Welcome To My Colorful World!

Welcome to my colorful world. I am a happy (most of the time!) wife, mom, artist, and art teacher. I love to create, cook, nest, decorate, entertain family and friends, laugh, collect vintage stuff, snuggle my cat and dog, play outdoors, watch movies with girlfriends, and so much more! In addition to all this, I also publish an online magazine with my dear friend, called Mermaids of the Lake. Oh, and I love a big cup of coffee with cream, a dry martini, red wine, blingy jewelry, pink lipstick, blue fingernail polish. I love color! Beautiful colors inspire, motivate, and move me!!! What's my favorite color? I can't choose. I love them all! Yellow, pink, red, turquoise, blue, purple, orange, green and every variation in between!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Reminders for a Better World

I'm worn out from this past political season. Between that and my own personal health issues and just lots of life stuff happening, I've become sort of stuck again with keeping up with my blog. So, in the interest of making an attempt to jump back in and to further my personal mission to promote love, kindness, beauty, and all things God-breathed, I've created this positive message from a photo I took of a heart in the clouds. At the time, this heart-shaped cloud was a perfect reminder of hope and of prayers being answered.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Thank you, Veterans! God Bless You and God Bless America!

Thank you, Veterans - with respect, honor, and gratitude.

United States Veterans, thank you for your service. For everything you have sacrificed and endured in the name of freedom, I am eternally grateful. Thank you to your families, also. May God bless you in every way.

Thank you, Veterans for your service and sacrifice -
 because Freedom isn't Free. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Hello November, 2016

Hello beautiful November, 2016. You arrived all moody and brooding;
with your dark skies and hints of blue; chilly temps and bright sunshine;
your mix of bare branches and yellowing leaves -
I think I love you...

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Monday, October 24, 2016

My Fall Lake View - Maxfield Parrish Colors, Giant Rainbows, and More!

My view is always pretty, even when its gray and drab or stormy. I'm incredibly grateful. However, last week the view was exceptional - three days in a row! We've been having record amounts of rain for the month of October and we had one day last week of sunny skies and no rain.

Wednesday: Just look at it!!!! These photos are early morning, just after sunrise. There is still a mist and fog on the lake. The sky was such a bright blue and the clouds were fluffy and soooo white!

I threw open the back door and started taking pictures with such excitement. I mean, look at those colors! I felt like I had stepped into the middle of a Maxfield Parrish painting!

 It was so beautiful, I never wanted that day to end!

Finally, I went upstairs to my little studio to work and this is the scene from my desk. Aww... the colors and beauty were both inspiring and distracting.

Thursday: Thursday was so rainy and windy and gray and drab that I didn't take any pictures during the day, However, that evening, around sunset, as we were watching our favorite football team on TV (GO GREENBAY!) I noticed that the sky was turning an odd sort of yellow. Then a pink glow...

And quite suddenly, a huge, brilliant double rainbow appeared!

I ran outside to get these photos. It was so huge, that from my place on the porch, I could not capture all of it.

The clouds behind the hills across the lake were lit up and glowing. As the rainbow started to fade, the sky turned all kinds of pink, blue, and purple!

Friday Morning: Friday was more of a classic, foggy, misty, October Day-

with hints of gray, brown, yellow and orange. 

It rained all day.

Friday Evening: More fog and low clouds. The air smelled crisp with hints of wet leaves and a campfire - so peaceful.