Monday, March 28, 2011

~art saves me~

art has been a huge force in my life for many years.  growing up, i was blessed with a mom who loved doing art with me and always had a project of some sort going on.  my dad took me clamming and fishing, camping and exploring all over the spoil islands.  my love for art and nature was set in place long ago.  
over the years my artwork has evolved in many ways, but has always been a sort of therapy for me.  i can get so lost in art.....so much happens and comes out when i'm journaling or painting, although i never really have a plan.  





i will be hosting another art journaling / collage "play-shop" 
on saturday, may 14 at porter's neck yoga in wilmington, nc...
come play with us if you're in the area~


"sending love, hope and prayers to japan"




"take risks and magic will happen...you will find your way in the world
when you let go and listen to your heart"



this piece is on watercolor paper and made for my best friend.
i added a little window over the words to complete it.  
the person by the tree is my mom when she was young.
"look into the window of your soul, your wings will take you
wherever you need to go"

wishing you all a beautiful week full of art and love~

Saturday, March 26, 2011

first camping trip of the year~




sunrise this morning at masonboro island









one of the best things my parents ever did was take me camping.  
i'm hoping that one day my girls will look back on all of our camping trips and be
as appreciative as i am that we were able to just hop in the boat and go camping whenever
we feel like it!  the weather was perfect for me to take them and 4 of their friends over 
to the island last night.   after we set up the tents everyone took off to explore and be free, and i
got the campfire going.  it was SO peaceful and beautiful. a light wind, chill in the air and a sky
full of stars while we all sat around the fire was unforgettable.  






~oh to be this free all the time~
......this is love



Monday, March 7, 2011

"EMERGING" art journaling/collage playshop

HAPPY MONDAY!

i will be teaching a "play-shop" this weekend at soil to soul.  (oleander drive in the progressive gardens building).  no experience needed to come and play!  just a little desire to be creative and have fun.  we will learn some cool techniques to apply to our art journals or individual pieces of art and collage.  i'll have lots of fun materials to play with.  



saturday , march 12 at 1:00-4:00
$15.00 registration fee and a love donation is appreciated
bring your journal (anything you can paint in) and 
personal photos, love notes,  or any elements you want to use.....
the sky is the limit~
call me if you are interested or want more information.  910-231-5576



oh, and we (me and the man)  just celebrated our 16th anniversary this past weekend!!  yay us.
my very cool gift.........
a little boat, just for me (heart)


it's an old rebuilt jon dory with a little 25 johnson tiller drive , and i love it~ ........
can't wait to go clamming, surfing,
 fishing, camping, and exploring when it gets a little warmer~
AND my baby turned 12......which i can hardly believe~  she was just a teeny little sweetie seems like yesterday.....then i blinked.  we had a great weekend filled with lots of girls in and out and a great little family gathering yesterday.  a perfect little ending to the weekend of celebrating ! 
~wishing you all a creative week~