Saturday, June 11, 2011

birthday girl!!

June 11th is my favorite day of the year!!! (of course Christmas is a close 2nd!)

Friday, June 10, 2011

tell your story . . .

I think we all waste so much time when we are growing up ~ just trying to be someone. Attempting to emulate others to fit in or be accepted in school or a career. I think its much more important and rewarding to just celebrate who you are, your individuality and try to spend as much time doing the things you love. I think we are really here to tell our story . . . because we are the only one who can! 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

blurring the lines

One of my favorite pastimes is reading. And an epic fantasy novel with memorable characters tops my list. I can get so engrossed in the story line to the point that I actually find myself thinking or dreaming about the characters long after I have put the book down. And I have to admit, in life in general ~ I find myself happiest when I am just teetering on the line between fantasy and reality!
Lately I have been lost in the lands of Westerloos, the realm of The Song of Fire and Ice, created by George R.R. Martin. Book three in the series ~ A Storm of Swords has me running with wolves and dodging treachery at every turn. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

. . . things

Some things are harder than others . . . 

A thing I didn't want to happen, was having to put my dog Hannah down four years ago. It broke my heart, but I had to accept that. 
A thing I didn't want to know, was the insidious reality of cancer, but I have had to learn about it first hand through my father's and my fiancee's experiences with it. 
And now my best friend Ashlee, who has been like a sister to me for the past six years is moving away and its really hard to let her go. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


There are some experiences in our lifetimes ~ that cut through the BS of ordinary life like a hot knife through butter and allow you to redefine your priorities. You find that there are just a few things that are truly important to you. For me, its loving and enjoying the people in my life, my artistic endeavors and the search for truth and beauty. Basically, I like nice things and people who make me happy!

Monday, June 6, 2011


A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Gemini's are typically social creatures. But lately I have been finding myself spending more and more time alone. It is a cycle I go through every few years when an idea I am passionate about is percolating in my head and I need quiet time to allow it to develop.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

{ in the pink }

Lately I have been noticing the colors around me with a more heightened awareness. The color pink represents compassion, nurturing and love. Pink is intuitive and insightful, showing tenderness and kindness with its empathy and sensitivity. In color psychology, pink is a sign of hope. It is a positive color inspiring warm and comforting feelings, a sense that everything will be okay.