Thursday, June 25, 2009

psychedelic rain

tired of all the rain, humidity and overall grey tones of the landscape
don't get me wrong I actually enjoy a storm once in awhile - the smell of soil after an intense rain, the fog floating over the is quite beautiful
but I am itching for HOT HOT SUN and HOT HOT COLORS - to quote Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka
I want it and I want it now!!

since my whining will not help, I decided it was up to my imagination to make my dull, grey scenery into a silly, psychedelic place

so in my mind...

we can frolick in grass that is vibrant aqua or sit under shady old trees of majestic purple

we can hop, skip & jump into puddles of color, kicking up rainbows

we can caress & smell the flowers that vibrate with shocking intensity

aaaah, to live in my imagination...

Saturday, June 20, 2009

studio par-tay

non-stop rain...puddles everywhere, soggy dog feet, overly drenched & slightly flooded herb beds...
I won't let it get me down today
I've decided to make the most of this dreary time and throw myself a studio party

I'm cranking my fave music, surrounding myself with some festive goodies that make me smile, noshing on some good bits of chocolate without guilt and settling in to create without interruption

my guests are skeptical but curious

Saturday, June 13, 2009

creative crazies

it sneaks up on me...the creative crazies

my mind whirls with ideas, it's hard to sleep, my journal gets crammed with bits of ideas, snippets of inspiration and sketches & doodles

I must allow time for myself to explore

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

my sweet boy

cancer is such an evil sends shivers up my spine
my poor boy has been diagnosed with lymphoma and it makes my heart break
hubby is at the vet's now for an oncology consult
we were referred to a specialist to see what options we have for treatment and quality of life

we were unsure at first - dogs are so innocent & pure and how could we make him endure chemo, feeling ill without knowing that we are trying to help
our only experience with chemo was with my hubby's mother who battled for years but sadly passed away from cancer

with more research we discovered most dogs respond well with few this agonizing roller-coaster ride of diagnosis has led us to today

I am on edge, waiting to hear what the plan is
why is it that no matter how awful a situation, it helps to feel like you have a plan? it seems to soothe the mind
the unknown, the unplanned is so frightening

you will never find a sweeter pup
he is a cuddler who adores smooches
he is our best friend, he is our family

Saturday, June 6, 2009


quick shots of some current blooms in our gardens

Friday, June 5, 2009


I promised to share some shots of my is definitely a work in progress and is not quite complete, but I am pleased with the results so far.

Our studios are located in our barn. We are blessed with 4 large rooms - 2 offices, art studio and "break room".

here are a few of my office...

here are some pics of my art studio - the color scheme is mostly pink & white & black with lots of funky splashes of color

some have a mood board but I felt stifled by the confines of a small bulletin board, so I created a mood wall - filled to the brim with inspiration, memories and inspiring little bits

pssst...that's me in the lower right corner...

my grammy & grampy

it's always changing as I find new oddball stuff that inspires me...will share more photos soon as I get further along
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