Journal it Out: Choices

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

Artful Intentions Week 12


My husband and I just returned from 10 days on the East coast. It was an opportunity to visit our daughter in New York City and to reconnect with family in Maryland – some of whom I’d not seen since I was a child. It was a great trip down memory lane and it reminded me of the importance of face-to-face contact with loved ones – even though, in this age of Facebook, it’s possible to stay in touch across many miles. Continue reading

Digital Artistry

Have you noticed recently – on Facebook or Pinterest – the beautiful “painted” and “sketched” images people are posting? I’ve always wondered how those stunning images are done, so I convinced my good friend, Cilenia Curtis, to share her techniques with me. Holy cow! Take a look at these images from my trip to Greece and Italy about five years ago. Continue reading