Sunday, September 20, 2015

Always learning

I feel like I am always learning a new skill and that is a good thing. I spent most of yesterday learning how to write of press release and creating a press kit for 12 book by robin layton. Of course, I must have David edit and review my work because I am not a writer. But it is done! I also did a bunch of house cleaning, adding meta data for SEO and such. Ready for the public. A press release from the Seahawks is going out and I am very, very excited for Robin! Woo Hoo.

Saturday, September 19, 2015


I was watching some random movie this morning while I worked, and it was focused on Buddhas. I find Buddhas fascinating. The word Buddha means "awakened one" or "the enlightened one". 



1. Nothing is lost in the universe The first truth is that nothing is lost in the universe. Matter turns into energy, energy turns into matter. A dead leaf turns into soil. A seed sprouts and becomes a new plant. Old solar systems disintegrate and turn into cosmic rays. We are born of our parents, our children are born of us. We are the same as plants, as trees, as other people, as the rain that falls. We consist of that which is around us, we are the same as everything. If we destroy something around us, we destroy ourselves. If we cheat another, we cheat ourselves. Understanding this truth, the Buddha and his disciples never killed any animal. 

 2. Everything Changes The second universal truth of the Buddha is that everything is continuously changing. Life is like a river flowing on and on, ever-changing. Sometimes it flows slowly and sometimes swiftly. It is smooth and gentle in some places, but later on snags and rocks crop up out of nowhere. As soon as we think we are safe, something unexpected happens. Once dinosaurs, mammoths, and saber-toothed tigers roamed this earth. They all died out, yet this was not the end of life. Other life forms like smaller mammals appeared, and eventually humans, too. Now we can even see the Earth from space and understand the changes that have taken place on this planet. Our ideas about life also change. People once believed that the world was flat, but now we know that it is round. 

 3. Law of Cause and Effect The third universal truth explained by the Buddha is that there is continuous changes due to the law of cause and effect. This is the same law of cause and effect found in every modern science textbook. In this way, science and Buddhism are alike. The law of cause and effect is known as karma. Nothing ever happens to us unless we deserves it. We receive exactly what we earn, whether it is good or bad. We are the way we are now due to the things we have done in the past. Our thoughts and actions determine the kind of life we can have. If we do good things, in the future good things will happen to us. If we do bad things, in the future bad things will happen to us. Every moment we create new karma by what we say, do, and think. If we understand this, we do not need to fear karma. It becomes our friend. It teaches us to create a bright future. 
The Buddha said, 
"The kind of seed sown will produce that kind of fruit. 
Those who do good will reap good results. 
Those who do evil will reap evil results. 
 If you carefully plant a good seed, 
You will joyfully gather good fruit." 

The Buddha, A Film by David Grubin

Bigger than life

More delectable papers flowers, I just can not get enough! Tiffanie Turner and for or more beauty visit her on instagram

Monday, September 14, 2015

End of the summer treats

We went from summer to fall to winter in ONE week. I hope my Coneflowers and Cosmos last a couple of more weeks. 

Tuesday, September 08, 2015


I am trying something different to motivate myself to get my blog-mojo back, 10 day Blog Makeover Challenge just for fun. It does seem a little chaotic because it is all on Facebook, and all the comments and challenges are all jumbled together. Not sure I will be able to finish, but in the meantime, it is a little something different.

Mission statement for Something to Say, See and Savor (littlesomethings). 

*Littlesomethings* is a digital storage unit for all the amazing art that makes me giggle, people I admire, ideas that I wish I had come up with first, recipes that my mom and I would try out, my flower photography, something coolly sewn together, anything to do with a rock, a tree branch or old, worn out box … and so much more. It is the place where I challenge myself to write when I think I can not, to share my illustrations and design work when I feel a shy about doing so, to talk about life, my family, peaks and valleys, discover something about me that I did not know. And the cherry on top of the blog, make some wonderful friends. And my design/illustration blog

Day 2: If your blog was a place, where would it be?
*Littlesomethings* is an antique, overstuffed chair and ottoman in front a crackling fire; snuggled into a brightly colored, modern quilt; falling into an interesting book with a glass of moderately priced Cabernet Sauvignon; in the library of a 2500 sq ft cabin in Montana. My blog imagery on Pinterest.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Fun Flowers!

I found Kate Alarcon's The Cobra Lily, Unusual Paper Flowers and Plants, Handmade in the Pacific Northwest and I am in love! Also on instagram!