Completed Shower Curtain


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Here is the shower curtain illustration on a curtain and in place!


To get your own shower curtain with this illustration go to There are other designs, too and you can get prints, cards, totes, and so many other lovely items that can help support me in my art endeavors!

I hope you have a beautiful day!

Zen Tangled Mandala


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The Diva’s Zentangle challenge for this week is “Relax, bro.” That was just what I needed today after a quick trip to Michigan to see my son and my husband’s parents. We got back late last night and after cleaning and unpacking it was time for some artful meditation. Drawing circles is one of my favorite meditations. I listen to Ohm chanting on YouTube and breathe and draw.

Unfortunately after all those little circles my eyes were not feeling particularly happy so I made a copy on regular paper that was 200% bigger and colored it in leisurely. I think it turned out as fun as it was to create!


Check out some more meditation art at


Two blog posts in one day. I’m really grateful for that! Oh, and this is Mandala 16 of 100.

Trees, Parties, and Grids and mail art update


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Here is my gratitude journal entry for the last few days/week. I finished the grid on Illuminated Box #2 and submitted the whole thing for an art contest. I will post photos of the completed box when I get it back. I played around with some of the paints and ideas in my gratitude journal. I was going to add trees and/or flowers on top of the grid, but based on how this one turned out I decided not to do it at this point.


You may have noticed that this photo is cropped and rotated correctly! I have Photoshop Editor finally installed on my new computer.

My significant other generally inspires feelings of gratitude in me, but he really has this last week. I’m having a hard time with all the changes and challenges of the move and I’m feeling pretty isolated without driving anymore. I really enjoy spending time with him. Who knew that >25 years later we would still be having fun?! Plus sometimes he does thoughtful things like buying me flowers to cheer me up. That is why it seemed so appropriate that the “significant other” text was so much larger than the rest of the text.

We do have some wonderful friends here, too. We spent the day with them last Saturday. She got an extra subscription to a magazine and is giving them to me. I am using them to represent their family in my gratitude journal.

What or who are you grateful for today?

I did add some more details to the mail art that I sent out yesterday.


Painting Fun


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This picture is a little wonky because I’m still working on getting a photo editor on my new computer, but I wanted to share my gratitude journal. I have been playing with the Golden Acrylics A-Z paint and media set for the last week or so and here is one of the results! This set was recommended by Laura at CreateArtEveryDay. I’m working on my illuminated box #2 as well and it is coming along nicely. There is a really nice mix of translucent and opaque paints in this set. The Golden Fluid Acrylics are my favorite at this point. The teal and the Iridescent Bright Gold Fine are on this page layout and on my illuminated box. The Iridescent Bright Gold really gives it an illuminated feeling. The teal is nice and opaque and so smooth! It mixes really nicely with other colors. I particularly like it with the open acrylic Phthalo Blue and Heavy Body Acrylic Titanium White for lots of shades of blue. These are featured on a grid on the box.

I hope you are having a beautiful day. What brought you joy today?

Neighborhood Walk: Patriot Path


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patriot path

Today Mike and I explored our neighborhood a little farther than I had walked on my own. I had figured out that one of my morning walks met up with this portion of the Patriot Path. We met up with a lot of other people on the path and had some lovely quiet sections too. Of course I thought of Cee’s Which Way Challenge!

You may see more of this path, both this section and the part that went the other direction. For now I will share some of the lovely views I encountered on our walk.

patriot path dam

We had driven past this dam and I knew it would be a nice walk from the house, but I didn’t know it met up with the Patriot Path!

patriot path mike

My fellow explorer. I hope you had a beautiful Labor Day.