Happy Spring!

Well, Spring is nearly here. The flowers are beginning to peek through the soil in a few areas of Colorado Springs. New beginnings is what Spring is all about for me. Time for clearing out the old and adding or just rearranging a few pieces of art and adding fresh flowers can give your home […] […]

A Special Birthday Greeting

Just a quick post to share a new 5″ x 7″ Birthday card. It’s fun and full of happy hues from one of my more playful watercolors. Paper has an elegant leather texture, envelope is a high quality 60# white with square flap. Box of 6 cards/7 envelopes/$15 or sold separately $5 each. Happy birthday […] […]

July 2011 Newsletter

Recharge Your Home or Office Spring has always been a time to reassess my surroundings. Since downsizing a year ago, I refuse to add accessories or a new accent unless it is something I absolutely love. After my move I purged my home of all things that were no longer beautiful, useful or sentimental. My collection […] […]

Is the Gift Industry Keeping Bookstores Afloat?

Kate Harper had another interesting article a while back. For those who think greeting cards are becoming a thing of the past, read this and check out the links. Her newsletter read: I recently listened to an excellent interview on Kindle Chronicles podcast, with Neil Strandberg, manager of operations at Denver’s renowned Tattered Cover […] […]

Race for The Cure Has Begun

Throughout the United States the Race for The Cure has begun. This weekend some dear friends are running/walking in support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Indianapolis, Indiana. My friends are survivors and dedicated to supporting this cause. So many of our lives have been touched by someone suffering from and/or someone who has […] […]

Featured on Kate Harper’s Blog

Recently I subscribed to Kate Harper’s Blog. What a fun and creative person she is. Kate is a very successful greeting card designer and she collects mail art from around the world based on the theme: “Imaginary Word, Imaginary Definition”. If you would like to participate . . . Your Goal: Make up an imaginary […] […]

October 2010 Newsletter

Artistic Voyage: News from Mickey October, 2010 Mother nature has been busy with her paintbrushes. Do you feel a restlessness when autumn’s glorious colors begin to appear on our landscapes . . . the falling leaves, the rich, eye-candy colors. The cool evening breezes that lend a gentleness to the season. With winter not far behind some […] […]

September 2010 Newsletter

Artistic Voyage: News from Mickey September, 2010 Happy colorful, glistening fall! There is a bitter-sweetness to this time of year. The thought of waning summer days could make me a bit melancholy if it weren’t for the anticipation of the stunning fall foliage and crisp cool evenings of autumn. Living in the foothills of Pikes Peak I am […] […]

August 2010 Newsletter

Artistic Voyage: News from Mickey August, 2010   We take on so many roles and it gets complicated and crowded. My life has always been full. I have kept it that way because that is what I thought was “normal.” It has become abundantly clear to me how important to my creativity it is to be quiet and […] […]

Writing a Thank You Note for a Gourmet Dinner Invitation

Giving someone the courtesy of a thank you note after having dinner at their home is always appreciated. Here is an idea of what you might say. “Dear . . . Dinner was absolutely perfect. Your gourmet meal was incredibly delicious and you attention to detail is unsurpassed. The entire evening was divine. Thank you for inviting […] […]