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….

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 up…

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 around…

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 to…

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!…

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 of…

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 first…

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.”                                          …

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:    …

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 in…

Week 8: Willie Nelson

52 Faces Project A sketch in my Moleskine daily planner of someone who inspires me, once a week, every week, in 2016. Who: Willie Nelson What: Country music legend, singer/songwriter, author, poet, and activist. Where: Born in  Abbott, TX April 29, 1933 (age 82)  Why:   My dad loved Willie Nelson.  I called him during a concert…

Week 4: Ingrid Hannan

52  Faces Project A sketch in my Moleskine planner of an inspiring face , once a week, every week, in 2016. Who? Ingrid Hannan What? Friend, urban farmer at Urban Eden Farm, creative soul,  outdoor-lover, world traveler, and incredible community member.