Archives for the month of: February, 2016



Today I made a card for my Papaw Jim’s birthday.  I like making cards (and envelopes) for people – it’s kind of the same meditative feeling I get with one of those intricate coloring books, but I have an actual use for it when I’m done.

After I troll around Pinterest or Etsy and find an image I like for the birthday person, I size it to fit a quarter-fold card and print it out.  Then I use my trusty light box to transfer it to some card stock.  Just white paper and a sharpie here – nothing fancy!

Today I was listening to a podcast while tracing.  Notes exploded onto the page! 😁

Work in progress.

And done!  

I love it, and I hope Papaw does too. 🎉


I so needed to see this today.  So many people I love promoting creativity!

Temple of Art

“Just go toward it, and don’t ever stop.”  -Billy Bob Thornton

YESSS……  Can’t wait til this comes out!

The reason I started following astrology was because I began to recognize synchronicities between things going on in my own life and the planetary “energies” described by astrology writers.

One of my favorite writer/bloggers is Sarah Varcas of Astro-Astrology.

I hate to straight up ‘copy and paste’ from her February energies post, but these snippets are spot on with what I’ve been feeling lately. 

“Whilst we may look back upon a challenging time that tested us deeply, it was actually a time during which our very nature was being broken down and then reformed. 

“We do not simply come through it the same but stronger. We come through it renewed, reborn, refashioned by sacred source. Nothing will ever be the same, least of all us.

“Once we have opened the door to such forces we must learn to live well with them. Having made powerful changes we must be prepared to make more when necessary, and preferably before we are pushed to the limit.”


“We now know how it feels to be forced into deep change. Next time let’s make the change before we’re forced!  Do it in our timing, as soon as we get that nudge from within that says ‘okay… something’s not quite right here….mobilize for change…’. 

“Resistance is futile, but faithful acts of courage in response to inner wisdom are the very essence of the evolutionary process this year.

We will need courage and focus, commitment and clarity. They may all take time to develop sufficiently, but the more we invest in their development now the better equipped we’ll be to respond when change comes knocking once more (which it will).

“Saturn now in Sagittarius provides the practical optimism and enduring courage required to continue down the path of change, even when we rather like where we’re at! 

“Evolution is not about arrival, and transformation is not about securing a state that lasts forever.  Life is always in flux, otherwise it isn’t life.” News

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