Archive | August, 2011

far west show

I LOVE LOVE LOVE being back in the Great Northwest.  As I drove into Portland, I began singing out loud with joy my made up song (“I LOVE LOVE LOVE being back in the Great Northwest!”).   It is soooo  green here.  Evergreens are everywhere.  Mt. Adams looming in the distance.  It’s simply beautiful.  Not only […]

Continue Reading

one last show and a labyrinth

The Far West Nursery show begins Thursday in Portland, OR.  I’m going to participate in their Garden Pavilion which will showcase vendors that have products that sell in Nursery Gift Shops.  Words and Watercolors is a natural fit for such venues!  I’m beginning the drive tomorrow, planning to stop at Grant’s Pass, OR, 7 hours […]

Continue Reading

Life IS precious and the number 100

I texted my daughter Emily last Saturday, “life appears more precious when death is near”.  She had called me that morning to let me know that Debbie, her boss and a friend of mine, had slipped away in the night.  Debbie was truly an angel on earth for the 49 young years that she lived. […]

Continue Reading

SF Gift Show wrap up

What a difference a year makes!!  I kept thinking of that phrase throughout the four days of the SF Gift Show.  Last year my doubt about my dream becoming a reality was still very high and that doubt cast a shadow over what I was trying to accomplish, I believe.  Last year I shared a […]

Continue Reading

first day of SF Gift Show

“You are definitely doing what you are supposed to be doing” stated Patty Cullen as she read through many of my cards and asked if I were Buddhist.  She owns a coffee/gift shop, Konditori,  in Portola Valley, CA.  She was my first order at the show (after a very successful chat with Bruce, the  buyer […]

Continue Reading