True Calling

“That’s f@#&ing amazing!” Those are the words my husband said to me when I told him about an email I had received. But I should back up and start this story from the beginning. A new Minneapolis friend of mine (whom I had only met briefly) graciously went out of her way to invite me…

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On The Easel

I started the year off with a renewed intention to work on my art every single day. Things have been in full swing and an exciting new opportunity has come my way which I will share as soon as I know more details. Until then, I wanted to post several new pieces at which I…

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San Miguel de Allende (Part Two)

In my last post, I wrote about the town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. I spent a week there at an art journaling workshop led by the incredible Orly Avineri and organized by Rebecca Brooks. This time, I’d like to tell you a little bit more about the workshop itself. Orly is a remarkable…

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3 Things I've Learned About Manifesting A Dream

The other day I was sitting in my home art studio working on a painting and I suddenly looked around in disbelief. I almost had to pinch myself to believe that this was my work space. I was overwhelmed with gratitude. When I first started to paint 10 years ago, I’d drop a sheet down…

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Art Wishes and San Miguel Dreams

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ~ Mary Oliver I received a newsletter in December from my favorite art journaling teacher Orly Avineri. In it, she listed all the workshops she would be teaching for the entire coming year. Orly is a fantastically magnetic artist…

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No Pain, No Gain

  Art and fitness. Those are the two things that I neglected at the end of 2014. My world got overwhelmingly busy and while I do consider those two things to be very important to me, they both suffered. So here I am, two weeks into the new year and I have jumped head first…

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Outstanding In The Field

Last year, my husband Greg and I had our first experience with Outstanding in the Field. I wrote all about it here. As you can see from that post, we absolutely loved it and decided to go again this year. The mission of OITF is to connect diners with the origins of their food and…

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21 Secrets Conversations ~ The Interview

I was completely surprised and honored last year when Connie Hozvicka of Dirty Footprints Studio asked me to be a contributing teacher in her online art journaling workshop 21 Secrets. I was equally surprised and honored when she asked if she could interview me for her blog series 21 Secrets Conversations. It was such a…

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You Are Enough

A tap on your shoulder whispering in your hair beckoned, called it’s not me fear replies I am small, best hidden. The journey finds you fueled by the unknown walking it is heartbreak and bewildering and seductive sparks fly they kiss you with freedom nothing is certain but joy is a silken dress and fate…

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Creative Life Inspiration: Elizabeth Gilbert

I jumped on the Elizabeth Gilbert bandwagon way back when “Eat, Pray, Love” was sweeping the nation. I read it and I got inspired. Really inspired. Just like everyone else. But the truth is, I’ve only really come to appreciate the profound wealth of spiritual knowledge and soul-thumping inspiration that is Elizabeth Gilbert in the…

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