– THE BLOG –

To Build Up or Tear Down

- To Build Up or Tear Down - One Small Smile: There are many things in life that we have no control over. Some of us find this terrifying, others find it liberating.Personally, I find that if I can control the small things that make me have a sense of control over my...

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The Ocean

- THE OCEAN - “The Sea, once it casts it’s spell, holds one in it’s net of wonder forever" - Jacques Cousteau This is one of my all time favorite quotes because it resonates with me so deeply. Although born in a mountain town, the ocean has called to me since I can...

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He Flew Away with Her Heart

- He Flew Away with Her Heart - I see in color….yes, I know what you’re thinking, we all do. But what I mean is color is the thing that makes the most impact on me. I’ll remember the color of things, the color of your eyes, your hair, the dress you wore 3 years ago at...

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Hello 2017!

- HELLO 2017 - We spent the last night of 2016 sitting under a blue velvet sky sprinkled with millions of glittery stars overhead as we listened to the wind whip through Big Sheep Valley, Rocky Mountain National Park. It was one of those moments where life just feels...

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Be a Flower Among Thorns

- BE A FLOWER AMONG THORNS - Some paintings just seem to pour out of the deepest parts of my soul….this painting was one of those. Most of it was done using only my fingers and hands, so it felt like all my emotions were literally bleeding out of my fingertips. I had...

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Fisheating Creek Outpost

- FISHEATING CREEK OUTPOST - I’ll start by saying that I love room service….I love a posh hotel with amazing services, spa treatments and places that pamper from head to toe. However, as I’m a girl of contrasts, there is something that I find draws me back again and...

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Finger Paint for Fun

- FINGER PAINT FOR FUN - I have vague memories of my first finger painting attempts. I remember limited primary colors, Red, Yellow, Blue and Green, and some glossy white paper. I remember the paint smelled funny, almost plastic. I remember loving the feel of the...

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My Recycled Garden

- My Recycled Garden - I’m slightly obsessed with repurposing things… so I suppose it only makes sense that my garden is a home of unloved plants and kitchen scraps. Now, as straggly and unattractive as that might sound, it really is a thing of true beauty. What...

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Just Around the Riverbend

- JUST AROUND THE RIVERBEND - One of my all time favorite, soul restoring activities is kayaking. And one of my favorite local places to do that is Riverbend Park in Jupiter, FL., also called Battlefield Park because of the historical battle during the 2nd Seminole...

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