Archives for September 2012

First Week of Art Classes!!!

So I’ve completed my first group of art classes this past weekend. I finished that 3rd class and afterwards as I was cleaning up I was overtaken with appreciation and gratitude.  I feel so incredibly blessed that my hard work all these years and putting myself out there and trusting my intuition that kept shouting at me to offer classes, open a studio, etc.. was right.  I felt 1000% sure that I am doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing in my life right now.

During these classes I got to share a few hours with amazingly beautiful women. Got to hear about their lives, their humor and share some deep life conversations. All while doing art.  Life is good.

Here are some pics:

Wine Glass Painting Ladies Night Out

Connection Class


Finished examples

Crossroads 1st Class!!

Have a great weekend!!  **N

Signs of recovery

The habitat house across the street has people outside landscaping this week.  The house had been abandoned for a few years after a kid inherited it from him grandpa and then turned it into a party house. It was later condemned and habitat came in this last year and has built the cutest little house.  Next door to that a family with some serious medical bills after years of paying thousands a month to help cover their son’s brain tumor treatments, medications, etc were forced to walk away from their house. Today there are people over there also, last week they tore out the carpet. I see signs that good things are happening.  The road next to my house is buzzing with trucks and tractors as they replace the curbs, tar, etc.

I’ve talked to dozens of fellow business owners in the last month who have never been busier.  Life is good and busy.

There is something about fall, and seeing things being transformed for the better all around me that is contagious.  I’m loving it.

We got rid of our cable a couple months ago (kinda glad cuz I know I’d be glued to the news channels during this election season). Instead I’ve chosen to listen to uplifting and informative blog talk radio shows, hayhouse radio and other things.  I swear it makes a big difference choosing to disconnect from much of the divisive and negative chatter.

I wish you an incredibly relaxing and possibly productive weekend!!

I’ll leave you with the photo I took a couple weeks ago up north. We have a projector screen hanging from the trees up there and at least once a weekend while at the cabin we get the fire going and try to do a fun movie night. Fun movies like: The great outdoors, Dan in Real Life, The hunger games, Grown ups…  One of my Favorite things to do ever. LOVE it.

Family Watching Movie Outsdie

The story behind the art – Hold on Girl!

Title: Hold on girl – girl on bike

As my daughter prepares to begin middle school tomorrow, I think back to when my sweet girl was only 4 or 5.  She went through a phase I can only describe as Mary Poppins meets Sound of Music meets bag lady.  She’d layer her outfits, one day we counted 13 layers including 7 of them being dresses.  She’s wear a wide brim hat and carry around a basket or a bag full of her goodies.  It was so precious.  This artwork was inspired by that time. Care free, ready to take on the world and full of love, hope and all things good.

My vision for this artwork and it’s prints is to see them given to women that are stepping into new roles, changes, chapters.  School, college, first place, retirement, etc.   Encouraging yet fun and carefree.

You can click the picture to be taken to this print on my etsy site.  I also have a card available here.