Monday, December 6, 2010

Art Therapy Without Borders Art Exchange

Here is a smattering of my postcards for the ATWB's postcard art exchange. I have already received a couple back! Can't wait to see what comes next. Very excited about this huge project!

I think it would be exciting to do this with traveling art that you add to and mail on. Like a large group community art piece. Maybe something to think about for another project!

"What would my life be like if I had as much faith in what's falling apart as what's growing?"- Lynn Kapitan

Yum Yums

My latest two creations!
Tuna noodle casserole and cucumber dip! Delicious! Maybe cheese in the casserole next tine but I'm feeling proud of where I'm headed with all these cooking adventures!

"What would my life be like if I had as much faith in what's falling apart as what's growing?"- Lynn Kapitan

Christmas tree is up! Its a tiny one this year, but full of just as much love! Can't believe it's been one year since I met that lovely man. A lot has happened in this past year. I look forward to many more!

"What would my life be like if I had as much faith in what's falling apart as what's growing?"- Lynn Kapitan

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fall time

I really feel like I am soaking up my fall experience this year! It is my favorite season and I am using every moment I can to enjoy it. Haunted hayrides, bonfires, apple cider even a pumpkin smelled oil fragrenting my office. I love this season. You can smell the cold creeping in and the extra layering of clothes, I'm so happy for it to be here.

I took these photos today because I was noticing the red leaves emerging on the trees. They are my favorite!

I wanted to share them.

"What would my life be like if I had as much faith in what's falling apart as what's growing?"- Lynn Kapitan

Monday, October 11, 2010

ATC Swap "Collage Unleashed"

Justine Rogers
"goat-mother lullaby"

Doreen Meister

Lani Gerity
"Understanding Unleashed"
I love her work and feel super lucky to have a Lani original!

Melanie Glassey
Thank you for hosting the swap!

These are the amazing cards I got in return from the swap! I'm very excited to have been a part of the swap.

"What would my life be like if I had as much faith in what's falling apart as what's growing?"- Lynn Kapitan

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Laundry day! Trying to find new and interesting ways to enjoy the endless duty of laundry. Books. People watching. Blogging. Ohh "domestic duties" as my father calls it. Why do I spite you so...?

"What would my life be like if I had as much faith in what's falling apart as what's growing?"- Lynn Kapitan

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lovely Balloons

This weekend was the great Forest Park hot air balloon glow and race. I look forward to this every year! It snuck up on me but we made it out! Someday I'm going up!

So much fun!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Porch Art

The other morning I was up early. Lately I have been exploring my creativity through cooking. I made eggs with spinach and cheese. I made coffee and grabbed a zucchini muffin I had made last week and went out on the porch to enjoy the sun.

I was so refreshed and inspired that I decided to make some art.

It was amazing and I felt like I wish everyday could start this way!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

New phone blogging

Testing to see if this works.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A different sort of morning...

So I got up early today to get an oil change in my car. I went to the dealership which is out in STL county. The heat broke and the humidity is down so I had my windows open and was really feeling amazing with the cooler air rushing in the car and the wind cooling my face. I felt relaxed. I had an appointment, but I knew that there was no pressure riding on if I was at the oil change place exactly at 9am or not. So I didn't mind when I missed my exit and had to travel quite a ways down the highway until I found another exit to turn around.
I didn't mind because all of a sudden I was where there were no people, there were trees and trees and trees and green. It was this feeling like when you were a kid and had a doctors appointment during the day so you left school early, and you were never out in the rest of society at that time of day and it felt like you were doing something wrong. Like the world didn't exist between the hours of 9-4 because school was the only thing that could possibly be happening for the rest of the world too. (Or maybe I just had that feeling because whenever my mom would take me out of school and we would drive past a cop she would jokingly tell me to hide because I would be in trouble for not being in school. I always believed her.)
So I just stayed in the present. I listened to the sounds, the wind rushing past, the cars zooming by one another, the air. And I looked. I looked more than I look usually. I know that sounds weird, but I mean I payed attention. I got stopped on a bridge and saw the sun cut through the clouds over the water and it was like I had seen it for the very first time.
Typically my day is rush, rush, rush. I am stressed and in 'go' mode the entire day. This morning I allowed myself to just be. Just be. I even stopped to witness the amazing walking stick and it's shadow.

It was a different sort of morning...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I got married!

Flew out to Vegas to get married baby! It was a fabulous time, quite the whirlwind. So now settling into the idea of being someone's wife...exciting!

ATC round 2! "Collage Unleashed"

Radiate                                    Truth

These are my next round of ATC's!

Art Therapy Alliance ATC's I received!

Amanda Dea Mercer

Carly Sullens
Gretchen Miller

Thank you everyone for trading cards! I absolutely love my new cards!
It is so exciting to connect with other art therapists this way!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Art Therapy Alliance Art Card Swap

Here are my four art card swap trading cards! Care, Release, Support and Breathe. The theme was "How art therapy helps others, our communities and world". Key words in my work.

Friday, June 25, 2010


I finally opened my very own Etsy site!!!

I am so very excited about this additional adventure I am starting and can't wait to see what happens!

The beginning....

Come visit me at

see you there!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Funky Fabric Neck Scraps

Starting to play around with new ways of using my fabric.

Monday, May 24, 2010

ladies and lace

These are all small 12x12 drawings I did with mixed media as I explored alternative ways of stenciling and making image transfers.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A New Day

Today I created my blog. This is my very first blog. Something new that I have never done. This will be the space for me to put up artwork, talk about what I'm working on and hopefully be something that will grow as I grow as an active participant in my world.