Love Chinese New Year – Artist Tribe project

  I know I mentioned my love of February holidays. It’s February, who doesn’t need a reason to celebrate? While Setsubun is my favorite, this week is jammed packed full of notable days – Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, Ash Wednesday and Chinese New Year. All in one week! That’s a lot to keep …

Welcome – Artist Tribe Blog Hop

Welcome – Artist Tribe Blog Hop

Welcome to my post for the Gwen Lafleur’s Artist Tribe Blog Hop. Today and tomorrow each of the members of the Artist Tribe will be posting a project to their blogs. You will see a wide variety of styles and projects all using materials carried by Gwen’s shop. See the links at the bottom of …

Average No More

Average No More

Life changing events are not always large. They can be small, seemingly insignificant things that would have no effect on others. They can be something another would forget within the hour. In High School I found out that my GPA was in the middle of my class. I don’t mean approximately.  Smack dab in the middle …

The Mad to Glad Tea Party

The Mad to Glad Tea Party

Welcome to the  Mad to Glad Tea Party 2016 These days there is so much to be mad about, sad about, absolutely devastated about. Wherever I look I see people questioning why… wondering how we got to this place…. wondering if the things they do matter… if they matter…. and they do. They do matter.  You matter.  …

Optimist or Idiot?

Optimist or Idiot?

I’ve neglected my blog, I know, but I am glad to be back at my computer and posting. Frankly, I can’t really manage a post on my phone or iPad. Photos get posted to Instagram and then I move on to the next project. So my strategy going forward to is prioritize getting to my …

Artist’s Retreat – July 2015

Artist’s Retreat – July 2015

First meal of Artist’s Retreat – on the shore at Plymouth, Massachusetts. Photograph altered with Brushstroke app.  Artist’s Retreat. Doesn’t that sound romantic? Maybe expensive? Certainly illusive. Well, at least that’s how I felt about it. Every year I’d talk to Cindi Huss, a dear friend who has moved far enough away that we don’t …

Oh Happy Day!

Oh Happy Day!

Today is the day that my dear friend, Cindi Huss arrives for a few days of making art. We have talked about taking some time together for a long time. Our “Artist Retreat” has taken some unexpected turns and has toned down from the original idea. I trust that it is unfolding just as it …