Come on in... relax, kick off your shoes, and get cozy for a few minutes. I intend this space to be a happy and encouraging spot in your day where perhaps you'll sign off feeling better than you did when you signed on.

I have so much in life that I want to create, experience, and wrap my head around, and I bet you do too. I dedicate this space as a safe place to "grow" our seeds... Seeds of movement to increase our joy, inspiration, and insight - Seeds of change and evolution of our souls - Seeds of of celebration and creativity - a place where we thrive to live lives we're proud of.

How cool is it that we are given the opportunity to create a future that doesn't exist yet. That we have the choice in creating our lives and planting seeds that will grow into our dreams. I want to learn more everyday about how to do this in my life, and I would love for you to join me.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Me and A Tree

Interesting that as I look back through my artwork over the past years, about half of everything I have ever created is a tree.  Hmmmm.... never really realized how enamored I am with trees.  But come to think of it, most of the photos I've taken are of trees too.   What's that all about?  I suppose something about a tree just resonates with me.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Loving Right Now - Happy Birthday to my Son

Our family is in Myrtle Beach, SC celebrating my son's eighth birthday.  As I write this blog post, I'm taking in the view of the ocean as its waves lull me into a calm and peaceful place deep inside myself.  Tomorrow is Ryan's birthday.  Deep sigh... he is my baby.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Mother Load of Mother Love

My mom and me!

Each mother's day, I ponder a gift for my mother that will demonstrate my love for her.   The past few years I've been coming up empty... or should I say, the gifts that I struggle to conceive always seem to fall short of what I believe she deserves.

She's had the years of macaroni necklaces and hand-colored, glittered cards that I presented her as a child.  She's received the expensive gifts that I sent her in my younger professional years, and she's graciously accepted a few years of simply a card or a phone call carrying a mother's day, "I love you."  This year, I'm trying something new, something that was truly a pleasure to create. 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Waffles and Spaghetti.... Celebrating Differences of the Sexes

A dear friend of mine from my childhood church came to visit me last fall.   As we talked over lunch, I asked him if he had any suggestions for an anniversary gift for my husband, Terry.  He went nuts over this book called, Men Are Like Waffles Women Are Like Spaghetti, written by Bill and Pam Farrel.

He had watched  the book work wonders for many couples in his church and suggested that it might be just the tool Terry and I use for kicking it up a notch and understanding and celebrating our differences... after all these years.  After 16 years of marriage, what could I possibly not understand about my husband? OMG!!!!!  PLENTY!!!!  He still baffles me beyond belief, and so does my son, so I immediately bought the book in hopes of uncovering the jewels of knowledge that would help me unravel their deep mystery.

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Letter to Mother Earth

Dear Mother Earth...

As I glance back through my life and our relationship together, I'm discovering the diverse phases you and I have shared.  As a child, I loved you whole-heartedly... spending long and wonderful hours in your arms, soaking up your mystery and wonder and energy.  You nurtured me and held me closely to you, silently filling my soul with sweet and simple happiness.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Inexpensive Creativity: Tips to Freshen up Your Living Space

Made this mobile out of paper
and fishing wire.
Hello, hello good people!  I just went back to my last two blogs and YOWZA! we need a lighter subject this week!   Written straight from my heart, both blogs were dramatic and heavy... which is all good, but  spring is in the air, at least here in Charleston, SC, and I'm all over clicking up my heels and feeling light as a feather!