do it. create. walk and see. cut and paste. scratch and sniff.
do whatever you have to do to feed your soul.
this is my commitment.

Monday, August 19, 2013


Today marks the 153rd post since I committed to this blog exactly one year ago.  I try to only blog if I have something "meat and potatoes" worth to say.  Yeah, you won't find much fluff here.  Oh, and I don't really eat that much meat either get my drift.

I made it!  I am STILL HERE.  This is BIG.

Although I started this blog in 2008, I never really made an intentional commitment to it.  For some reason, last year, on August 19, I did.  I stuck with this blog and created everyday in some way - especially in the written and visual form.

At create everyday, I share a lot about the importance of celebrating milestones...especially small ones.  Well, this one is big, large, GIGANTIC.  Have I said that already?  I am going to celebrate for as long as I need or want (by the way, I encourage this with small milestones too).

I will be sharing the various ways I am celebrating with you, here, this week (and possibly in the weeks ahead).

Here is how I want to celebrate today:
1. Visit my blog (oh!  you are already here, aren't you?  FANTASTIC.)
2. Move your eyes to the right (you may have to scroll down just a bit?) and click on that blue sky with those white fluffy clouds (I DO like this kind of fluff, yes).  The image says "TOP FIVES".
3.  Choose a post from this selection that specifically speaks to you.  Tell me why in a comment via THAT particular post but don't publish it until you've read what's below:

I want to give away a cow drawing,
a small bird painting,
an 8x10 photography print,
 a small abstract painting,
a 5 day "create everyday online class"
and one creative coaching session
::::::So...before you publish, let me know in your comment which give away you'd prefer::::

4. Include with your comment your give away of choice

At the end of this week, I will enter all those who submitted comments into randomizer.  On Monday, I will announce the lucky recipients.

Thank you for playing and celebrating along with me!

For the record, I have only just begun.

Cheers!  Happy Monday, Everyone!


  1. Goodness what fun I always love a good giveaway! I liked many of your top fives but today the soundtrack was fitting. Mostly because i admire your courage to camp alone! I've been mostly home all year with a sick kid. I crave some time away. I may end up doing a retreat at home when she goes back to school. My sister owns a few of your cows. I'd love a cow drawing or a small bird. Thanks for the chance for fun!


    1. Deborah, next time you experience your own retreat, I can't wait to hear what's playing on YOUR soundtrack (in your head). Cheers!

  2. Late to the party, but a HUGE congrats to you friend!

    1. the party is just getting started! SO GLAD you are here!