Doing Something


I have a dear, young friend who has breast cancer. She has finished chemo and is beginning radiation. I am inspired by her sweet heart and lovely outlook on life.
When she started losing her hair, she shaved flowers into a design to decorate her head. When her hair finally all fell out, she painted bright colors all over her head.
When I see her, I think: “you have a beautiful head and heart.” And she does.

Cancer treatment is expensive, even with insurance. I wanted to do something for her, so I created this card (collaborating with artist Lynette Reed on the design). Every penny from the sale of this card will go to the young woman’s cancer fund. I have also eliminated the shipping charges on Etsy.

I hope you’ll find a reason to send this to a friend, knowing your contribution of $5 will also go to a wonderful young woman.

Loving These Little Ones


When I saw this quote, it resonated. I can remember visiting libraries as a little girl, leaving with a stack of books in my arms. As a teen, I would spend hours on my grandmother’s back porch with a book in hand.

And gardens? Well, I don’t like to garden. But I LOVE to visit them, stare at them, and smell them! My husband brings me a rose or two every Saturday. (He knows.)

So, while I’m not sure these two things will solve all the world’s problems, they at least bring some peace and rest in my life. This is the fourth in a series of short quotes on A1 cards using 14 pt Caslon metal type.

If you like books and flowers, I’ll bet this speaks to¬†you, too…..

And, lately…

I’ve been making gift tags, Valentine cards, and even a card for my husband (engineer that he is). Yes, he weighed the pros and cons before we got married. I laughed when he told me.

I’m not big on Valentine’s Day for some reason. But it’s been fun creating some happy prints. Most of mine tend to be darker or at least something that makes me think.

Let there be love……