MUCH LOVE MONDAY: Seeing Something Beautiful

A few months ago i was reaching for my glasses and WHEW! flew right off the table onto the floor and broke in two.  Ever since then I’ve been MacGyvering it back together with tape and hot glue (so cool, I know) because I had too much going on to save up for some new ones and a new eye checkup.

Luckily, I have an amazing human in my life who was willing to push me forward and help me take care of myself – I should be getting my brand new glasses in a couple of days :) So Today’s MUCH LOVE MONDAY is:  Seeing Beautiful



Much Love Monday: Home and Space

This past week I had a very stressful move (which is a little redundant, since 99% of all moves are stressful)  but for real… I am so glad it’s over.

My move is an adjustment, it’s a smaller place, new people, different set of rules, but as the days pass and I start to clean and unpack and spend time, I am really enjoying and appreciating it.

My new place is in my old neighborhood that I lived in years ago.  There are some things I get to go back to, old hangouts, routes etc.  But there are also a lot more new things that have really been keeping me exciting, so it feels like a new place.

Either way I had some kind people and lovely friends keep me company over the weekend to really bring down my stress level and lift my spirits.  So this Much Love Monday is all about:  Finding home and enjoying your space –


Much Love Monday: Food with Friends


c74e6bee754f84058888658b1c8d9d83This week I am celebrating what a lovely time I was able to have with people I care about.   Eating with friends is one of life’s biggest blessings, especially when it’s with someone you really enjoy and makes your life better :)

This week’s Much Love Monday is loving eating together <3



Happy Monday ;)

Fan Art Friday: ZACH ANNER

I’m really really behind because I am in the process of MOOOOVING!  But I did manage to create a Fan Art Friday for May:

Zach Anner

Zach Anner

If you don’t know who Zach Anner is you need to get to know him NOW.  GO. NOW.

This guy is a freaking amazing and hilarious human – started from YOUTUBE fame, he has also become a popular spokesman for Cerebral Palsy, of which he himself is afflicted.  But between his jokes, his workout videos, or his recent BOOK, you wouldn’t know that Zach has anything about him holding him back.

My personal favorite is his Rainbow Bagel video, so I feel like it’s a pretty good way to be introduce to this guy.

If you are looking for a good book, I also highly recommend If at Birth You Don’t Succeed or even better, buy the audiobook because Zach himself is the narrator and it’s glorious.








Bringing Back the Love



YEARS ago… YEARS I’m tellin ya, I used to participate in this blog thing called Much Love Monday, started by Anna from Much Love Anna.  I loved it – it was so positive and really made me think about the things I was thankful for.   I feel like I really need that again in my life (there is so much negativity on the internet these days. )

So I am bringing back Much Love Monday for this blog, starting with the beginning of May:  May 1 2017.  May Day, Beltane, Merryiest Rabbit Rabbit Day.

So on this first Much Love Monday, I love spring, Beltane flowers, festivals, fetes. Happy Monday :)



Your Name, My Heart

Thought I would break up posts about my art and talk about some other beautiful art on my mind today…


Last night I went to see the Japanese Anime Film, “YOUR NAME”, and i feel like my heart is still beating fast from it. On top of being just a completely beautiful masterpiece of art and animation, the story line will make your heart race, your stomach jump – it was just so good.

And by the end I couldn’t help but think of a work of art I had the pleasure of seeing back in 2010.

It was a piece called “LURE” by the artist Beili Liu.  I remember seeing it in real life, as I walked by the empty room that took up half a city block, peering in the windows from the sidewalk at night.  It literally took my breath away.

In Beili Liu’s statement for the piece, she talked about how each red string has two disks representing that everyone has a soulmate in this world, even if you don’t know it.  You are not alone.

This is a theme in the story of YOUR NAME as well, and i found many similarities between them.  I hope it inspire you to go out and see it :




Fan Art Fridays – See I told you

Oh you thought I was kidding that I was going to bring back Fan Art Fridays, DIDNT YOU.


It’s ok, I didnt believe me either…


BUT here I am :)  It’s happening!

This Fan Art Friday is dedicated to: Lauren Graham.

Lauren graham

Now, if you’ve met me before then you probably heard me mention Gilmore Girls, or at the very least I quoted or referenced it (even if you didn’t notice).  There’s no easy way to explain exactly how I feel about this show, but let me use the show to help figure it out:



I was the same age/grade as Rory when the show first aired – we grew up together.  And now I am the same age as Lorelai’s character when the show first started – and I can honestly say I love it, because I have always loved her character the most.

That being said, I didn’t know too much about the actress who played her (Lauren Graham) other than what I learned surrounding the show.  Very recently I downloaded the audiofile for Lauren’s most recent book “Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between” .  All i can say is that I am so glad I bought this book.  Lauren is just as vibrant, weird, crazy and inspiring as my favorite character, if not more so because she is incredibly real.   She talks to the reader/audience like we’re old friends, and she discusses her experience with Gilmore Girls in such a lovely way that it made me cry – several times.

That show got me through my twenties and the majority of my college and teenage years, and I am forever grateful for the writing and the characters who inspired me and helped me as I grew up.

Thank you Lauren Graham.



Also, P.S.

To further my point, my amazing team and I recently won first prize in Gilmore Girls Trivia













Bringin it Back: FAN ART FRIDAYS

A few years ago I started doing Fan Art Fridays, and then just eventually gave up as I got busy and became uninterested.

Well, I decided to bring it back.  Partly because I’m drawing a lot again, and partly because I just REALLY wanted to do fan art for this duo:

I present Rachel Fairburn and Kiri Pritchard-Mclean of the popular podcast All Killa No Thrilla


Before you go ahead and start listening, you should know that this Podcast consists of two hilarious British Comedians talking about… Serial Killers.  Yep you heard me!  I have always had a fascination with Crime Shows and the like, so of course this was right up my alley.  But don’t worry, it’s not scary, sometimes it makes me slightly queasy but its mostly funny and entertaining (especially if you are familiar with British culture and know who Alan Partridge is Ha!)  A friend turned me on to it and I am obsessed, so i decided to do this lil number. I hope they like it :o)





I know I haven’t been submitting much lately, but I just finished a project I’m really excited about.  I think that it’s something that every woman (and human I guess ;) should know about to support building confidence and self-esteem.

Everyone deserves a chance to wield their golden lasso!