August 2016 Update: I no longer live in the middle of the USA. I have moved to New Jersey with my husband and his new job. We are loving exploring this part of the country. I’m still paying attention to gratitude, but I’m doing a wide variety of art these days. I have gotten into photography increasingly and have found such great support for my art in all media as I blog about it. I have found some relief from years of constant migraines. That has freed me up to express myself more fully.

I have been blogging for a few years and I’m ready to share some more information. My name is Jeanette Clawson and I am an artist living and working in a small town in Wisconsin. I am the mother of two young men and wife of the best husband in the world. This blog has changed quite a bit over the years, but it remains a repository of gratitude. It started as a way to share my gratitude journals and now I share so much more of my life and art here. I am so grateful for all the people who I have encountered through this wonderful journey. Thank you for stopping and taking the time to share part of your life with me. I hope you can find some beauty in your day today.

Here I am. A middle-aged, white woman in the middle of the US making my way through life the best I can. The idea of “Luna-nista” has come from some difficult experiences I have had over the last few years. I imagine her as a winged woman who works for peace in herself and the world. The “Luna” part of the title represents the female, the moon, the lunatic, and the Luna moth. The process of becoming a moth looks like the end of the world to the caterpillar.

This in not the end of the world, just a whole different paradigm.

Change is all we have to count on. Lets make it count.

I give credit to those who inspire me. Please do not use my work without showing that respect for me. I hope I can inspire you and would love to hear from you.

23 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi! I have Nominated you for a Liebster Award! If you would like to accept please follow the instructions on my blog post. Congratulations!

    • Wow! This is my second award nomination this week! Thank you so much. I would like to accept the award, but it will take me a bit to follow through on the instructions. Thanks again and I hope you have a great, pain free day.

      • It’s my pleasure. Wow, Congratulations thats great! Of course, I completely understand! I know it is quite a project and it takes some time, so please do it when you are feeling okay and when you are ready. Thank you so much, wishing you a pain free day as well 🙂

  2. Greetings!

    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Please see the link below for the nomination. Thank you, and hope you have an amazing day!



  3. Hi Jeanette – thank you for the “like” – it means a lot. I see we share the desire to bring sanity through humor… I like the artistic flair you bring too! Cheers!

    • Thank you for your kind words and I apologize in taking so long to get back to you. I’m really focusing on making art and taking care of myself and my family this year. (you know, for a change) Life gets away from me sometimes and I have to keep my priorities really clear or I will lose any grasp on sanity I may have. I leave it up to you to find glimpses of humor and/or sanity in my blog because sometimes it is accidental! Happy blogging and thanks again for stopping by.

  4. Hello Jeanette…

    Here’s a little message from Türkiye to say “thank you”. I appreciate your ‘follow’, knowing how many interesting and entertaining blogs there are out there.

    Blogging since June 2013, my little corner of the world tries to offer an eclectic smattering of posts, from basic amateur photography, to sharing my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on our fruit farm in southern Turkey. I also throw in a few of my observations on life and lighter-hearted stuff for good measure.

    You are more than welcome to have a look around, stay a while and have a trawl through my small collection. There are plenty of drop-down categories within the menu bar to help in said digging process. Of course, if you have any comments, suggestions or concerns, feel free to let me know – I’m not easily offended 🙂

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…


  5. Jeanette, Thank you for the recent “like” on one of my posts.
    I really like your art work and look forward to seeing more of it.

    Safe travels to Hawaii

  6. Thank you for liking my “Journey, Limerick, Alliteration” post. I looked you up because of your posting on MyOBT’s coloring post. 🙂
    Take care and hope to see more of your drawings.
    Mitsubachicats of Mitsubachicats Featherston Homestead

  7. Love to read about your journey through life, metamorphosis and your musings on art, Jeanette! and your post on gratitude and joy too! 🙂

  8. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to share some kind words. I do appreciate it.

  9. This all sounds very interesting I Look forward to seeing more of your work.

  10. Thanks for the follow, Jeanette! From this description, we seem to be kindred spirits. I’m so glad you found me! Looking forward to your updates!

  11. Hi Janette I discovered your Blog link through Laura (Createarteveryday) I am an artist too and I enjoyed your Blog and your art I follow you now! I hope you will visit my Blog too and connect I am also a jewelry designer and I sell on Etsy we can follow each other there too! Cheers ❤ Carolina

  12. Jeanette! I love that you are a CTZ! I Zentangle! I started after having a succession of surgeries (7 in two years with an additional 12 hospital stays and two years recovery added in!) and my mind and memory after those surgeries was “Kaput”… done, gone! I started slowly with coloring books then found tangles. I learned so much from zentagling and it literraly healed my mind! Proof… as I am a writer today! I was good with the written word before the surgeries but never as sharp as I am now after learning to tangle. You are interresting and I love the way you share your passion for beauty with the rest of us. Thank you, Jeanette! ~Kim

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, Kim. I wish you well on your healing journey. I know Zentangle has enriched my life greatly and I think it is growing in its influence on me.

  13. hi Jeanette – my name is the same as yours, only with 2 nn’s, but I shortened it to Jesh for my artwork, which is mostly painting in oil, pastel, and watercolor. What kind of art do you do?

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