One day she…


She was tired of worrying about this and that and what was going on around her. She had no control over any of it. She would sit and worry about all these things as she had done for many years that got her nowhere. It was wearing her down and she was unable to enjoy the life she had been given. It was time to let go of what she had no control over. It was hard but as she stepped outside with the cool breeze, warm sun and the birds chirping so beautifully she knew she couldn’t waste it over things she had no control over.

So, one day she simply decided to be happy.


Soul Collaboration Week 4!

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Well, my friends the end of our Soul Collaboration has come. I have enjoyed the journey in creating with these ladies and taking their beautiful art to create one extra special piece. If you’re new to my blog and wondering what’s up here is a recap:

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I had a hard time trying to figure out what to create for my final piece as each one was so beautiful and I didn’t want to cut them up. Here are the final pieces!

Stephanie Schutze I love how she kept all of our images together as an art wall and painted a young lady admiring it all!


Shawn Petite I love the warmth and how she took special parts of each piece of art and brought them together into hearts!soul-collaboration-finale-pic

Here is mine along with the video showing the proces! I had such a fun time creating this with these ladies!!



Thank you for stopping by, have a great day and always know that you are strong, brave and most importantly loved. 🙂

Soul Collaboration Week Three

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We are at week 3, wow, time has really flown by! So, here is a recap of what myself and these three other beautifully talented ladies are doing.

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Below are the pieces that each of the other ladies have done! Next week we are taking each of our pieces, printing them out and each of us will create one piece that brings us altogether!  We will each be showing the process of putting the pieces together into piece of beautiful art. I can’t wait, although now that I think about it, I don’t want to be cutting up their pieces to add to mine. I might have to just make one really big piece of art! 

Do take some time to visit with them, you won’t be sorry!

Shawn Petite
Beautiful Soul dragonfly print collaboration fly collaboration Love heart love makes

Stephanie Schutze
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Irma De Jager

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Soul Collaboration Week One

soul collaboration January 2016

The time has come my friends!! This is the start of week one for our Soul Collaboration and I am so happy to be a part of these awesome, creative and talented ladies!

This piece along with many others are close to my heart. As some days, well not some but most days I struggle with my insecurities of fear of doubt. You know, who am I, am I good enough, why doesn’t this work, what am I doing wrong, what if I do this or that and it doesn’t work, why am I doing this, etc…I find that way of thinking brings on anger and frustration real quick for me. I learned a few years ago that I can change those negative thoughts to positive by focusing on good words and scriptures and thinking about them over and over throughout the day. (yea, I am still learning as my mind wanders) The words on the piece below are one of the things I tell myself and it’s from Proverbs 31:25. It’s amazing though how my focus shifts from being down and out to things looking up again and my fears and doubts seem to fade away.

In all that I need you to know, that no matter what you are going through focus on the good things and know that you are strong, dignified and most importantly loved by Him.

Below you will see the supply list and video in how I created this piece and do take some time to visit the other artists as you won’t be disappointed!!
Shawn Petite
Stephanie Schutze
Irma De Jager

art, mixed media, soul collaboration, Cassandra Cushman, mixed media art, 6x6 art

Supplies used:
Deco Art paints
She is clothed is a stencil I made
Deco Art Gesso
Deco Art Modeling Paste
Walnut Ink
Mod Podge