Monday, January 31, 2011

i balance on flowers

these just seemed fitting to hold me up.
flower xox love

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

real feels

be my real self. love real big. feel my real feelings. speak real & true.
(bracelet from
love to YOUR real. xox

Thursday, January 20, 2011


i was inspired from a dear friend's comment on one of my posts about this!
(lovely jennifer at!)
love to all your shinings!

Monday, January 17, 2011

story time

i was magnificently gifted with this story
from a friend
& included now is my illustration...
the text reads as follows:
a blue bird came to me this morning.
wake up, wake up was his song.
go away, go away, i don't want to start my day.
but the day is beautiful.
i don't care...
the blue bird kept nagging & begging,
get up, go out, the sun will warm you.
leave me alone...
the blue bird flew away,
up high into the sky.
it came back with a ray from the sun
& laid it on my face.
i got up & went out.
it was a beautiful day...
(blue bird love to each of YOU today. xox)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

seeing through these eyes

our 12 year old, sam, told me he was thinking about something he knew i'd like but wasn't so sure about telling me. i said pleeeeeeeeease tell me & bribed him with a back scratch.
it worked & i wrote it alongside this drawing.
i made the hair on this illustration curly & full in honor of him...but i still can't help but draw figures mostly in the female form!
love to all you see & hear & are. xo

Monday, January 10, 2011

i can do magic anywhere

our 14 year old son, abe, had really gotten into
magic card tricks
& said this one morning
when he slipped the deck into his robe pocket.
(hmmm ** maybe we all can, maybe we all can).

Thursday, January 6, 2011

see anew

sometimes going somewhere else
(in my case recently, northern mn woods)
helps me to see anew
& this began w/the encouragement to
slow down
& look up

& all around me
& always within~
sharing now
such branches
& love
to what filters through
your eyes.

Monday, January 3, 2011

playing with thread

over our december holiday time away,
tucked in the north woods of mn,
i played with thread & stitched words into my clothes,
like, love finds me...
& free,
& a butterfly even came to visit :)

i'll include a couple photos of these woods soon,
& extend their branches to you.
all w/love. xox