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.

Tuesday Tidbits

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Summer:  Central Park

Yes, it's finished!  I am so happy with how this turned out.  Flora Bowley talks often about finding our own style and I have to say that I seem to have settled on mine fairly quickly.  When looking at the paintings I have done so far since taking Flora's Bloom True e-course it is pretty clear that I am very much influenced by Impressionist artists such as Monet and Van Gogh.  Not that I am anywhere near their caliber of painting...ha!...but my palette is definitely reminiscent of their work.

I haven't started a new painting yet, last week was quite a busy one and I never could carve out time to work in the studio.  This week has started off busy as well (thanks to Memorial Day) but hopefully I'll get downstairs tomorrow and Thursday.



The weekend was hot and steamy but Sunday provided a welcome breeze and it was a beautiful day for a wedding.  The bride and groom (who is the son of our close friends) chose a beautiful venue for their special day, a Christmas tree farm with an amazing view:

I especially loved the doorway that the bride's father constructed through which the bride made her entrance.


It was such a clever idea!  The reception afterwards was especially fun; tables were set up under the largest tent I have ever seen and food was provided by a number of food trucks.  My husband and I chose a Philly cheesesteak; it was delicious. We especially loved being able to celebrate this day with the mother and father of the groom.  We have been friends since their son was seven years old and it just amazed us how the years have flown by.


The 100 Day project continues and I am happy to report that I have only missed one day.  This is quite an accomplishment for me!  I also have to admit that at this point I have totally lost track of what day we are on.  Maybe day 42?  I would have to check to be sure.  In any event I know we are fast approaching the halfway point and I am really enjoying the challenge.  If you are on Instagram do take the time to check out the amazing work that is being exhibited under #the100dayproject.  There are so many creatives participating!


Some other tidbits to share with you:

  • My daughter and I enjoyed a lovely evening in the city having dinner at an Italian restaurant and seeing The Crucible with Saiorse Ronan.
  • Susannah Conway's course, Daily Guidance, has been a wonderful way to learn more about Tarot and Oracle Cards.  I never cease to be amazed by how intuitive the reading is.  If you have ever been curious about Tarot Cards I highly recommend her course!
  • I'm also enjoying Mandy Steward's weeklong primer of The Magic School.   Mandy uses literature as a starting point to spark creativity and create magic in our lives.  She is a magician extraordinaire!


Thank you for stopping by to visit today!  I know that the warm spring days are calling to you to go out to play.  Have a wonderful week!

Until next time,




Summer Intentions

The 100 Day Project {week 4}