The Almost Vegetarian: Why I Found it Necessary to Start Eating Chicken Again

Some of you may know that 10 or so years ago, as per doctor’s orders, for my health, I became a vegetarian . Though it started out purely for my health, after a while, it became more about how our live stock is treated and slaughtered and just generally that I’m very high empathy andContinue reading “The Almost Vegetarian: Why I Found it Necessary to Start Eating Chicken Again”

Dealing with Problems

Dealing with health problems and other problems can feel overwhelming, scary, confusing and all kinds of other things. Most of the time, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and if you can, it’s best to focus on that. And also, being pro-active can be helpful, because you are doing “something” toContinue reading “Dealing with Problems”

Ribbon – Candy colored, silky satin, grosgrained, knobby silk, rustic jute and burlap-like

Like a lot of other sewers, I love and collect ribbon (and fabric)(and thread). It’s a passion, an addiction, maybe even a disease! Lol I’ve had many of my sewing patterns since I was in highschool. Some of my fabrics and ribbon spools, I have had since my early 20s. I even have some ofContinue reading “Ribbon – Candy colored, silky satin, grosgrained, knobby silk, rustic jute and burlap-like”

Favorite Watercolor Paints

As you may know from my past posts and my website,, I LOVE watercolors! But before I could love them, I had to overcome my fear of them! If you are a non painter or already love watercolors, you may be asking, “How can anyone be AFRAID of watercolors?” Well, it was all theContinue reading “Favorite Watercolor Paints”

Give Yourself Permission…

I find that often I feel guilty, especially when the weather is good, if I want to read a book, watch a movie or do some other fun thing. I’m sure I’m not the only person that ever feels this way. For me, I believe it stems from core beliefs that I was taught asContinue reading “Give Yourself Permission…”

Tips on Running an Etsy Store, #1

As a fulltime artist and sole proprietor of Butterfly Bunny Studio my goal is to paint and / or work on shop administration on a daily basis. While the painting part is fun, the administration part is not but it is necessary and most be done. Working on admin daily helps to reduce stress becauseContinue reading “Tips on Running an Etsy Store, #1”

Daily Art Supplies

My current on going art-supply-craze is Caran d’Ache Neocolor ii, Turner Acryl Gouache, Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground and the newest, Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor Sticks. I love these products so much that I am finding ways to add them to my daily art routine. I was introduced to Caran d’Ache Neocolor ii, Turner AcrylContinue reading “Daily Art Supplies”

Discovering Watercolors and My Favorite Watercolor Paper

From my youngest memories I was constantly coloring, painting or sewing. Luckily, my parents and grandparents encouraged me in this. One of my favorite Christmas gifts from my grandparents was a Disney drawing desk that had clear plastic overlays that taught you how to draw Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto! ByContinue reading “Discovering Watercolors and My Favorite Watercolor Paper”

My Christmas Wish for You

I woke up this morning feeling stupid-excited that it is Christmas Eve… despite the fact that we are going nowhere, seeing no one, eating nothing special and have no gifts! Infact, I believe I woke today with a true sense of “child-like” joy. There wasn’t much joy in my actual childhood and I’ve been searchingContinue reading “My Christmas Wish for You”

A Short Travel Stay-Cation in the Nashville Area

My best friend, Tammy, and I hadn’t seen eachother in 2 years! (Warning: there WILL BE excessive use of capitalization and exclamation points in this article! Lol) We’ve been trying to get together for a long time now but things kept getting in the way! Everything from family emergencies to a Global Pandemic has beenContinue reading “A Short Travel Stay-Cation in the Nashville Area”

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