Friday, October 26, 2012

missing san diego

Oh how I'm missing San Diego!  Especially now that the weather is turning cold in Wisconsin -- and we're getting lots of gloomy, "no sun" days!  :(   I miss the palm trees, the smell of the tropical air, the sound of the ocean, watching the seals lounging on the beach....and little inspiring messages, like this heart art on the sidewalk, on my way to Twigs Coffee Shop in the mornings! 

These little hearts are popping up all over the neighborhood -- and it makes me smile every time I see one!  I wonder who this person is... sneakily spray painting them...maybe in the dark of night?  They must be a wonderfully, fun soul -- that I'd LOVE to meet someday!  :)   Is it their way of spreading love and joy??  So inspiring!! 

Until I can get to San Diego again (maybe January) -- I'll have my pictures, my memories (scent memories too!  hehe), and skyping with my daughter, Lindsey, who gets to live there every single day! Lucky ducky!!   (I can't wait until I can!!)

In the meantime, there's lots of ART to be made!!  And lots of encouraging and inspiring of my own to do!  :) 

Monday, October 22, 2012

NEW Free Patterns!

Just posted some NEW Free Patterns to both my FREE PAINTIN' PATTERNS blog and my FREE STITCHIN' PATTERNS blog!  If you've never visited these blogs - you'll find lots and lots of my previously published patterns for you to download and make for FREE!  Most of them have been in magazines in the last 15 years, but are still fun and popular!   Have fun browsing!  (just click on the blog names to open them in a new page!)