Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year!

I am wishing you all my dear bloggy friends a wonderful New Year full of blessings and love.
My list of things to be grateful for grows daily and one of those things are my lovely bloggy pals
and my many friends that I have known for years and my new friends which seem to be growing
by leaps and bounds. My family. My boys. My art. Movies. Books. And SNOW! I did not have a white Christmas, but I will have a white New Year's, as there is a small blizzard outside right now.
Off to curl up with a good book and spicy hot chocolate. I will have a low key holiday, seeing a good friend tomorrow and then I will lay low for New Year's Day, meditate and renew, start a new art project. Happy Happy. XOXO
P.S.Saturday is the last day of my ETSY sale, 10% off all items.

Monday, December 27, 2010

After Christmas Sale!

These are two new pendants on their way to my ETSY site. I decided just for fun I would have an after Christmas sale, on until after New Years. 10% off all items, just type in BLISS when the code coupon window comes up at check out.
I hope you all had a WONDERFUL Christmas! Love and kisses. XOXO

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Christmas!!!

It is going to be busy around here the next couple days, having a party for friends still in town on Christmas Eve. Have a most joyous Christmas!!!! Blessings and love to you and yours. XOXO

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday Bliss

Melting snow outside, me inside, warm and in jammies and books and DVDs on hand a large mug of hot cocoa spiked with Cayenne pepper, talking to friends and family. A full day of not having to work or do one darn thing. Just be. I have a few cards left to make out, but Christmas is mostly done. Now I can relax. Ahhh, BLISS! Wishing you the same this glorious Sunday afternoon. XOXO

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Animal Wednesday: Ravens, Crows, Magpies and White Doves

One tree, all those birds, just so wonderful to see them all getting along.
Too busy to write, I have presents to finish and wrap and send and cards to make.
Some of my friends will be getting new year's gifts and cards :-). Happy Animal Wednesday! XOXO

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Show and Tell

Are you all as crazy busy as me? I am sure you are! These are some the last of my ceramic pieces until I dive into painting for at least a month. All but two will be making their way to my ETSY site. The little cup with the chunk missing was a gift I made for my mom, but my cat max broke it within ten minutes of it coming home from the kiln :-( and the boxes lid is warped, porcelain does that when it gets too thin, note to self:Make lids thicker! This weekend I am deep in Christmas card making and making out and wrapping and well, you know, CHRISTMAS! It is almost here. Note to self:Remember to breath :-). Happy Saturday! XOXO

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Auction for Kj's kids

I am auctioning off this small 8"x 8" painting for Kj, she is a counselor and some of her clients
are children in need. She is gathering up donations for one such child named Z, go here and read all about it. If you would like this painting leave a comment with the amount you would pay and the painting will go to the highest bidder after 6PM on Thursday the 9TH. All the money will go to Z, so when it comes time to pay you can send a check to Kj or by pay pal, or better yet, we will ask her how she wants it sent. I want to start the bidding at $35.00, this painting is Venetian Plaster and acrylic paint and collage paper on board.
*Bidding is closed.
Lynn is the wining bidder as Lynn was the only bidder. I am a bit disappointed about that, but I could not be happier that the painting is going to Lynn! xoxo

Sunday, December 5, 2010


I had a huge epiphany this morning, thanks to the wonderful writer Jan Frazier, she had a little audio on her site called Getting Unstuck and I listened to it and I cried the whole way through because she was speaking to me. What it all boils down to is that my whole adult life and some of my childhood I have been on a spiritual quest to wake up. Jan has woke up and she has become an important guide. What I learned this morning is so huge, so big that I know it is life altering, though what that will look like in time I have no idea. The main thing I learned is: You cannot take refuge in your larger being to avoid dealing with what is going on, the painful stuff. Wow.

I have been taking refuge in my larger god self my whole life, I thought it was what you did to be a spiritual person, to wake up. No wonder I have been feeling stuck for most of my life!!! It also goes along with my work with "The Process", part of the process is that you are to jump into the uncomfortable stuff, a step I sometimes gloss over. Clearly I like to avoid pain, don't we all? But Jan says in order to move away from the pain you have to feel it first, usually when I feel any kind of pain I use one of my spiritual techniques to push the pain away and I feel so good that I was able to stay happy. Nothing wrong with happiness, but nothing wrong with pain either, that's the point. I don't mean wallow in victim hood and woe is me, I mean just feel what is happening in each moment and deal with it instead of trying to always fix it. I know many of you are also on a spiritual quest so I wanted to share this information. Go here and listen to the audio yourself, you will be glad you did. Happy Sunday!!!! XOXO

Saturday, December 4, 2010

New Ceramics


This little tiny bud vase is hot out of the kiln, it is one of my favorite creations, tiny at only 1 3/4" x 2", I have no tiny flowers around so used a small crow feather. Showing front and back. Also a tiny pair of post earrings. I will be making more at a much later time, one more session of glazing and I will be taking a break and spending most of the Winter painting. I will be adding these to my ETSY shop later today. My 5% off (HAPPY) coupon code sale and free shipping in the US is still going, but will end Monday evening the 6TH.
Happy Saturday! XOXO

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Coyote! Animal Wednesday (On Thursday)

I am sorry some of these photos are blurry, I was snapping as fast as I could and this coyote was moving around. I have been seeing a lot of coyotes lately. Not sure what's up.
Happy Thursday and don't forget that I am having a sale and free shipping in the US in my ETSY shop until Monday the 6Th, see the 2 posts below for details. XOXO

Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Sale Extended

Due to the fact that my ceramics were a long time getting fired, I have more items that I wanted to be in the sale, so I am extending my 5% off (to get the 5%, type in HAPPY for the coupon code) and free shipping in the US and reduced shipping out of the country for another week, until next Monday. I will again be adding new items all week. I always love to hear your input about new pieces. Thank you so much to the many of you who have bought, I am busy as a bee wrapping and packing. Soon I will be posting about other things, but now is the season :-). Love. Happy Cyber Monday! XOXO

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday HAPPY Sale!

