Our Big Life Moments!

I want to have as many moments like this in my lifetime.

I’ve already had a handful, thank God, but I know there’s more to come!

I think it’s important to remember those BIG SHINING MOMENTS you’ve had in life – the ones that make you feel JUST THE WAY this video illustrates. We have all had some, where we feel like “THIS IS MY BIG MOMENT.”

MY MOMENTS (listed chronologically):

  • Getting the “biggest fish” award at Camp as a teen.
  • Getting the biggest and longest laugh on stage in High School.
  • Basically every moment I ever spent on stage in High School.
  • Finishing my BFA presentation at Art School.
  • Setting up my first caricature stand at a local fair (I felt like a real entrepreneur)
  • Getting hired at my first really great-paying job (I knew I had officially become an independent woman).
  • Every single award-winning moment I had in Toastmasters (there were many, praise God)!
  • My wedding day (the happiest day of my life).
  • Holding my baby daughter for the first time.
  • Holding my baby boy for the first time.
  • Interviewing Julia Cameron in Sedona, in person!

I realize I have a lot of “MOMENTS.” The truth is, I believe we should all have long lists like this. The trick is, RECOGNIZING those moments as they happen to us. GRAB the moment. HOLD ON to it. And raise those hands in the air to give praise when you experience that moment.

Make your LIFE one BIG MOMENT!

Anyone else want to share their BIG SHINING MOMENTS?


FREE Delivery from the Create-A-Way Car!

Only TWO WEEKS left for ANYONE, ANYWHERE to request a free original art postcard in the mail.

It’s a delightful launch intro to a new program I have called “Art In My Mailbox” (AIMM).

So what’s up with the Station Wagon?

I think I’ll call it my “Create-A-Way Car.”

My Nana and Soupy (Grandmother and Great-Grandmother) had one ever since I can remember and they traveled everywhere in it. They collected travel stickers from every State and Province they visited (including Hawaii) and stuck ’em on their rear windshield. Every time I see a Station Wagon like this I get misty-eyed, thinking about my Nana and Soupy (I call them my “Wise Women,” both in the heavenly realm now).

They lived together in a condo in Richmond Hill, Ontario, hence the license plate salute to my birth nation.

My CAW Car is traveling all over the world, thanks to a couple AIMM requests from Australia! Looking forward to collecting a wide variety of travel stickers from all over the USA, Canada, and elsewhere!

So contact me for a free “Art in My Mailbox” and your home location will be featured on the CAW Car too!  🙂

Loving this mailbox adventure!

Art in My Mailbox (AIMM) – NEW Charitable Program at CAW!

Examples for the “Draw Me Happy” AIMM Program

I’m sending fun little cartoony postcards in the mail to my nephew this week to support and encourage him as he gets used to his new school. And a new idea suddenly hit me.

I have always enjoyed sending postcards and letters in the mail, but I have definitely slacked over the past couple years, sending cards mostly at Christmas now. Facebook, Twitter, and email has replaced the postal system to many people when it comes to personal communication (I regret to say for me as well). We so rarely get to open our mailbox and be greeted by a friendly letter or postcard from a loved one.

I think, “Why haven’t I gotten a letter from someone in so long?”

Well, DUH!

Because I haven’t SENT a letter to anyone in so long! People are much more likely to be prompted to write to you when you take the lead and send them a letter first (even a postcard). So my suggestion is, if there’s someone you want to get a letter from, start writing to them first!

And the truth is, it delights me simply to send a letter or a postcard, just knowing I’m going to surprise someone I love with the gift of a letter. Getting a response in the mail is a bonus to me. I truly think of my letters and postcards as GIFTS. No response required.


Whee! This TRULY delights me!

Sign up on my website to subscribe to AIMM for 4 months (only $5) or 1 year (only $15) and you will receive a monthly AIMM postcard, custom designed for you! The categories to choose from are: Draw me Happy, Inspire Me, Surprise Me, and Angel/Fairy in My Mailbox.

AND – 100% of the profits (after paying for postage) from the AIMM Program go to fund the Young Artist CAW Scholarships!

If you want to learn more about the Young Artist CAW Scolarship Program, please visit my “CAWses” webpage!

I plan to create these postcards with anything from markers, to watercolors, to collage, depending on where the muse takes me. YOU GET THE ORIGINAL hand-created postcard art in your mailbox. FUN, eh?

I also offer a FREE SAMPLE of AIMM just because I’m so excited about it.

SO, YIPPEE! YAHOO!! I’m having fun with this!

I hope to delight some people soon in the mail!