Photo Inspirations That Keep the Creativity Flowing

Today is my son’s 11th birthday, and he stayed home with me because he isn’t feeling well. Every year my sons’ birthdays remind me to reflect, because their arrival into this world were huge milestones. I can’t believe how much has happened in 11 years. The good, the bad, the ugly, and the utterly amazing. …

Thoughts of Love: An Intuitive Abstract Commission Artwork

Every once in awhile, I get a commission request to paint an intuitive piece as a gift for someone on Valentine’s day, open to whatever I feel or envision. Recently, I received a request to paint “my thoughts on love,” completely open to my interpretation and vision, no other instructions or detailed preferences. I truly …

The 10 Basic Essentials to Creating Your Own Wellbeing

I took this photo this morning, while I was reflecting on what went well last week, and where my focus will be this week. I’m reminding myself of the basic essentials of my own wellbeing and why I do what I do. People ask me all the time, “How do you sustain creativity? How do you …

All of Me: Fully Loving and Accepting Yourself

An affirmation for you today: “I love all of me.” All of your being, the light, the dark, the pretty, the ugly… neat n tidy, chaotic & messy, clean, dirty, happy, sad, angry, confused, ecstatic, grateful, creative, boring, loud, quiet, steady, shaky, nervous, confident, passive, assertive, stubborn, wild, calm, passionate, placid, giving, greedy, desiring, soulful, …

Colorful Mother’s Day Retreat

Sharing some highlights from a lovely day with mamas. Mimosas, massage, delicious foods, henna, belly casting, belly dancing, music, artsy mandalas, doodling, singing, oh, and organic root beer floats with cappuccino rum say what?! SO freakin yummy.

My Everyday Magic Journal Pages ~ Appreciation

Today had some interesting twists and turns. By the end of the day I was ready for a nap or a glass of wine. I took a walk outside, had some water, and flipped back through my Everyday Magic journal. I am ever thankful to my soul sister Kate for inspiring me to start this …

4 Lattes Painting from 4 boys to Mom on her birthday + Time lapse video

  A commissioned piece as a birthday present for one lucky mama of four lucky boys. A beautiful relationship, and beautiful meaning behind the painting. The four latte stones represent the four boys, a foundation of strength, love, and faith. Scenery from Apaca point in Agat, Guam, a beloved spot that reminds mom of home. …

Creative Adventures PHOTO-Blog: School demo, homeschooling, painting time

This past week has been another creative whirlwind. My facebook status the other day read: A busy week of living & learning. Enjoying time in the yard, playing soccer, climbing trees, identifying plants, eating yummy foods, boiling herbs, playing sudoku, reading National Geographic, watching movies and cartoons, practicing reading, writing & math, going surfing, painting, …

Just Love. That’s it.

Today I would just like to tell you that you are loved, exactly the way you are, right this very moment. And the moment before it, and after.  You are loved, no matter what any one else might suggest.  You are worth it. Tune in to your bliss. What brings you joy? Love being you.  …

Poetry: Letting Go and Letting Love

There are times in life when our hearts are cracked wide open with vulnerability and uncertainty, when life asks us to let go and let love take over. I offer this poem during these tender times… Dear wise and compassionate love I ask that you hold me close and comfort my tender and open heart through …

My Two Secrets to Living a Joyful Life

Life has been both simple and wonderful lately. So much magic to be found, manifestations abound, things are simply flowing. Sure, there are challenges and hiccups that throw me off track at times, but I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve for handling those.  The number one secret that has kept me “on track” …

Music: This Creative Mom’s Saving Grace

Do you love music? I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t. Are you a sensitive person, physically, spiritually, emotionally, mentally, however-a-lly? If you are reading this, I am guessing that you are. Bonus points if you happen to also be a mom like me, who is often  overwhelmed by any combination of wild …