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Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy Joyous New Year

I wish you JOY in your journey this year.  Finding this in all we do and are searching for will positively make the next 366 (it's leap year) days amazing.

    Interior Design has and will continue to be an important part of who I am.  But where is the missing piece?  Last New Years I set a goal of finally pursuing my dream of writing and illustrating a Children's Book.  This past year has been filled with classes, learning, practice, drawing, designing, conceptualizing. and just hard work.  What JOY I have found!  I can proudly say my goal is coming into realization.  Storyboard, copy, and preliminary drawings are completed.  I will spend 2016 illustrating the 32 pages and presenting my book to a publisher.  This process has given me such JOY and purpose this past year, while sparking my spirit in the art world.

    My Blog is back and will include my journey and struggle of learning a new Art form.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Waiting for a Sign

I had great plans for this morning. I would get up extra early and meditate for twenty minuets. Just like the show on Fairfield Iowa Opera had on OWN last night. Then I would draw for another twenty ( I really need to practice), the next thirty would be spent updating Facebook , putting at least four pictures on Pinterest, writing a new blog, and answering my E mails. Then I will work on projects till 9:45 when I leave for my yoga class....... Instead I had my coffee, watched the news and looked for a sign.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Closets from Heaven

Saturday, Christine and I went on our twice a year fashion hunt. We bargin shop, spend too much and have a really great time. She keeps me fashionable, young, makes me think about my diet, and realize just what a fantastic daughter I have. We had a special mission this trip, shopping for a friends wedding. I found the perfect dress for a friday afternoon ceramony, with a fun sweater to throw over my sholders at Anthropology. Found the perfect shoes, necklace and earings at Nordstroms Then hit a home run at Forever 21 for my clutch ( only $17.99).

OK, now the next part: I go to hang up my new dress, look around and sigh. My closet is sad, needing an update, needing better use of space. It's kind of like when I have a fresh bunch of zinnias for my table. I immediately clean my whole downstairs. So I started to research closet ideas. Elle Decor had a spread on "Best Dressed Closets" a little to grand for me. I do have a very large space, about the size of a small bedroom. This is not planed or use to it's best.

I like this closet, it's open, good natural light and I love the nude painting. Just cannot see Spike on a tufted ottoman.

I like color but this feels depressing to me.

I could never be this organized..... I would have the lid off every box.
Want to see my things.

Never could decide which to wear

Pretty, but no room for a love seat.


She does like color
Not quite this neat

Then I found it, my dream space. fun, colorful, and I could move in. This space is compliments of Cote de Texas blog. I believe it is her sister in laws. I need to meet her. I think we could be best friends or at least share jewelry.I have a passion for funky costume jewelry,and South West silver. This makes me sick with envy.
They look like my size

I am dying inside

Now I am crying

Now I am jumping off the deck... Imagine the fun playing dress-up
If the jewelry did not send me over the edge the cowboy boots will.

I only own two pairs.......I would have trouble hiding a mirror like this in the closet, may have to bring downstairs.

Now I need to get to work, or B.C. has to buy me lots of presents.

Friday, March 9, 2012

You are Marvelous

I think we all need to stop judging ourselves on the outside and look a litter deeper. Have a loving weekend.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Dreaming on Spring

Oh, My, it's going to be 70 degrees today and my head is outside. Dreaming of the day when I can....................................

Work in my herb garden
Put out my wind chimes and re-pot the lemon tree
Plan a luncheon for friends
Sit and dream, be a bit lazy
Listen to the gentle sound of the water
Breakfast on the patio
Gathering with friends

Moving furniture outside
Arranging cut flowers
Escaping in the hedges, maybe to read a book
Dine outside with lots of white lights and candles
Cocktails on a cool spring evening

Feeling the breeze on the porch
Feeling the sun s warmth
A fire pit, yes I need one

I will serve all meals outside
especially under the stars
Drinks on the porch
Thank You for coming be careful going home.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Painted Stairs

Last summer I was in a art gallery that had the stair risers to the 2nd floor painted in at least four different shades. "I love that it's perfect for the studio stairs". My studio/office is over our garage and what better choice to enter an artist workplace than color. Got busy, holidays came, made excuses and it never got done. THEN I just saw books, "I love books. Do I want this now? It's the problem when you see toooooo much, you want it all.....

Chalk board? I could write inspiring quotes each day.

Something like this was the original plan.

I think I can count.

Don't have this much time.

My customers might be afraid!

Just to much

But I do love books.
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