I’ve recently discovered a passion for watercolor paints.They are not the easiest medium to work with because they tend to have a mind of their own (like me) when it comes to how they move on paper. But man oh man, even just trying to get used to them is fun! Continue reading
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
As I know I’ve mentioned before, I’m am lucky enough to live waaay out in the country – the California “gold country” (as in gold mining in the mid-1800’s), located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. And while our … Continue reading
I choose Joy. I have a choice, so I choose joy.
That’s what I did as I finally came to a conclusion on that really big decision I blogged about last month. I worried that thing to death. Turned it upside down and inside out. I lost sleep over. I looked over it and under it. I talked about it with just about anyone – and everyone – who would listen – until I’m sure their eyes glazed over Continue reading
What do I mean by “Art for the Soul”? Grab a drink and get comfy. This is gonna take a few minutes. Continue reading
Note: This post has been edited to include current shop information. It certainly is! In fact, it’s all about time, isn’t it? Tick, tock. Tick tock. In a March blog post, I wrote how proud and excited I was to … Continue reading
Is it almost Spring in your corner of the world? It’s not here either, but the weather in Monterey, CA this past weekend – as you can see – was warm enough to fool us! Continue reading
As promised, I’m so excited to release “The Journey” – a digital kit that I’ve wanted to do for the past year. It took me awhile to decide on the perfect color palette, but once I did, the kit practically … Continue reading
What does “Artful Intentions” mean? Well, it’s our term for visual journaling with a plan. Of course, Cilenia and I both love to create art for art’s sake and just for fun. But we also both use visual journaling (or “art journaling”) as a way to express our emotions, deal with personal issues, and even to document life events. Continue reading