When Plans Fall Apart

I have a little confession.  I am not really big on planning things. Well, I do plan to some degree, but very loosely.  I also use a planner, and it is very helpful to me, but I will explain how I use it in another post later this week.  Today I want to talk about […]

Art Dolls: To Sell or Not to Sell?

  Yesterday I had a really lovely lady contact me and ask me if I ever sell digital images of my art dolls, so that others could use them in their own art. She sited a couple of art doll examples of which I have been sharing my process of creation on my Periscope shows. […]

Snow Can Be a Real Heavy!

It has been a couple of months since our dog Roxy died.  It has been harder to say goodbye than any of us thought it would be.  However, it has been hardest on our 12 year old son, Kai.  He seemed to be doing ok, but last night I entered his room after he had […]

The Desert Biome Project – Helping with Homework

Wednesday night Kai comes home and reports that he has a project due on Friday and it is a doozy.  He is supposed to create a “hot desert” diorama along with an informational pamphlet about the biome he chose to study. biome ˈbʌɪəʊm/ noun Ecology noun: biome; plural noun: biomes 1. a large naturally occurring community […]

Get out of My Own Way

I am self-taught in Photoshop and when I first  started using it 12  years ago, absolutely everything I did was a process of trial and error.   That period may seem a bit frustrating for many Photoshop newbies but for me it was the perfect way to learn and I actually enjoyed the error part because […]

Relationship Advice?

Maybe it works out for other families but I have never had much luck in being able to talk with my boys about relationships.  I am pretty sure that their attitude is pretty commonplace and I certainly wanted my folks to keep their noses out too.  However, I don’t want to be a busy body, […]

Cherry on Top

One of the reasons I like to journal is to have a place to say all of the things I want my children to know, either about me or about my thoughts and feelings about the world we live in.  Let’s face it, despite my desire to talk their ear off, it doesn’t take long […]