Monday, June 28, 2010

ETSY Shop Now Open!!!!!

My ETSY shop is now open! I set a personal goal to have it open by June 30th and I'm early!!! That doesn't happen too often :)!

Please check it out and if you want, give me some feedback. I'm sure I'm making tons of mistakes as we speak, but that's OK!!! Perfection and I are not good friends. Life-long learning allows for mistakes. So! Let me know how I can make it better- or what you like or don't like.
Look for my shop MitZ's mixed media

By the way- Happy Monday! I'm enjoying the first day of my vacation... I thought for the next couple of weeks I could practice what it's like to be a full time artist. Sounds fun and exhausting!

Life itself is such a full time job- I don't know how any of us manage to have day jobs, creative self-employed jobs or motherhood jobs! Whatever your job is, love what you do!!!
Find peace inside on this beautiful summer day! inJOY!

Friday, June 25, 2010


One of my favorite words is "enJOY". I really think they've been spelling it wrong all of these years...

For me it makes more sense to spell it "inJOY".

So here's to all of you!! I've spent the last three days with an amazing group of individuals and I was inspired and invigorated and reminded that this world we live in is all about the human relationship and helping each other reach our highest potential. That potential has no boundries!!! So inJOY your weekend, reach out to someone you love.
That someone might just be yourself...


Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Wonder of Little Girls

This father's day weekend I spent some time thinking about children and dads...

We watched home videos last night and I marveled at how fast time has gone by. My children are grown!!! I also marveled at how blessed my children are to have such a wonderful dad.

The journey we take to find ourselves, we must take alone... but parents are always there to "fly" in when needed. Perhaps to whisper in our ear, perhaps to simply "be" there. Like the bird, they are present in our lives.

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Weekend Bliss!

One of my favorite quotes is by Ghandi- I use it often...

"Be the change you want to see in the world..."

Here's to a weekend of introspection, peace and enjoying connections! I literally dreamed big, worked hard, connected with myself, friends and the creative world!!!

June also marks the beginning of summer and is birthday to many special people in my life- So happy birthday to Dan, Kayla, Carolyn and Phillip (my soon to be 23 year old!) son.

I am so excited to share some of the digital work I have been consumed with. I will post as often as I can- Comments are always appreciated! Please facebook me if you are having a hard time posting.

This piece is about how we let our hearts get caged by doubts, worries, fear... I hope you can let go of those things that stand in your way and give to yourself the biggest gift of all-

Saturday, June 5, 2010

OK- I just spent the day becoming insanely, crazy addicted to digital collage....

I really spent all 14 hours of my day immersed in digital collage- how crazy is that??!!! How can you lose one whole day!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have one more day in your weekend... what will you lose yourself in??? Hiking, biking, the Lakers??????????????????? What's it gonna be :)

Creativity Check

Here's what is happening with me right now creatively....

I am taking a third e-course from Susan Tuttle called digital layers. Susan designs amazing e-courses and I can't recommend her enough! You can find a link for her in my sidebar. Digital art is not my usual method of artistic expression. I have taken pictures since high school and love the world of photography. However, my usual art style is messy and hands-on. I love the stretch that Susan has given me and I find myself exploring new places!! TWO thumbs up! :)

Additionally, I am taking Kelly Rae Robert's e-course called Flying Lessons (find her badge on my side bar to link up). I wasn't so sure about this course content. Her topic is growing your creative business. However, after the first week, I can only say "WOW"!! Kelly has really created an amazing course! Her incredible connection and spirit are evident in everything she offers.

I just got back from a ten day trip to Paris, London and Italy. Another creative endeavour that was a feast for the eyes, mind and heart! I can't wait to post about it and show pictures!!

I wanted to leave you with this amazing quote I read on Sally Jean's facebook post today- it really spoke to my heart!!!

" After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul, and you learn that love doesn't mean leaning and company doesn't mean security, and you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't promises, and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open, with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child, and you learn to build all roads on today because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans. After a while, you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much. So plant your own garden and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers, and you learn you really can endure... that you really are strong, and you really do have worth."

Veronica A. Shoffstall

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