Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy Easter Welcome Spring!

As the weather warms up (our winter was really mild) and the flowers begin to bloom and grow it's still one of my favorite times of the year.

Have a Happy Easter and Welcome Spring because it's still such a wonderful thing!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Stormy Inspirations

Winter storms that come and go always teach us to stop, look up and listen. For me, stormy sunsets, and weather patterns passing through bring the most inspiration. I always use my iPhone to capture inspiration and I'm so impressed with nature's generosity...just look up!

Storms give us color combinations, shades, textures, light and dark tones and all of these are authentic elements for creative direction and problem solving. I'm always referring to the best color consultant on the planet...nature and when a project or situation calls for some color direction, layering, or time to simmer a bit. Waiting which is everyone least favorite thing, on a project, answer, or results, usually turns out better that expected ;-).  

So take note that whatever your working on nature's got a solution just above you so look up and pay attention you just may find exactly what you're searching for...a natural solution. 

image by Ideezine

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Winter is filled with nature's Valentine's












Valentine days are prolonged in nature during the winter months. We need only to open our eyes and capture a snapshot to see and feel and experience beauty. Rain, stormy clouds, sunshine, time and a drive along a familiar road is proof enough that Valentine's Day lasts longer than a single day. Enjoy it by taking time to stop and smell the roses it is so worth it.

storm image by Ideezine, roses google image 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Doors of Life in 2014


Happy new year! Now that the Holiday season has passed it's time to move on and map out a plan for 2014.

The doors in life can get a bit tricky and if you're not careful they'll contain lots of overwhelming surprises.

Get started on reflections, graces and  gratitude and focus on how to build some great relations.

~ Know thyself
~ Care about people
~ Maintain a positive outlook
~ Be open to learn and try new things
~ Take responsibility for solving others' problems that you did not create
~ Work unbelievably hard for what YOU believe in
~ Never stop trying to improve in all facets of life.

It's time to start adding to a list that moves you onto your next step. Getting unstuck can be just as challenging as taking a first...just keep moving towards long awaited goals...Confidence is the key.

What are your plans for 2014?

google images, uncommon sense

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Happy New Year!


A new year has arrived and with it comes promises to make, to keep, and to let go of.  

Decide what you want this year...look ahead with hope and look back with fond reflections, smile, wave good-bye to the experience. Now move on.

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.

So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” 


~  Neil Gaiman

google image, brainy quotes

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Preparing for Another Christmas Memory...2013



As we prepare for Christmas with:
  • Working towards deadlines
  • Calendar dates
  • Shopping/shipping 
  • Gifts/packaging/wrapping
  • Parties/school activities/fund raising
  • Menus/food/recipes/drinks 
  • Guests/family arrivals/departures
  • Decorating & Celebrating & Traditions
As you move from one task to another keep in mind the simple fact that you're building a memory. One of many and each one carrying over year after year from the previous one. More precious and unique as the years pass.

As the season changes and some of our most beloved ones disappear form our lives, photos, and presence try to incorporate "somethings treasured" from your past to create a totally new memory but with a twist.

We don't have to give up anything from our past as we head into the future.  Holiday time reveals hidden meanings and emotions we may not know how it survives yet only comes out during the holidays.  We just have be open minded enough to create something with what we've had and look at it with new eyes.

Have you been thinking creatively this year?

Are you putting a twist on the "old but new" memories?

google image

Friday, November 29, 2013