Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

love + realsies

i had the "color run" on my calendar to do for months
(scheduled yesterday) + i had thought this run would be 
the topic of today's post.

instead, a fever rose up + said "stay home".
this reminded me of being 8 + my whole fam got sick 
+ we couldn't see the new pippi longstocking movie as planned!

the only thing left for me was to feel my sadness
+ then notice what may appear next...

sweetly, this dear artist, signe, was able to take my place
i moved, full circle, + ordered a pippi longstocking book + dvd!
another next will be a barnes + noble book signing
in roseville, minnesota, july 20 at 2pm
link: book signing 
all with love + realsies to the beats in our hearts

Monday, July 8, 2013

cushion the abyss

inspired by marilyn, host of the breaking free talk show,
when she spoke of the importance of 
getting a cup of tea, call a friend, take a walk, cushion the abyss,
to get through times of blah + difficulty.
(our conversation still viewable here: breaking free show)
shared with great love for this place of tender
+ for the tending
(+ congratulations to lura, winner of the somerset life mag giveaway from last week!)

Friday, July 5, 2013

listening to you

this lovely artist is:
vanessa brantley newton

vanessa brantley newton grew up in a musical family who loved to sing. she
is a self-taught illustrator, doll maker, and crafter who studied fashion
illustration at FIT and children's book illustration at the school of visual
arts in new york. she loves all things old and retro and it finds its way
into her illustrations and artwork. her voice for writing is as simple and sweet as the voice she sings with. she is the author and illustrator of 'Let Freedom Sing' and 'Don't Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table' and has
illustrated numerous children's books including 'One Love' & 'Every Little Thing,' words by Bob & Cedella Marley, and 'Tallulah' written by Tori Spelling. vanessa currently makes her nest in charlotte, NC with her husband of 20 years, their daughter, and a very rambunctious cat named stripes.


this lovely artist is:
flora bowley

flora bowley is an internationally celebrated painter, teacher, author, and inspirationalist.  her vibrant paintings can be found in numerous galleries, in public spaces, on album covers and on a variety of unique licensed products found around the world.  flora combines eighteen years of professional painting experience with her background as a yoga instructor, massage therapist and lifelong joy seeker to infuse her teaching and painting style with a deep connection to body, mind, and spirit.  flora’s intuitive and transformational approach to painting (and living) and has inspired thousands of people to “let go, be bold and unfold” as they step fearlessly into their creative process. flora’s book,Brave Intuitive Painting, was published by quarry books in may, 2012, and has already sold over 17,000 copies.  flora spends her time painting, teaching workshops around the world, running online courses, exploring mossy forests, and living among a vibrant community of artists in portland, or.  

to see flora’s art and find out more about her book, online courses and workshops, please visit 

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

Monday, July 1, 2013

somerset life! july 2013 magazine + GIVEAWAY

somerset life! july 2013 

delighted + grateful to have this spread
in somerset lifes' beautiful magazine.
i share a story here
about how my life is found in my art
+ my art found in my life...
a thin line between the two.
all with love xox
also a GIVEAWAY of one magazine...
simply leave a comment here if you'd like to enter,
along w/your email address,
+ i will randomly draw a name by next monday.
(i'll enter your name twice for those making a purchase
from my shop this week