Monday, October 11, 2010


(click on image to view more layouts from the collection)
I am constantly amazed by how blessed we are to have a connection with one another

When I was in the early stages of my growth as an mixed media artist , I would hole up in my studio immersed in the flow, but once the piece was finished a feeling of melancholy would arrive.

Since then my connection and networking with local San Diego artists as well as many across the country has grown and brought about such a wonderful sense of sisterhood and sharing
pulled together 13 LUCKY participants , with the idea of sharing a year in our life- creating pages for one another - only to have this interaction then published by Somerset MEMORIES
how LUCKY (blessed) is that?
Praises to you both for your beautiful expression of UNITY
and sharing::

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Blessed by Many

Wow so many lovely lady's shared in the flow of giving and receiving::
Feel very grateful to have the love and community of
creative + kind
Open Hearted Women
The Lovely Lorraine is the winner from last weeks post,
Her Blog Paperbird is a constant inspiration to me:::
***Enjoy sweet Lorraine***

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Law of Giving and Receiving

I think one of the best tools I've encountered this year has been the book written by
Today being Monday we are practicing
"When you give you reveal a spiritual truth that the flow of life never runs dry"
How beautiful and complete is this message? isn't it one of our biggest fears, that there might be a day when it stops, when all that we are attached to might dissipate?
The Truth is we can practice being open to all gifts of the universe, and find creative ways to give
be generous with our affection, attention, appreciation and acceptance.
~Deepak Chopra
In honor of such an amazing truth I am giving away this vintage coin purse necklace
send me your thoughts as a post, and at the end of the week I will raffle all "postee"(s)
You can click on the above link the law of giving and receiving to experience more of Deepak's deep soul felt inspiration
afterall shouldnt generousity
(loving caring accepting one another)
be something we treasure the most?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Getting quiet ::: she found her voice

I have always been intrigued by the practice of meditation, but my inner(critic) would also remind me that I dont know how to mediatate, therefore I would feel defeated before I even tried it.Upon the encouragement of my girlfriend Korey I recently attended
"Seduction of Spirit"meditation retreat, in beautiful Sedona Arizona.
The life-changing Seduction of Spirit retreat is a rare opportunity to learn the secrets of meditation, unlock the stillness that rests within your soul, and connect to your inner essence like never before.
Meditation has become a daily practice, beauty in this is you "practice" calm quiet stillness.
Meaning the more you do it the more you are able to achieve this life changing peace.
The Chopra Center website offers a free meditation for 21 days, daily sending you a link and inviting you to guided meditation practice led by the soothing, comforting encouraging David Ji.
So, the above journal page I created upon my return from Sedona, I experienced many healing interactions, but by far the most rewarding was finding my voice, feeling safe to express my feelings and needs- feeling my throat chakra release and my heart open.
Interestingly enough the throat chakra is a channel of creativity
( among other empowering gifts)
I realized I could meditate before I create and listen to my soul, open and expand the flow
and witness what the universe has to tell me::::
More to come, I can feel it!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Eat Pray Love :::: oh and read

So I originally started to read this when it first came out- my great friend Korey suggested it to me, but because of the hurt and confusion in my life back then It was really hard to read it.

Now so much has transitioned and changed- God literally immersed me in growth.

Picked the book up again couple weeks ago when I realized I needed to read it before the movie comes out, so I am committed to reading ten pages in the a.m. and ten at night- at this rate I should be close to done by this Friday.

Anyway love the part about soul mates-how they are in our lives for growth and even mirroring our life path back at us. That's refreshing and healing as I have had soul mate relationships transition into nothingness only to feel a loss, but this take is much more to my liking, that these souls have touched me in a way that has promoted a better understanding of myself and my ability to accept and love all around me(myself included)

Made this little pretty for my soul sister Gloria::: she and I are on a journey of self discovery and empowerment- while carefully holding on to the sweet side of every day. Balance - Gratitude- and all that is real::::

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I think im falling ::::

deeper and deeper into mermaid mania, creating some special pieces for the upcoming

Mermaid Mercantile June 26th and 27th

solder, seashells,glitter and rhinestones what more could a girl want?

ALSO just added

The fabulous Terri Brush will be hosting three workshops along side the mercantile. Starting with a beginners class on Saturday

the courage bracelet class on Saturday(i am so taking this)

and her infamous soldered houses on Sunday

Terri is by far my favorite, I cant get enough of her - she leads you through collage and altered soldered art with ease- hope to see you there;)

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Muse of a Mermaid

Busy gathering some goodies
to bring to the upcoming Mermaid Mercantile
a one of a kind, vintage and handmade flea market that takes place on the last sunday of every month
So excited to be surrounded by so many talented inspirational artists
In the lovely Solano Beach art district
Come and join in the fun by the seashore:: let the muse of the Mermaid take hold

Monday, April 19, 2010

good glory i am loving me some solder

Just got back from a quick road trip with good good friends::: we came together to attend
Terri Brush's workshop in Arizona. I had tried my hand at soldering ( all by my lonesome)a couple years back and felt pretty discouraged, but after I attended my first workshop with Terri and her amazing gentle spirit I knew I had made a friend for life;)

This was my second class with Terri and already she has me soldering big chunky boxes and the solder is flowing like butter
AND the good news is she is coming our way -this June
start your soldering tools ladies and join in the fun::::::

Monday, April 12, 2010

And so it was::::

Everything a girl could want, join me in some eye candy

These parasols were to die for

as was the detail on the front entry way to Vignette's

Rachel Ashwell was so very charming , Beautiful inside and out
My Cabinet adorned with newly created Vintage gems

I am showcasing these amazing embellished vintage pocket watches made by the oh so talented Debby at Romancing the bling

Karen from Cafe Paperie
she also made this screen, it is truly magical

So loving all the soft colors in Joyville

I had to splurge and take this home, I just fell in love with the blue and worn gold accents

So lovely, once again Lori has us under her spell

Friday, April 2, 2010


Recently I was ordered to strict(ha) bedrest, the very thought of this scared me way beyond the thought of my surgical procedure::: Thankfully The Lovely Heather Bullard had posted an embroidered crest a while back

It was a craft i had never tackled, my dear friend Maija baby steped me through the beginning stages and now I am hooked

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Alert the Troops!

I know, I know- it's a band leaders hat(?) not a Generals- but I feel so very regal the moment I place this on my head::::: Now that I have your attention-

Saturday April 10th Noon- 4pm
Rachel and all of her shabby chic glory oh- my could it be true?

In honer of such I have fashioned this vintage inspired coin purse necklace just the right size to hold some heartfelt treasures:::::

You will find this little pretty exclusively at Vignette's

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

button button:: who's got a button?

Had the most fun at Jackie's art meet up last tuesday- she provided all the materials

(a ginormous collection of uber cool buttons) wire , fabric and instuction on how to make these button bouquets. At first I was miss planny pants trying way to hard to match them up- then I found the best approach was just to just let it be and that's when I couldnt stop making them;)

She had this old quilt that we cut the leaves from and vintage tutu for the tulle:::: come join in the fun- it's once a month - it's free, and Jacks has EVERYTHING your heart desires when it comes to embellishments and vintage ephemera, inspration gallore
and an AMAZING studio to play play play

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Vignette's Valentines Soiree::::

Some of my heartfelt and metal stamped creations:::: on their way to Vignette's for the upcoming Soiree

Come and join in the celebration of all that is love
this Valentines day