Monday, September 10, 2018

Write Your Own Happy Ending

Storytelling Alchemy

I have been asked by a friend, Miss Renee Damoiselle, to create writing journals for early registrants of her upcoming Storytelling Alchemy Retreat in lovely Chester, CT. 

The day job gets in the way of the creative flow sometimes, but lo and behold...they are done!

Included in the retreat, is a copy of Renee's new be released on October 1!  Available now for pre-order on Amazon.  Just click the link at the top of this page.  

Each little journal, is at least 50 pages, all different types of paper, some are coffee stained, with pockets, and tucks and tags...and plenty of writing space to...
 Write Your Own Happy Ending...
Find the Divine...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Storytelling Journals

I have been asked by a friend to create a limited number of 
personal journals for early registrants in an upcoming
Now these are just a few of them, and each one is a OOAK work of art! No 2 are alike.  I just love all the textures on the front and back covers, and the inside contains coffee dyed pages, pockets, tags, tuck spots...many special spots and places for personal journaling with at least 50 pages in each one! 
Also included with your retreat registration, is a signed copy of Renee's new book scheduled for release on Oct. 1.  You can preorder your copy on Amazon thru the link up above.  

I love making these journals!  I love all the elements that are sharing space along with fabric and fibers, sassafras leaves, patchouli leaves, wood bark...whatever jumped out at me and screamed..."PICK ME"!  They are now lying on a bed of palo santo wood awaiting shipment.  And if you have never smelled palo santo should seek it out!  There's nothing like it! 

Thanks for stopping by...I'm in full "creative chaos" mode in my studio!  And loving every minute of it...(but, still have to keep the day job!)  


Saturday, April 14, 2018


Meet Dante...

This is my 5th year in the LIBERATE YOUR ART POSTCARD SWAP, hosted by the ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS KAT SLOMA of KATEYESTUDIO!  I have all the postcards that I have received over the years displayed in my art studio.  They all bring me JOY!  
In my previous post, you can see Dante on my decked out envie that carried my postcards cross-country to Kat! 

My first postcard reminds us to "BE IN THE MOMENT"...for in a moment, life can change!  A very cool collage by Mary Claire from Chicago!  

Postcard # 2 is a lovely black and white photograph taken at the Florida Botanical Gardens of very big bamboo!  All carved up by visitors who did not heed the sign that said...
"PLEASE DO NOT CARVE THE BAMBOO"!  This card is from Elissa, in Kat's town of Portland OR, who unfortunately did not have her pocket knife on her this day!  Guess you'll just have to go back again:)

Postcard # 3 arrived from the Greek Island of Dodecanese, Rhodes and has a wonderful message for all artists.  Margea says, "Find something you love and never let go!"

# 4 in the swap is from Darlene. This postcard reminded me that I have a wonderful collection of old cameras.  Hope you will pop in to visit Darlene for abit of her Peace, Love and Photography! 

Postcard # 5 hails from Susan in South Florida.  Like me, Susan loves the color purple, and this flow painting project looks like it was great fun to create! 

And of course, last but not least...a gem among gems (rock crystals) is from our WONDERFUL HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTEST...KAT SLOMA!  Thank you, Kat for bringing us all together here, from all over the world, to share our individual love of art and creativity! 

A few side swaps that I received...

This is Plum, official greeter in "forget me not forest" at
Two Crow Cottage, home of  HAPPY HERBS SOAP by Nina! 

From Peggy Choate, who has just published an Adult Coloring Book, entitled LOTUS TRIP!  How wonderful!

This lovely work of art is from Terry Owenby.  A paper thin vintage hanky, hand-stitched to a pink linen tablecloth.  My, my!

Mail art is great fun! 

With much Aloha to one and all...thank you for stopping by!  

Monday, March 5, 2018

Strut Your Art Stuff

Once again, old man winter gets to participate in this year's LIBERATE YOUR ART POSTCARD SWAP hosted by KAT SLOMA @ KATEYESTUDIO!  This is the decorated envie that holds my cool postcards of Dante the horse strutting his stuff in the snow! I will show my postcard, as well as the ones I receive in the swap...from all over the world!  This is my 5th year in the swap, and I can't wait to see what I get!!!  Thank you, Kat!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Old Man Winter

Our wonderful rescue dog...

Hiding treats in the snow is great fun with such a cool dog!

I'll get back to the studio...hopefully soon!!!  



Tuesday, January 9, 2018

It all goes by so fast...

The holidays come and then they go...and all too quickly!  It was a wonderful, beautiful time with family and friends, and I am completely exhausted, yet excited to get back into the studio to create...something!  And I have many "somethings" on the agenda to tackle!  

# 1 on this list is the altered book/scrapbook that I started last year for my island brother of our time together in Hawaii....with our lovely Mama on the cover of James A. Michener's book titled...HAWAII! 

Here's how it all started...Altered Book/Hawaii 

Onward in 2018...for more of my "creative chaos"!  
Yep, that's my middle name! 

Aloha...and mahalo for stopping by!