Since this is the biggest shopping weekend of the season I thought I would give you more incentive than free shipping in my ETSY shop, until Tuesday I am also giving 5% off all items for my bloggers only as well as free shipping in the US. ETSY has a new thing called coupon codes, the code for this sale is HAPPY. Not sure how this works, but I think the coupon code thingy should appear when you buy something, when it does type in HAPPY. Have a wonderful Friday!XOXO

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Being Thankful and Finding the Golden Nuggets

I love Thanksgiving. Being grateful and food, what is not to love about that. However, I think it is important to be thankful on a daily basis. I have come to realize that no matter who you are, life will hand you good stuff and what we see as bad stuff. I think there is a sort of balance to it. No matter what bad stuff happens there is always what I call a golden nugget, always something sweet and gleaming to focus on in each day. Some days I have to look hard for the nugget, but it is always there and when I find it I am so grateful, sometimes the bad stuff turns out to be a nugget in disguise :-). I am wishing you all a wonderful, gleaming Thanksgiving! Lots of Love.
P.S. I am giving away free shipping in the US in my ETSY shop until Monday!
See post below.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

New Ceramics and Free shipping in the US!

These are just a few of my new pendants and wall hangings, I always like to hear your feedback! From now until Monday evening the 30Th I will be giving away free shipping in the United States and reduced shipping everywhere else in my ETSY shop. I will also be adding new things to the shop all week, so check back often.
Happy Happy Saturday!!! XOXO

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Animal Wednesday and other stuff

I thought for the next 3 Wednesdays I would feature one of my boys.
This is Spike. He is a most wonderful cat. Spike is Mr. B's brother and
he is the cat I give SubQ fluids to twice a week. He is a trooper and I love
him with all my heart.
Also now in my ETSY shop, little mod 4"x 4" paintings based on drawings
I did for pages for Mim's Artshine book.
Last, but not least, it is my Mom's birthday. Happy Birthday Mom! I love you.
Happy Animal Wednesday! XOXO

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Lightness of Being

Lately I have been thinking about becoming lighter. I want to be so light that I float.
I am not talking about weight here, though being lighter in that way would be good :-).
I am talking about being light in my heart, being light in my thinking. I hang on to so much junk, junk that mostly comes from other people and junk that I make up, stories I tell myself that are not true, or even if they are, they are junk and I don't need it. All that stuff weighs me down makes me think that things matter when they really don't. I want to let go and fly. Since I have been doing "the process" (see other posts about this) I have become lighter. My goal is to have no goals :-). Except to lighten up, don't take anything seriously and have more fun. It may seem trivial, being light and having fun, but I think it is a very worthy goal, it makes one more fun to be around, it spreads joy, it heals. I am off to paint and glaze and start my Christmas list. I am off to float and fly. Happy Sunday!!! XOXO

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Animal Wednesday

This is Finn. A client's dog. I love him as if he were my own :-). I took this silly little video the other day, as you can tell my video skills have not improved one bit. Also a coyote ran in front of my car today, I did not have time to get a photo, but she was beautiful. Changes are afoot. Happy Animal Wednesday! XOXO

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Things I Love

1. Little P, my new nephew.
2. Porcelain, paint and pens.
5. Glazing and drawing
6. Beetle Bugs
9. Leaves all over my yard.
10. Sundays!
Happy Sunday and don't forget to check out the links, trust me you will have fun.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Babies, Tarantulas and Bears, Oh My! (I am a Great Aunt!)

First, My niece, J had a baby (P) over the weekend, isn't he a sweetie!
We have all waited a long while for him, WELCOME little P!
Next my friend Becky came up to Taos for a visit this week and she brought me this wonderful bear she made as a gift. Isn't he wonderful!
We also went on a hike and while out in the forest we came upon this stupendous Tarantula, I love them and had to get a photo.
That's all for now. Happy Thankful Thursday! XOXO

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Animal Wednesday (My Boys)

It is hard to do a post about my boys and not include my Mr.B, but we have to start sometime.
It has been a month and a half since he passed, but we still miss him very much. The first photo is one of Spike and Max, being lovely, the bottom photo is my dog, Zeus trying to eat dinner and my cat max stealing food from him. This happens everyday! Zeus is such a sweet old dog, he lets him get away with it! Happy Wednesday everyone! XOXO

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, I met 2 of my best boyfriends on Halloween and broke up with my worst :-). These days I don't do much but rent a scary movie, but I love to see people dressed up and having fun. What ever you do on this day I wish for you a happy and safe Halloween! XOXO

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Animal Wednesday

These are photos I took last week, the top one a bunny, who posed very nicely for me and the second is a bird I can't name as I can never get a good photo, I was lucky to snap this on a hike, they don't sit still for very long, but the males have the most beautiful blue feathers, you can almost see it here. Happy Wednesday! XOXO