August 29, 2014

catching the last rays of summer

I know that summer isn’t really over, yet,
but for me, Labor Day still marks the end
of the season’s lazy days.

Wishing you a weekend filled with love and sunshine.



August 27, 2014

soft spot {redux}


we all have one.

that place where we feel comfortable, cozy, safe.

and while it’s good to get out of there and grow a little,

somewhere out past your comfort zone,

once in awhile it’s just as nice

to slip back in


for a little nap.





This post first appeared August 19, 2011





August 25, 2014

grey (temporarily) {redux}

what do you do when you wake up and
the world is gray and there seems no chance of sunshine?

what do you do when the list before you
stretches longer than your arms?

what do you do when all you really want
is to curl up on the couch and read?

what do you do when you are running behind
before the day even begins?

what do you do when the colors of fall
are hidden in shrouds of mist?

what do you do when your brain
feels as scattered as the raindrops?

what do you do when sadness rolls in
on waves of fog?

what do you do when you’d rather
be writing?

what do you do when everything around you
needs to be cleaned, cared for, put away?

do I have the answers to these questions?

i do not.

i simply have the questions, rolling off my fingers
faster than i can type.

dancing around in my hand in a slow, whispy dance,
and mocking me on this day when gray
is the color of more than sky.

but these questions are a gift.

or at least, today, i will choose to look at them that way.

i am not afraid of sadness,
or blue, or gray, or wistful.

i am not afraid to stand here, in the rain,
and wait for the sun.

i am not afraid of fog and mist
and lack of focus.

i am not afraid of time that marches on,
with me or without me.

i am not afraid of words or metaphors
or crazy ideas.

i am not afraid to dust myself off,
clear my mind, begin again.

i am not afraid of the blank slate
that lies before me every morning,
even when its emptiness intimidates.

i am only afraid

of numbness.





This post first appeared September 30, 2010




August 22, 2014

august red


I don’t remember ever having poppies in August before.

It’s been a cool, wet summer, and my garden is happy.

Which makes me happy.

Of course, it makes the weeds happy, too.

Such is life.


Wishing you a weekend filled with happy.


It’s only two weeks until our first jewelry show of the year!

We’ll be at the

Clothesline Art Festival
Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14607

Booth 310
September 6th •  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
September 7th • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

August 20, 2014

because {redux}



This post first appeared August 27, 2010




August 18, 2014

sometimes {redux}

the beauty of life is hidden, a little.

but it’s always there.


This post first appeared August 11, 2010



August 15, 2014

grow your own sun

It’s chilly again today, and grey,

but I have sunflowers on my table.

And just in case you follow me here, but not on my other blog…
you might want to hop on over to see my latest post.
I’m celebrating being published in Bella Grace,
(Stampington and Company’s newest publication).

Leave a comment over there to enter for a chance to win
your own copy of Bella Grace, plus one of my photos
and a pair of sterling silver earrings.

Wishing you a weekend filled with sunshine!



August 13, 2014

a dream {redux}

may begin in the dark,

but hold it up to the light

and it will shine.


This post first appeared July 25, 2011



August 11, 2014

open-ended {redux}

Each day starts out that way.

Each book as you crack its cover, each first day
of vacation, each January 1st, each blank sheet of paper.

But you can narrow it down, which makes it larger.
Expand the open-ended of your life…

Each hour. Each minute.

Each second.

Right. Now.



This post first appeared June 9, 2011




August 8, 2014

morning song


sing your heart out







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