Friday, January 23, 2015


happy new year, dear bloggy sweeties!!

i'm wishing you an entire new year filled with
spectacular inspiration and lots of choco-happiness!


Wednesday, December 24, 2014


wishing you blessings and joy this Christmas,
and may your New Year be filled with lots of creativity and chocolate!  

Merry Christmas sweet, bloggy friends!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

perfect stay-cation

our DLP challenge this week is to choose a fantasy vacation spot,
and create a list of things to take along.
and while a long list of faraway places immediately came to my mind….

those other important things on my heart intervened…..

and i realized that sometimes just taking a few minutes right where you are
can be the best getaway of all.

{and yes, with a 13-week old puppy to consider,
the thought of a ten-minute retreat in my favorite chair 
is definitely a fantasy vacation!  :)))) }

{supplies used for DLP week fifty challenge:
moleskine planner, fabriano artistico 140 HP paper, pitt pens, micron pens, 
derwent watercolor/inktense pencils, 6B pencil, white gelly roll pen, washi tape}

Friday, December 5, 2014


tucked away in the nooks and crannies of the 
North Carolina Appalachian mountains 
are rows and rows of evergreen firs and pines
that will someday be brilliantly decorated in celebration
of the most important day of the entire year!

grow strong, little tree-babies!

{supplies used to journal one of my favorite views from
our neighborhood gazebo in banner elk:
moleskine watercolor journal, koi watercolor, derwent inktense pencils,
pitt pens, micron pens, 6B graphite pencil}

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

meet Gidget

sometimes when life gets a little too predictable…..

and things are going along a little too smoothly…..

life comes along and mixes things up for you a bit…..

in the absolute best sort of way!!

meet Gidget, our little mini-goldendoodle puppy!!!

she's a mix of golden retriever and miniature poodle,
and is absolute pure precious blessing!

and at 11 weeks old, she also has the energy of
a room full of two-year-old toddlers!!

so until she starts taking more naps (fingers crossed!),
and i can take my eyes off her for more than two seconds (toes crossed!),
art has become a little interrupted and a little sporadic these days!

in the meantime, life is very, very good,
and i am SO truly grateful for each and every one of you!!
my heart is swollen-the-size-of-texas over
your heartfelt notes these past couple of weeks!

thank you from every square-inch 
of my extremely grateful heart! 

many chocolate-covered hugs,


and to all my sweet American friends,
i'm sending many Thanksgiving blessings to you!!

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