And so it began …. my Unexpected Journey

Unexpected Journey

And so it began …. with a little snow. My unexpected journey began with a very rare occurrence in my little corner of California. December 7, 2009. It had snowed once before since I moved to here – well, technically it had snowed; but for just a few minutes and the few snowflakes that made it to the ground were doomed. However, on December 7 2009, it SNOWED. Big fluffy snowflakes – lots of them. Little did I know that those snowflakes would be the cause of a lifestyle change that led to my unexpected journey. Continue reading

Artful Mojo Rising – Stamped Silhouette

Creative mojo is a fickle thing. It comes and goes. You never know when it’s going to visit and when it goes it can be gone in a flash. Very rude of mojo to behave that way. At the very least it could give you some warning it’s leaving town, so you don’t get all dressed up and have nowhere to go. Continue reading

Fearless … still.

In 2014, I chose the word “fearless” as a guideline for my approach to life in general and my art and business more specifically. “How’d that work out for you?” you might ask. Trying to be “fearless” didn’t solve all of life’s problems, of course – and it may well have have caused me to stir a pot or two that might have been better off left alone Continue reading

Rainy Day Play

Greetings from rainy California! We’re finally getting our much needed rain – and not just a sprinkling! I’m happy to report that this week brought a full-on downpour that lasted almost 2.5 days and more is expected over the next couple of days! It’s been cold, foggy and dreary-looking – but no complaints from me. With any luck we’ll be able to get rid of the bucket we keep in our shower to collect water for the garden! LOL! Continue reading

Winter Blues

Winter Blues indeed! So many areas in the U.S. have already seen major temperature drops and snow storms – so early! Brrr!
For me, a big life change came about as a result of a snow storm. Five years ago next month (December 7th, an already “infamous” day) I slipped while taking pictures in a rare snow storm and broke my ankle. Continue reading