The Seed of Faith

Quite unexpectedly, the seed of faith arrived. First through an email, “Someone has followed your Pinterest boards.” I clicked on her name and entered an enchanting land of all that I loved. Her tastes in everything from fantasy kitchens and garden delights to mixed media art and teaching posters mesmerized me because it was as if she’s entered my …

Creative Buzz

One of the reasons I decided to blog was to find other kindred spirits—like-minded people who loved what I loved. The concept of ongoing, online conversations about everything from writing and art to obstacles and overcoming intrigued me. Blogging added to my artistic tools and helped me to pursue creativity in a new way. READ …

The Bubbling Spring of Creativity

Creativity is like an underground spring; if it’s plugged in one place, the water will bubble up in another. Often this occurs when and where we least expect. Recently this happened to me. I felt stifled and sad due to some difficult circumstances, so I returned to one of the activities that brings me joy—a …

A Writing Retreat

This week I nestled to write in a luxurious vacation home in the mountains above Edwards, Colorado, a gift from Kay Johnson's sister-in-law. Kay and I reunited through Facebook and hadn't seen each other for twenty-eight years. Previously, we had danced in an international performing arts team together. So when Kay's sister-in-law offered her home for …

The Summer I Let my Gardens Die

The summer I let my gardens die is still fresh in my mind because it just happened. That’s right. This past summer I did not tend to the garden plots that usually grow prolifically with strawberries, tomatoes, squash, and herbs. In fact just the contrary occurred. I watched vermin, wily and pesky squirrels, strip not …