Hello friends! I wanted to tell you a little bit about myself and what inspires me. I am a mother of three wonderful and grown children. To add to the mix, I also have two awesome step kids. Between the two blended families we are a large and busy bunch with nine grandchildren to keep things colourful and interesting (and one more on the way)! Yup, truly blessed!
I share my everyday life with the most wonderful and patient husband a girl could ask for. We get to live aboard our lovely boat, Natural Selection, in Victoria's beautiful inner harbour. I love our gorgeous city and I am full of gratitude every day that this is where and how I get to live! We get to walk into town past the herons, otter, seal, ducks, geese and sometimes even swans. Victoria's inner harbour is an international airport with float planes landing and taking off at regular intervals throughout the day. You can see the Clipper and Coho coming and going and in the summer we are a port for the cruise ships. So as you can imagine there is always something to look at! The city has a crazy amount of eateries and coffee shops and we have many regular haunts.
You can also find my art work published in this fabulous book, Warrior Love: A Journal To Inspire Your Fiercely Alive Whole Self:
Where I live and where I have been is reflected in my quirky paintings. I have a love of colour and whimsy and I think that that is conveyed in my art work! Animals are of particular interest to me and are often the choice for subject matter in my paintings. I am intrigued by the way kids see things and often feel most satisfied when I have captured some child like essence in a piece.
I live my life by the philosophy that what I think is what I attract to me. So, I try really hard to keep things positive. I love my life, my family and people in general. I love the gift we get when we help others through support and encouragement to live their dreams! I strive to be kind in all my actions. I am not always successful, but kindness is the yard stick by which I measure the quality of how well my life is being lived.
One of the projects I am most proud of so far, is my illustrative contributions to Warrior Love: A Journal to Inspire Your Fiercely Alive Whole Self. This is a stunning compilation of beautiful heart felt poetry and art by author, Laura Probert, and contributing artists Atousa Raissyan, Mary Claire and myself. It just feels right to be part of something that inspires others to express their own creativity.
Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate your friendship and support!
One of my favorite quotes: "As I contemplate, I let fall the forms of my thoughts." Emerson