Fly girl

My soul collages are a kind of therapy for me.

Unfortunately I will be having chemotherapy in

the near future.  I feel many things.

I feel scared, I feel hopeful,  I feel like I am

living a life I never dreamed of (nightmare).

This is my collage to deal with my now.

Zebra flying the wrong way

I drew this flying zebra in November.

It is to be one in a series of three zebras.

I ended up using it for my holiday card but

that was not my original intention. 



It wasn’t until I scanned this drawing into my computer

that I realized that I had drawn it facing to the left.

That in itself is no big deal really.  I can flip it in Photoshop.

However I have discussed with my sister, who is an art therapist

how people who are depressed, dying or those types of situations

will draw with a direction of left.  Sort of like the last photo

my Dad was working on before he died was a sunset.

When I was almost done with this I discovered a lump

in my breast.  It was confirmed with a biopsy to be cancer.

It may be silly but the drawing scared me as much as the cancer.

I had a mastectomy December 21st.

Before my surgery I drew my second zebra facing to

the right.  I finished it two days before my surgery.  I

felt very compelled to get it done before surgery.



In the moment

I have not written in my blog for at least

19 months but I am pretty sure it has been longer than that.

I stopped because I got so busy with life and

my adorable granddaughter.  I also didn’t see much

point in keeping a blog that nobody read.

I feel inclined to start writing again and this time it is

for me and I am doing it just because it feels good.

Living in the moment should be simple right?!

Last November I made this soul collage.

At the time I created it I had no idea

what was ahead of me.  I am not especially

good at living in the moment but I am trying.

(I also have no idea why that one line is blue)


New Beginning

I believe that everything happens

for a reason.  When bad things happen

I wonder what good will come out of

it…because something usually does.

I did this series of drawing for

another purpose.  But then I thought;

“These would make a great card!”

This is the outside….

newbeginningThis is the inside…

newbeginninginsideI believe that when we leave our bodies,

like the water bug leaves his, we will

become more than we could ever

imagine…as depicted by the dragonfly.


Getting ready for baby!

I found out my daughter was having a baby

at the end of the summer!  So exciting!

Danielle and her husband Joe had a

reveal party just before Christmas and

we found out it was a girl!  They decided

to decorate the nursery in a circus theme

and they asked me to do some art work.

Here is the first two circus animals I drew…

no suprise they are zebras.


This is the Mom…


Goose and other birds

I have not written in my blog for a while.

There are many reasons for that…one my

husband and I have been helping my

daughter with her new house (she is now moved in),

two…life,  three…I have been working on holiday

cards that I do not want to post yet and logos that

I need permission to post.

However I was suprised to see a white

good hanging out with the regular geese in

my back yard yesterday!  Here are a couple photos.

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I also did a drawing of an eagle…here it is…eaglefinalblog

Fortune cookie card

This card will come with a sheet of

fortunes that can be cut and placed

so they look like they are coming out

of the cookies.

This is what the card looks like

without the fortunes…


Here it is with two of the many options…


An angel

I did a drawing of an angel.

I haven’t picked out a name for her yet.

So I call her an angel.

Any idea for a name?

Here she is…


I also did a drawing of a little girl

to dance with the angel.

Her name is Mary Kate.

Here they are dancing…


Stay With Me A While

John Tyo just came out with his first CD.

It is call Stay With Me A While.

He asked me to do the cover art work for him.

This is the front…


This is the back…


His music is available through Amazon.


New Beginnings

I believe that everything

happens for a reason.

When bad things happen

I wonder what good will come

out of it…because something

usually does.

I did this series of drawings for

another purpose.  But then I thought,

“These would make a nice card!”

This is the outside…


This is the inside…


This is not a dress rehersal

A couple weeks ago I injured my left

pointer finger.  (My horse bit me if you must know).

I had three stitches to reattach the finger nail.

I write and draw left handed so this put me back

a bit.  Not to get too discouraged I did a soul

collage (I can cut with my right hand).

Here it is…

This is not a dress rehersal

Crow quilt

I took a crow drawing I did and used it

to  do a quilt version.

This is the drawing…crow This is the quilt…

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A white horse named Candy

Where my horse Eli lives there was an

older horse Candy.  She was cared for by the

farm owners as they care for other retirement

horses for their owners.  When Candy died a

couple weeks ago the farm owners asked me to

make a card for Candys’ person.

It was her first horse.

candycutoutI thought it was interesting that all the photos

I was given to make the drawing from were

facing to the left.  My sister, an art therapist, told

me that facing to the left indicates going away,

less engaged with life etc..

To the right indicates a right here right now…

here we go direction.  After I made the card

I took the original art work and added to it.

Here it is…


I guess I could flip the direction but I like it like this.

Beaded quilt

I have been working on this quilt for

at least 3 years.  It has taken so long

to do because of all the beading on it.

I have enjoyed working on it but I am

happy it is finally done.  Originally it was

going to be bigger.

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