My art and writing are two channels I use to express gratitude for all the goodness in my life.  Being creative requires me to step out of my comfort zone and explore new avenues.  When I write and paint from the heart, everything makes sense.  I am grateful for the opportunity to share my joy with you.

Cherryblossoms Dear Friend,

Be kind to yourself.   Always.  There are going to be days where you second guess every thought, every action; on those days put on a kettle for a cup of tea, reach for your favorite book, dress in your most comfortable clothes and rest.  Be mindful of  how special you are. Go for a long walk in nature, focus on the rustling of the leaves in the breeze, the sweet call of the birds, the sun on your face.  Allow yourself to be still.  Turn off your phone, the television, the noise.  Give yourself the gift of silence.  You are such a gift to the world, wrap yourself with loving thoughts, fill your mind with memories that nourish.

Remember how very loved you are.

With affection,


Participating in Nurturing Thursday with Becca.


The 100 Day Project {week 3}

On the Canvas

On the Canvas