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Thats right, my true identity is an Illustrator and Art Educator, but this is my cozy place on the web. Enjoy !

Monday, February 29, 2016


Relaxing with the simple things lately. I am totally content with a nice cup of Raspberry Leaf tea and a PB&J. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

My Delight

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Without Me

Seasons of Love. These lyrics popped into my head today. I never really thought about them, didn't even like the song - but recently it seems to carry more weight now. 

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear
Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure, measure a year?

In daylights, in sunsets
In midnights, in cups of coffee
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife
In five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure, a year in the life?

How about love?
How about love?
How about love?
Measure in love

Seasons of love
Seasons of love

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty-five thousand journeys to plan
Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure the life of a woman or a man?

In truths that she learned
Or in times that he cried
In bridges he burned
Or the way that she died

It's time now, to sing out
Though the story never ends
Let's celebrate
Remember a year in the life of friends

Remember the love
(Oh, you got to, you got to remember the love)
Remember the love
(You know that life is a gift from up above)
Remember the love
(Share love, give love, spread love)
Measure in love
(Measure, measure your life in love)

Seasons of love
Seasons of love
(Measure your life, measure your life in love)

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Putting It Back Together...

Recently there has been a lot of changes in our life. Some so wonderful and some not so great. I've been blessed with an awesome job, wonderful husband and a new place. We also have experienced terrible loss.
I've decided to back from it with some creativity and focusing on getting stronger and more healthy. Here are some things we are working on now. 
I'll also include one drawing. It serves as a prayer more than a reality. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Slow Show...

It's been a very quiet and sweet weekend, because of Presidents' Day I got to stay home. My husband and I had all of these grand ideas for the Valentine's Day holiday but we decided to slow it down and just enjoy some down time together with Rosco our dog. When I have more opportunity I'll stop by this blog more often. In the mean time I hope if you read this blog at all you can take some time for yourself today just for a really quiet prayer or to simplify your expectations. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

My Beautiful Babies !

What I do for the glory of god, well I'm not sure but I suppose when I feel just as good gardening as I do sticking up for a friend in need, painting or finding joy in my job - then I am on the right track. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Christ's Grace.

For three years I have worked for a Catholic elementary school in Tampa. It has had its ups and downs, the same with beginning any new job, or retaining one. sometimes I felt like I didn't want this place with screaming kids, office politics or its constant need for me to be 1000 other things other then what I signed on to be. Even right up until this Christmas I was tired and burnt out, I felt like I couldn't see any positives, I felt like I was failing. spending the days before Christmas with my neighbor who has become a cherished friend we went and decorated my apartment, it wasn't just with a tree but with all manner of lights and garland, it was beautiful, I felt like painting again. I felt inspired.

Returning after that very therapeutic vacation to my job breathed new life into me. I was renewed spiritually making new friends with a girl I worked with and she helped me to meet god again in a new way, I separated myself from negativity whom at first I thought was a good influence. as a result I became close to my students, realizing again why I loved them so much. I felt a new respect for the people who have worked here for more then 20 years and I began to really see Christ in our principle.

When the Jewish people thought of their savior they saw a giant of a person wielding a sword, but instead they received a gentle child. So we here have a small and seemingly soft spoken nun from Nigeria, who on a constant basis deals with prejudice and tyranny from the ruling powers with eyes turned to God and words filled with powerful grace.

  It is easy ignore what you might be called to do. often its masked by selfish desires or failed ambitious endeavors but its not shameful, and soon there will be a new beginning and a furthering of this calling for me and ill explain more when I have solidified some of the plan. truly this is A Cozy Love. Not just a soft couch or a good book, but it is sometimes a tumbler of half consumed coffee, hands smeared in paint and smiling children giving me heart felt hugs. It is a cross at times, but I know that by giving my hands to be nailed down for this schools sake, our little safe place in this city will be safe. This is in spite of some short sighted and business sick self righteous men.
We have dug our heels in, and we will not be torn down.