Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I'm In Love!

Not THAT kind of love silly! ha ha ha
I am in Love with an Outlook tool that I only just discovered. OMgosh! It is so cool! All these years I have been saving and archiving my emails in folders and .pst files but NO More! They have this most amazing pdf converter and I have been converting all those archives into searchable pdfs. OH! and you can append to it as well! It is just too fantastic and I had to share. I have no idea when this tool was developed but "praise the lord" my life just got easier.
Check out how fantastic it is to search AND it even keeps the attachments associated with the email. I am in LOVE!!! ;-)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Fun Stuff!

Here is a sneak peak at what I am currently working on. I put this little cutie together yesterday at my friend Cynthia's house and can hardly wait for her to dry so I can paint her!
She was created from La Doll paperclay over a styrofoam egg for the body.
After all that house cleaning I needed a creative release! ha ha ha
I think I will call her Madison and give her red hair...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Clearing the Clutter

I have often mused to my best friend that if I only had a large dumpster, it would make clearing out the clutter in my home so much easier! I am so embarrassed to say that my long work hours, my need to create, kids, and every other kind of excuse you can dream up has allowed me to put cleaning last on my list of to-dos. Oh, I did just enough to get by but it is this kind of procrastinating behavior that created my clutter disaster. Stuff comes in and not enough goes out. Where do I put it all? HOW can I put it all (did I mention I have a teeny tiny house)? It just became too overwhelming and why I began to dream of a giant dumpster.

Well, my best friend is the best listener too and a giant dumpster landed in my driveway last week! I am blown away and so, so, so GRATEFUL. I have been coming home around 8 most nights and I have been clearing out the clutter. I work on Saturdays too so that cuts into my time but I am not complaining - this is great!  I can assure you that "good" stuff is not going in the dumpster but things that don't matter or don't need a home, I am happily tossing in. It feels GOOD! A funny thing is happening too. The more I clear, the more I want to get rid of so I am going to go with it.

I think it is deeper than just clearing out physical stuff. It has had a profound affect on me mentally, emotionally and spiritually.I feel like a new breeze is blowing in and along with it a sense of unbridled freedom. Oddly, I am glad that I shared one of my deepest fears and secrets with you. I mean, it was so bad I wouldn't allow people in my house. I really hope I can find peace and contentment in cleaning and not let this happen again.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Winds of Change

I don't usually talk about my views on my Country, our World, or how we get along as humans, but I am very disturbed by how it is all progressing. I Know it will not always be like this but it is up to us, "All the people" of this planet, to turn it around and stop the corruption and genocide of the people and place we call home. This is the Only Earth we will ever have...

I love this website and the link I have provided today takes you directly to the Arts which I felt was appropriate since most of you who follow me are Artists. We need to speak through our creations and allow them to be seen in order to affect these positive winds of change.

It is time for all humans, animals, plants, and the Earth to THRIVE NOW.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Photo Inspiration

I got this photo from one of my friends on facebook. It is a photo she took and I fell in love with it. This little girl and her dog are so cute and I love how the sun shines through the pink tutu. I want to translate it into a painting in my style when time permits. But for now, it sits in my mind percolating until the day arrives.