Peter Rabbit

Here’s a little Beatrix Potter inspired Peter Rabbit to brighten up your Sunday morning!

Voyages Phoenix

Hey everyone! I’ve had the honor of being featured in Voyages Phoenix’s Artistic Voyage article as a trending local artist today. A more in-depth article featuring an interview with me is in the works, and I will post the interview once it’s available to view. For now, feel free to check out the article as…

MerMay Days

Hey all! I am not behind on creating for MerMay but I have been behind on posting my creations, so today is my catch up day! Enjoy!

A Fighter Named E.

E. That’s what I will call the man who I met today (for anonymity purposes). We spent two hours talking about anything and everything: life as a cancer patient, family, society, politics, religion, you name it. Despite my social anxiety, I really enjoy meeting new people because I believe that we each have valuable insight…

Sunday at Bearizona

I woke up early on Sunday, and Mosha had gone to the lake to fish some more, so I went back to bed for a few hours. Once he was back, we both showered and checked out of the hotel and headed off to Bearizona, which was only one exit away off the freeway. Bearizona…

Saturday in Williams, AZ

This past weekend Mosha and I took a trip up to Williams, AZ, which is located about 30 miles NW of Flagstaff, and 1 hour south of the Grand Canyon. Our original plan was to go up there to take Andrew to Bearizona, an open wildlife park, but Friday night/Saturday morning Andrew came down with…


We decided to stop by the nearby pond to feed the ducks on the way home from my doctor’s appointment today.

One week down!

Sorry for the pensive face, but I’m about to wrap up week one of chemo, and I went to go pee only to realize that I had my underwear on inside out all day. I choose to blame this oversight on Lyle, and I am also choosing to focus on the fact that inside out…

Southern Rail

I had a lovely brunch with Mosha today at Southern Rail, next door to Changing Hands Bookstore. BT Original Grilled Cheese: four cheeses, cheesy focaccia style bread, red pepper tomato soup and roasted chicken Buttermilk Biscuit & Chorizo Sausage Sandwich: fried eggs, apple slaw, tomato and aioli

Prepping for Tomorrow’s Show

“Make sure you rest today. I want to make sure you’re feeling well enough to handle tomorrow.” The tomorrow that Mosha speaks of is the Veteran’s Benefit Car Show downtown where KGDM Life will be performing. The show is from 10am-3pm, and they will be performing around noon, multiple sets if I’m not mistaken, with…

Walking the kids.

Decided to take these two rascals out for a walk this morning. I learned my lesson that they need to be walked separately because Nicki is wild, wanting to chase after everything, while Milo is calm and stays by my side.

Diversity = beauty.

Latest spread in my art journal. Supplies: Copic markers Dylusions acrylic matte paint Black and white fineliners JD stamps JLB stamps Stampin’ Up ink Modge Podge (matte finish) Dylusions large art journal

22/365: Teddy the Therapy Dog

Teddy the Therapy Dog DOB: 6.16.13 109 lbs. Fave trick: Shake Fave toy: Anything that squeaks Fave Food: Sour cream coffee cake


Wearing my fave Mickey sweater (thanks @monabeille @brittyzombiehunter) for church and family day! 😃 Also rocking my fresh septum piercing that I got done last night.

19/365: The Sketchbook Project

I am grateful to have a hubby who pushes me and supports my craft. I am also pretty excited to participate in The Sketchbook Project, where my sketchbook will become a permanent part of the Brooklyn Art Library’s (BAL) collection beginning June 2018! I will be working on my sketchbook from now until April, when…

18/365 : Jane Davenport!

I was fortunate enough to meet this beautiful soul today! She radiates creativity, and I had a blast art journaling with her.

Mini update

Well, I suppose I am long overdue for a medical/life update. Normally around this time I would be taking a nap, but there’s currently a technician in my house doing technical things, so I can’t go have a nap until after he’s done. Honestly, I should probably try and stay awake until this evening anyway…


Today I added a prayer for my fellow warriors onto the prayer wall. Fight on. ✊🏽

Fun stuff!

Tagged by: @calindor AHMAGOD I GOT TAGGED IN SOMETHING AND I AM SO EXCITED! Rules: Answer 20 questions, then tag 20 followers that you want to get to know better. 1) Name: Holly Marie 2) Nicknames: Holly, Vyne (pronounced Vine, not Vin), Vee, The Baby (by family), Hollz, Holly Berry, Hozza/Hoz, Goose 3) Height: 5ft…


Swatching my new watercolor palette in my art journal.


Vet checkup for his arthritis.


Good food, good people, good times.


The reality of brain cancer. This custom-fitted mesh mask is used to bolt me down on the table while radiation beams are pinpointed at Lyle. This happens 5 times a week for 4 weeks straight.


“Be not afraid of going slow. Be afraid only of standing still.”


Cancer hurts those who fight from the sidelines, but it cannot cripple love. Thank you @monabeille @brittyzombiehunter @finchstacey for campaigning for me. Click here to visit fund.


“You never know how strong you are until being strong becomes the only choice you have.”


“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

Lil Munster

My little munster, made with oil paint, gelatos, and washi tape.

Bucket List Item #1

When you are faced with terminal cancer, one of the things that you inevitably end up doing is evaluating the things you want to do before you die. I was fortunate enough that my family accommodated one of my last wishes by planning a family trip to Disney this last May, where I was able…