Sunday, February 2, 2014

Hating Winter

Every year we travel to Destin Florida for relief. Relief from the grind. Relief from life. We go there to LIVE. We love the warmth, the trip, the beautiful sunrises and sunsets, the fun in the sun. I catch myself thinking of it on a night like this. The weather here is awful right now. It's 33 degrees and raining cats and dogs. SOOOOO cold and brown. It was a dark day, no sunlight. I am wistfully thinking of the groundhog and spring. There has been a bit more light every day on the way home from work. It is promising. I am dreaming of a sweet spring, full of sunlight and flowers. Right now, I am curled up with my dog, by the fire (which I can't leave for a second), watching the end of the superbowl. We had homemade tacos today, and even went out to brave the bitter cold rain. (It rained in my ear!) Spring and Summer, I am ready for you. So ready.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Some of my abstract art

Just a quick post of some of my paintings.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

The beach is like a love song

We went there again. And our laughter still whispers along the our footprints do. sandestin Destin2 cloudsdestin3 Destin3

Friday, January 20, 2012

Illustration Friday: Twirl

One thing Shelley did know how to do was TWIRL!


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Illustration Friday: Prepare

In order to prepare for winter, Madeline bought herself and new coat and hat!


Thursday, October 13, 2011



I am finding a lot of happiness making these for my family members for Christmas. I have listed prints of them in my Etsy shop too! There is a limited number of letters available for now, but as I make them, other letters will become available! If you want, you can order one with your own letter! I have an explanation in my Etsy listings about what motivated and influenced me to make these. I am thinking about all the nice things that people know how to make and how great it would be if we all just gave each other gifts of things we made instead of store bought. The gifts would mean so much giving and receiving them. I have asked my mother for jars of pepper jelly that she makes for Christmas. I would be perfectly content with that! It is the MOST delicious. You can buy it in the store, but it's not like hers. You put a bar of softened cream cheese on a serving tray, pour the pepper jelly over the top and serve with good crackers. She put one out at a recent family get together and it was gone in a few minutes.