Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013!!!

Helping my little sis get ready for the New Years Eve Festivities, I stitched her up some felt garland flags. Hope everyone enjoys the last evening of 2013!!!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Hassan and Mya's Holiday Party

Christmas is such a magical time of year for children. Hassan and Mya have really become a part of our family. Their father does all he can to keep a roof over head with food on the table. He supports them with his gardening wages, a very physically intensive 6-days a week gig.
With their mother in a comma from a car accident 8 years ago, being a single dad is strenuous.
We do whatever we can to take the energy these two kiddos let off.
 So we called Santa a couple of days early... as we have a few more gatherings to attend, we wanted to celebrate with them first. 
We had them over for cookies and cream,
in exchange of some smiles that beam.

A simple little tree and a little gleam,
added to thier Christmas dream.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


I painted this as a gift for Michael... 
Hoping to cure his desire for a motorcycle.

It symbolizes our love for travel,
Whether it's on paved roads, or gravel.

When floating along the coast in a wonderous ship,
or on a never-ending strenuous road trip
we always have our kitties attached at the hip.

Why travel in Trains and Planes.
when you can have a motorcycle to merge in and out of lanes?

Friday, December 13, 2013

Who needs a scarf when you can have a Snowman?

Have a few balls of yarn, but not in the mood to knit a scarf this year? 
Put that yarn to good use.
Recycle and reduce.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The colored pencil has been a long time friend of mine.

Shannon, Kelli and myself

My little sister Shannon was always the jokester clown, funny and wild.
Kelli, my oldest sister, was consumed with having her hair perfectly styled.
All the while, I went through a phase of showing off my bucks when I smiled.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Birthday Bliss

In celebration of my Birthday, my little sis, my husband, his little and myself took part in making a gingerbread house, although ours turned out being a pretzel log cabin instead!
So... who wins the golden ticket to the chocolate factory?

Such fun :)

Friday, December 6, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Snowman

So excited to go home to my family where it snows,
It's the time of year when we turn into eskimos.

 Icicles are the only thing that will grow, 
not one single strand of grass is left to mow.

Fields of crystal white,
where Snowmen take flight! ~BC

I would watch this short film every winter as a child, and still do.
Such a beautiful instrumental.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sticks and Stripes is growing!

Sticks and Stripes started off as a Fashion Brand, 
but gradually broadened into a much larger land.
Children's Books has always been my Dharma.
While in Fashion School, at the age of 21, I wrote and Illustrated my first Book, "Sticks and Stripes".
Because I went to school for Fashion, my ego said, "it's not ok to do what you didn't get a degree in".
I listened to that voice for many years, enjoying the world of Fashion.
But these stories just wouldn't leave my soul. 
The story I have been working on, brewed inside for a good 5-6 years.
It is finally out and I have moved onto the continuing story that plays in my everyday life.
Don't die with your music still in you, release your inner song-

Your dreams are the children of your soul.
Don't stick to the status quo.
and let go of that EGO.

Paint your own world

We each create our own special potion,
I tend to float in a rainbow ocean.

When my paint dries, it is perfectly woven.
Thanks to the wonderful colors of emotion.~BC

Monday, December 2, 2013

As you can see, we are the flowers and the trees... we are made up of all of these.

We are very much like a tree, we even change our color of clothes like a tree does with Leaves.

Connected and grounded to our oneness of Roots
not a day goes by without touching Mother Earth with our boots

We create many beautiful flowers and Fruits
 Love, Art and Children are just a few things we produce

With our wondrous breath of Breeze,
we create songs and laughter to please

Showered with our Raining tears
it adds rings of wiser years

Letting go of the earlier Storm fears,
growing at least two flights of stairs

Like the Trees, we have to experience a Forest fire, 
by doing this we build up new fireproof bark attire 

See it as a blessing that we didn't grow much higher,
if you were to stay there, you would hit the Electric wire. ~BC


Imagine that we’re free of all judgments about this world and the people in it, that's when you can begin to understand Oneness.  There’s no anger toward anyone or anything because everyone and everything is Spirit. This Spirit is God, our Source of being. We discover the meaning of life by being able to return to the Oneness while still in material form on earth. The closer we get to experiencing our original nature, the more peace and purpose flows through us like water... we are each a single wave, but that doesn't make us a separate ocean, 
we spin in this earth, an unstoppable motion
(1,038 miles per hour)!!!!
It is time to break down your barrier wall,
join the spinning axle of our blue and green baseball.

The earth continues to dance and spin and has never yet come close to a fall
outer space is our worlds never ending dance hall.

So why do we find it so hard to live as One, and Love all?
Lets all join in this glamourous glitzy ball! ~BC

A pure heart open to the light, will be filled with the very essence of Truth~Rumi

A pic I took while home...
My cousins amazing little girl, she is so imaginative and pure.

May the truth be told

Enthusiasm: "Enthios" means God, and "iasm" means within... so the literal translation means the God within.