A Season Of Love & Reality

Ah, Christmas…that wonderful time of the year, full of giving of oneself to others. Yes, that wonderful time of the year, full of love, laughter, family and friends. That time of the year, full of travel, stress and exhaustion. That wonderful time of the year where families get together, emotions run high and memories are…

A Heavenly Sense Of Humor

Being a parent, you certainly need to have a good sense of humor. Honestly, laughter is the best medicine there is. I think that’s why God makes kids so darn cute. Once they learn how to talk though, they’re not always so cute anymore! We aren’t supposed to smack them around, the way we were….

A Dream Within A Nightmare

It’s amazing to know that any human being could be capable of walking into a building and open fire on other people, innocent people, with only the intention of killing them. Or firing into a crowd watching a concert or holiday fireworks, complete strangers, only wanting to cause death. What happens to a human being…

Can You See It?

I love kids. There, I’ve said it. Yea, some think I’m crazy and that’s okay. I really do think I should’ve opened a care center for kids long ago. I’ve always been a “people” person and I cross paths with a lot of individuals daily, many of them have their children with them. What is…

My Sister…My Promise

My sister had been battling cancer for many years and felt she wasn’t going to win this fight. It was everywhere now, even in her bone marrow. We sat against the bathtub next to the toilet, at Mom & Dad’s house, embraced in each other’s arms. She couldn’t keep food down and had a hard…

Slow Dancing At A Funeral

Most all those that know me are already aware how much I adore art. I have since childhood and still continue expressing myself through the creative processes before me to this very day. My father was the greatest artist I’ve ever known. Yes, he could paint, draw, design, and create things that would blow your…

Creations From A Beautiful Disaster

I’m so excited, re-connecting with my passions. At the same time, I have no idea what lies ahead of me. I walk into my beautiful disaster, my work room, and I feel so good. I’ve been attracted to rocks, crystals and such my entire life. Every trip I’ve taken, I’ve brought back a piece of…

Trash Talkin…

I’ve always felt a strong connection to our waters, not really sure why, but knew I’d always felt something there. I’ve got dolphins wrapped around a finger, waves around another, a whale tail around my neck and coral, shells and shark’s teeth around my home. I’ve always loved Michigan for the wonderful “water wonderland” that…