“To be this old and have our life and her’s just begin.”

The latest artistic creation! (2007)

I was 40 years old when my only child (a daughter) was born and I now see things with a whole different set of eyes and a different perspective. The joy my daughter gets from wanting to paint and draw with me melts my heart. The world has become new again and all is magical!

Being an artist is serious play! (2008)

She sees the wonder and the magic that adults tend to dismiss. She is now eight years old and continues to teach me something everyday with her joy and belief in the impossible.  I try my best to recapture it in my daily life, but somehow it often seems just out of reach.

Running Horses! (2012)
Running Horses! (2012)

My daughter has re-energized me to try to live a simpler life of no limits, no what ifs and no buts, learning to ask why. The magic is there if we only open our eyes to it and see beyond the curtain and those limits we impose on ourselves. The simple joy of a child, caught in the moment and truly being only in the moment and nothing else!

Somewhere over the rainbow! (2012)
Somewhere over the rainbow! (2012)

I thank God for her and her momma everyday!

What is your muse that sparks the creativity inside?

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  1. Mine is my husband and of course our two cats. Children are grown and gone but still reflect on childhood memories all the time – both theirs and mine 🙂

    1. Thanks Sharla! Yeah the animals are a close second most days 🙂 But that little girl has certainly changed our lives so much for the better!

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