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Mindful: These birds have much to sing about

Posted on January 21, 2013

Thankful: These birds have much to sing about

The clouds over Birmingham have been raining nearly each day since Christmas! I’m over the moody skies, drizzles on my windshield, the pile of umbrellas stacking up in my car and … my hair frizzies!

After a week of rainy days in the upper 60s, last week, Birmingham was graced with a blanket of 1″-3″ of snow! Then, oddly enough, today I was back in shorts and a t-shirt when I took my dog for a walk this morning. With the sun shinning bright today, I actually became more aware of the blessings that currently surround my life and a spirit of thankfulness ensued! (Yes, my emotions are affected by the weather; it’s amazing what a little bit of sun can do for my soul!!)

Last year, I gave myself the challenge of  10 Friday Thanks. Each Friday, I wrote down 10 things that I was thankful for from the week I had just experienced. I think I’m going to start doing this again; it is never a bad thing to be mindful of blessings.

Meanwhile, enjoy this painting I did for a couple who recently married. These birds have much to sing about; do you?! I’d love to know what you are thankful for today!

Merry Christmas

Posted on December 20, 2012

Light of lights! All gloom dispelling, Thou didst come to make they dwelling Here within our world of sight. Lord, in pity and in power, Thou didst in our darkest hour Rend the clouds and show thy light. Praise to thee in earth and heaven Now and evermore be given, Christ, who art our sun and shield. Lord, for us thy life thou gavest, Those who trust in thee thou savest, All thy mercy stands revealed.   -St. Thomas Aquinas, 13th Century During this time of year, I find Christmas lights irresistible.  Darkness changes when bare tree limbs and trunks become twinkling nighttime sculptures. I hope to always marvel when I view a display of lights in a yard or the annual simplicity of lights on a Christmas tree. There is value in light…

Open House–November 16 5-7pm

Posted on October 29, 2012

Well, not long after I wrote about how I longed to have a home for Art Stories Studio, an office space fell into my lap! It’s been such a timely blessing that I am very grateful for. Now that I have a space, I want everyone to see it! You are invited to an Open House on November 16th; drop by anytime between 5 – 7 PM. If you are able, please consider donating art supplies (new or used) to help stock the art cabinet! Some suggestions include:  old magazines, glue, scissors, markers, paint, paint brushes, construction paper, tape, crayons, white card-stock, zip lock bags, paper towels, wet wipes Art Stories Studio is now located in the lovely neighborhood of Cahaba Heights at 4268 Cahaba Heights…

Girl Time/ Tween Time Sessions –Don’t miss out!

Posted on September 24, 2012

October is around the corner. How did fall get here so quickly?! Time really is like sand going between fingers sometimes! I want to take a minute and invite you to make the most of your Tuesday and Friday afternoons; if you have a daughter in the age  bracket of 6-12, then one of these two classes might be just what you need to slow down the clock and get to know your girl in a new way. Supplies are provided. Click on the links below for additional details. Do you have questions? Just email me at

Girl Time (moms + daughters, ages 6-9) During the month of October, join me on Tuesday afternoons as I work with mamas and their girls. Moms, your daughter is a person who is growing and changing. Get to know each other better through fun and interactive art enrichment activities.

Tween Time (moms + daughters, ages 10-12) During the month of October, join me on Friday afternoons as I facilitate interactive groups for moms and their daughters. Moms, It’s important to be intentional about spending time getting to know your daughter. It’s important to be away from home where you can talk and share experiences together.