Wednesday, May 30, 2012

49 Day Prayer Book

They say that seven times seven is a powerful number. To repeat an activity, or say a prayer, for 49 days moves us deeper into our purpose, requests, or prayers. This is a little book I just made (using TP rolls!), decorated SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, with SEVEN interactive prayer cards tucked into each week.

The sweet book is spiral bound with an easy to slide decorative band of butterflies and flowers. The inside back page has another slide to contain a sweet envelope to hold your secret prayers.

Will be on sale in my Etsy shop soon! Enjoy the pictures. (If you're interested in purchasing this one of a kind prayer book, leave a comment or email me at

Sweet blessings!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

Thank you Dad for your service in the Pacific. I love you, Rest in Peace.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The latest version of Phoenix Rising.... still working on lettering, etc.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Maja's Phoenix Rising

My friend Maja is opening a wonderful Center, PHOENIX RISING,  in Las Vegas New Mexico. This is my first draft for her logo. Any feedback is most welcomed.  This was done using Photoshop.

Monday, May 21, 2012

A Bit of Tahoe

I'm on a bit of a get-away this week, taking my son on a birthday trip to Lake Tahoe and Reno. It was a lovely day to travel through the state of California yesterday. I woke at 5am this morning to a luscious pink and blue sky outside my bedroom deck. Our resort/condo is at the base of Heavenly Ski run, tucked in the piles of rocks. Balmy weather. Experienced the eclipse yesterday.

I'm going to try to get into the swing of daily sketching and art-journaling. I started May with that intention and failed miserably! It's all in the intention, the thought... now to get in into real time action.

Here's my bedroom deck view and my quick watercolor sketch.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Two Days in Big Sur!

I'm loving it! Spent just two days in Big Sur, Kirk Creek, overlooking the ocean. Worked on my book (almost done now) and a bit of art.
My 'art room' view....
 Here's my campsite at Kirk Creek....
 Just down the road, spent the day surf-side!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Why I love my Art Van!

I love traveling in my little Dodge Van. A comfy bed in the pack (a porta potty), little fridge, and my art supplies... my idea of Utopia, or heaven on earth!!

 My Window on the Sea.... Big Sur, two weeks ago
Here is the Plasket Creek Campground I stayed in. You can see the surf through the trees.

 My mobile writing studio! Right here in Santa Cruz!

 Leaving the door open for a welcome breeze.
 Always have my sketch book ready.... these are from last year's Yosemite trip.
 Snow Day!!! I travel to Yosemite last April to paint the wild flowers.... 8 inches of snow instead!
 And sometimes, I pull out my comfy camp chair, put my feet up and just read.