Saturday, July 30, 2011

Take nothing for granted.....

I have a new enthusiasm for life these days.  I've been back at work for two weeks now.  Along with having a year and a half relationship ending, I am using my feelings of loss to move me forward to expand who I am.  Life experiences always make an artist feel more and therefore more capable of expressing it in their medium of choice.  I will try not to take anything or anyone for granted any more.  Today, I have to look life in the face and kind of laugh.  Silly me....I messed up but I am going to hop back on that vehicle called life and excellerate gently and move forward.  I can't take myself too seriously.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011


Last night a couple of girlfriends of mine and I found ourselves grabbing some beers and heading out to a nearby lake to enjoy some live music on a perfect summer evening.  It was the first time I have really been "out" since my back surgery in early May.  I've actually been laid up longer than that and on top of that I've been feeling a little down because a recent break-up.  The girls and I actually ended up dancing with some guys who sat in front of us which made the evening perfect, yet bittersweet. 

I love to dance.  I love to dance almost as much as I love to make cards.  I love to dance because I feel the music and I can express how it makes me feel with my movements.   For me making a card is sometimes like writing a love song or poem.  I love to make cards because even though I seem to be quite a talkative individual, there are some things I have a hard time how I feel about people.  That's the reason I make cards.  Those deep feelings, especially those of love, are the hardest for me to express.  I make excuses for why I can't express love and I've hurt some special people, alienated others and broken my own heart more times than I can count.  This last time, is the time I regret the most.  As as in many artist's lives, even with great success with our craft, the deep feelings never find their way out, never to be heard.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011


At first I thought this pictue had nothing to do with how I am feeling at the moment, but it does.  Do you hold in things?  Would you like to tell someone something, but you don't know how?  A Heartifact Card is the perfect way to say what you feel.  So let it all out!!!!!!!! Call me (805) 296-867  Say what you've been holding in all this time!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Back to work.....

I was cleared by my doctor to go back to work.  So I will be back at the office on July 18th.   It's kind of bittersweet.  It's sort of like the end of one journey and the beginning of another.  Is there a card for that?  I could make one.  This is a a Boss's Day Heartifacts card I made many years ago.  I guess my occasion would be "Congrats for getting better!" or "Welcome Back!".   Whatever it is, it will be nice to be making a regular paycheck and be part of the "normal" world.  So Happy Going Back to Work to me!!!  I'll still have plenty of time to make cards though.  So if you are feeling you want to give someone a greeting card that is more like a gift than a card, call me!!! (805) 296-8671. 

Monday, July 4, 2011


I can't believe I've never done a 4th of July card.  Well that's something maybe for next year!  Mostly today is a day of having fun with friends and family celebrating being able to do go and do whatever is legal. I'm thinking about being free from pain so maybe I can go have fun next year.  I bet my daughter is thinking about being 17 going on 18 and all the independance that will bring.  What does independance mean to you?  Do you need a special card saying how good it is to just be you? Is someone having a birthday soon?  An anniversary?  Maybe buying a house? Sounds like a Heartifacts Card is just what you need!!! Call me at (805)296-8671!!!