Thursday, October 15, 2015

truth be told

I enjoy writing and I love reading blogs.  I like the idea of having a blog but, truth be told, I am not consistent enough to maintain one.  Maybe someday - when I retire from my full-time job or if they ever add another hour into the day - I will be able to blog in the way I believe I need to in order for it to be worth your time.  Until then, you can find me on Instagram (loneblackbird) or at my etsy shop.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Fall Doodles

I made these little fall drawings last week using a black marker and colored pencils.  They can be punched out with a 1.5 inch paper punch and used for all sorts of crafts.  I glued them on construction paper and then attached little bags of candy but they could also be used for cards, garlands, cupcake toppers, whatever you can imagine!

If you leave your email address in the comments, I will send you this page free (for personal use only.). Happy Fall!

Monday, August 24, 2015

In Praise of Virgos

Happy Birthday Virgos!  I made this card for my friends and family who are celebrating a birthday in the next four weeks.  I had a few extras and put them in my etsy shop so check it out if you are fortunate enough to have a Virgo in your life.

Friday, June 5, 2015

My Advice for New Grads

*This is available as a greeting card or in several sizes as a frame-able print
 in my Etsy Shop.  Thanks for asking!!!
I know several young people who are graduating from high school this spring, including my own step-daughter, so I made a card for them with some "good" advice on it.  Advice is always subjective and each person learns their most important lessons from experience, not someone else's summary of what to do.  But I couldn't help myself, so here it is.  I printed off several cards and sent them off with something practical - money.  Currency, advice, and much love help to build a substantial launching pad at such an important stage in life.
Best wishes for those beginning any new chapter in their life.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Flower Moon

The full moon in May (which will rise on Sunday) is called the Flower Moon.  This is the season of blooming and the colorful evidence is everywhere you look this month.  As we are intricately connected to the seasons, there are beautiful blossoms growing and opening inside of us at the height of spring right now.  Take a moment to appreciate the view in both directions.  Happy May Day! 

Friday, April 17, 2015

(re) Connecting with Nature

For most of the year, I live in a city.  A lot of us do these days but that doesn't mean we aren't inspired by, care about or need nature in our lives.  There are so many ways to honor the natural world and soak up it's healing energy wherever we may reside.

I made this as a reminder of the simple things we can do each day to strengthen this connection.

I am giving away 5 of these prints through my Instagram account (loneblackbird) to celebrate Earth Day next week.  :-)

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Pink Moon

April's full moon rises tonight and is called the Pink Moon.  The Farmers' Almanac explains that the name refers to the wild ground phlox that blooms at this time.

Wherever you are, I hope you get to see it.  Happy Easter.  Happy Spring.  Here's to new beginnings.