The little mermaids that swam out of my pen this morning in my morning Doodle Journal Session provided me with some gentle wisdom I thought I’d share with you today. They told me that “sometimes floating and relaxing is the best way to move forward.” So that’s what I’m going to do today: float through … Continue reading Floating

Journey’s End

Tomorrow (Sunday) we initiates create our own graduation ceremony. Today was one final teaching…three sessions gifted to us to teach to others by three graduates.  After nine months of learning and painting solo, it was joyously refreshing to paint next to others. We have now ended our student phase. Tomorrow we step onto the teacher … Continue reading Journey’s End


Ever since I turned in my final project to become a certified Intentional Creativity coach and teacher, I feel I’ve been just ghosting around.  ‘Tis the season, I suppose.  I still get things done, but what should have taken me two hours, takes all day.  I’ve lost my focus and have been project hopping. My … Continue reading Coasting

Winds of Change

It’s storming here in the Pacific Northwest.  Lots of gusts with spitting rain. The creek is high…washed away all the remains of the downed tree that wrecked havoc last winter. This is a big storm…my friend in Portland and friends in Eureka are also experiencing it, too. Makes me glad we aren’t at the coast. … Continue reading Winds of Change

Short and Sweet

Mr. Al and I are over in Spokane for my niece’s wedding.  We had a great time. Weddings are such happy occasions. And this one reminds me that my brother is a loving and conscientious father who knows his children well, rather than the silly goofball who, when we talk,  always manages to have me … Continue reading Short and Sweet

Drawing A Line

We went to the State Fair this past week. I love the fair. I love the animals, especially the draft horses, although, I got to know the goats and they’re pretty darned adorable. And the piglets My life is a pretty open book and I share a lot of it (even those bits I’m not … Continue reading Drawing A Line

Bringing It Home

It is raining today, and not the warm summer-kind-of-rain, although it’s not really cold, either. But it’s one of those rains that foretells of sweaters and fire sides and wool socks and hearty soups. The cats are a tad annoyed. They wanted to go prowling today. I’m sure they will have their opportunities during Indian … Continue reading Bringing It Home