mornin' world

i must
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"Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful." ~ Buddha

can i just say i so love the dancing mermaid, images, rocks
and blog. and while there today, she led me to boffo panda.
two sweet blogs.

in the crazyiness that our lovely wall street and government has left us with - i wish each of you a day of solitude, peace and understanding.

we each will be okay, there is no other way. so hold tight, treat others with love. we are all frustrated and scared. so with that
i am sending out BIG FAT hugs.



some happy monday

cabin fever
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since mondays can sometimes be crap and today it is cold and rainy in middle earth - here is what i am happy about

1. big bro's 6-0 football season, GO WARRIORS!
[ i love watching him coach]
2. my nieces who think i am okay.
3. little c participating in golf regionals as a freshman
4. new music on my playlist
5. a notebook gathering new ideas, goals and lists
6. opportunities
7. phone calls and emails with my creative know who you are.
8. yueng-ling beer
9. a gorgeous weekend
10. my new studio layout that will really rock once i purge old supplies, books and furniture. i am about 1/2 way there.

happy monday!


a thursday and a wedding

mavris art center ~ indianapolis photo courtesy of mavris

a thursday nite wedding, who does that?

that is all i could focus
on yesterday as i drove to indy for this
wedding. miz c played club
volleyball with the bride. i get up at
4:15am each morning - so the
thought of getting home on a week
nite so late is not appealing.
but this place made it all worth it.

the mavris is an old converted
warehouse. three floors of exposed
brick and beam. a side yard
terrace that would make anyone drool.
and as the music began and
the first course served, the black blinds
in each window - raised
to expose the gorgeous indy nite sky. heaven
is where i was last nite.
i have to take the little jewels of moments,
as i get them. living
here - we don't have options like the mavris.
all i could do on the
ride home was plan my future store front. artgallery
and design
shop first floor, reception hall 2nd floor, class rooms or
3rd floor. i swear this is the only way my athletic
department, loyal
husband will keep me here in the little sleepy town.
we have the
buildings to do it. we can downsize and become loft
dwellers, we
really can! i just have to run it past the man! yeah
right - we all
know i am the ruler of the land!

i also realized last nite that my nite blindness has gotten much worse.
i don't like driving at nite - because....I CANT SEE!!!! i about took
out a curb on delaware street. miz c asked if i had had more than
one beer, no only one - four hours prior. [insert - do you know how
good a cold heinie is, while vegging in a really sweet art center is -
the best!] after i dropped her off, i am heading down 116st, a
road i have traveled many days and nites. so i go to turn on
to 96th to head to the interstate and realized i am turning onto
the oncoming lanes! i had to swerve to get to my lanes, because
i have NITE BLINDNESS and can't see. i can't believe i didn't get
pulled over for suspision of drunk driving. i was mortified. and
laughing all at once. i finally pulled safely into town around 11:30.
looking for a nappie this afternoon.

the mavris is owned by john, nicely done john!

oh and happy weekend - woowhoo!


funky finds art giveaway

head on over to funky finds for the september giveaway.
the happygirl shop is giving away two prints of your choice.
all you have to do is leave comments for your favorite shops
so you can comment on as many as you want.

last month i won a $45 gift certificate from harrilu.!

I'm Yours

this song makes me happy every damn time i listen! hope it makes you happy too.


campbell turns two

i am campbell - september 2008

finished just in time for the birthday party.
of course her dad couldn't figure out the eye patch, but
he is always saying what a "shit" she is, so i had to give
her a bit of "rebel" oh how i love ruffling his feathers, it
is so easy.



campbell turns two - 3ft x 3ft mixed media
now drying and waiting for the finishing touches.



