Focus, young lady!

Mornings are a busy time around our household.  Buzzing around the house, I walked past this beautiful bouquet that comes directly from the fields of our Urban Farm just outside the door.  Pretty gorgeous right?! However, I buzzed past them many times, not even talking a moment to appreciate their vibrant color and simple beauty.Continue reading “Focus, young lady!”

Oatmeal, Cherries, and Sunflower Seeds, Oh My!

Life has been a bit hectic these past few weeks, and this morning, one of my first thoughts was “I really miss sketching….” .Realizing I hadn’t sketched for almost two weeks made me come to this brilliant revelation….. I should just DO IT! The moment the idea to sketch crosses my mind, if I pick upContinue reading “Oatmeal, Cherries, and Sunflower Seeds, Oh My!”

Journal Evolution Pt. 1 – A visual journey

Has your blog maintained the same core themes and focus as you intended  when you first set out to blog?   When I started this blog, my intention was to highlight people, projects, and creative expression with a focus on sustainability. The power of connecting people with like-minded individuals to harness more even more energy aroundContinue reading “Journal Evolution Pt. 1 – A visual journey”

Ears flying off the page!

When we first got our first goats Sally and Gidget, we were so amused by their big, floppy ears that are a hallmark of their Nubian goat breed. Sally goat was named  “Sally Rose Fields” after The Flying Nun TV series featuring Sally Fields. Can you see the resemblance? I have had the idea toContinue reading “Ears flying off the page!”

Sketching as a daily practice – Farm walk

Do you ever feel like you just don’t have enough time to squeeze in to indulge in your creative side? In my efforts to capture my “everyday” stuff, I am seeing many more chunks of space to sketch. Just grabbing my sketchbook and putting the intention out there has never resulted in an empty page!Continue reading “Sketching as a daily practice – Farm walk”

Week 13: Merle Haggard

A sketch in my Moleskine daily planner of someone who inspires me, once a week, every week, in 2016. ******************************************* Who:    Merle Haggard When:  Born April 6, 1937 , died April 6th, 2016 Where: Born in California, and spent his entire career touring the  country Why:    Merle embodied what most people think ofContinue reading “Week 13: Merle Haggard”

Week 12: Vincent Van Gogh

A sketch in my Moleskine daily planner of someone who inspires me, once a week, every week, in 2016. ******************************************* Who:   Vincent van Gogh What: Dutch post- Impressionist painter who painted fabulously expressive, vivid landscapes, portraits and scenes of daily life.   Where:  The Netherlands (born 1853 , died  1890) Why:  Starry Night was my firstContinue reading “Week 12: Vincent Van Gogh”

Week 11: Temple Grandin

A sketch in my Moleskine daily planner of someone who inspires me, once a week, every week, in 2016. ******************************************* “I’m a visual thinker, not a language-based thinker. My brain is like Google Images.”                                          Continue reading “Week 11: Temple Grandin”

Week 10: Cactus Cathy

A sketch in my Moleskine daily planner of someone who inspires me, once a week, every week, in 2016.   Who:   Cathleen Howard What:   Human Rights Activist, laughing yogi, ESL teacher extraordinaire, and  one of the strongest ladies I know. Where:  Currently teacher ESL and volunteering in a migrant shelter in Mexico.  Why:    Continue reading “Week 10: Cactus Cathy”

The secret behind creative habits….

****This is an excerpt  from a post I wrote back in January of 2013, when I was living in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. I mention a dear friend who came to visit me, and he lost his father unexpectedly yesterday.  This re-post is dedicated to him, and keeping the creative spirit alive and well, even inContinue reading “The secret behind creative habits….”