“Joya” Cougar in Watercolor

As an artist and designer, it is sometimes difficult finding a balance between ‘work’ and ‘play’. I am fortunate enough to be able to make a living from doing something that I am passionate about – creating and teaching art. But sometimes it is difficult to be able to draw a clear line between the…

Optimistic Faith

Surviving the changes that the world can be tough. I find that having ‘optimistic faith’ helps me through even the most tumultuous times.

Hidden Treasure

Sometimes we find Hidden Treasures where we least expect them.


As we come to the end of July and begin our journey into the month of August, it (once again) makes me realize just how quickly time can pass. I have always looked at the coming of August as a time to enjoy a few last weeks of summer and begin preparing for the autumn…