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'if you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.' ~robert fritz

miz missie shared this with me today.



morning, lake girls, and a few boys...

image kindly borrowed from beth, photo take by heather

the sun is shining today in middle indiana, but squam cool to
say the least. i am curious if any of you have had an emotional
let down this week. yesterday i trucked over to wal-mart for a
few needed items and as i went in i felt like the world was closing
in. by the time i got home - tears. i cried all nite! much better
today, but i think reality set back in.
i miss my cabingirls, i miss my vintage sliding bedroom doors
and walking out to the view of squam lake. i miss the hugs,
i miss the smiles and the full acceptance i felt while there.
i just miss that. all that.
so no intentions of sounding woe is me, just curious if i am
the only and if you have felt this - know i am sending a hug
your way.
for anyone who is looking for a soul mantra, do i have a
place to visit. liz elayne....oh how i adore her....has some
of her mindful necklaces on her etsy shop. apparently they
are some hot potatoes, they seem to be flying out of the shop.
but i am sure she will have more....right LIZ?! go check them
out. HERE
happy thursday!



happy, a bit sleep deprived, blessed. sept 2008
it was everything i wanted and needed it to be. silly car
mates, cabin mates that i feel in love with. a dining hall
full of food and seconds! ice cream cones!
meeting those who i have only talked to via email, new
chicks who i adore and instructors who gave themselves
and their talents to each of us. i am not a wordsmith,
at this moment i wish i were. so when those, here at home
ask how it was - all i can do is smile and say "perfect"
if anyone knows where the hell lou is - shoot me an email!
the hugs, giggles, live music - the hauls to the dning room
and the magic swirls around in my crazy dark brain.
love runs deep for every creative soul who attened, this
gorgeous event, year one. history in the making i say.
for more happy, click here..


the camp off to soul camp...squam

squam art workshops

off to squam - no cell, no laptop - just re-plenishing
the ol' creative spirit. i am sure laughing, dancing and

some tears will be included and why the hell
is short so lets paint!

for anyone attending, please stop by my table and
say hello. the number of creative chicks at this
camp is amazing - to be included this circle is

see you next week.



check it.

head over and visit erin at
design for mankind and her
new mag.

it rocks!


..crap that bogs the life..

my brain spins....
not sure where i will end up with this post. today my
mind is full of chaos, things i wish weren't there, floating
around - banging into each other like bumper cars
at the fair.
last nite i got out of bed at least 4 times, to check my squam i need sheets, should i take a rain coat. do
i even have a rain coat, where the hell is that flashlight
and i pray someone didn't run down the batteries.

i have a friend that calls this monkey brain. gotta
go, got to swing - branch to branch, back and forth.
this summer - oh this summer. a huge disappointment.
we have not planted one flower, no garden. no lawn
cushions, no tiki lanterns or cookouts. my yard seems
baron. i need color, i need the cool breeze on a summer
nite on my face. we haven't even had friends over for
a cookout. not our normal summer

..swing, branch to branch...
too many obligations, too many jobs coming in
at odd times of scheduling [odd way to put it]
all we did this summer was work and do things
on weekends, that weren' t ideal summer fare.
with all of this comes so many other branches that
i swing back and forth too. dear friends who are
struggling to keep it together. where is our place
in this. when do we step in and say, please - let
us help.
we, as humans, have such a desire to be heard.
our feelings must be validated, justified. and
yet as we cry out. we tend to make terrible
decisions, hurtful decisions, that change our
whole course. why. why are we so self-destructive.
i am constantly amazed at in our nation, our generation
of information. we have every self-help, diy book
imaginable....yet - we still make decisions that are
so hurtful. how is that. ah yes, the whole human
factor. doctorates, masters, bachelors.....further
education. yet - it doesn't make the heart any
smarter, wiser or forgiving.
no no...for that we must dig deep into our character,
our soul and remind ourselves that sometimes,
we have to put the other in front of our own
desires, our validation.
one other thing. school is back in session. b is back
in the middle of fall athletics. some days, i just
wish my husband had another career. our town
is so small and it takes two seconds for the word
to hit the street. only this time, i heard it first.
and the info weighs heavily on my mind.
i so want to get through this week, box up all my
artwork and supplies and get on that plane. to
sit and paint, talk, dance, giggle and learn. to
meet a new dear soul, running into another friend
face to face. no emails back and forth. just sharing,
creating - growing., the mind is slowing down and i am
feeling calm.
thanks for the ear!