Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

Happy holidays everyone! This particular year feels extra cozy & creative. Family is coming in, the house is decorated, cards are sent, errands have been run...kind of...but anything I haven't done, I'm okay with. I'm actually slowing down, enjoying the moments and letting all the loose undone pieces just be. I have finally learned that no one notices if you didn't string that extra set of lights or bake that pie or make handmade cards or...whatever. It is just about being together or calling or writing or nowadays, dare I say it, Facebooking!
So I'm off...time to go to the airport to pick up loved ones. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
Santa's Elf

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I love this quote. "We must be willing to get rid of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." Joseph Campbell.
These past few months have felt exactly like that. I have closed doors and chapters in my life that I had thought I had wanted open but in turn, so many new ones have opened. Living alone, figuring it out on my own with help of wonderful family and friends has been exciting, not a chore. Thanks, Joseph Campbell, for reminding me to loosen the grip and go with the flow.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Cozy days

My new issue of Somerset Life has arrived! And...I'm featured!!! So excited, so thrilled and really touched to be part of this issue with these patchwork collages. They are pieces that I worked on a year ago with so much love and flurry of excitement and to see them come alive now on the pages of national magazine is astounding. Thank you, Jenny Doh and Kellene Giloff.

It has turned colder, wetter, darker here in Northern California in the last few weeks. But cozier. It's time to hunker down, get out that novel we've been meaning to read, cook the soup, string some lights, cozy up on the couch and immerse ourselves with projects that make us feel good to be home. For me, that is revisiting my art journals. Starting more patchwork collage panels. Continuing with my new love, oil painting. Making roast chicken and butternut squash soup.

And tonight, I can't think of a better thing to do than make a cup of Earl Grey tea and flip through my new Somerset Life. These are cozy days.