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The Little Things

The Little Things

The Little Things has been my way of taking a moment to slow down, acknowledge and appreciate some of the little things in life!  It's been a while since I've done a Little Things post (you can see some of my favorite posts here, here & here), but I thought with the new year upon us, there's no time like the present to begin…
A First

A First

Since I paint 3D trees, I've decided to try something a little different and try to sell Family Tree(s) paintings.  As part of my journey into making art to give and sell to other people (as opposed to simply hanging it all up in our home), a good friend of mine asked me to make her husband a painting of their…
Chalk Art

Chalk Art

A couple of days ago Fish Girl drew this on our chalkboard in the kitchen.  It's us humans and all of our crazy animals (7 chickens, 3 koi, 1 beta, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 3 mice, and a "million" bees represented by lots of dots and one actual bee).  It makes me smile every time I see it.
A Splash of Chaos

A Splash of Chaos

This year I have found myself squeaking out every minute possible to work on gifts (you know, when I'm not finishing up my first semester back at school or working my "real" job).  I am exhausted and over stretched and will definitely plan better next year, but I am also so incredibly excited about the creative elf work going on!…
GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

Well, after all the waiting, I know you're all just biting your nails to see if you've won my first ever giveaway! First, I want to thank all of you that participated, both here and on my EverGrowing facebook page!  It's been so nice to read everyone's comments and learn what each of you like about what I'm creating!  I…
The Liebster Blog Award

The Liebster Blog Award

Last September, Jody was kind enough to pass along the Liebster Award to me!  I felt very honored by this gift and was very grateful to be given the opportunity to pass along the award to five other fellow bloggers.Well, I am even more honored to be given this gift again!  This time it was passed along to me by…
EverGrowing Opening + a Giveaway!

EverGrowing Opening + a Giveaway!

I have practiced meditation for years.  I've studied Shambhala Buddhism and clairvoyant meditation.  A few years ago I participated in a ZAZENKAI (a Zen Buddhist retreat during which you spend 14 hours in silent meditation, both seated and walking) at the Upaya Zen Center as a way to explore a different form of meditation and in order to give myself the…