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.




* This article about the poet Mary Oliver that I read in The New Yorker. A critique on her new anthology, Devotion, and what critics don't understand about her work.

*Celeste Ng's new novel, Little Fires Everywhere.  Her characters are so well-delineated and the central theme thought-provoking.  I highly recommend it.

* Are you a fan of essential oils?  If yes, be sure to check out the beautiful selection offered by Bella Cirovic of She Told Stories.  My current favorite is Winter Solstice and I just ordered May It Be So, to support my intention to play more this year with my art.

* During the winter I am always on the hunt for a rib-sticking recipe that is easy to make.  Smitten Kitchen's Braised Beef Short Ribs were divine!  

*This blog has become one of my new favorites.

*I have a confession to make:  I am a fan of pop culture.  This podcast is a fun and quick listen on what's new on the telly, in the movies, at bookstores and more.  

*Finally, because my word of the year is Play, I am rereading this book.

What have you been listening to/watching/reading lately?  Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,




The Art of Practice

The Art of Practice

Nurturing Thursday:  The Sweetness of Friendship

Nurturing Thursday: The Sweetness of Friendship