Modern Michigan Woodland – Let’s Play!

I’m back! I’ve been working on creating more surface designs and building a portfolio. This artwork is created for children that desire a whimsical space with a woodland theme. Do you see the fox and raccoon?  As fabric, this is adorable as a tent for sleep-over parties. Check out my design as fabric and wallpaper onContinue reading “Modern Michigan Woodland – Let’s Play!”

Guaranteed to Satisfy

As promised, our video from Mackinac Island on July the fourth. It was a very satisfying experience having lunch at the Grand Hotel. The view of the Straits of Mackinac was stunning from the highest point in the cupola, where we enjoyed a tropical cocktail. We always look forward to our next visit, satisfaction guaranteed!Continue reading “Guaranteed to Satisfy”

Keep Going

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Amelia Earhart   Walled Lake, Michigan, September 2016. Sometimes all we need is a break from our regular schedule to think about how to go about things, to figure out a problem, or put the pieces together.  Sometimes the gap can beContinue reading “Keep Going”

Eye Candy Witness

  Eye Candy is a phrase used to describe something beautiful to look at. The sunset last night was just that. We were drawn to the light as it ushered our eyes into a celebration of color! The contrast of the dark budding branches on the backdrop of blue and pink gradients of color was sent from heavenContinue reading “Eye Candy Witness”

Shades of Celebration at Northport

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Monochromatic.” As a graphic designer, my eye is trained to automatically find contrast and balance in my compositions. This image of a fireworks display from the fourth of July this year, has a rich gradation of pink to burgundy. Even though this shot is monochromatic, itContinue reading “Shades of Celebration at Northport”

Makes Me Smile

Is there one word to describe feeling happy and sad at the same time? The last day of August brings to mind how very short the Summer season is in Michigan. While I’m feeling melancholy that my favorite season is almost gone, I pore over all the Summer months of photos to get a sense of time goneContinue reading “Makes Me Smile”

Our Voyage

August 20, 2015 ~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~ It takes time away from the every day work schedules to reflect. Time to think about how I’m leading my life and how I would like to feel like this, relaxed on vacation, and thinking about what I can do better. How can I be a better wife, be asContinue reading “Our Voyage”

Inspiration Therapy

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Inspiration.” Inspiration to create can come from where I feel balance. Balance in a color scheme I’m working on, or even in that feeling of accomplishment. Completing a challenging day at work, then returning home to receive a big hug from my husband where he meets me at the doorway,Continue reading “Inspiration Therapy”

It’s Quiet on Beaver Island

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Half and Half.” It was a quiet morning at the marina on Beaver Island. I decided to photograph the morning light and capture the stillness of the water, and its reflections from the lighthouse. This is Lake Michigan on a misty, gray morning in June. As I steppedContinue reading “It’s Quiet on Beaver Island”

Anchor Your Happiness

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Symbol.” A customer of mine told me that anchors have a lot of meaning to her and that she was having some health issues. When I asked her to explain, she said, “an anchor is a symbol of strength and stability.” She inspired me to make more anchor jewelry andContinue reading “Anchor Your Happiness”