Wednesday, December 23, 2009


This is it, folks. We leave today. The house sitter comes soon, to get settled in. The winter storms are advancing across Iowa. We leave just in time for freezing rain and snow to arrive. I will miss my new studio. I left out my paints and paper, hoping that like the shoemaker and the elves, the art elves would have fun creating while I was gone.
The bags are being packed, repacked, things shuffled around as we try to get everything into our one "free" piece of luggage.

I probably won't be able to post and so it's going to seem like a long time until we talk again.
If I don't have access to a computer I'll be back on line January 3rd. So, mark your calendars and don't think I have closed up shop and moved on to something else. I'll be back.
I leave you with this picture of the barn and my studio on the second floor. It's bleak, the color is inside the building. That's how our days look right now, gray, white and shades of brown.
I am so blessed that soon I will see green, turquoise and bright colors. It will refresh my soul.

Good friends, enjoy this season. Connect up with your friends and family. But, most of all find time to create. Find a way to work it into the day. It will keep you centered. It will connect you to your soul. It will make you smile.

:)Bea Create and make your soul joyful.


  1. I will miss your posts Bea. Be careful, enjoy yourself. Relax, take lots of pictures, laugh. I wish you peace and joy. Will look forward to your return to blog land. Can't wait to see what you do when you get back to your studio. :) I will be taking some time off myself, to replenish my soul. Until then.......

  2. And, I yours, Yvonne. We are in for an exciting 2010 aren't we? I expect we will challenge each other to grow and learn new things. AND, THAT'S A GOOD THING. :)Bea

  3. Absolutely gorgeous photo!
    Have a safe and happy trip, and Merry Christmas, Bea!

  4. that is a gorgeous photo, worthy of an Andrew wyeth painting
    Have fun

  5. Your barn/studio should be a painting -!!! I see alot of inspiration within its walls!!! Have a wonderful holiday!!!

  6. Enjoy your time away, I am sure you'll be back with all sorts of creative ideas and lots of pictures to share!
    Have a wonderful Holiday!!

  7. Lucky you - just as the next storm is coming - good timing.

    And it's lucky you can be creative - most people never get around to it.

    Enjoy your holiday and Merry Xmas!

  8. That's a lovely photo of the barn. Now I'm in my new studio, though with much sorting to do, I hope I can create some more.

    See you on 3rd. xxxx

  9. All the best to you and your family in the New Year 2010!

  10. Oh, have a wonderful trip! your studio looks so beautiful in the snow. I mentioned you on my blog today ;)
    Thanks for the recommendation of Emily's Ghost. I love love loved it!

  11. have some fun in the sun!

  12. Happy Trails to you as you traverse across the tundra to Iowa...May God bless and Protect you on this pilgrmage to beloved family members.
    spelling is questionable at this time of night but HAPPY new year to us all. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

    freezing temperatures are here to stay in Ohio!