Nest: Fall Equinox Recovery Gals Art Exchange

For the recovery gals art exchange the theme was “Nest”, and the first thing I thought of was my mom and how she would crochet and make things for all occasions for me and my sisters.  I laugh when I think of the time in the 70s she crocheted us all bikinis using “waterproof” yarn. …

Pink Cloud: Summer Solstice Recovery Gals Art Exchange

I had so many ideas for this theme, I mean Pink Cloud, gah, can you get a better theme? I think not, Tammi and Sondra really outdid themselves with this theme, and I personally thank them so very much for putting this art exchange out into the world, it is just the coolest thing I’ve…

Rooted: Spring Equinox Recovery Gals Art Exchange

The theme for the Spring Equinox arrived to me quietly, and secretly, before it was officially announced. I knew that I wanted to create a tree, one that had deep roots, as this is symbolic of recovery to me. I have a “One Day at a Time” medallion with a tree on one side. I…

Renewal : Winter Solstice Recovery Gals Art Exchange

I wanted to share my process for the Winter Solstice Recovery Gals Art Exchange. The theme was “renewal”. I thought of the word I picked for 2018, which was “shed”, and how to renew ourselves, we first need to shed things from our lives, things that no longer serve us. Also, this shedding can be…

Awake(n): Fall Equinox Recovery Gals Art Exchange

The word for the fall equinox recovery gals art exchange was: Awake(n). Part of the definition of awaken is to: “rouse from sleep; cause to stop sleeping.” or to “make someone aware of (something) for the first time”. (from Merriam Webster’s Dictionary) I immediately thought of an awakening and related it to recovery, and how…

Day 294

Wine and I used to be such good friends. It was my comfort at the end of a long, stressful day. It was my celebration, it was my anti – anxiety pill, it was my “instant extrovert in a bottle” magical potion. It was, and became, my way to deal. With pretty much everything. This…

Wonder – Summer Art Exchange

This was my second #recoverygalsartexchange, and I have found that both times, I wanted to try a new process with my art; which is really interesting to me, and very cool that I am stepping into the unknown to try something new, much like trying on sobriety. The theme for the Summer Solstice was “Wonder”,…