Rock Stars, Inspiration, Collaboration, and Resources

Figuring out the Elements of Success, and the Importance of Having a Virtual Squad Now that we are a bit over a month into 2020, how are you doing with your resolutions? Are things rolling along as planned, or are you feeling stuck already? Recently, I saw this commercial on television: It got me thinking […]

January Uncategorized

Times, They are a Changing!

Happy New Year! As we meander through the month of January, it’s been prime time for some annual reflection and recalibration. Balance and progress. That’s what this post is about today. It’s a long one, but hopefully, you can all sort of relate. I’ve been making decisions about what I’d like to accomplish both creatively […]


Some of What I’ve Been Up to Lately

Painting. Lots and lots of painting! 🙂


Slowly Increasing My Exposure

I have had an Etsy store for a while now (BeautifulEverydayArt). However, most of my art, pottery, and quilt sales thus far have been made to family, friends, and coworkers. So I figure if I am going to commit to making art, I definitely need to get that art seen more. A small step in […]


We The People?

I keep seeing these things going around Facebook. You know what they are, because you’ve seen them too. Stuff like: – “If you’re an American and a Christian, you’ll do/believe/say X.” – “The Democrats are fools because of such-and-such.” – “Republicans are idiots because fill-in-the-blank.” – “Liberals are the devil’s spawn because…” – “Conservatives are […]

July Uncategorized

Beware the Stories You Tell

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess… Yes, that is one kind of story. But that is not what I mean by the title of this post. Stories are everywhere. On television and movie screens, in books and magazines, and told by parents and grandparents to children all over the world. They flow […]


Purpose on Purpose

  In my last post, I talked about intention versus attention. So, let’s further the discussion, and talk about purpose. We’ve all thought about it. Usually, as a young teenager or when going off to college, the question is “What’s my purpose in life?”. Or, if you have been reading self-help books for a while, […]


What Are You Paying Attention To?

This morning, I came across this great blog post – I highly recommend reading it! The post is fairly short, to the point, and really gets you thinking. In it, guest writer Laurie Buchanan talks about the difference between intention and attention. This is something I am willing to bet most people don’t think about […]


A Quick Update

Hello, everyone, and a Happy Easter this weekend to those who celebrate! Since it has been ages (yet again) since I have posted, let me give you a quick rundown of what’s been up. Unfortunately, not much. 2017 ended on a high note, but so far 2018 seems to be a series of minor disappointments […]


Some of My Projects

Here are some photos of a few of my sewing projects from the past year. There are (many) more items that I either do not have photos of, or are no longer with me. This is just a sample. Quilts, baby dresses, bags, and more recently, neckties. I also apologize in advance, since most of […]