Since my last post....

A lot has happened in an otherwise quiet life.  As I mentioned in earlier posts my stepfather was having health issues.  We laid him to rest a week ago.  My mother had an 80th Birthday this week. (Breath)
In between and during those two events, I still worked, a very busy workplace right now, have had a touch of sickness myself which has clung for about 2 weeks & equal number of visits to the doctor, a household to care for(somewhat neglected), and very little rest. Sigh--
All of this takes a toll on my precious and cherished day in and day out lifestyle.  And when you love creating art, it has suffered right along with me. I generally create, journal, something on a daily basis.  When that pattern gets halted it is sorely missed.  Finding that inspiration and creativity while pushing other things aside that need attention and time is hard to do.  But it is the creating art itself that brings me relaxation, peace and comfort.  Coupled with an already strong faith, (and a few days to sleep in, haha!), I'm back in the saddle so to speak and look forward to painting a new canvas piece this weekend.  Of course that is after I work on taxes......I digress!!
Happy PPF!!


  1. well art heals a lot more things than a clean 'house' - at least in my world. Cute work. Happy PPF !

  2. Sorry to hear of the passing of your step father and that you're not feeling well either. Thoughts and prayers to you . I love that you're putting your feelings onto beautiful journal pages. It can be very healing.

  3. Sorry to hear of your loss - wonderful to celebrate your mom's birthday! Hope you get the rest and renewal you need - love those pages!

  4. My condolences over the loss of your step father. How sad. I hope your mom is being gentle with herself. Has to be so hard on her as well. Take care.
    I love the girl with the cape! I need a cape! Thanks for sharing.