I understand why I am motivated…

When I am engaged in a project, there is a point of release and I can feel that things are moving into place.  Often I recalibrate my thinking and ask myself, is this the only option?  Or, what if I step back and see what comes from a different approach?  Many times...

The end of the week and beginning of a new chapter…

It feels great to arrive at Friday with the work in motion and spirits around me on high. Today, I will unplug from the wild web (and email) to capture images and document a very disruptive artist.  He held a vision consistently and now has evidence of the reality.  I...

Words add up

    This quote appealed to me this morning after reflecting on conversations and experiences I have shared throughout the week.  It has been an AMAZING and productive week, I am grateful to be surrounded by people who are growing and showing up for change. ...
The power of connection

The power of connection

Before I started my own business I worked at a technology firm.  I learned skills there that are timeless and worked with people who left an imprint on my life. Miss B. with whom I developed a relationship with was one person who stood out because she knew how to be...

Sharing and Referring

Hélène Dujardin is a brilliant woman, artist, food photographer and author.  I enjoy reading and participating on her social streams as well as studying the book she authored called Plate to Pixel (featuring food photography).   She has built a presence that educates...

The Laboratorie ~ Make Beautiful

One of my creative spaces has become lovingly known as “The Laboratorie”.  Originally this space was going to be our dining room.  Due to the amazing light that flows in the french doors, this space became a place to make beautiful.   The farm table was...
Ask and Take Action

Ask and Take Action

Who do you enjoy listening to or consider a mentor?  It is essential to have resources that evolve and inspire you.  Do you currently have a contact list of people you aspire to meet and collaborate with?  Write down 3 people to start with and make those calls.  Keep...

Handmade Life ~ Magnolia Pearl

“Supporting artists is one of my priorities because we are all enriched when we see and understand things in a new way.” Country Roads in Orange, CA is one of my troves for personal and business inspiration.  I enjoy incorporating reclaimed and vintage...
Mentors

Mentors

When I think about the mentors who have inspired me greatly and shared invaluable tools, Debbie Ford will always have a place in my life-work.  When I heard the news of her passing last Sunday at age 57, I had the rush of feelings that come…loss, sadness, and...
Remember Progress

Remember Progress

This time of year prompts me to remember progress. A few weeks ago I was recalibrating my camera and noticed my favorite tree in the front yard was starting to bloom.  I enjoyed a few moments of photographing the tree and brilliant blooms with the macro lens. As I sat...

Global Tolerance

A film by Global Tolerance. Video from KarmaTube Tip:  At the bottom of the video there is a time counter.   If the video starts and stops when you press play, click and drag the counter box to the left and wait for the video bar to load, then play.  Tolerance or...