Monday, December 31, 2012

a new year + a new offering

happy new years (eve)!

i am excited to share the news
of this offering in 2013.
i will be teaching an online workshop,
alongside a number of other talented teachers,
through dirty footprints studio.
registration begins in january.
please click on the link to learn more!


+ i share this drawing, as we all turn into a new year
+ as we begin to peek into all that our deeply beautiful lives
want to offer.
*sending out love to each + every one of you.

Monday, December 24, 2012

things to give away

like blowing bubbles, i send this love out to you.
feel free to copy + paste + pass it on.
let's fill up the whole wide world.
happy holidays xox
also! i just learned of my dear friend now hosting a giveaway
of one "all i did was listen" book + a beautiful print...
find these at:

Friday, December 21, 2012

listening to you

this lovely artist is marie heb:

"I've always been an artist from the days I would quietly sit behind my childhood home, and sketch photos from borrowed library books.  However,it wasn't  until 7 years ago I became more serious about pursuing it when I serendipitously met a woman whom I connected with. She took me under her wing for a year with private studies in Fine Art.  Unfortunately, my mentor passed away, and I continued on my journey by taking many workshops, mainly in mixed media. It took me approx. 2 years to find  my style, and discovered that I don't slot  myself in a particular  category. I would say I'm  a creative soul. I love to create on how I feel in the moment.Some of my subjects are stylized, fantasy, whimsies with positive messages, angels,florals,and assemblage.
It's a beautiful  continual journey of learning and discovering.
Here's a taste of what I create. These are recent art!"

More of my artwork can be found @ my blog , Facebook or etsy.


this lovely artist is lisa erickson:

Listen to the flowers
Listening to their body language, their unfolding in the morning and closing in the evening, open pedaled to the sun and unrecognizable lines for bee paths to the center. Listening with all senses as I believe they have secrets to tell.
 (Part of a series of images about taking in flowers with all senses.)

Lisa has been interested in art since she was young. She graduated from Kansas City Art Institute in the late 80's art has led her in many directions including backdrops, printmaking, illustration, teaching, painting and drawing and recently she has started up a new body of digital work that includes cards and prints.' Hear the Flowers' is one of these new works. It is a series of five pieces depicting the five senses and is inspired from working at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in the Sensory Garden with recovering substance abuse and teenage pregnancy teens. She lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota and is married with two children and works also as a dental hygienst.

(if you would like your art/photography referencing listening here, please email me with 1-2 attachments, your links + short bio to

Monday, December 17, 2012

lovely spaces

offering thanks
that "all i did was listen"
has found its way
into lovely spaces:


also online
to reach
you + you + you
with love always

Monday, December 10, 2012

for the season

bringing back a lil' collection
for the season

all living in the land of etsy
as prints + cards
with love 

Friday, December 7, 2012

listening to you

this lovely artist is fiona hill:

I'm Fiona Hill...I see myself as a creative explorer and am finding a new found freedom in applying paint to paper/canvas intuitively (without a prior plan). I never know what I'll come up with! I am working hard to set aside my fears of not being perfect and listening to my inner voice .


this lovely artist is suzi dennis:

My name is Suzi Dennis and I am retired from the 9-5 and now work the whenever to whenever in my studio. I spent years traveling the art fair circuit but now concentrate on galleries and teaching online and on location workshops. Having a Great time in my old age!!

(if you would like your art/photography referencing listening here, please email me with 1-2 attachments, your links + short bio to

Monday, December 3, 2012


~ posters ~
"wake up"
12 X 18
excerpt from book "all i did was listen"

"follow my heart"
13 X 19
excerpt from book "all i did was listen"
are now etsy added w/love 
(please click on pics to see bigger)
(+ wanted to also share my delight in kelly rae's inspiration post today!

Monday, November 26, 2012

dressed to soar

a new invitation
to soar
(please click on pic to see bigger)

(etsy added w/love


interviewed me via skype + made this vimeo
please click on this link if you'd like to hear more
about the back-story of the making of the book
"all i did was listen"
all shared w/love
+ thanksgiving for each of you.

Monday, November 19, 2012


a new print is available
(click on pic to make bigger)

+ it can also be found in cards,
which could be chosen 
in the girlfriend pack
through the holidays!

swinging out 
all the love
i can.

Friday, November 16, 2012

listening to you

this lovely artist is: faygie fellig

faygie is a mother of 7, maker of crafts, a crafter of words, a wig stylist of 30 years, and a dreamer about mountain tops where she could see what else is inside her for arting. for now, she makes room on her kitchen table for her creations by clearing one box at a time.


