Tuesday, December 29, 2015


...in my art journal.

I've been anticipating this downtime between Christmas and New Year's when I could fully relax and create again.

I actually have been dreaming of drawing faces...

Peace to you,

Sunday, December 27, 2015

A Very Merry Christmas

There is nothing quite like having an almost-2-year-old granddaughter at Christmastime!

And cherish them I do!

Hope your holidays are amazing too!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Just thinkin'

  ...and feeling grateful.

        Thank you for visiting. I wish you a peaceful holiday season.


Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Grateful for the little things...and the big ones.
Sending love, peace, and kind thoughts to a hurting world.

Here's some extra love...my sweet granddaughter, Andi! Xoxo

          So much love for such a little tiny person! xo


Monday, November 2, 2015

Doubt vs Trust

I tend to doubt myself a lot. I keep having to relearn Trust and trusting my own heart.

    No regrets, just learning experiences.

                    Trust your heart.


  Mixed media collage, in my art journal.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Self Acceptance

And realizing it's a good thing. I 'm just me...but that's who I'm supposed to be.

           You are here for a reason.
                  Be who you are.


Monday, October 5, 2015

Letting in Light

...in my journal.

         Loving the warmth, the glow.
             Sending you some too.


Sunday, October 4, 2015


...in my journal.

I have heard that the only thing we can count on is change.  I am counting on it.

                And I will begin now.


Saturday, September 26, 2015


Stretched out of control

Releasing onto my pages. Gotta journal.


Thursday, September 24, 2015

The best of days...

Yes, this summer was the best of times. I was able to spend everyday with my loves. I was in the moment. I was filled with joy and gratitude.

And this has been a gorgeous, perfect September. Be on the lookout for the  Super Moon Sunday, and the eclipse!

Hello, Autumn!
Love, k

Sunday, September 6, 2015

The Power of our Thoughts

I continue to practice (and struggle with) thinking positive thoughts to gather more positivity in my life. Even though I have witnessed beauty in the practice of this, I wonder why it is often a struggle.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Busy August

Summer always goes way too quickly. It was busy busy busy, but I wouldn't change a thing. Working full time for my daughter gave me such bliss...and hours everyday with my granddaughter, Andi. Love love love!

My favorite novel has always been The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd. Now that I've read her latest: The Invention of Wings, it is my new all time fave. Have you read her books?!

Sharing great books is wonderful! I just finished The Beautiful American, historical fiction, and LOVED it too. Got any good ones you'd recommend?

Happy Sunday, friends
Love, kath

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


...and a grateful heart.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Do you know what brings you happiness??!

Do you stop and think about it? Or do you just know and feel it? Do I overthink?!!

Quiet makes me happy...I'm an introvert.
Summertime makes me happy...and
Flowers butterflies hummingbirds my family my friends art art-journaling chocolate my porch evenings mornings books paper planners notebooks learning sharing smiling children

and more!

Thank you for visiting!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Relaxing on a Monday Evening...

...with my journal and a magazine.

This feels right. It's been way too fast-paced around my world lately. I forgot how to slow down in the hot summer. Remembering, and creating in my journal get me centered again.
My favorite times in the summer months include the quiet of my back porch. I always wanted a porch, and now that I really have one, I appreciate it so much! I am in the moment. I can even hear crickets. Love.
Hmmm, I guess I will write about my summer loves!


Friday, July 17, 2015

Summer of Color 5: Week Six

1 orange + 1 orange + 1 blue
This was a challenge because orange is not a fave color to work with, but it's good to stretch ones' self!

Thank you for summer fun and for visiting my little corner!

Yours in this and in art journaling,

Monday, July 6, 2015


Watercolor collage in my art journal.

Writing finally, on a collage I did a ways back. Words don't always come at the same time as the art.

Thank you for your flu get-well wishes. I have labeled these looong days: The Ten Days of No Dinner Plate. 

While I am grateful for ginger tea, Saltines, toast, and rice, I hope to be without them SOON! When I get my first bite of something yummy, you'll all probably know it!! Ha

Joy to you this new week!
Love, kath

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Summer of Color 5: Week Four

1 Red + 1 Red + 1 Metallic

I enjoyed all of the entries of art this week as I recuperate from the flu. Feeling VERY unglam, I went for red lipstick in silver cases and gorgeous red hair in my collage! Fun! Thanks for visiting, k

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Summer of Color 5: Week Three

1 purple + 1 purple + 1 yellow
Working with these two opposites truly was a good challenge.

I believe this is my summer of Faces & Flowers!
I'm on vacation and happy!

                Thank you for visiting!   ~kathy

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Week 2 of Summer of Color 5

1 pink + 1 pink + 1 orange:

I have always felt a connection with the red fox. It was the first animal I saw after my Dad passed, and many live near me now. Sometimes on the way to work, one will pop out of the brush, and it looks at me. I feel it's message... I have always thought about sketching one, so with Kristin's color challenge this week, it seemed like the perfect time.


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Summer of Color 5: Week One

Color by number: blue blue green


Saturday, June 6, 2015

A Morning Sketch

...in my art journal.  I've felt the need to do a lot of thinking, soul searching, problem solving. I have finally made some discoveries. More later...peace to you. k

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Layers of a Person

Lately I have had a more than difficult time journaling and creating. I have had a heavy mind and a heavier heart. I try so hard to be quiet and still to hear the gentleness of light and gratitude, but then my overly sensitive self seems only to get knocked down again and again.

Anxiety and stress have given me cause to become stronger. I am standing...persevere. Persevere.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

One Sweet Day


Every year I invite the head of the ONLY gum ball making factory in the U.S. to come into my second grade classroom. Today was the Tutti Frutti sweet day! He demonstrated how to make gum, and entertained, and let us all chew and blow bubbles!  I invited 80 people, big and small, to join us!! Next month, we will walk there for our favorite field trip, and get a very private tour!

Friday, April 24, 2015

A Bit of Collage, in My Journal

                                                            Happy Friday!


Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Thank you again to Dawn DeVries Sokol for another beautiful book. Grateful I am to share in a creative and generous group in this universe of ours. Happy I am to enjoy the journal pages of so many, and to see those of friends. My cup runneth over.   ~k

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

It's Out!!

Order yours from Amazon or Barnes & Noble! I am on my way to my bookstore and am so excited!! Yes, I am in it!!! I'm kinda beaming...can't wait to see this book and hold it in my hands!  ~k

Friday, April 10, 2015


Painting, layering, redoing, releasing...