Year: 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Opportunity to re-align with love. Opportunity to give in to the quiet urges of kindness. Opportunity to let go of who is right and who is wrong. Opportunity to love. A chance to love yourself.so that you can feel loved. Yes, love yourself!  Be kind to yourself! Opportunity to be the dance,

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Painting Reproduced Onto Pillow — Looks pretty awesome!

Scenic Original Painting Toss Pillow by Cushionarium View other Blue Pillows at Zazzle.com Several years ago I painted this scene on canvas board.  It was a delight to paint.  It’s been selling on Art.com and Artistrising.com since then.  Today, I wondered how it would look on a pillow and it looks great.  Hope you enjoy!

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Dear Students Returning To School Today

Here it is, the first day back to school today.  I remember the new outfit, the anticipation. I also remember the uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach at the unknown events that might occur in a world I was not creating but was expected to fit into.  It was a bit scary.  Okay,

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September 1, 2014 – Some thoughts

 Even when you are having fun, life slips by. Even when you sulk around, life slips by. Even when you fall in love, life slips by. Even when you are sick and frail, life slips by. There’s no way to stop the time you have in this one body. You might as well hug yourself

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Five Ways to Combat Worry

We are at war.  Everyday.  We are not even aware. We wake up and try to smile at the day ahead.  Almost immediately our dutiful brains remind us of challenges, old debates and grudges we continue to hold.  Tapes begin to play in our heads. We are not even aware of them.  We dress to disguise

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I know what I want to do when I grow up!

Abstract Designer Pillow by Barbara Dean Aliaga by Rascality Check out more Zazzle Pillows I woke up at 1:30 again last night.  Four-and-a-half-hours of sleep and I seem to need a break. So here comes a new line of designs, and at 4:00 I’m back to sleep to complete the 3 hours everyone says I

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Rascality Web Storefront Opened With Ease!

I have been hit by the creative spirit addiction!  Weekends are now spent with stylus or even my fingers racing around the screen of an iPad or bamboo tablet.  Don’t get me wrong, this is most enjoyable.  Last night I could not sleep.  I had my handy iPad close by and I began to design

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Sneak Preview of Monster Kid Stuff

  I know it’s summer and I should be lounging around a pool or beach somewhere, but you have to catch the creative spirit when it breezes through.  This store is inspired by my two grandchildren who keep me young and hopping.  I’m seeing them today and I’ll let them have a look and see

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If I Am Honest

If I am honest…. My hands are big and bumpy with bulging veins. My feet burn with mild throbbing, vibrating pains. My stomach is unfeelingly large, old and lazy. My vision blurs in and out and mostly hazy. My arms are achy but able to lift. My hair is thinning.  My scalp adrift. My nose

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Back And Refreshed!

I wonder where the time has gone.  I’m about to celebrate the first birthday of Hugo Emil, our second grandchild.  We celebrated at the annual Tulip Festival, I’m still working happily at The Harman Eye Clinic, AND, I still have my mind set on writing more books.  I have a lot to say and hope

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