The Best Support

The best way to help
Is to listen

Advice seems to pour
From those
Who insist they understand
But have never experienced it.

Those who help
Are those who listen

Those who accept
There is no magic cure
Accept they cannot instantly
Make things happily ever after

The best support
Is not a quick fix
But a listening ear,
No judgment,
And acceptance.

copyright 1997
this lovely artist is: shiloh moore

Hi I'm Shiloh.  I've lived with severe ME and Fibromyalgia since age 10.  I wrote this at age 16 after a year of being entirely bedridden.  I had a book of poems and drawings, 'Stranger In The Moving Chair,' self published in 2004.  Now I am still ill but not as severe and I love to experiment and find joy in art (self taught.)

(if you would like your art/photography referencing listening here, please email me with 1-2 attachments, your links + short bio to

Monday, November 12, 2012

all i did was listen books have arrived!

all i did was listen books have arrived!

i have begun packaging up the dear orders that have come in so far...
including these fun girlfriend packs!

shelves have been hung, in white, green, yellow, orange, pink + blue, 
for the other books to rest
+ await their new homes.

as delightful as it is to finally receive these into my hands,
i am finding that my deepest joy is in the sending them back out.
in the letting go. in the giving my heart away.
here's a lil' rough video of my first opening of the book ~
you can see both my practical/checking it out + simply delighted sides:

Monday, November 5, 2012

stars + shelves

as i got a lil' fear + temble-ee
about pursuing the moving forward 
with putting my book into
our beautiful world, this sentence dropped in
+ i made this drawing...really, for all of us.

(click on pic to see larger)


i've been having fun envisioning 
+ beginning to put together what i'll set 
all these books on!

stay tuned, dear ones.

Friday, November 2, 2012

listening to you

this lovely artist: amy kendrat

Amy is a library-loving waitress who has a fascination with the night sky.  She paints, draws, and loves to listen.


by the wee fairy
juggling spheres of magic berries in her hand
not only did she watch
with her heart she did listen
for tales of once upon a time
spilled forth
with the mesmerizing spinning
tossing of each berry as it danced into the air

this lovely artist: tammie lee

I fill my days with nature photography,writing poetry and enjoy painting and drawing, very much. I live in a wee log cabin surrounded by woods, meadows and wildlife in NW Montana.
You can visit my two blogs to have a peak into NW Montana living. Or either of my two shops:
(if you would like your art/photography referencing listening here, please email me with 1-2 attachments, your links + short bio to

Monday, October 29, 2012

a couple treat offerings

i've re-listed this happy halloween to you

carissa ( + i
made this next one together...
each of us taking turns adding the next thing.

(please click on images to see bigger)
both etsy added w/love

Monday, October 22, 2012

in the waiting

i'm looking forward to receiving my shipment of
all i did was listen books 
in about a month!
+ in the waiting, 
i made these bookmarks.
 anyone who orders the "girlfriend pack" gets them...
+ also,
you will receive one if you pre-order a single book
during just this week of oct 22-28

+ in the waiting,
i'm also trying to take notice 
of what is arriving now at my feet.
sending love always,
from my heart to yours.

Friday, October 19, 2012

listening to you

this lovely artist: juliette crane

Juliette is a full-time artist, teacher, storyteller and adventurer. When I'm not teaching workshops, traveling, and painting in gardens around the world, I live with my bluegrass singing husband in Madison, Wisconsin.


this lovely artist : catherine denton

Catherine Denton collects blogs, words and paint. She loves hearing
stories from anyone in near proximity and is especially gifted in the
art of getting lost.

(if you would like your art/photography referencing listening here, please email me with 1-2 attachments, your links + short bio to

Monday, October 15, 2012

just being me

just being me

i awake. open my eyes. blood
courses through my veins.
oxygen fills my lungs. my head
thinks thoughts + heart chases
wisdom. my arms wrap around
life + lips say "you matter" + "i
love you". when pain comes, i
heal + when joy comes, i clap my
hands. when the sun goes down i
say "thank you" + melt back into
another evening of dreams.

this is epic enough for me.

(excerpt from the book "all i did was listen"
now available at
for pre-order, along with a print of the image
that accompanies it in the book + other fun goodies,
like a t-shirt + mug :)

sending out love to you being you

Monday, October 8, 2012

an introduction

"all i did was listen" introduction
(please click on the pictures to enlarge)

offering this book to you
with all that i have.