Friday, May 12, 2017


trust your heart if the seas catch fire,
live by love though the stars walk backward

-e.e. cummings

Friday, May 5, 2017

walk in the rain...

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.
-Roger Miller

i'm walking in the rain today, cuz these boots just make rain more fun ☔.
hope you have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.
-Walt Whitman

happiness is the smell of these coffee stained tags that i found here.  this is a little project i recently started.  it involves these coffee tags, favorite words and a big stick.  i will show you when i finish of course.  i like the happiness one a lot...the idea of being happy no matter where you are in life.  makes sense, don't you think?

Friday, April 28, 2017

light chaser...

hi are you?  it has been awhile.  have you ever had so much to say and yet, nothing to say, all at the same time?  that's kind of how i have been feeling lately.  i have been keeping myself quite busy.  there have been lots of home projects as well as art making.  there is always art making...that never stops.  i am finally painting all of my rooms that nice fresh white i have been dreaming about.  and whenever fresh paint gets put down, it makes me want to change all sorts of other things.  i have been "decluttering" in a big way.  figuratively and literally.  some of my treasures have been making their way into my shop.  lots of pictures to take.

i saw a commercial on tv last night with a guy trying to be ferris bueller.  he said, "life moves pretty fast. if you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it."  so true right?  so today i stopped and looked around.  the first thing i noticed was the way the light came in this morning and illuminated this little corner of my living room.  and i became a light chaser.

a little bit later on...the light cast its magic down the dark hallway leading the way to our bedrooms.  after its fresh coat of white, i painted a rough band of chalkboard paint all the way around this hall and i have been writing poems and lyrics on it.  just for fun.

i had this lace on my table and the when the light came through at lunchtime i noticed the way it can make pretty things even prettier.

and the way it makes simple things look kind of extraordinary.

my little furry buddy needed to go outside, so i popped out back for a little while and wow.  a few days of rain and now sun.  we have a jungle and the flowers have burst open.

it is time for me to plan my dinner, so i have wrapped up my light chasing for now.  i hope you are able to find some time to stop and look around this weekend.  who knows what you will find...

Friday, March 17, 2017



                                 1. repair (something that is broken or damaged).
                                 1. a repair in a material.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

things to do on an ordinary wednesday...


When life is foggy, path is unclear and mind is dull, remember your breath.  It has the power to give you the peace. It has the power to resolve the unsolved equations of life.

-Amit Ray, Beautify your Breath - Beautify your Life


We read to know we're not alone.

-William Nicholson, Shadowlands


Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
 but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

-Thich Nhat Hanh

Friday, October 21, 2016

fur and diamonds...

in the process of clearing out some no longer wanted items, i came across this fabulous fur collar.  i thought i might sell it in the vintage section of my shop.  but, while it sat around waiting for me to take pictures, sudden inspiration hit.  don't you just love it when that happens?

i fiddled around with it for awhile until i figured out a way to make it work.  i paired it with a pretty vintage rhinestone button.  i seem to have an abundance of those, as i am always drawn to sparkly things in antique shops.

i added some pretty papers and turned it into a very glamorous one of a kind book.  you can find it here if this book speaks to your inner diva...