Saturday, June 28, 2008

Schools out and Surf's Up!

It is officially summer. School ended last week for my boys, and my buddy Rick got me out in the water over the weekend! It was awesome for this surfer girl who doesn't get to do it much anymore, but with the imminent move to PA, a good two hours from the surf I figured get it while I can... and it was so much fun! Small pretty consistent waves, clear skies and water, with my guys on the beach - it was a perfect way to start the summer vacation. And a break from all my packing and puring, organizing and feelings of being a bit overwhelmed.

Going through my drawers and portfolios and finding all sorts of goodies for my Moving Art Studio sale.....

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Art Studio Sale and helping a special girl

I had another fun day at the Freehold Apple Store with Marisa Maffia, my favorite techie. She helped me put together a flyer for a Moving Art Studio Sale that I am going to have next month. I would much rather see my work in the homes of friends, family and anyone else who wants to live with art, than pay the freight charges to PA and have it sit there. Art is to be shared - which leads me to something else.... my cousin Ellen McVicker, who is also my BFF and partner with Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings, introduced me to Cheryl McAllister years ago when Ellen and I first ventured on our path together. Cheryl is a gifted and I mean gifted, Angel Reader is with Ellen in Aurora, CO at the moment, and shared with her that she has someone special in her life who she loves - young girl named Macie,who is blind. Apparently, there is a very expensive procedure in China that has been very successful in restoring sight to others who have had her condition. That all said, I will be donating a portion of the proceeds of sales from my Art Studio Sale to benefit Macie so she can go to China to have her operation. For more information go to:

Pay it forward my friends.....

Friday, June 6, 2008

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Went to the Apple Store in Freehold Mall today and had my One to One session with my favorite tech, Marisa Maffia, a very talented artist in her own right, and a wiz with imovie. Marisa's site is She makes it look easy, and maybe it is - after practice. Here is my first endeavor under the guidance of Marissa.