Sunday, December 23, 2012

First of the rantings.....

Rantings of a crazy, single girl....   #1  dated November 27, 2012

Some random facts....
Avril Lavigne is one of the worst songwriters ever...I love her voice and music, but every song only contains one to two syllable words...yikes
I love champagne with a little bit of Chambord...yum!
The sun is a powerful thing!
Little kids rule!
Nobody is picture perfect...nobody
Most politicians are pretty ugly...why is that?
I dont want to get old...do you?
Blessings are always hidden in the most difficult moments...
The circle of life is so hard to grasp...yes we get it...but we never really treat it like its a "normal thing"
Its okay to tell people you love them...no matter what their role in your life is.....even if they dont "get it"...say it anyway
There is ONLY NOW....
We are all scared sometimes

To be continued....rantings of a crazy, single girl xo

Rants..... #2

Rants of a crazy, single girl (age 47 haha).....

Always remember to chew your food....

It's so fun to wear pretty dresses....

Can someone please step in and do something with Hilary Clintons hair????  Please?????

Coconut water is Da Bomb!

Its okay if you dont know EVERYTHING!

Eating a warm, buttery, Eggo waffle = happiness....

Simplicity is GOOD....

Life is made up of moments....

Sparkly chandeliers draw me like a moth to a flame....

Everything in moderation...EVERYTHING!

Life is so full of unexpected moments...learn to go with the flow and enjoy the ride!

Who knew life could get so complicated???

Sometimes a good cry fixes everything :)

Lit candles are so so lovely....

Sometimes it's scary to be happy.....

Friday, December 21, 2012

Moments like these....

Moments like these are so rewarding...Life is good....
Hi Kelly,
I am wondering if by chance you would be selling any more
 prints of your painting "Here Was Her Refuge--
Here Was Her Sanctuary." Do you remember
 that one? I have been eyeing it forever, and
 should have bought it ages ago. :(
 I loved it, and still do, and this year,
 my "one word" theme (instead of resolutions)
 is going to be "sanctuary." I'd love to have a
copy of that print to start out my year, but I
 think I may be too late...but wanted to check
just in case.
Thanks so much!
December 20 2012 11:49pm EDT
Oh J...
If you will just message me your address...I would so
 love to just send you that print for free...I would love
 that you would have it with that as your word and it
 would feel really good to just send it out to you without
 all this etsy money stuff...please let me....and thanks for
reminding me...I need to think of what my word is going
 to be for 2013!!!...

December 20 2012 11:54pm EDT
Oh, Kelly!! You have just made me cry--in a good way!!! Thank you so much!! That is SO sweet of you!!! I feel like I've
been crying sad tears for days (since Friday) and am
 so exhausted and drained, and you just totally made
 me cry happy tears!! Thank you!! I really just can't
 tell you how much this means!! I'm just so grateful!!!
 My address is:

And again thank you so much! You've just really, truly
made my week!!
December 21 2012 12:14am EDT
Oh J, and you just made mine too...that is what life
is about...these good moments we can share together.
 I will send it out tomorrow sweet girl! I hope your
 sad tears will dry up soon...I know life is very hard
sometimes...but we are strong...and if we have each
other, we can make it through anything, and come out
even stronger. Love to you J and I wish you all the
 happiness in the world.

December 21 2012 1:28pm EDT
Thank you SO very much!! You are so right. We are strong, and we can make it through together. Love to you, too, and
 so much joy and peace!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Almost ready....

I've been getting some prints ready, to deliver to THE MINDFUL NEST....A very cool artisan gift store in Burbank, CA.   I'll be so proud to have my work for sale here!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Even in silence

My friends and their love just fill me to the brim....I am very blessed.  Even in silence I can feel it 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

We are blessed....

Yesterday my daughter had this tattoo put on her arm...it is the date of my brain surgery.  She was a freshman at the time, just starting those tough years of High School.  It was a scary time, and I know deep inside she was afraid she might lose her mother...I hate that she had to go through even a minute of that fear.
So many blessings can be hidden inside of the difficult times....we are blessed
                                                                October 16th 2007

Friday, November 23, 2012

Simple and Pretty....

Made some sweet little Christmas stalkings today....simple and charming.....

Monday, November 19, 2012

Just a little daily reminder :)

Just taped this up on my mirror this morning :)  A little daily reminder never hurt anyone hehe

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Art for Hurricane Sandy

I'm so proud to be a part of this wonderful, traveling piece of artwork...Elena at Charity Wings came up with this idea to raise money for victims of Hurrican Sandy.  I received the canvas today and just finished adding my part...tomorrow I will send on to the next artist.  You can read all about it here CHARITY WINGS and follow its progress on facebook!  Hope you all will buy a finished print and I hope it will raise lots of money for such a good cause....

Monday, November 5, 2012

Pretty pinks.....

This one is for sure a statement piece....I had fun making it...all the pretty pinks

Monday, October 29, 2012

Yummy little treasures, made by me :)

I'm going to start posting pics of some of my jewelry creations....some of these I did a couple of years ago, and have just pulled them out of their tissue paper and boxes, dusted them off, and decided to give them some life again....Perhaps I will try to find a local boutique to sell them at.....

