This & That

  • 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!
  • #FriendlyFridayShout Out Julie Shunick Brown

    Julie Shunick Brown is a contemporary artist in Dallas, TX.


    I love what she has to say about her process. “My painting evolves as life does. Currently, the process is intuitive - no preconception or idea of the end result.  The work gets more deliberate and intentional as it progresses but it develops as a reaction to what is on the canvas. I focus on composition and color and the result is a surprise that often seems reflective of life.”

    Check her website to learn more her and her art.

  • 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.
  • #FriendlyFriday Shout Out Bluebell Kitchen

    Charlie along with her mother Erica own Bluebell Kitchen. They create amazing botanical inspired wedding cakes and macarons. You’ll have to cross the pond to go to their shop and taste their goodies.  I guarantee it’s worth the trip. Their cakes are a work of art. I’m so mesmerized by their talent. Even if you aren’t planning a trip to Kent follow them on IG @bluebellkitchen. You won’t be disappointed.
    I’ve known Charlie for many years and she is as delightful as her creations.
    Checkout their website
  • 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.
  • #FriendlyFriday Shout Out Design Syndicate

    Dale Fraser owner of Design Syndicate has been a buddy of mine for years. Besides being friends we have worked together for years. He has a wit that few can match(that's why we're friends) and his designs capture what the clients is looking for even when they are unsure of what they want and need.
    I truly love this work.
    He designed my logo after all. 
    Best of all he's an all around great guy. 
  • 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.
  • #FriendlyFriday Shout Out Jesse Weise

    I don't get to visit this lovely person often as she lives in #Canada. I'm fortunate to own a piece of her #pottery. Jesse Weise is multi talented artist who is one of the kindest people I've ever met. Check out her Etsy shop WeiseArts. #dancer #teacher #potter www.etsy.com/ca/shop/WeiseArts
  • 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.
  • #FriendlyFriday Shout Out Rebecca Landsdown Collins

    Rebecca Lansdown Collins is a mixed media mosaic artist. She counts herself among the fortunate in that she has been able to create a life that she loves. A commercial artist by day, she runs a successful pet portraiture studio. By night, indulging her true love, creating mixed media mosaics that explore a wide variety of themes and subjects. Check out her Etsy Shop.
  • 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.
  • #FriendlyFriday Shout Out Daria Marchenko

    I know little about Daria Marchenko but I am touched by her, by her art, and mostly by her spirit. I hope to be that brave. The painting - "The Face of War"  was created by in response to the events of 2014 in Ukraine, when Russia showed aggression and attacked the eastern part of the country, thus creating the largest military conflict in Europe since the Second World War endangering world security. It was created in 2014 in collaboration with Daniel D Green using 500 bullet casings.