Monday, October 2, 2017

Slow and Steady

Here it is, October - one of my favorite months of the year. I am getting 'comfortable' in my new self.  

My box lid art is moving ahead -- slowly but steadily -- much like a snail moves.  But that's all right, that's just me these days.

I find I like these long, stay-at-home days.  Curled up with a good book, I savor small squares of dark chocolate and enjoy cups of hot tea.  I mustn't forget the most important thing -- a bit of art inspiration each day.

 "Let thy step be slow and steady, that thou stumble not." Tokugawa Leyasu

Monday, September 4, 2017

Coming Back

I've missed you!  My life has taken a bit of a side road over the past few months while I coped with health problems.  Oh how invincible we feel until we aren't!

I am definitely in the snail mode - moving slowly and hiding in my shell at times.  Thanks to all of you who have contacted me privately, I love your emails. 

Scattered in here you can see my 'rehabilitation' projects.  Once home from the hospital I knew I needed to create. I also knew that I couldn't/wouldn't take on any long and laborious tasks.  Thus came 'box lid art'!  I had a bunch of purchased boxes on hand and going through my stash (another good recovery project) I found all manner of fun things that I could use.  

Two mindsets have gotten me through all this 'upheaval' -- acceptance and gratitude.  I thank all of you for 'being' there - your kind words have given me the strength to get back to blogging.

" A calm mind brings inner strength and confidence that's very important for good health." - Dalai Lama

Monday, July 10, 2017

Summer Vacation

Its time for me to take a little vacation from my blog.

A series of events, both medical and clerical have bombarded me lately and I need some quiet time.  Time to move slowly and do what I have to do, time to recover from the vagaries of life, if you will.

I thank you in advance for your patience and for all the lovely friendships I've made through this blog.  I hope to be back at it this coming Fall.  Have a wonderfully creative Summer.

A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it. - Robert Orben  

Monday, July 3, 2017

A Challenge

Recently our "Inspired Arts" group took on a challenge.  We were given a piece of this fabric (although it was white with black printing when it was passed out I quickly stuck it in a cup of tea) *smile*.

Our instructions were to use some or all of this fabric and to use it in some form that you usually work in.  Uh-0h!!  Because I was deeply involved in "The Owl Project" I didn't want to stop that, plus I had no idea how this fabric could be used with punch needle.

As I read the words on the fabric, an idea came to me.  And so I fashioned "A Box of Good Intentions" using the fabric attached to paper tags that I made.  


"We shall act with good intentions, but at times we will be wrong.  When we are, let us admit it and try to right the situation." - Joe Peterno

Monday, June 26, 2017


This past week has not been such a good one for me -- no details but I just want all of you to know that I might not get back to your comments right away.  

I have another owl partly finished but its been sitting there untouched for a week now...  again my energy level isn't quite where it needs to be.

Please don't worry -- I have several postings already prepared to share over the coming weeks and I hope to be back to my regular 'peppy' self soon. 

Love you all!

"A calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health." - Dalai Lamal 


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