Thursday, April 30, 2009

Let your beauty shine on the inside...and out!!!!

For those of you who don't know me, I have STICK STRAIGHT hair! I mean, I will NEVER need a hot iron to straighten my hair. I literally blow it dry and it is straight for good!  I have had on my list to buy a quality curling iron for months, and today I FINALLY took time to make the purchase! 5 minutes...and voila--big, beautiful, luscious curls! 
Each day I take care to treat my mind, body and soul with care so that I shine from the inside...but sometimes you just have to make it happen on the outside!!! 
As Mary J. Blige would say..."Work what you've got!"
And as Mary Beth would say, "Let your light shine"

Monday, April 27, 2009

Bringing Ideas to Life

I have had this sketch in my notebook since Christmas and have been struggling to bring it to life for the past few weeks. I was about to give up when today I found this wonderful quote below. It is on daily motivator site which is a link under my "body mind soul" section to the right. Please check out this site daily as it has wonderful inspirations! Here's to success in bringing our divine ideas to life! A great way to get an idea in motion is by sketching your drawings or writing down your goals and ideas in a journal and you can always come back to them later....even if it takes 5 months! :)

Take Action
Success does not come to those who merely have great ideas. Success comes to those who have great ideas and who follow through on them.

Your carefully crafted plans bring value only when you put them into action. The best of intentions are useful only when you follow through on them.

During the course of the day, many thoughts cross your mind. Yet just as easily and quickly as those thoughts come, they recede, so it's crucial to begin acting on the best ones right away.

Before a valuable and meaningful intention gets pushed out of your mind by another thought, do something about it. Set the process irrevocably in motion and begin to bring that intention to life.

When you think of doing something, there's a reason why you have that thought. Listen to what the thought is suggesting, and take action immediately.

Don't let the idea or the intention or the vision slip away. Take action and make it real.

-- Ralph Marston

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Affirmations about love....inspired by my friend Molly, one of the most loving people I know. The proof shines through in the face of her little one.

Whenever I'm in doubt, I remember love.
I look with eyes of loving kindness upon my world.
My loving words comfort and soothe and create peace.
I allow tender, loving feelings, tempered with wisdom, to guide my actions.
I can trust love to handle all challenges.
I notice and acknowledge the loving actions of others and feel gratitude.
I find creative ways to express the love that I am.
Love draws me to every desire of my heart.
The aura of love that surrounds me keeps me in perfect health.
Love is the greatest power in the world and nothing can defeat it.
I choose to love without conditions. I love everyone all the time.
I love myself enough to be good to me...every day!!!
--"The Compassionate Heart Affirmations" by Edwene Gaines

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


The Peace of the Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me 
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's live may be 
I go and lie down where the wood drake 
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds, 
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free. 

--Wendell Berry

The miracle is not to walk on 
water. The miracle is to walk
on the green earth in the 
present moment, to appreciate
the peace and beauty that 
are available now. There is 
no enlightenment outside of
daily life. 

--Thich Nhat Hanh

Sunday, April 12, 2009

HAPPY Easter!!!

May LOVE rain down on you and your loved ones today and all days!!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Begin Again

The Spirit within me makes all things new.
Every negative thought or condition is erased from my experience.
I am aware of my union with Good.
I am conscious of my oneness with Life
I expect more prosperity, more happiness, more harmony than ever before.
I walk in the joy of ever-increasing good.

--Ernest Holmes, "This Thing Called You"

Surtex and Pink Light Design

In December I decided to start my own design studio and show at Surtex in May! I wasn't sure how to pull this all together in five months, but Wow! The months have flown by and somehow it is all coming together. Pink Light Design will be showing approx. 700 pieces of artwork at Surtex this year. We have 4 artists working on new pieces and lots of great supporters! Thank goodness for wonderful friends, family, and understanding children! Things are coming along amazingly and I am excited for a wonderful and fun learning experience! 
I have started this blog with the intention of sending positive quotes, sayings, words of the day, and any type of inspiration to those who would like to find little gifts in their mailbox. I hope to attach an image to the inspirational text and I hope to bring a smile to your face and peace to your heart.  Here's to peace, love, abundance, and a successful show!!! 
Thank you to all who have supported me! There will be a gratitude party. It will be so fun!