I just need a moment on the blog to breath……yep, just relax.  I woke up this morning got my tea and just came into my studio to write.  Things have been crazy busy….in a great way!  I LOVE SUMMER!  Did I mention that I absolutely love my summer!  It seems like the days are filled and I need to make that time to just breath.   Do you ever feel like that?

Lots of new things going on; Tyler left to start our family vacation early last week.  I put my baby (ok, young man) on a plane by himself Michigan bound to my family.  That was strange and gratifying at the same time.  The twin's and I are enjoying OUR time with no grumpy teenager around but I still miss him.  I do love hearing all about what he is doing with my family.  Tonight he heads to a Tiger game at Comerica Park!

The 4th of July was crazy fun and a million photos from that day which are still on my camera.  Great times, great friends, great weather.  What more could you ask for?

Last night for the first time in awhile I just went into my studio and painted…no reason, no time constraints and just played.  It seems at any given moment I am juggling tons and that just felt great.  It was a simple page with the perfect sentiment I feel at the moment….




Paint, Gess & Texture Crackle (DecoArt), Ink (Daler Rowney), Stamp Inc (Stayz On & ColorBox), Stamps (Inkadinkadoo), Charcoal Pencil & Pen (Faber Castell), Stickles


Playing with Crackle is fun!


Also we have our vacation coming up!  A true family vacation…I am approaching all this at ease too.  We are packing just a few things in the suitcases and off we go.  I have my travel art journal packed and ready! 

So with that…today I just breath……



"Satisfaction is not always the fulfillment of what you want; it is the realization of how blessed you are for what you have." ~Unknown