dizzy sick

Finally got around to organizing all my web stuff and realized that I haven’t been around these parts since last October and … could it be that the last thing I sat down to create was the mosaic tile mirror I made for Alice’s birthday?  How can that be?

Shameful and the studio is a mess. But time waits for no woman and I have to minimize my distractions, so I can focus on the feeds my soul part, again, starting Saturday. :)

mosaic tile art



At Home With Andrew and Renee

The shop was closed, again, so Renee knocked on the side door and said, “we’ve been here before … you were closed and we see that you’re closed again but … I just have to have one of the pieces in the front window … can we please come in?

They were both like little kids in a candy store and then Renee said, “I must have a piece of your art because I can feel all of the love and the light shining through.”   Me too.

Touched beyond belief and all I can say is that this big beautiful universe, wearing a straw hat, is hard at work on my behalf.

Thank you, Andrew & Renee! You made my day;)

the porthole of love © mara lee 2014

The Best Things

The best things in life are nearest:  Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you.  Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.  ~Robert Louis Stevenson


all rights reserved © 2013 Mara Lee
all rights reserved © 2013 Mara Lee

Aha Moments

Catch breath
We're Never Done, Until We're Done. - Mara Lee

For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life.  But there was always some obstacle in the way.  Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid.  Then life would begin.  At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.  ~Fr. Alfred D’Souza

A Wink and a Smile

smiley face
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. - Victor Hugo

Happiness Switch

happiness project
We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same. -Carlos Castaneda

The age of the earth is about 4.55 billion years (give or take … some would argue) and by the looks of things a majority of the most intelligent life on the planet haven’t found the secret to happiness.  

Maybe, it’s not a secret:)

… might have to rethink the most intelligent life on the planet part.


Email of the Day!

The Law Of The Wild says kill only when you are hungry.

Photographer Michel Denis-Huot, who captured these amazing pictures on safari in Kenya’s Masai Mara in October last year, said he was astounded by what he saw:

“These three brothers (cheetahs) have been living together since they left their mother at about 18 months old, he said. ‘On the morning we saw them, they seemed not to be hungry, walking quickly but stopping sometimes to play together. ‘At one point, they met a group of impala who ran away.. But one youngster was not quick enough and the brothers caught it easily’.”

These extraordinary scenes followed.

and then they just walked away without hurting him……….

May your day be filled with blessings!

Life is short… forgive quickly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably…and never regret anything that made you smile!

Have a great week!