This & That

  • Do you Think you can Change the World?

    My answer is some days I believe I can change the world. Right now that's enough for me.
  • What Story are you Telling Yourself?

    I’m was listening to “The Spiritual Artist” podcast the other day. In episode 17 Chris Miller was interviewing Artist Jackie Fuch and she was speaking directly to me.

    Right at about the 22 minute mark is says…..
    When an artist says, “Oh, I’m struggling”, that’s not abundance, that’s lack. We always have a choice. Am I living in lack or am I living in abundance?

    Am I a fountain in the world or am I a drain?

    Wow, just wow.

    She goes on talking about manifestation and how quickly what she puts out there comes to her. I was just wondering what my next blog post was going to be about when I started listening to this podcast. TaDa!
  • No one’s coming….NO ONE

    I stumbled across this reel on Instagram when I was avoiding work. It’s so powerful!
    I have mixed feelings about it, not that I don’t agree with it, because I do. Knowing it all comes down to me is scary. Showing up for others is a cakewalk for me but showing up for myself is a struggle at best some days. That’s why when these beautiful, friendly reminders come knocking on my door, or rather in my Instagram feed, I pay attention and am grateful. Here is what Mel Robbins said.
  • LEAF

    In my travels I’d seen stacked rocks. I’ve been told it was for other travelers to help them safely find their way. Trail markers if you will. Though at the time I never thought much of it as an art form. Well, not until my friend Laurence started posting about it did I ever think of stacking rocks as anything more.
  • Which camp to you reside in?

    I’m 95% Pollyanna and I’m “glad” (see what I did there) to see the bright side of things. It just makes me feel good. I’ve was a negative Nelly in my early 20’s and I decided that’s not how I want to live my life so like my friend Karen says, “I choose to be happy.” It is a choice and I’m all the better for it.
  • Enlightenme (2018)

    I had a lovely lunch with a dear friend of mine the other day. And we discussed insecurities or more so,  my insecurities and what’s going on with me at the moment in my creativity. She sent me an email with this piece she wrote years before and  it  hit home. It was just what I needed to hear. I’m sure I’m not the only one that could benefit from reading this lovely piece of written word.

    I decided to share it with all of you and hopefully it resonates with you as much as it did me. And if it doesn’t now I will leave it right here for you to stumble across when you need it.

    Thank you Nancy Robbins for the kind, uplifting words. Some days I just need to be reminded.
  • Workshop vs Class

    There are times I wonder if a workshop is more of a one-time event that can last hours or days and is more of an intensive study, where a class is a repeated event on the same subject meeting multiple times. Does that make a difference to you?

    I realize that it doesn’t really matter but it’s just on of those things that takes up space in my mind.
  • Few good decisions are made between midnight and dawn

    I was watching something on TV when I heard this line, “Few good decisions are made between midnight and dawn”. It struck me and stuck with me. I was like, that is totally true. When I pondered this statement at 4am I had to rethink my views on it. I was looking at it for my younger self who was probably inebriated between midnight and dawn and making horrible decisions. Looking at this statement as an older and wiser person, hopefully,  it doesn’t apply to me anymore. Usually getting old sucks but in this instant I’m grateful I survived my middle of the night decisions. Also, I’m fortunate that I grew up in a time when we didn’t have cell phones and internet. Just sayin’.
  • Being an Artist

    What a great list. If only someone had mentioned this to me years ago. I was so bullheaded and thought I knew everything when I was young. Back then I called it confidence, today I call it arrogance. Even now many moons later it’s a good list to reference.

    There is way more I which I’d been told but somethings you have to find out for yourself in your own time.

  • Best Valentine's Ever

    We wanted to make sure they all knew someone was thinking about them. The card making was a blast but hand delivering has touched my soul in a way I never imagined.
  • Adventure Awaits

    What a great feeling to have a client tell you they want to schedule you to teach a class. It’s even cooler when you set a date. The mind blowing part is when you ask which class they want you to teach and their response is, “I don’t know, but we’ll come up with something.”
  • Creative Motivation / Permission

    Is the answer to give myself permission to play? That would be great if that’s the answer.