Sunday, March 29, 2009

Charming gardeners


It's a spectacular sunny Sausalito morning and I am grateful to those people, friends and family, the "charming gardeners" who love and support me. There is a geranium cutting in my kitchen that just one month ago was a nothing but a green fuzzy stem sitting in a glass of water and now it is a cluster of bright pink buds. It is the daily reminder that change is constant and beauty is everywhere.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

An apple a day....


Keeps Etsy at play.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Brought to you by the letter I: Ikea, Inspiration and Ideas


Today was filled with the sweet "normalcies" of life, work, coffee, co-worker communing, but still, there is that little private piece, that moment when you get home and look in your mail box and....MOO CARDS ARRIVE!!! Yes, it's probably so two years ago...but I'm here now and the Artfest emails are ping ponging back & forth faster than an Olympic show-down and I am thrilled that my little piece of creativity, printed in the UK, found it's way to my funny box at 55 Sunshine Avenue in time for my Port Townsend getaway. Thank you US Post. Thank you Moo cards. And yes, today I went to Ikea, was Inspired, and had many Ideas for future art projects with the best girlfriends ever.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Fun


Fun is under-rated. Fun is excellent and silly and found in the goofiest moments that we generally overlook. We anticipate fun in trips, date nights, lunches out, weekends but the real fun? I think it's when you're stuck in traffic behind someone you know and you watch them pick up their cell phone knowing it's you who is calling. Fun is when you know all the words to a country music song that you would otherwise hum but sing your heart out. Fun is having friends come over with a pre-made dinner of roast chicken, cold salads and white wine. Fun is comfort in knowing who you are and being comfortable in your skin with those around you. Oh yeah, and laughing your ass off!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Build it and they will come


Readers, bloggers, artists, friends and family, if you have found this, found me, you understand this technological world a little better than me so THANK YOU for visiting. I am new to this. I create by hand. I use a slow-cooker. I write thank you notes on paper with ink. I make colour copies at Kinkos with the help of really nice (patient) employees. I don't have a DVD player and only recently figured out that an Iphone was also an Ipod. But I am an artist, creative soul and fellow ephemera, flea market, art supply lover who gets that jolt when I find an artist "out there" in this funny blog world that speaks to me and I figured it was my turn to speak back. Stay tuned for art, life, wanderings, quotes, and my personal patchwork quilt of life. Carpe Diem.