Saturday, July 18, 2015


maybe (I wonder) if I posted once a month that would be enough (or something).

And in July, this post would be an update of the past few months.

So… to recap


 I fitted out my garage studio, hemmed 6 ready made drapery panels in my bedroom
 (and learned it's probably just as easy to make them from scratch) 

 built a table from pipes,


 flew to Macon, Georgia

 to meet my Love and the newest member of our extended family,


and expand my historical reference

 by visiting Warm Springs

and then HERE

 for some of these.

After that I headed on to another week in Michigan to play

with three little butterflies, who are well into their 8th year. 

Then I flew home for a chilly Memorial Day & a girlfriend weekend at one of my all time favorite places in the world…

The Mabel Dodge Luhan House & Taos, New Mexico

In June,

I painted some walls &

turned these

into these

hung a few more light fixtures

 and then flew To meet my Guy in Cody, Wyoming before we stepped into the

Never Never Land of Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone is where I began my life as I know it today almost 6 years ago to the month.
This time, which was my fourth visit to this amazing place, had me touch and see almost every magnificent site in the park, before heading on to

Grand Teton National Park

Jackson, Wyoming

which was quite civilized & one of our favorite stops…

and Sun Valley, where we watched Olympic skaters practice their spins...

visited Ernest Hemmingway's Memorial and grave...

and dipped our toes in a mountain lake….

before we headed to...

 Salt Lake City, Temple Square,

and Moab, Utah, Arches & Canyon Lands National Parks,

and then Shiprock, New Mexico the sacred Navajo birthplace,

and the Salmon Ruins

 before heading home to Albuquerque.

has me regrouping before heading out on another three week cross country driving trip back to Michigan to visit with friends and family with a return trek through the center of Colorado before we land back in our own beds in August.

After all this busy-ness and travel, I'm home today, still unpacking my former life into this little house, asking myself one question.

Am I still the person I used to be?

Release, release, release.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Just do it….

As I was preparing a very long post on what I've been doing since my last post

this post

By book artist Lauren Falkenberry

was brought to my attention today.

Please click on that,

and if you don't have time to read her whole post just now,

scroll down to her student's writing.

emma nash 

Inspiration when you need it.

I love that.