Wednesday, January 28, 2009


She dresses for the evening with delicate precision
Revealing more of her skin than of her mind
She walks into the room, puts on her sweetest smile
Hoping that she'll please, and he will never see

Her shame
For she wants to be loved and held
By a man who understands who she is
Deep inside underneath her skin
Lies the girl who is lost within

He goes out in the evening with purposeful decision
Revealing his desire for escape
He walks into the room, living a fantasy
Hoping that she'll please, but he will never see

It was never meant to be like this
Shallow pleasure, hollow touch
The greatest need we all have 
Is to love and be loved within

*If you want to hear the song, go to

Friday, January 23, 2009

Mixed Emotions Giveaway

Yesterday I posted about the One World One Heart Giveaway I'm participating in. I've had such amazing responses that I figured I probably should show you what I'm giving away, huh? The winner will be able to choose from the pendants online at my Etsy shop. Go to to look at what's available. I will try to post some more pendants that I'm currently working on as well, before Feb. 12th rolls around, so you'll have more to choose from.

To those of you who want to be included in the giveaway, just leave a comment on my blog, and I will randomly select one name on Feb. 12. Be sure and leave me your email so I can reach you if you win! If you'd like to participate as an artist, go to  to find out how to sign up for your own giveaway.

Thank you to all of the amazing people who have left encouraging comments. It's wonderful to see so many generous people giving their art away and inspiring others. I can't wait to see more!


Thursday, January 22, 2009

One World One Heart Giveaway!

I love giveaways! It blesses me to give, so I'd like to send one special person a handcrafted art pendant. The winner will be able to choose from the pendants online at my Etsy shop. Go to to look at what's available. I will try to post some more pendants that I'm currently working on as well, before Feb. 12th rolls around, so you'll have more to choose from.

To win this giveaway, simply post a comment on my blog. Comments will be closed at midnight, and on Feb. 12th, I will draw a name at random and announce the winner. Be sure and leave your email address so I can contact you!

Hundreds of artists around the globe are participating in OWOH, so if you'd like to learn more about the collective giveaway and find other great artists out there, go to:

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Peacemaker Card

My mom's birthday was yesterday. She is the most incredible person, so I wanted to make her a special card just for her. When I read about peacemakers, I immediately thought of her. She exudes peace and joy, in spite of the world we live in. She is an amazing mix of Snow White and Wonder Woman. 

So, I added the quote to a picture that spoke to me, and then layered it on top of "The Lord Bless You and Keep You" from a vintage songbook. All in all, the card came out the way I pictured it in my head, which is always super. 

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

It's Never Too Late...

It's hard to believe it's almost February of 2009! I think time flies the older you get. When I was younger, I was convinced I wouldn't make it until I was 16, then until I graduated, then until I married, until children, etc. But here I am, all grown up with 3 kids. I survived.

We found out that Ted could finish school this year, and we're so excited about it! It's been bothering him that he never finished his degree, and now he can finally get it done. But it also means that we're going to be really busy this semester. He'll be taking 14 hours and working full-time, and I'll be with the kids non-stop by myself. I'm sure most people could do it just fine, but I'm a better mom when I get breaks (and lots of help from Ted). My goal is to be as patient and kind as I can for as long as I can. And then I may have to put myself in time-out when the meltdown begins.

This year I have two major goals: lose weight and finish the book. I know everyone always says lose weight, but I usually just say "eat better" or something vague, because then I can feel like I've accomplished my goal, when really I didn't try very hard. Losing weight is more measurable. I've specified a number to myself, so now it's on. Still overwhelming, though. 

And the book- I'm plugging away at it, and  I'm really happy with where it's going. I'm still in the hard editing stage, but I've been cautiously letting others read what I've gotten so far.

I hope I can be more of my true self this year. Express it better. With words, actions, through art and music, and by encouraging others more often. I will try not to isolate, take more of an active role with things that are important to me, and join some groups- writing groups, exercise groups, mom groups, etc.  I want to start living out the "me" I want to be. That sounds deep, but it's true. Like the quote from George Eliot says, 

"It is never too late to be what you might have been."
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