Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Welcome to May!

Here's yet another #keytohappiness and the basic foundation of #findwonderintheordinary - thanks once again to my niece who helped with these ideas to share. 

#springhassprung #enjoytheday#bloombabybloom

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy April!

Another collaboration I worked on with my niece, who truly embodies this concept! #findwonderintheunique #beyourself

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Happy March!

This month’s thought (and the March image in my latest calendar) is a shout-out to my niece (@mic_honsinger) who came up with this “key to happiness”. It’s nice that she gets it! It’s a pretty deep thought and one of my favorites from these concepts. Thanks, Mic! 

#keepanopenmind #findwonderintheordinary#keystohappiness #lookup#seeothersperspective

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Happy February!

This month’s positive thought (and the February image of my latest calendar) was inspired by my great uncle who will be 102 this month. When I asked him what his secret is he said: “I always keep moving”. #positiveliving#thehellwithnegativity #happynewyear#alwayskeepmoving #secrettolife

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I’ve been mentioning “find wonder in the ordinary” for many years now and it’s at the root of most everything that drives me and keeps me centered. It could pertain to just about anything from admiring the majestic look of snow attaching to trees or appreciating the color of the sky just after a sunset. Hope your year is filled with wonder!

#findwonderintheordinary #thekeystohappiness #calendar2018 #happynewyear

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

In the past, I’ve sent out a physical holiday card, but this year I wanted to do something different. It wasn’t about saving money, but redirecting it toward something I felt strongly about. Something I felt was a better representation of the "season of giving" than I’ve done in the past. 

I’ve always had a strong interest in animals, especially those in wildlife. This admiration also carries over into my love of nature, the environment, our planet and beyond. So, with the money I saved by doing this ecard, I made a donation to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). An organization I think can truly make a difference protecting these magnificent creatures. 

Hope you all have a safe and happy holiday and new year. 

A little information about the illustration: I’ve recently been researching the Native American zodiac symbols for a calendar I was creating. The goose is the symbol for this time of year (Dec 22-Jan 19). I’ve also done illustrations for each symbol throughout the year and will be selling those in the new year, with a portion of the proceeds to also go to the WWF.  

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wonder from above.

This past weekend we took a short drive into the Southern Adirondacks to kayak on a beautiful small lake (or as my lady friend describes it, we went to church"). Toward the end of our excursion, we noticed something in the distance. Slowly circling above the tree line...was a bald eagle. I’ve seen these beautiful creatures many times throughout the area, but at that moment, it held much deeper meaning (we are talking about a freakin' bald eagle after all)Before I knew it, I found my kayak being pulled in the direction of the bird. I was mesmerized by the eagle's size and grace (hypnotized really). I was later informed that the Native Americans consider an encounter with an eagle, an invitation. An invitation to rise up from the earthly world and view it from above. From a distance. To look at the world with new eyes. I have deep respect for the Native Americans and what they believe. Their spiritual connection with the world, and with animals, is inspiring. Nature is my faith. My religion. Yes, it’s my church, too. It’s where I’m reminded to “find wonder in the ordinary”. I’m a firm believer that shit happens for a reason and refuse to take an encounter like this lightly. So, with all that being said, I gladly accept that invitation