Monthly Archives: May 2012

my exvoto…


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This morning I read a little something about exvotos.  A little light flickered in my little head.

I have a lot to be thankful for.
I also have the beginnings of my next project:  my exvoto.

God has been good to me:  I have been blessed with two amazing children and a husband that I love with all of my heart. We’ve been together through easy times and not so easy times.  Those three people are, basically, the epicenter of my world. My tribe. And, for them, I am grateful.

I’m planning to add more elements to this drawing before I start the actual painting but, I thought these points would be a good start (Anticipation, Humility, Resurrection/Renewal and the Love of God).



Toiling is for the birds.


Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist.
When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven.
Proverbs 23:4-5

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more progress with my Frida.


The one happiness is to shut one’s door upon a little room, with a table before one, and to create; to create life in that isolation from life.”  Eleanora Duse

I couldn’t wait to get home, yesterday, to work on my Frida. I decided to add some shading to help lift her off the canvas a bit. I think this was just what she was missing. I may be close to being finished with her, now.

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Passing the (Kreativ) torch!


So, I’ve had this blog for some time now. I’ve been slowing down, lately, on my posting because: A) I haven’t had a lot of inspiration over the last several (several) days and B) I often ask myself, “is this thing on?”. Maybe because I’m so confident (that’s sarcasm, folks), I assume no one gives a damn about what I’ve concocted in my little nook in the world.

Well, today I logged on to my WordPress blog and, to my delight, I find that a fellow blogger has chosen me as someone to whom she wanted to pass the Kreativ Blogger Award! How stinkin’ cool is that?! Thanks so incredibly much to Illustration 365 ( I am truly honored that someone with such talent would find my work and my blog worthy of this fun award! 

So, now it’s my turn. As I understand things, in order to claim the award, the rules are:

1. Thank the blogger who gave you the award and provide a link. (check!)
2. List 7 things about yourself that your readers might find interesting (see below)
3. Nominate 7 other bloggers, provide links, and let them know (will do!)

Seven things about me (you may not find them very interesting though):

  1. I eat the same thing for lunch…….every… (beans and chips and sweet tea, if you really must know).
  2. I am in love with birds. And, I don’t discriminate: I love them in all sizes, shapes & colors.
  3. I draw little ladies while in my car, during lunch. They keep me company.
  4. I love Canned Heat.
  5. I have no idea how much wood a woodchuck could chuck if, in fact, he could chuck wood.
  6. I’m still not too old to enjoy riding in a Little Red Wagon while being pulled behind a Snapper riding mower.
  7. I wear my heart on my sleeve….and, am diligently trying to fix that.

*Besides, here are my top 10 pics for the Kreativ Award: