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Moonlight Picnic

It’s officially summer here. The hot kind. I’m not saying I’m a total summer scrooge but…I am saying that today’s triple digit heat is not my jam. The upside of a heat advisory is staying inside to clean and spruce up the office, drop of an order at a local (air conditioned) shop and remember […]

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Ladybug

It’s a sign! Is it just me or does anyone else see ladybugs as a good luck sign or when they’re thinking of a loved one. Occasionally (very occasionally), paintings will appear and literally pop off the paint brush and tell me, well, this is what’s going on the canvas today. This was that painting! […]

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Greetings from…

Hello there and greetings from…you tell me! I’m on a creative mission to expand my Souvenir Series of paintings, cards and postcards. I’ve already got California, San Francisco, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Victoria, Paris, Bermuda, Washington, D. C. , Pacific Northwest and…where should my paint brush travel next? The working list is NYC, Chicago, LA and more but […]

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Greetings from…

Hello there and greetings from…you tell me! I’m on a creative mission to expand my Souvenir Series of paintings, cards and postcards. I’ve already got California, San Francisco, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Victoria, Paris, Bermuda, Washington, D. C. , Pacific Northwest and…where should my paint brush travel next? The working list is NYC, Chicago, LA and more but […]

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Creative Nest

I’ve recently started traveling again and it’s made me double down my appreciation for the creative nests we have built ourselves over the past couple of years. It’s a jungle out there! Airports, people, pushing, shoving, nonsensical questions…and that was getting through security at my local airport! I think everyone is a little dazed and […]

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Bonjour

Hello there! It’s Saturday afternoon mid February and it’s more spring than winter here, we’ll call it Fring (False Spring). There’s been so many birds and butterflies, blossoms and branches and all things chinoisserie patterns on my easel these days. I wish I could bottle the muse with appropriate labels for future use or at […]

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Set Sail

Happy New Year! Its takes me about a week (right on schedule here at January 7th….) to fully own and embrace the new year. A couple of days chocolate/carb/Christmas decoration hangover, a few days of nutrition/exercise/green juice guilt, a day of false starts in back to work mode and eventually a cheerful mosey into my […]

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Boat Float

My plum pudding just arrived…from Amazon. No, I will not be baking. Somewhere in the toddler-walking stage of my small business growth, I let go of all things SHOULD and that includes a long list formerly written in calligraphy for Holiday To Dos. I still have lots of sweet traditions and decor that lights me […]

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All is Bright

The holidays have begun! I want to take a moment in this little space to thank you for reading, supporting, purchasing greeting cards or art or both. There’s a new-ish movement that has (thankfully) taken off called Small Business Saturday. It’s all about shopping small, shopping local and supporting your local artisans, retail shops or […]

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Sweater Weather

I love October!!! All of it. The blue skies, crispy cooler weather, the rainbow of foliage, the start of rain, slow cooking, pumpkin spice lattes and yes, sweater weather. I was so inspired this year, I created an autumnal fancy parlor to escape to with that warm mug of cozy-ness and good book. (It was […]

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