Sunday, September 27, 2009

Say Yes!

Today, Sunday, my favorite day of the week, I am saying yes to clay. I am saying yes to making bunches of bowls, mugs and anything else that I think of. I have decided to devote myself to clay for the next month, perhaps two.
I am saying yes to being positive, saying no to worry and doubt.
I am saying yes to Julia Child (I am reading "My Life in France"), she was such a happy, funny woman I have grown to love her so much.
I am saying yes to hot chocolate! It is Fall here and especially in the mornings it is cold!
That is all I have come up with so far, but I am sure I will think of other things to throw myself into.
What are you saying yes to, today?
Happy Sunday. XOXO

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Something happened today that I thought was worth sharing. I have been in a down mood. I tend to not talk about it when it happens because that is not what this blog is about. I want to keep the blog positive and I don't come here to tell you about my complaints. Okay, so I was down and had lost some faith as we all do from time to time. I needed a bit of sparkle and today I received it. I had a flat tire. Then I changed the tire with the help of a neighbor, then went to have the tire repaired. Only the spare tire became flat on the way to the mechanics. I pulled off into a gas station and wondered what I would do next. Four bikers (angels) came and asked if I needed help. They had the old tire fixed, the spare off and the fixed tire back on in about 10 minutes. They were there right when I needed them. All of life can work that way if we remember that help is there and open ourselves to it. I had let myself forget how magical and
sweet life can be. Today I was reminded. That flat tire was a gift. XOXO
P.S. Sweet Pea and T are in love :-).

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A home for Sweet Pea

A wonderful thing happened today, my neighbor T took Sweet Pea and she now has a safe, warm home. Finally :-). Keep your fingers and toes crossed it sticks.
I don't have much more to say, I am in an introspective mood and as you all know by now that means I disappear. Love you. XOXO

Sunday, September 20, 2009

For Sheldon

This is for Sheldon(Brave Heart), Renee, Jacquie and the whole family:
"Death is not extinguishing the light;
it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come."
-Rabindranath Tagore

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Christmas in September

(click on image to enlarge and get better detail)
I decided to start a little earlier than last year, but I really should have started a month ago!
The ornaments take a while to do, but the cards are faster, so I wanted to show you a few examples of what I have made so far. I had a very hard time photographing these, I did my best.
All cards are made on 5"x 6 7/8" card stock with special papers, glitter and metallic ink. These cards are for sale for 5.50 a piece plus .55 shipping in the states (1.55 anywhere else), if you want them or want to order a set the prices are: $24 for a set of five, $42 for a set of ten,$75 for a set of 20. All cards come with an envelope. Each card is unique and one of a kind. They are a gift in themselves :-). I am offering them here and taking orders before I put any on ETSY. If you are interested you can email me at: anniecoeartist at peoplepc dot com. Also if you have any suggestions or questions(at all!) let me know.
P.S. The papers I buy are limited, so I cannot custom make the cards, every card will have the papers that are available at any given time :-).
Happy weekend! XOXO

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sweet Pea update

No takers yet, but I have made headway in getting her spayed, I went to the shelter and filled out an application for a 20 dollar voucher, with that I can get her spayed and I won't have little kitties making the problem worse. Pray she is not already pregnant :-). I should hear if my application is approved by tomorrow. In the meantime is is getting colder at night, I put a fuzzy blanket in her box, which should be good for now...I am trusting that all is well...Keep praying and while you are at it, say a prayer for Renee and her family. I love you.XOXO

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


This is Sweet Pea, the cat I am caring for until I find a home for her. It has been 2 weeks plus and I need a mass prayer, good thoughts drive as no one will take her and I don't have the room or money to take her myself. She is a doll and needs lots of love. This is a photo of her looking in my window. She wants a home so badly. Pray and think hard, thank you!
I am right as rain now and while I still miss and love my family I am biting at the bit to make art, so yesterday I began making ornaments and will spend tomorrow doing the same. After a month and a half without touching clay, it felt so good to get my hands muddy again :-).
What are you all up to? XOXO

Monday, September 14, 2009

Blue Monday

Okay, everyone has departed and I am sad and blue and sort of slug like. My plan is to eat comfort food and love up my animal boys and talk on the phone to good friends who will cheer me up. It also helps to come here and write it out and go visit some of my blog friends who have way more to complain about than me :-).
Some highlights of the visit:
Seeing "Julie & Julia" with my mom.
Drinking absinthe with my sister in law C in a fancy bar (I don't drink often, but from now on this is my drink of choice if I can find it, wonderful stuff, or perhaps it was the company :).
Having a most wonderful dinner with the whole group at a new restaurant in town called the Love Apple.
Just being with my mom and P&C was lovely and we all had fun, both mom and P&C bought paintings from me (I gave them a real deal :-), and that felt really good and supportive. Thank you sweet hearts that you all are.
That's it for now, I am off to cheer myself up. I will be catching up with all of you in the next couple days. Love and kisses.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Another Quickie

I am sitting here waiting for my mom to wake up and my brother and his wife to arrive from the hotel and thought I would just give you a sign that I was still alive. I have been having fun and tomorrow everyone departs. I will be very sad to see them all go. I am sure I will be pitiful to morrow :-). I am missing all of you and hope that you are well and happy. Happy Sunday! XOXO

Monday, September 7, 2009

Julie & Julia review

I loved this movie! The acting was wonderful and perfection. I love Julia Child and Meryl Streep nailed the part. Amy Adams was good too. Everyone did a fine job in this film. Most of all I loved the story. Joyful and sweet. I had no idea that Julia had such a happy and fulfilled marriage. It was wonderful to see an example of real love in a film. Something we rarely see these days.
In short a film that I will likely see again and again. Now I want to get all the books Julia ever wrote. I feel an obsession building here :-), and I don't even cook! Happy Labor Day! XOXO

Sunday, September 6, 2009

More Sunflowers

Not a great photo, but I am loving these photos of the road as I feel like I am on a journey
of my mind and spirit and art and healing. Mom and I have been super busy , but today we get to relax and go to the movies, "Julie & Julia", I will let you know how it is. Not much more planned for the day, just going slow and enjoying the day.
My neighbor T may take the kitty, but until he actually does I am still her guardian.
I am sorry I haven't visited some of you for a long while, but I will be back soon.
Let me know what you are up to this weekend. Happy Sunday! XOXO

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Just a short update. Mom and I are busy and she looks great. I have found no one for the kitty and I become more attached daily! Yikes. Keep those prayers coming and a special hug to
Renee. I hope you are all well and happy. Later. XOXO