Good-bye Old Friend

The year is about to close and a new one will begin just when I was really getting settled into it. I’ve noticed it takes me a while to get used to new things…art supplies, people, routines…I mean I’ll buy myself a new set of watercolors and put them on my piano top where I…

Coloring Books+Drawing+Flannel Pajamas=Peace

My earliest memory of drawing comes from around Christmastime when I was four. I had a little wagon/car (it was shaped like a wagon without sides and it had a handle, you could sit on it and push yourself around) I drew on it. There was a space where blocks came with it and I…

Christmas Baking Day

This Sunday morning has dawned cold, COLD and it is beautiful. A perfect day for making memories. Kitty our Black Lab could not wait to get outside to play. That’s a pretty sight to behold, her shiny black coat against the white frosty ground as she prances through the back yard. There’s smoke from a…

taking a memory vacation

Okay so I know in practically every self-help book out there they say to not live in the past, but I think it’s okay to visit it, often even. That past, those memories, the actions and traditions and feelings helped mold us into what we are right now, today. It’s easy though I think, to…

Nesting on a cold day…

There’s just something about cold days that makes me want to nest. I want to fluff up the throw pillows, pull out the patchwork quilts draping them over the arms of chairs for easy access when curling up to read or watch tv or knit. I want to light scented candles and make cookies. I…