Monday, September 28, 2020

Autumn Wish


                                    As September winds down a spread of apples & some spindly 

                                                                flowers to start the week.

Sunday, September 27, 2020



One more day of the weekend to enjoy!  It's funny as a full time freelancer you often find yourself working on the weekend. I try & mark it by sleeping a little later or baking something that would feel to time consuming over the traditional work week.  

Yellow makes me happy... how about you?  I've found myself gravitating to it the last month.  Maybe it's the September golden light that has inspired me or maybe it's just that little lift it seems like we could all use right now.  A little fun fact *I like yellow so much my kitchen cabinets are bright yellow. 

(I don't regret it!)

Happy Sunday!

Friday, September 25, 2020

Autumn Vibes


Subtle shifts of color & some floral finds.
Nature always inspires me!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Celebrate & Participate


 In 41 days (or sooner by mail) it will be time to vote!

I hope you have a plan in place to participate in our democracy. (it's trickier this time)

If you're not registered or curious about checking your status you can visit

If you feel like you'd like a blueprint on how you'll vote this November you can visit  Both sites are tools available to you.

Since my son was a toddler I'd take him to the polling center with me so he could see me vote.

At the end we'd both grab a sticker & we'd talk about how it's important to vote for what you believe in.

That everyone has a voice & that the beautiful thing about our country is that we can have a say in how things go.

This year I'll have him sit at the kitchen table with me when my ballot arrives and I'll once again talk to him about why voting is an important tradition to preserve.

Kids model our behavior, please vote & let them know why you do it & what it means to you.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Seasonal Storytime


How Do Apples Grow? is part of my Hello, World! early learning book series.  It came out a couple years ago & remains one of my favorites to revisit this time of the year.  We always enjoyed autumn trips to the orchard but, to be honest I wasn't really sure how apples grow?

Each one of these apples was once a pink or white bloom!
Here's a little 5 step diagram from the book to help.
 Bees are a big part of the process flying from flower to flower to help
 Knowing a little more about apples makes a trip to the orchard even more enjoyable.

Being there with your kiddo– even more so!


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Fall Fungi


 Some painted mushroom magic. 
In my first house there were morels that would grow in the front yard.

They'd show up in the spring.  
I was afraid to eat them but, neighbors who lived in the area forever
would take them to enjoy.

They look a little like a sponge on a stem.
When I walk the dog in the evenings I'm noticing
fall mushrooms popping up.
Something fun to be on the lookout for.
I'm not eager to pop them in my mouth but I do like their shapes &  delicate details.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

From the heart


b l o o m   b r a v e l y

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Faces and Shapes


I like to paint animals & I wish I knew how to quilt!
The rectangle shapes on grey would be the best quilt.

Monday, September 7, 2020


 A plants tendency to turn towards the sun.


Follow the sun... Happy Labor Day! 

(acrylic painting from 2015 titled- Sunflower Ride)



Friday, September 4, 2020

A nod to September


Sometimes when I take my dog on a walk I grab a pair of scissors
to snip bits of nature that inspire me along the way.
(sorry if you've seen me near your yard- I try to be respectful & only take one :)
It's fun to do this when the season begins to change as it becomes
a little sampling of what is going with the subtle changes around me.


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

10 Tuesdays from NOW


Happy September!  I've got the upcoming election on my mind.  Did you know that 10 

Tuesdays from now it will be election day?  Let's due our civic duty, show our country some love 

& VOTE.  Elections are important but, this one seems pivotal & we ALL have a voice that counts.

Show up through voting by mail or in person.... (please)