Friday, May 22, 2015


Hi Friends,

I have fallen a bit behind again on my postings but here are THREE Spring Tulips Fabric Postcards that I recently made and sent out to friends.
Thought, I should post them before SUMMER gets here! LOL
Hope you like them.


Sunday, May 17, 2015


                                        Tortellini, Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Pesto
                                                               Confetti Potatoes

Did I make you hungry! :)

Sunday, May 3, 2015


Hi Friends,

Hope you are all doing well. Sorry I have been absent from my blog but I have been really busy!
I wasn't very happy with the way my studio looked , so after a few months of thinking of how to change it, I finally did!
Before the re-organizing, every time I went into my studio, I felt as though everything was caving in on me! :(  Not a good feeling and very depressing.When I moved into this home (5 years ago) I just wanted to get all the boxes out of the way , so I thought , I had done a good job of setting it up, but didn't!
So after a month of working every day in my studio, I finally can say" I love the way it looks!"
If you go back to the Old Photos of my studio (post January 9th of 2012) you will see the before pictures and you will agree, NOW it looks more organized and with lots more space.
I had some many books  and really hated to get rid of many of them(215 to be exact) but deep down I know, it was the right thing to do. I did donate them to our local library and the ladies there were very happy!
I also reupholstered and painted my studio chair.....Love it!
Hope you like the way my studio looks now!

                                             View coming into my Studio
                                                          Paper storage in Corner
                                               3 New Storage Cabinets
                                              Before View of My Studio Chair
                                                       New View of my Studio Chair

                                                Side View of my Chair..............Love it!


Monday, April 13, 2015


Hi Friends,

Hope you are all doing well and enjoying Spring weather. :)

This week is Friendship week and wanted to share something with all of you that was sent to me by email. These are NOT my words but I agree with them.

I've learned ....
That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
I've learned ....
That when you're in love, it shows.
I've learned ....
That just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!' Makes my day.
I've learned ....
That having a child (or a puppy) fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
I've learned ....
That being kind is more important than being right.
I've learned ....
That you should never say no to a gift from a child.
I've learned ....
That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.
I've learned ....
That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
I've learned ....
That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
I've learned ....
That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.
I've learned ....
That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
I've learned ....
That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.
I've learned ....
That money doesn't buy class.
I've learned ....
That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
I've learned ...
That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
I've learned ....
That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
I've learned ....
That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
I've learned ....
That love, not time, heals all wounds.
I've learned ....
That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
I've learned ....
That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.
I've learned ....
That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
I've learned ...
That life is tough, but I'm tougher.
I've learned ....
That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.
I've learned ....
That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
I've learned ....
That I wish I could have told my Mom and Dad that I love them one more time before they passed away.
I've learned ....
That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.
I've learned ....
That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
I've learned ....
That when your newly born child holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.
I've learned ....
That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.
I've learned ....
That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done. 

Hugs and Thank You for your Friendship! 

Sunday, April 5, 2015




Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Nature Connects....A Lego Brick Exhibition at McKee Botanical Gardens in Vero Beach, Fl.

Hi Friends,

Hope you are all doing well and hopefully enjoying nice weather!

This weekend my two daughters and S-I-L came up to visit. We were already missing them immensely. I love when they come to visit because we always have lots of fun. :)

So this Sunday we all went to the McKee Botanical Gardens in Vero Beach, Fl. to see an AWESOME Lego Sculpture Exhibition by New York Artist Sean Kenney. The Exhibition is called "Nature Connects" . The artist has created 27 Individual Lego Brick Sculptures  and he has used over a Million Lego Bricks to create them. His Lego Exhibition is touring the US through 2019....So if the exhibition comes to a Botanical Gardens near you......Please go and see it. :)

If you would like to read more about the Artist Sean Kenney please go to his site which is:

You can also see the sculptures on the McKee Botanical Gardens site:

Here are a few of the photos I took: (NOTE: If you read on the Fun Fact Information card above each photo you will see how many Lego Pieces were used to create each one. See lower left hand side.

                                                   LEGO LAWNMOWER

                                                      LEGO GARDEN WORKER

                                                  LEGO ROSE IS 7 FEET HIGH

                                                    LEGO BUTTERFLY IS 5 FEET HIGH

                                                          LEGO BISON AND CALF
                                                          FRONT VIEW OF LEGO BISON

                                         LEGO GOLDFINCHES (I WANT THIS ONE) :)

                                                  LEGO AMERICAN BUMBLEBEE
Hope you enjoy the photos!

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Hi Friends,

Hope you are all doing well and keeping busy creatively!
Today I am posting about a Spirit Doll. I created it, for a swap for my online group Mixed Media Studio.
Her name is Hama which in Japanese means beach or shore. When you see the photos of her you will agree that is the Perfect name for her. :)
Hama loves walking on the beach , (even though you won't see her because she is a Spirit Doll) collecting shells, drift wood, sea glass and any other lovelies she can find. She loves to wear the shells  and also sea weed that she collects from the bottom of the ocean to adorn the bottom of her dress.
She carries her blessings in her clear bottle on her necklace around her neck!
                                              HAMA THE SPIRIT DOLL
                                                FACE CLOSE-UP OF HAMA

Hope you like her.