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.

Five Ideas for a Rainy Monday

The gray clouds have been relentless and the temperature refuses to climb much above 70 degrees.  The flowers may be rejoicing after last year's parched summer, but I find myself in need of sun.  Here are five ideas for a rainy Monday:

  1. Explore a new museum.  I have been wanting to take a field trip to MASSMOCA to see this amazing exhibit by Nick Cave.
  2. This article has me thinking about the downside of allowing technology into the classroom. It's worth a read.
  3. Visit your local library.  I'm planning on stopping by mine today to pick up this book, recommended by Karen of Pumpkin Sunrise.  What better way to spend a rainy afternoon than by sitting curled up on a comfy couch with an engrossing book, warm afghan covering your lap and a cup of hot tea by your side?
  4. Try a new craft.  I'm excited about exploring the art of making collages using my own hand printed paper.  This book by Elizabeth St. Hilaire is a wonderful resource.
  5. Head to the movies.  While buzz is currently surrounding Wonder Woman, I am looking forward to seeing this.

Sending a little cheer your way,


Just Five Things

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