Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015 - A New Beginning

And so another year begins...and with it lots of hope for change.  My word for this year is COMMIT.  I want to focus on COMMITING to a few very specific goals. 1) to work on physical well-being by continuing with Dahn Yoga and bicycling and just being more physically active 2) to COMMIT to reading and learning God's word by spending time in the Word and going to Church more often...and 3) to COMMIT to learning how to free motion quilt.  Of course I have many more things I'd like to accomplish but if I can only COMMIT to focus on these 3 I will have an awesome year full of accomplishment!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

2014 - Where did it go?

Here it is again...the end of another year. Where did it go? It went fast, there's where it went. It went so fast that I didn't ACHIEVE anything.. At least, not what I thought I wanted to. There were some highlights. Declan and I spent part of his Spring vacation in El Paso visiting Larry and Bill. I went to Minnesota after 15-16 yrs and saw my dearest and longest friends: Dee, Steph & Jean; visited with Michelle (Baudler) and Crystal and her beautiful family. Enjoyed see Mark in a play (The Beaux Strategem).  Dahlia G came to visit during Balloon Fiesta and we became the best of friends. I spend Labor Day in Midland with Marc and his family. Tabby came to visit before Thanksgiving. I saw my cousin Gilbert and his family. He and Benita will move back to AlBQ eventually. Beth and I saw WICKED at Pope exceeded our expectations. We lost some loved ones this year: Mike Gastelum, brother Terry, my dear friend Nydia, Cousin Ricky. I saw Fernando Ortega in concert at Calvary during Advent.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Balloon Fiesta 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

May - Albuquerque Rose Garden - Roses!!

May - Albuquerque Rose Garden

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Word for 2014 - ACHIEVE

After much consideration and deliberation in choosing my word for 2014 I have settled on the word ACHIEVE.  It is exactly the right word to describe my focus for this year.  I have some very specific goals that I want to achieve..physically, spiritually and creatively.
And I know that "I can do {achieve} all things through Christ who strengthens me" Phil.4:13.  I will look to that strength to achieve my goals.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year - New Possibilities!

Wow! Its been a whole year since my last post!  Where did the time go?  Well it went but a lot happened in that year.  I started 2013 in Houston, TX with all intentions of doing the 2013 Lifebook activities but I ended up quitting my job and moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico a lot sooner than late Spring and found little or no time to be creative.  However, I was extremely productive and I did it all by being FEARLESS which was my word for 2013.

I was able to change everything I was unhappy about in 2012 and ended up having a great year.  I now look forward to the new year 2014...its so full of possibilities - creatively, personally, and physically.. Hey! maybe that should be my new word - POSSIBILITIES!

I am now enrolled in the 2014 Lifebook and have every intention of developing my creative aspirations which I will post here from time to time.

(I hope to be more blogger active and so will work at updating and making changes to this blog).

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Holy cow! Its been almost a year since I was last here.  I had a very challenging year personally and work-wise which left little time for contemplating, blogging or just plain sharing.  I mean to change that in 2013. ...I mean to take control of my life again and make time for creating, blogging and sharing.

To start the new year right, I signed up for Tam Laporte's Life Book 2013.  The first assignment was to create a 'Fairy Art Mother' that will encourage us along our art journey.

The second assignment was to create a pictorial of our 2013 goals listing our blessings and goals.

Art has never been easy for me but I purpose to enjoy the process of just trying it out and seeing the outcome.  Here's to a creative new year!!
O yes, and I plan on making a life change.  I will be moving to Albuquerque, NM from Houston, TX this coming Spring.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


I've been inspired to artfully create this month and so it is fitting that Donna Downey's first Canvas Create project that I signed up for reflects that.

I found it so scary but freeing to just put paint on canvas without any pre-drawing of any kind...(that's more my style) and writing with india ink right on the canvas almost sent me over the edge with fright but I went for it...

I'm inspired to keep on going....

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


I was inspired by Milliande's 'seed' art journal prompt for my first Strathmore Workshop - Doodles Unleashed.

Monday, December 12, 2011

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge- Furry Faces

  A boy and his dog...Life doesn't get much sweeter!

 This photo was entered into the I Heart Faces photo challenge 

Monday, December 5, 2011

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge - On Your Feet

Nowadays I am amazed to see how teens express love of their shoes ON their shoes!

This photo was entered into the I Heart Faces photo challenge -

Monday, November 14, 2011

Bird Speak

"Hey mister, whatcha eating?"
"Go away, kid, can't you see I'm busy?"

Monday, November 7, 2011