a salute to my mom

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On Christmas Eve, my life changed. My Mother passed away while I was caring for her. She was a bright star that shined over me each and every day of my life, and she will continue to do so. I miss her so, but I know I will see that sweet face of hers again. Sending lots of love your way Mom.

Pauline Sage – Mother of 8 children. Pip leaves a husband of 64 years, seven children, eleven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one sister.

sooo long SAGE+L√ėVE, hello fine art

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It has been a hoot and a half. From outdoor shows across Colorado {in rain, sunshine and hail} to wholesale shows as far away as Las Vegas. We are closing our doors to our accessories business, SAGE+L√ėVE. ¬†Thank you to all our customers throughout years — keep rockin’ your buckle! ¬†{image via Getty/Huffington Post}

Our fine art business will continue as usual. We’re thinking bigger and more bold. So stay tuned and see what we have in store for you.¬†

violet green swallows


Now available: Museum Shop at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
30 W Dale St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903   |  719.634.5581

Earlier post: Almost completed, violet green swallows.¬† I’ve had this piece on the drawing board for well over a year, possibly longer. It’s a striking piece. 24″ x 48″.

“You can measure your worth by your dedication to your path …” {via Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, Big Magic}

closet case :: use it or lose it



When I took the time to really think about how every single item I owned made me feel, I realized that an overflowing wardrobe brought me nothing but stress. Sure, I liked shopping and instant gratification of a purchase, but after that initial buzz wore off, what was I left with? Too many clothes and not enough hangers, that’s what. ~¬†Lucie Thompson

While looking for images to best visualize my ultimate closet, I came across this perfectly written article by Lucie Thompson ::¬†I Purged 100 Items From My Closet & Changed My Life. Ladies {and guys}, it’s time to minimize.