Thursday, January 28, 2010


paint, paper and pencil on canvas

Ok folks, it's time to put out a last call for quilt squares for the Phoenix Rising--Georgia Theatre art quilt project.
To hear more about the project, see this Athens Banner-Herald article from December.

I know we've all been busy busy busy, and I know it never ends.
But in order to actually complete this quilt, I'm going to need more blocks and I'm going to have to have an absolute last call for submissions.

paint and paper/digital art on canvas, unfinished

I will be a guest on the Creative Living with Jamie podcast at on March 23, and we'll be talking about the quilt project. So in order for Jamie and our blog-friends to be able to participate with us, I'm pushing the deadline all the way out to APRIL 30, 2010. But that's it, last call people!
If you'd like to get your own artwork into this project, APRIL 30 is the last day that I will accept submissions.

I can pick up local submissions, or they can be dropped off with me, or at the Canadian's studio at 159 N Jackson St in Athens (Fringe Collective Artistic Studios).
Other submissions can be mailed to me at 1035 Highway 29 N, Danielsville, GA 30633.
Feel free to contact me for further information.

Paint and paper on canvas, with rubber stamping

To view submission guidelines, see the first project announcement link above. I created the above squares specifically to demonstrate no-sew methods.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Windflowers by one of my favorites,
John William Waterhouse

Jamie asks today "What do you wish to awaken?"
A perfect question for this point in my life!

I wish, and have wished for a while now, but only now realize that I can truly do this, to awaken the wildly authentic creative goddess spirit that I know dwells inside me.
To finally slay the dragon of FEAR, whose smoke blinds me and keeps my spirit wandering blindly.

Yes M'am, that's my wish, and I'm stickin' to it.
I'm ready.
I'm ready for amazing things!

I will be attending the Creative Women's Retreat with Lisa Rough of Sacred Circle this weekend as a jumping off point for this quest and I can't tell you how excited I am!
I expect to have wonderful things to tell you when I return.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Branching Out

Words of Encouragement
new items posted to my Etsy site
all suitable for Valentine gifts for the Loves in your life

Major computer problems, along with internet problems, and family illness have interfered with my bloglife for too long now; I'm losing patience fast!
I really meant to have all of the Valentine items posted on my Etsy site at least two weeks ago, but alas, here they are today.
But don't let me discourage you! There's still plenty of time to order!

Lately I've discovered the power one simple word can hold, hence my new creations--
"Encouraging Words". Visit my Etsy site for details.

The Canadian is encouraging me to branch out.
As you may know, he sponsors weekly life drawing sessions at his studio. He's been encouraging me to participate. Drawing is my first love, but I have moved away from it over the years. He's planning to offer a life drawing course very soon, and wants me to teach beginning drawing classes in preparation for the bigger and better things that we foresee.
I have finally agreed to take a small step out of my cocoon, er, comfort zone. We'll be starting very soon.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What do I Wish for My Family Today?

After far too long a break (we'll call it my winter's hibernation), what better way to return than by answering Jamie's Wishcasting Wednesday question---

I naturally wish for my dear family all the gifts and qualities that any wife/mother would:
love, joy, peace, abundance, perfect health.

However, having lived most of this life behind a shield of fear, my greatest wish for them is that they might fulfill the measure of their creation, their life's purpose, with all their heart and soul, finding immeasurable happiness in so doing.

This day I would also wish for my extended family all that they might stand in need of.
My dad is experiencing some serious health problems this week (a possible stroke) and has not received the care from healthcare providers that he deserved. We are struggling to get answers and appropriate care, and we, as adult children, are having to come to grips with the idea that roles are beginning to reverse, that we will soon be caregivers for our parents. Dear friends, please keep our family in your prayers.

And while you're praying......
One of my dearest lifelong friends just called: HER mother just had a stroke yesterday!
Please also hold LeAnne and her family in your prayers.

Check me out!
I remember this amazing girl!
She's still in there, somewhere....
Hey, I MADE that jacket--olive green twill with orange, white and dutch blue flowers...SO 70's!
Wish I still had some of that fabric.....