What does it mean to live In the Spice Rack?


To live In the Spice Rack means that you embrace the things in life that make you happy, and add a dimension of wholeness to your life. Give up feeling guilty for enjoying pleasure in your life. Be happy. Do great work that enriches your life, and the lives around you. Know that you are worthy of being loved and cherished just as you are. Start with yourself. Living a colorful and pleasure filled life isn’t for everyone. Are you daring enough to take the leap?

52 Books in 2022

  1. Becoming Old: Poems of Aging by Richard Greene
  2. The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green
  3. The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll
  4. Hope by Marc Levy
  5. The Code Breaker by Isaac Isaacson
  6. Evicted by Matthew Desmond
  7. Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn
  8. No Walls and the Recurring Dream by Ani DiFranco
  9. Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller
  10. The Intuitive Eating Workbook by Evelyn Tribole MS, RDN & Elyse Resch, MS, RDN
  11. Money Making Mom by Crystal Paine
  12. Bone Music by Christopher Rice
  13. The Flux by Ferrett Steinmetz
  14. Rain Girl by Gabi Kreslehner
  15. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  16. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  17. The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
  18. How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge by Clay Scroggins
  19. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van der Kolk
  20. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  21. Nonbinary. Memoirs of Gender and Identity
  22. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  23. A Demon in my view by Ruth Rendell
  24. Ordinary People by Judith Guest
  25. 1776 by David McCullough
  26. The Virgin of Prince Street by Sonja Livingston
  27. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
  28. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  29. A Season in Hell by Rimbaud
  30. The Undesired by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  31. Killer Reunion by G.A. McKevett
  32. The Day is Dark by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  33. Sami Blood
  34. The Heart Keeper by Alex Dahl
  35. Alfons Mucha 1860-1939 : master of art nouveau by Renate Ulmer
  36. The little old lady who broke all the rules by Catherina Ingelman-Sundberg
  37. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  38. More Myself by Alicia Keys
  39. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  40. American Dirt
  41. The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
  42. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
  43. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
  44. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  45. A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

Happy New Year & Jump into January 2022 – Free Art

Happy New Year’s Eve, my friends!

I just got the news about Betty White. The upside – the Golden Girls are finally together again. The downside – Betty didn’t make it to 100. She was a treasure though. I’ll be in denial for a while. 

This year has had MANY great moments. On the other hand, it’s been filled with so many hardships. As Glennon Doyle has said, “We can do hard things.” The past two years have shown us this, if nothing else. We are capable of so much more than we know. We also need to prioritize ourselves in order to help others. This has never been so clear. 

Do you have any new intentions for 2022?

I am going to make art every day in 2022, and share it here. That’s my intention. That’s my action. I am also going back to school. I have to have a balance between creating and learning. I’m planning to launch on Twitch, and make some haiku videos this year, too. 

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Divine December – Free Art

I’m both surprised it’s almost December, and excited for this particular holiday season. It’s nearly time for Sanka Lucia, the bringer of light, to bring strong coffee, saffron buns, and other Scandinavian treats. The night gets dark sooner, but before we know it, Spring will be around the corner. I try to extend this season as long as possible. 

What is your favorite part of this time of year?

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Thankful – Free November Wallpaper

Thankful – Free November 2021 Art


I have a daily gratitude practice, so November is extra thankfulness. I have collected journal books for years and years. I have only ever fully completed ONE journal though, and I just finished it! It’s one from Dollar Tree, which I collaged a lot of different magazine cutouts into, and it has a bunch of 2020 New Yorker Covid-19 pictures. Which is interesting to look back on now. I have my first “bullet” type journal, which I’ve been using as a weekly brain dump, and to collate various bits of things I need to remember.

What are you thankful for?

Do you have journals? How do you use them?

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Happy Halloween- Free October Wallpaper

October 2021


September went by much too fast. Here in Western Upstate NY, we’ve been lucky. Summer weather has continued! Apple 🍎 & pumpkin 🎃 season is here finally! Honeycrisp are my jam. And I’ve been experimenting with grape pies.

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