Saturday, December 31, 2011

Some thoughts about the new year.....2012

it's exciting......a new year right around the corner! for some reason, this new year feels more important to me than other years. i want to make some progress in my life, make some changes, be happier, be kinder, be more aware of the really important things, help people more and be more humble. so i've decided to share some thoughts about 2012......what we can do to make it a better year. even if it's just for me, that's fine, but if these ideas help you, that would be great, too. i hope this next year will be really wonderful for you!
things to do to make 2012 better!

1. see the beauty in others.....feel the joy in their lives and help those who are happy enjoy that happiness!
2. be creative and use your imagination! we are all still children at heart and have so much potential to create amazing, wondrous things! seek to share beauty and thrilling, amazing art!
3. ponder and think about life......this world is so amazing and beautiful. to be alive is such a gift, a gift we are each given when we come into this world. take time to look around you and absorb the beauty and intricacy of life, of people, of animals, of the energy that we all have.
4. give. share the love in your heart. even a little flower, a smile, a gesture of understanding; anything given in love can heal and comfort. love given is love accepted. give happiness.
5. be honest, be yourself. you are unique and wonderful. be who you were destined to be.
6. be there for others. be a friend and a helper. love is kindness, gentleness, sweetness and joy.
7. be silly.....have fun, laugh, giggle, be funny, help others to find their hidden, wonderful sense of humor. humor can change the world!!!
8. dance, jump, run around, roll down a hill, run fast, skip......move and express life through yourself! share the joy of your self with others and help them to be happy, too.
9. appreciate the gifts you are given.....whatever beauty, joy, comfort, kindness is given to you in this life, accept it with humility and love.
10. be gentle. show kindness to others and be the one who heals and shares love. be the beautiful person you are.....let others love you and give love to those in your life who you care about.
11. wonder about life.....question, talk, share ideas, look around, listen, understand. life is out and meet it with curiosity and wonder!
12. sleep. we do so many things, but we forget how wonderful it is to just......sleep!!! rest from life, from work and thinking, let yourself be healed from the beauty of sleep!

Happy New Year to everyone. I am hoping it will truely be a wonderful year!!!

(found these pictures at):

16 house blog
carpe diem blog
cowboy montgomery blog
emily ulmer photography
how sweet to be a cloud blog

More of my paintings.....

i wanted to share more of my paintings with you......some of these i may have posted recently, but just thought i'd share them again. the painting with the girl holding the candleabra is new; i really love it. it's a very large canvas and was so wonderful to work on.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

little emma english home

scarlet jones shop

painting by chagall

we are waiting in the airport, have been awake since 3:00 to catch a flight from portland, oregon to go home to salt lake city. our flight was delayed 7 hours! so, i had lots of time to look for beautiful pictures toshare with you. found these lovely pictures. hope you have a wonderful new year's eve.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Tomorrow is Christmas!

tomorrow is christmas. we are at my mom's in washington and it's been so wonderful to spend all this time with her. she is 85 and is a really fun person. my husband mike and i always have such a special time being with her. i hope you will all have a wonderful christmas and be able to be with family or friends.

here's where these lovely pictures were found.....

clarence h. white
1st option
alfred eisenstadt
angela brennan

have fun!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

fairies live in a beautiful place, a beautiful world.....

i may have posted some of these pictures on my blog before, but just wanted to share my little furniture again as i haven't shown photos of my little fairy pieces in quite a while. i've been spending so much time painting lately that i've only made a few pieces of fairy furniture lately. i really miss working on them. need to gather more natural materials, though. i love working with beautiful papers and old fabric, beads, found objects, etc., but i really love working with nature most. i wish we could live on a farm again; i miss having a garden and flowers and little animals. we used to live in washington (about an hour from seattle) and we had a pony, chickens, rabbits, ducks and geese and huge gardens. we loved it so much and miss all of that terribly. i hope sometime in the future we can get back to living in the country where it is quieter, beautiful and inspiring.

i hope your christmas is truely blessed and lovely. it is definitely a magical, special time in the world.