Friday, October 26, 2012



Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Just some thoughts of mine lately....

I will call this   IF I COULD

With each thoughtful goodbye
a strength grows within me...
such a painful way to learn,
yet something bigger is in control...

and if I could
I would follow each step you take...
I would submit and let you lead me,
and I know it would be good......

But I cant ignore my heart,
it leads me through this journey...
sometimes I wish I could,
but good isnt always right...

Life is too short, not to listen to the truth...
in the end, it will all make sense,
somehow, someway, without a doubt...
this journey will make perfect sense

If I could.....

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Today I end this purgatory...today I begin a new life...today I embrace strength and power...Today I stop looking back; I only move forward, even on the difficult days...  I will cry when I need to, but only for a short amount of time, then I will wipe away my tears and take a deep breath and let my strength fill me once again.  It's that time again...I can do this :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

5 years ago today...

Five years ago today, I was in the intensive care unit, recovering from brain surgery.  I was probably asleep at this hour 3:23 pm...and probably would have chosen to stay asleep for that first month of recovery...not a fun time.  But here I am, alive and well, five years later...I should use this day to be thankful for my life and my friends and my family.  I should use it to be aware of what is important in life and what really isnt.... easier said than done...

It feels more like it was a life time ago...so strange what life brings our way, seemingly out of the blue.  I will never forget the outpouring of love and care that came my way, from family and friends.  It was a life changing experience, to feel love in that way, and I know I am forever blessed because of it.

Grow and move on...grow and move on...again and again and again...

Friday, October 12, 2012


Here is my latest work in progress...painting on my piece from my weekend workshop with Tracy Verdugo...trying to remember all the cool things I learned....

Monday, October 8, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Venice Beach

Had a lovely day, sitting on the sand at Venice Beach...Being near the ocean always calms me down.  It always makes problems seem so much smaller.  I hope someday to live close to the ocean, so that I can take in her beauty on a regular basis....so wonderful.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Weekend with Tracy Verdugo....

Had an amazing weekend, learning from an incredible artist, that I admire so much!  If you dont know Tracy Verdugo's work, then you really should check it out.  Its just beautiful!   I've admired her art for quite a while now, and this weekend had the privilage of taking her art workshop.  Sometimes it is really difficult to go outside of your creative comfort zone...but so worth it when you do!  I felt like I was "in the zone" all weekend long!  It was awesome!  Here are a couple of pics from my painting, as I went through some of the different stages...I'm not quite sure that I am finished...I think there are a few more changes that need to be made....

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Back in touch....

Going to do something creative today...just to get back in touch with "my reality"....


Just not sure how long I can keep my happy face and my hope...I feel like I'm losing speed, and I'm getting tired and I want to give up...not even sure what i'm looking for, actually.  I miss the comfort, I miss my feeling of home, I miss being  someone....I miss it all so much...but this is the path I am on...trying so hard to hold on to faith and to hope. .. Just dont know if its really out there or not?  God please be with me, while I am so lost.  Please help me find what I am looking for...
Love, Kelly

Friday, September 14, 2012

Sometimes a new do makes all the difference :)

I got a professional hair coloring and cut today....feeling renewed and ready to take on the world!  haha

Friday, August 24, 2012


I'm wide awake...
Falling from cloud nine.....
Born again, out of the lions den....     Roarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Learning, growing....

A dear friend shared this with me today...It is perfect...It sums up all I am realizing throughout this difficult year...The words strike me deep inside, almost as if I had written them myself.  Life is amazing...and in its simplest form, so beautiful....

a few seconds ago

  • After A While

    Veronica A. Shoffstall

    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 always 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 ahead
    With the grace of a woman
    Not the grief of a child
    And you learn
    To build all your roads on today
    Because tomorrow’s ground is
    Too uncertain for plans
    And futures have a way
    Of falling down in mid flight
    After a while you learn
    That even sunshine burns if you get too much
    So you plant your own garden
    And decorate your own soul
    Instead of waiting
    For someone to bring you flowers
    And you learn
    That you really can endure
    That you are really strong
    And you really do have worth
    And you learn and you learn
    With every good bye you learn.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012


Sometimes the signs are subtle, and sometimes they are lit up in neon lights, right in front of us.  Its our job  to see them, to recognize them, to find peace in them.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The beginnings....

The beginnings of a new chapter....signing the paperwork to buy my new home in Studio City!
Going to do my best to stay positive and balanced and keep counting my blessings :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Turned a corner....

I've turned a corner...I feel like I may be over the hump, finally!   A few things happened that made me see more clearly.  A few arguements took place and helped me get a better perspective.  I've taken on a new outlook, and I feel ready for it!  I'm a fragile, tough girl...and that is okay with me!  I'm not going to let anything get in my way...I know the sad days will still come around, but I'm not going to let them take me down for very long...I'm going to kick their ass actually!  I'm going to be strong for myself and for my family....just try me!  :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Red Sparrow

Finished another colorful little birdy painting....
Red Sparrow
8 x 10
Acrylic, Ink

Love Birds Blue

All finished...I'm really pleased with the colors!  Hope you like!
8 x 10
Acrylics, Ink

Saturday, July 7, 2012


In the search of peace and balance, I've started a few new painting projects...here are the beginnings....