Thursday, October 18, 2018

Ooooh That Smell......

coffee dyed the
pages and binding of
my new journal
the studio smells

Sunday, October 14, 2018


this covers a lot of my life
but today 
i'm just tired
spent yesterday cleaning out
my storage buildings
disassembled my work bench
in one...rebuilt in the other
weather finally out of the 90's
ready to play in

Friday, October 12, 2018

Sez Who???

sez who???

we are not
second class citizens


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018

My Armor

completed spread

"if you'd killed my body
you'd have done me a favor
but you killed my soul
and there's no remedy
for the pain"
i curse my armor

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

New Yard Art

i've wanted to make these for
a while but where i live its
been crazy hot this summer

got these done today with the 
weather in the 90's
hot hot hot

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Something's Fishy

'nuf said.....

Monday, October 1, 2018

One Day At A Time

completed spread
i take
one day at a time
it's the best i
can do....

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Dearly Beloved

...just doing
the best
i can

Friday, September 28, 2018


no armor is infallible
especially mine

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Delusions of Grandeur

i don't have delusions of grandeur
but...i do think
 being bipolar 
contributes to my self esteem
or lack of....
and how i feel about my art if i have a

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Necessity Is The Mother of Invention... least for those of us
with empty pockets

spent my afternoon making stamps
for gelli printing
$15 for one at artfoamie
is out of my budget
and quiet frankly
that price hurts my 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

I'm Done Adulting

play day

painted out magazine parts
with white paint

added the figure and writing

then faeries
used these
with acrylic paints

simple woman
doesn't take much
to make me

Monday, September 24, 2018

Harvest Moon


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Whoooo Are You?

 who are you
who who
who who

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Call Me Red

call me red
yep...that's me

Friday, September 21, 2018


i never had one
feel sure i wouldn't have
been a good one
most days i don't feel like
a good anything

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Now We Know

my youngest daughter lives in
a very rural part of Clover, SC
she checked out a wifi hotspot
from the library and these are
the networks that pulled up
someone near her has an
awesome sense of humor!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


we all need a herd
where we are welcomed back
no matter how often
or far
 we roam

Tuesday, September 18, 2018


so... was one journal enough
nooooo... my bipolar a$$ had to have three!
these two are a full size and a mini
covered in a heavy cardstock paper
that will be used just for fun
the third one is also a mini
but will be a more serious 
journal...  i'm covering it in canvas
so i can paint the cover

i spent some time in my studio 
pulling out and organizing my
paints/stamps & markers
think i'm ready to roll

Monday, September 17, 2018

Altered Magazine Journal

(image by sonya batten)

  used my captivity by hurricane florence
to make a couple of altered magazine journals
the mini one is two magazines cut in half
and bound...the larger one just two bound
can't decide if i want to cover them in
brown craft paper or canvas
leaning towards the cloth

saw this idea on youtube by
dede willingham...awesome idea
not starting with a blank page
existing color palette 
ready to get my
creative mojo on!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hunkering Down

camping gear ready
hunkering down
getting ready 
to spit into
the wind

Monday, September 10, 2018

All In The Mind


Saturday, September 8, 2018


"a dark cloud is no sign that the sun
has lost its light
and dark black convictions are no
arguments that god has laid aside
his mercy"

i my darkest hours i find comfort 
in that mercy

Friday, September 7, 2018

The Wonky Donkey

i am a such a fan
of kid's books!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018



beyond my comprehension

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Set Me Free......


Saturday, September 1, 2018

The Edge of Lost

there are days when i feel
i am just a number on the edge
of lost....

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

How You Learn To Live Alone

"First you fall
then you fly
believe you belong to the sky
 Flap your arms
as you run
every revolution closer to the sun
 Fall asleep in motion
uncharted hemispheres
wake with stars falling 'round your ears
 When they hit the ground 
they're nothing but stone
 That's how you learn to live alone
Release resistance
lean into the wind
til the roof crumbles
rain pouring in
 Sit in the rubble
til the rubble feels like home
That's how you learn to live alone..."