Wednesday, May 27, 2009

All Grown Up...Well Almost

my first born son turned 14 yesterday. it was a bittersweet moment. hard to remember where the time went. the good news is that he has turned into such a sweet young man. he is very kind and thoughtful. a great role model for his younger brothers.
to mark the occasion, i make birthday posters every year. here's a glimpse of his.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

tomorrow i'll conquer the world

my latest creation came about because at times i put off anything i can until tomorrow. a diet. my errands. my life. i debated on whether or not i should title the painting "Today I Will Start Flying", but in the end i felt like she wasn't sure about that.

i do know that tomorrow i won't start flying because i will be in the process of moving. yeah!!!!. my family and i are going to move to a little town like mayberry. the streets look like a movie set, and everybody really does know your name. all the schools (elementary, middle, and high school) are within a four block radius of each other,...and with four boys ages 4-14 you know that's a dream come true for me. now maybe I can hang my keys up and pick up a paint brush more often.

once i'm unpacked and settled in, ... i will start flying.

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Weight Of A Secret...

"nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret"

this quote is so telling. secrets are dangerous and binding. we really are a prisoner to them, until we set ourselves free.

find a way to free yourself today.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


i've been doodling alot lately. sketching, but not finishing. i think i'm a little restless.okay alot restless. my family is in the process of moving, the school year is almost over, and i smell summer just around the corner. here's what's on my mind

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Tea Party.....Finally

i had a blissful mother's day. i slept in, and my husband brought breakfast to me. i spent the rest of my day with my mother, shopping, laughing and snacking.

the best part of the day was when my four little boys gave me my gift. drum roll was a beautiful white tea pot with four little cups, one for each of them. a teapot is something i've been wanting forever. my boys are all so cute and sweet to me. i immediately made a pot of tea and they indulged me with a tea party. i guess i don't need a little girl after all :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Angel Mother

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

this quote by lincoln says it all. i love my mother. she's my biggest supporter and always convinces me to keep going whenever i think about putting all my art supplies away for good.

she loves me unconditionally. she tells me the truth, especially when i don't want to hear it. and, the best part is that i constantly overhear her telling my sons how lucky they are to have a mom like me.

my mama gave me my wings.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Less vulnerable today...

Do you know how helpless you feel if you have a full cup of coffee in your hand and you start to sneeze? 

i love this quote because it's so me. i always want to be sure, and safe. it's very hard for me to live in the moment. i never think the cup is half full, let alone really full. on the off chance that i do, i still find something to worry about (like sneezing). 

therefore, the decision to start selling my art has been a very scary one for me. will anyone like it? will anyone buy it? oh god they're all going to laugh at me. 

i'm forcing myself to live out loud. to be vulnerable and free. the feeling that i get when i create a piece of art is sooo sweet, that i can't help myself.

i am currently selling my art on etsy and have pictures posted on flickr.