Long time, no see?

One moment you’re enjoying the tulips over Spring Break with your kids, and the next it seems like it’s July 1. Well, a lot of things happened in between. My sister got married, I went home for the wedding, my daughter finished elementary school, I celebrated my 20th wedding anniversary and another birthday in my 40s. I met a lot of really great people and continued to know a lot of really great people.

I thought life was supposed to slow down during the Summer, but it just is not as slow as I thought it would be.

Tiptoeing through the tulips.

This week, the kids were out for Spring Break and we had beautiful, warm, sunny weather for three days straight. This, of course, meant that we had to take advantage. We visited a tulip farm and the colors of the blooms defied description. Every year photographers try to capture it, and their work is breathtaking, but it is one of those situations where you have to be there. A person could spend several days out there just taking it all in, much less putting it on canvas or paper or glass or plastic or fabric or whatever. Sharing it with people I love made it more wonderful.



Goodbye, February.

I am now the proud mother of a sixteen year old and a nineteen year old. And two tweens. They are growing up to be smart, caring people, even if we don’t agree all of the time and I am thankful for that. That they are growing up to be smart, caring people, not that they disagree with me. Their opinions are almost as strong as, well, mine. Ugh. I hate when that happens. I got a lot of things done in February, but now it is time to focus on the things to be done from March until the end of the year.  :) I have managed to follow through with the marker challenge. I will be doing a bit of painting, art journaling, lettering and less marker work (with the exception of building up my card stash).


I colored a few butterflies last week. I tried to keep the number that I did over the past twenty days or so down because I could stencil, stamp and color them daily and I am trying to remain open to doing different.