Monday, September 30, 2013


i made this for my friend's pilates teacher,
who walks around the room as people are stretching
+ touches them while she encourages/guides them
+ calls these "yappas" (her marvelous made-up word).
let's all sign-up just for the yappas!
all with love xox

Monday, September 23, 2013

my deepest love

wanted to share this drawing with you...
 a gift to a newly married couple this month with part
of their sweet vows included.
((always yes to the deep + full + tenderest)) xox

Monday, September 16, 2013

love your life

this has to be the most unusual way i've ever delivered you a message!

come find all 39 seconds here at this link...with love xox
+ congratulations to sunbasil garden  for winning last week's artsyville tape giveaway!

Monday, September 9, 2013

artsyville GIVEAWAY

this is a giveaway for 6 luscious roles of colorful washi tape made by artsyville!
i love all things made by my friend aimee + have multiple items of hers on my desk + dresser + heart
like this + this + this
+ now i have these!:

just leave your name + email in the comments section below to enter
+ your name will be counted 2X if you are also an all i did was listen facebook follower (link here).
i will randomly pick a name sunday + announce the winner on next monday's blog post
(which, by the way, will be a post to not be missed!)
in the meantime + all the time,
aimee's awesome artsyville tape can be found
here + here
+ there will be 9 other giveaways of her tape in the next 9 days
on other blogs + you can find that "blog hop" schedule here
all with love xox
(GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED...winner announced in above post) 

Friday, September 6, 2013

listening to you

this lovely artist is
denise thewissen

i have been creating all kinds of things for as long as i can remember. i come alive when i have a paintbrush or a pencil in my hand, i make mosaics, i sew my own clothes, and generally have more ideas in my head than i have time to work them out. painting is my passion. it gives me energy and makes me happy and i want to share that feeling with people. with my art i want to bring some joy into the world, colour instead of grey, emotions instead of indifference, sun instead of rain. i want to take people into a magical world full of life and energy, and come out of it with a positive happy feeling. i love combining my art with quotes, make people think, urge people to see the good in themselves and in the world around them. give them a sense of wonder that they can take with them and use in their own life.

etsy shop
red bubble shop


this lovely artist is
jenny grant

jenny says "namaste is a customary greeting + a symbol of gratitude + respect in Hindu. this painting tells me to just stop + be silent, mindful, + listen even though i am in the middle of a hectic life + a cluttered world. i want to listen + i want to be grateful!

jenny is a self taught mixed media artist that creates her art based on an intuitive process. her paintings evolve as she paint and when she finds her flow magic happens! she work with mixed media- acrylic paint, oil pastels, ink, color pencils, fabrics, paper and photos… anything that comes her way. her work is very rich with many layers that add depth and texture. her work is exhibited and for sale both in Sweden and New Zealand as well as on-line.

etsy shop

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

Monday, September 2, 2013

be realistic

i found this saying on twitter this week
+ my soul stirred +
have since dedicated time for miracle planning

speaking of miracles,
the next day i walked into the miracle of life barn
at the minnesota state fair + met/pet this dear heart named "taffy"
who was just one day old (melt)

want to join me + plan a miracle too?
wondering what will come next for each of us...
(print at top is etsy added with love