Our normally golden (ok, dried up) hills are very green, the oak trees are starting to leaf out and color is starting to appear in the garden. Spring is my favorite season – our temps have warmed up, the days are sunny and clear and the little rain we’ve had is enough to bring the daffodils up! Continue reading
At the risk of annoying those of you in the middle of some very harsh winter conditions, I have to tell you that I am thoroughly enjoying the 80 degree temperatures here in Phoenix, Arizona. We’re here on a planned trip … Continue reading
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
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 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
Sometimes you have to throw caution to wind – just let go. It’s not always easy to do of course. Life throws us so many curve balls, right? And you either hit those out of the park or you swing and … Continue reading
Procraftinate. I’m probably not the first to coin this word, but it certainly fits me. I was hoping to create some new art – physical or digital – this week, but pressing family matters have taken precedence, so this is going to have to do! What do you think? 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
Hello everyone, Rachel here. I am so very happy to be part of Vicki’s creative team and I am looking forward to sharing my tutorials here on this site. I hope to bring ease and understanding of Photoshop but more … 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