Thursday, October 20, 2011

Letter To My Muse

Dear Muse,

         I wanted to take a moment and write you this letter to say thank you for all the inspiration you have given me along my journey here on Earth!
I know I have not always been able to act on it; especially when the wild woman took my place these last three years. I have come back and she has been asked to leave, hopefully never to return. I plan to stand beside you and listen to your guidance. Together, we will forge a new path and will create many beautiful things together. Our time together will be amazing!
       So as we move forward into our new future, I promise to take good care of my body and to keep myself open to your voice. We will work side by side to make art that inspires others. The world will be a more beautiful place to live and we will remind others to be grateful for all that the Creator has given to us. I hope that in the end you will be very proud of our accomplishments together.
                                                             With much love in my heart,

       An exercise from the Divine Spark 90 day Muse practice with Shiloh McCloud at  

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I just found out I was one of 5 first place winners of the Ikea Space Challenge held at! This means I won $200.00 towards my studio redo. If I add my commission money I should be able to afford the whole redo. I think it is time to celebrate! Thank you to everyone who voted for me!

Thursday, October 13, 2011



I am grateful this week for:

1. My studio purged and looking better waiting for new furniture when I win (I hope!) the Ikea Space Challenge. Even if I don't win, I won because my studio has been purged of lots of stuff! Lots of it went to charity and the rest to trash. The contest has made the process fun and made me stick with it! Thank you to for offering this challenge.

2. My turtle, Starla, that I painted for the Surf City Art Guild in order to raise money for the Karen Beasley Turtle Hospital in Surf City, N.C. raised $1600.00 at the auction. My mission for my art is I want it to make a difference in the world. I hope many sea turtles are helped by my small contribution. I really enjoyed being a part of something bigger than me!

3. My health returning. I had a scare last week with my left eye slightly bulging, which led to a cat scan, that led to extra doctor's appointments and then no where. We are going to keep an "eye on it." I find that funny-"keep an eye on it." This could be an early thyroid problem but then again it might not.  Either way, I am better than I was three years ago when my whole system crashed so it's all good.

4. I unloaded the kiln and all my commission pieces look okay so I am ready to start glazing!

5. All of the opportunities to work with special teachers this year. I finally met Alyson Stanfield and Christine Kane both who I have followed and studied with for years. On-line classes with Carol Tuttle, Kelly Rae Roberts, Jennifer Louden, Tara Gentile, Deepak Chopra, Laura Hollick, Shiloh McCloud, Pam Carriker, Jodi Ohl, Todd Henry and Jennifer Lee. I have learned so much and grown in amazing ways from studying with these amazing people. I love how the internet has made the world much smaller.

6. My PEEPs, you have kept me in the game when I thought I wouldn't be able to go on. Your support for me and my art is amazing. Thank you for supporting me through my illness the last three years. Finding out I had fibromyalgia and a faulty pituitary gland was very hard, to say the least. We got through it together and now I am ready to go. No more sickness driving my bus- I am in charge and ready to go!

7. Meeting my Fab Four Group in Charlotte. It has been a great joy to have you to "mastermind" with. I look forward to our accomplishments in 2012. You girls are awesome!

I could go on, but I'd be writing a book. My heart is full of love and I am very grateful for everything. Hope you have a great week!