"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.



This house tickles me.

 I am not sure I could live in it but it's sure fun to look at.

Oh how I do love color!

Some exciting happenings around here. We are 99 percent sure we are having another movie filmed here next month. A Lifetime movie. Will give details later.

And, the editor of Art Journaling magazine emailed me and asked me to send in my journals for possible publication. I am doing it! Part of me is a little apprehensive. What if they are not accepted? But, what if I never try?

And, I have lost 11 pounds! Need to lose 30 more, but I am on my way!


Gracie O'Tripp said...

Wow. That is a work of art. Love the pictures of your bedroom. What a wonderful place to spend a rainy day.

Nancy said...

Girlfriend, I am so proud of you.....lost 11 lbs and asked to be submitted to Art Journal Magazine....You are on a roll and I just couldn't be more proud of you my friend....I am glad you are getting more recognition for your art because it is well deserved.....

As for the house, that's a lot of color.....you would need more than sleepy time at night to live there..hahahah

Love you my sweet friend.....

Jennifer Richardson said...

bravo for the publishing opportunity....your sparks
are shining so so bright:)

that house tickles me too!
I'd feel compelled to be
forever tweaking it
if it were mine
and that would weary my soul,
i think.

11 pounds is significant weight loss! well done, you.

a beautiful week to you,
peace be the journey,

Bevie said...

Wow Art Journal Mag asking you to submit journals for publication...that's awesome sis...Congrats on the 11 lb lose too...I don't think I could live in that house either although someone put a lot of thought and energy in it..purhaps if it were a little out building...heheheh!!!
love ya sweetie...God continues to use you to His service!!!

Kim Mailhot said...

Wow ! Great excitement !!!
Congrats on taking such good care of yourself.
And the Art Journaling mag ! Brava !

This house makes me smile too ! My husband would never, ever go for it but maybe just one wall in the studio...;-)
Happy Monday, Beautiful !

Buffy said...

Oh my goodness,that house is bright but adorable! Congrats on all the good news,the weight loss,possible being published,and the movie. A lot of good things happening for you! And don't worry about if they publish your journals or not,just them being interested is an honor and you should be proud of yourself!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Love, love, love the house and would really like to meet the folks who live there! That is amazingly brave...I can't imagine what they have to listen to from the neighbors. Losing weight is not easy, congratulations. Getting published is exciting, keep us posted. I have a couple of my altered book pages in the NEW Pages magazine. I can't tell you how exciting that is.

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh I love that house! sandie

Bren said...

Exciting news all way around! I have no doubt they will use your journals my friend but I can understand the 'nerves' that go with submitting them. They asked remember, they must have liked what they saw already :-)

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Well girl I am applauding...weight loss, oh my, I need your secret, another movie and the journal...sounds like a very full and exciting life.

Oh I love the house...they had one on yahoo a man painted dots all over his house...too funny and cheerful

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Sounds like all very good and exciting things. What a house, love those eyes looking down.....xox

Valerie said...

Oh Mary, how wonderful! And by all means do send your art journals in! They even asked you! I am so happy for you!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Oh Mary, you have so much good news!!! YAY!!! I love reading the Art Journaling magazine..that is so cool that you were asked to submit. What an honor and loosing 11 pounds too! Wow! Good for you! Oh and I cannot miss seeing your home in the next movie. I missed the first one. So so excited for you and all of the blessings coming your way.

♥Lee Ann

An'Angelia Thompson said...

I adore this house! Have you seen her clothing? Spectacular! Hey - major congrats on the weight loss (I'm doing the same, I know the difficulty first hand!), and major congrats on the Art Journaling Magazine inquiry. You're on a roll! :o) ♥

katie purcell said...

Oh YES!!!!!
I will not recognize you when I get to see you...on my bucket list for summer....so, please dye you hair blue so I will recognize you in a smaller you.
So proud of the recognition for your art journaling. You will inspire the world now, not just your community.

S. Etole said...

Blessing abounds! So happy for you.

Martha Lever said...

WOW such good news, Mar!!! I know they will love your wonderful journals. You can buy the oil piece if you want it. No pressure--:)) It's 11 x 14.

lori vliegen said...

woo hoo!! fabulous news all the way around!! you go, art girl!! i can't wait to see your journals in art journaling magazine (thinking positive here, how could they possibly refuse your spectacular artwork?!!)!

sending you eleven times eleven hugs for your magnificent weight loss......yeeee haww!! xoxox

p.s. this house makes me smile....wouldn't you just love to see the inside?! :))

Ophelia said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome news Mary!! You are so deserving! Wishing you all the best of everything!!!

thekathrynwheel said...

Mary - I can't believe your journals haven't been published in Art Journaling already. I'm really looking forward to seeing them in my favourite publication. Yay for you! x