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 …

Mother’s Day Gelli Prints – Stamping and Printing Sunday

Mother’s Day Gelli Prints – Stamping and Printing Sunday

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers and to the fathers out there who have to fill in a mother’s shoes.  I wanted to send you flowers so here are a couple of gelli printed flowers. I don’t know whether I will leave them as is or whether I will choose to fill them in.  …

Books, Books, Books – Self Care Saturday

Books, Books, Books – Self Care Saturday

Self Care Saturday is here and I don’t have a page spread done to share. But hey, Self Care Saturday is about self care and I decided that pushing myself this late in the day to create a spread was going to end in a sad looking spread. So what do librarians do for fun?  Here is …

Self Care Saturday

Self Care Saturday

I started this blog as a venue for my happiness. That includes family, art, travel, poetry, creativity, nature and intention. Life, however, interceded testing my resolve. In the scheme of things Life won quite a few of the skirmishes, but I did not give up. One thing I have heard over and over is that …

Joy Still Coursing Through

Joy Still Coursing Through

I’m still joyfully coursing through Vivienne McMaster’s Be Your Own Beloved: Self Care through Self Portraiture course. The photo above was taken as part of an attempt at studying movement and stillness. I wasn’t at all sure how this was going to go….it has been some time since I stopped thinking of myself as being  …