Art & Inspirations . . .
Graphic & Digital Designs, Illustrations and Their Stories
Below are some of my designs and the stories that speak to the inspiration for creating them. My hope is that they will inspire and encourage during these times of change and challenge.
Journals, Note Cards, Framed Tiles and Tile Coasters featuring my digital illustrations and graphic designs are available for purchase through Soul Creating Spirit Soaring Market (Cafe Press site). I greatly appreciate your support!
(Note: Pencil Illustration Note Cards are available directly from me through Soul Creating Spirit Soaring Marketplace - Click HERE)
When this design was created in 1997, it was in heartfelt gratitude for all the spontaneous blessings that came exactly when needed. It could be a stranger who says what needs to be heard, a flower that points to beauty when we see none, the wind against ones face inanswer to a deep concern, a loving pet reminding us that we are cared about even when we are grumpy.
Fast forward, 2013, at times, humanity appears to be totally out of whack. It is even more important now to open to receive, to acknowledge those blessings... sometimes the small random gifts are just what we need to not give up, to know there is light when all we see is dark. We are all in this together, connected to each other, the Universe, Nature, and Divine Source which is always there for us, sending us those spontaneous blessings when we most need them.
Here’s to appreciation, wonder and hope that as blessings flow in, they will also flow out.
Blessings design is available as a journal at the
Soul Creating Spirit Soaring Market (Cafe Press).
Ships have hard edges and straight lines but the water they move
in is fluid and circular – cycles of continuous movement and flow.
The hard and straight can’t go anyplace without the soft and circular!
Life is like that.
All the planning and brain power in the world can only take us so far. Eventually, we have to meld with our creative side. Creativity is notonly about art. It is about living and growing ... adapting and stretching to open up to the solutions which, at first, appear to be impossible and overwhelming.
Black Jack design is available as a journal at the
Soul Creating Spirit Soaring Market (Cafe Press).
Poppies are quite independent. They don’t like to be moved and they grow where they want to grow – not necessarily where one wants them to.
Poppies remind me of the free spirit in all of us. They are easy to grow but there is that little twist of independence that says:
“Yeah, I’ll fit into this space and play by some of the rules, but I am going to do most things my way instead of yours!”
Here is to the poppy – like Free Spirit in each of us!
Free Spirit design is available as a journal at the Soul Creating Spirit Soaring Market (Cafe Press).
In the Midst of Rage
Why do people flock to see lighthouses? Are they seeking the guiding light in the midst of a raging sea, the beacon of hope when the way appears lost— the reassurance that safety is in the near future?
On some level, do people associate lighthouses with an unconscious need for grounding and spiritual light as they travel the raging cycles of life’s traumas and intensity?
The light is indeed always there — constant and steady – even though at times it may be difficult to see.
In the Midst of Rage design is available as a journal at the Soul Creating Spirit Soaring Market (Cafe Press).
Up Through the Mud
Spring flowers push up through muddy obstacles,
Reach for warm sun & the energy of new growth.
When the load gets heavy, remember the flowers.
Tap into that inner strength...
and reach up!
Up Through the Mud design is available as a journal at the Soul Creating Spirit Soaring Market (Cafe Press).
Life is full of new beginnings.
Sometimes the biggest obstacle is to believe in our abilities & go forward, regardless of outward appearances or the opinions of others.
After all, the caterpillar does indeed evolve into a beautiful butterfly!
New Beginnings design is available in two versions as a journal or mousepad at the Soul Creating Spirit Soaring Market (Cafe Press).
Family pets fill special roles for many of us... the ever–willing childhood playmate when no one else would bother, the loyal confidante – attentive and
trustworthy. How content they are with simple caring, companionship,
food and shelter!
My kitty and dog designs are created in gratitude for the special gifts – the blessings that our four–legged family members give us. Their loyalty and
unconditional love speaks to the very essence of what true caring is all about.
Special Friends design is available in several versions as a journal, at the Soul Creating Spirit Soaring Market (Cafe Press).
Flowers popping up in the spring are always
exciting. Finding a lady’s slipper, however, is
more than just exciting. The sight of this
delicate pink creation growing amongst the
greens and browns of the woods brings a
little flutter deep inside and a sense of being
blessed with a unique and beautiful gift.
This design is my thank you for those moments when my day is brightened by this little woodland treasure.
Woodland Treasure design is available as a journal at the Soul Creating Spirit Soaring Market (Cafe Press).