Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Five THINGS that make me HAPPY

Today I decided to get down to business and clean out some things for the summer arrival of my youngest son after graduating from aviation academy. I did what I NEVER thought I would do....
I threw out (not true.... I carefully placed on the curb for recycling :) all of my beloved ..... magazines!

Never mind that they broke my husband's grandma's dresser with their sagging weight or that I can probably find every single image that was ever in them in Pinterest now. It was still a nostalgic moment for me!

5 things that make me happy..... so here goes:

  1. Art and every part of it - Making it, Sharing it, Talking about it, Selling it, and Discovering it...

2. Traveling and seeing new places and learning about new cultures ... getting inspired .... and enjoying their culinary tidbits...

3.  ETSY community and a lot of new opportunities and of course more new challenges every day..... 

 4 .  A good book makes me happy - this one I got from my last trip to Paris and now it is on my nightstand... or a new Project Runway episode (... I can't wait for a new episode ... hopefully this summer :)

5. And last but not least, What Makes Me Happy: 

My boys' big and small accomplishments and as mom my opportunity to enjoy those small moments together that make for unforgettable memories.....

This list can go on and on .... If my list has inspired you let me know what is on your list of favorites!


in order to keep your balance 


  1. What a gorgeous blog! YOu make me want to go back to Paris. . . And love love love your abstract! Such vibrant color. Made my day! :)

    1. Thank you so much for visiting and your kind words Tessa! I love your blog too....especially the last painting you added!

  2. Thanks for sharing your happy thoughts! I really enjoyed seeing your bicycle painting, I love riding my bicycle that has a basket on it as well. I like carrying little picnics and sketchbooks in it.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by today.....I went to Michael's store today and they have a huge sale ....so needless to say I bought the sketchbook...( you inspired me ) and I will keep it in my car. Maybe soon I be able to get a bicycle too! :) still financially recovering from my Paris and London trip!
      so far I'm painting from my memories and a tons of photographs from my traveling over the years....

  3. Found you on East Coast Artisan team. Great blog, art and thoughts. I especially love the one above, " in order to keep your balance
    YOU MUST KEEP MOVING." That is so true in many aspects of our lives.

  4. Thank you Patty so much for visiting my blog and your comment. Welcome to East Coast Team!