and felt and to just GO THERE...hmmmm so simple and yet so necessary...forgive me for it is the end of a long week which involved 4 am wake ups wherein I was informed from a deep, delightful sleep... 'my throat is sore'...which only required a wee glass of water and a cuddle to cure (a relief for this mum who thought to herself..."oh, my, I need you to go to school, so mummy can finish art projects!" ---is that a sign of a bad mummy?)....& little b-day girls who go to sleep late and sport a sleeping mask which says '10 more minutes please' on the front....random notes of life and another lovely evening of bedtime rituals...good night, sleep tight...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


“There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening
That is translated through you into action,
And, because there is ONLY ONE OF YOU in all time,
This expression is unique.
And, if you block it,
It will never exist through any other medium
And, be lost.
The world will not have it.
It is not your business to determine how good it is:
Nor how valuable it is: nor how it compares with other expressions.
It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly,
To keep the channel open.”–Martha Graham

This quote was posted in my classroom today and moved me beyond words...
here is to our unique life force.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

heading out...

this eve i pack up the car, snacks and crafts, sweaters and bathing a mum it is just a part of life to be completely prepared....and so i i leave my blooming wonderfulness...
for the desert sun and scrumptious succulents...i realize that sometimes it is so downright wonderful to just let things fall aside, the computer, phone, life in general and get down and dirty with focusing on what is right in front of, as much as i would love to just paint away the rest of the week, you will find me playing Old Maid, Uno, feeding ducks and hiking among the canyons of the desert and if you are within a few mile radius...the giggles and laughter you hear, will be here is to letting it all be...
may you do what you love this weekend .

Sunday, February 12, 2012

it is true...i am blooming...

be it brush, foam, grandma's doily, whatever...i am blooming true and i am loving every single moment,..,,,,being true...blooming real,...thank you rock...

Monday, February 6, 2012

green goodness...

since what we put into our bods is such a huge part of how we live our life and cope and feel and be and well, you get it...i thought i would share my favorite green drink recipe for those of you who care to dabble in the yumminess of health and happy feelings..because let me tell you that one glass of this will make you a happy soul indeed!

here's all you gotta do:

smile as you take
1-2 large cucumbers (if not organic, i peel em')
4-5 stalks of kale
handful of baby spinach (or 3-4 romaine leaves)
4 stalks celery
1-2 broccoli stems
1 pear
1 green apple
1" ginger root
small spoonful of softened coconut oil
juice all ingredients...
pour a big glass, relax and get ready to have a marvelous day!

speaking of marvelous days...
this is what i am up to and enjoying to no end...more to come

Friday, February 3, 2012


it is just simply in my nature, perhaps it is the gemini in me, to deliberate over things, to ponder so long, think things into the ground, go back and forth, call it what you may...however, in keeping with this i listened to my truth and my yearning to get outside this box that has kept me...well, boxed in, regarding painting and expressing myself with brush and color. so, although i did sit on the decision for a spell, i slipped into blooming true and am quite giddy about what is to come...for there has really never been a better time for me to be brave & bloom...
this i trust completely.
p.s. thank you for the most delightful patchwork up-cycled tee skirt (above) and messy, juicy journal making workshop Emily...meeting you was divine!