Lifetime Skills – Imagine!

She realized at a young age that even the smallest wings could take her far and wide. Her wings were an extension of her life journey, and even though they remained small, their strength sustained her throughout her life. Her tiny wings remain unseen by others but, she knows exactly when and how to use them. A skill learned over a lifetime.

Author – Belinda @maddbeesstudio

News from the studio.

On June 8, I received an email from a publisher asking me if I would be interested in writing a short story for their upcoming book. The title of the book is Life Lessons from Grandparents. I am so honored to be part of this book publication. I have been so lucky to have grandparents in my life from childhood into adulthood. As a child, my grandparents were always there for me. Because of them and my mom and dad, I learned what it means to be a grandparent. I learned so much from my grandparents; they were always available. My mom’s parents became the subject of my short story. I choose to write about my Grandmother Florence. Her story is one of heartbreak from an early age to a joyful determination in her later years. I have uploaded my story to the publisher, and they responded back to me that it is one of the most powerful, heartwrenching stories they have ever received. They also realized her story is at the core of life’s ups and downs, a remarkable journey. I think I told the story my grandmother could never tell herself. I am honored to be part of this book along with other authors. I will share the release date once I receive it.

Upcoming Live Interview

Announcing my live interview on Blog Talk Radio on the Life Lessons Network with Rick Tocquigny scheduled for January 6, 2016, at 11:00 A.M. MST. The link to my interview is:

I have been working with the company Gracefully Yours over the last year, and they have licensed four of my art pieces for my first boxed set of greeting cards. My boxed set title “Encouragement- You’ve Got Wings” is precisely how I view the world and how I approach my art. My theme throughout my art process from the beginning has always been encouragement through art, find your joy and just begin. I am so thrilled to have this opportunity to work with Gracefully Yours.

You can find my cards on their web page at:

Gracefully Yours is a division of Artbeat of America. I love that Gracefully Yours is about spreading joy and encouragement.

I hope you will have a chance to listen to my interview on January 6th. If you miss the live interview, it will be available On-Demand on Blog Talk Radio on the Life Lessons Network.

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Big Announcement Coming!

I am drafting a Press Release for my company MADD Bees Studio.  Are you interested in getting to know me better?  Keep your eye on my blog for a huge announcement.

I Believe………

I believe in love. Not love at first sight. I believe in the kind of love that grows over time and is constant.

I believe in 1st, 2nd and 3rd chances. What you choose to do with once given the opportunity of 1st, 2nd and 3rd chances will make or break you.

I believe in TRUE. Being true helps you to be real.

I believe in mistakes. Make mistakes make lots of them. Making mistakes is like taking risks. You never know if what you are risking will be worth the effort. It could turn out to be the biggest mistake of your life but, it will be worth it. You will have the answer you seek.

I believe in gratitude. It affords you the opportunity to show appreciation. To spread kindness, around the universe.

I believe in grace. The acceptance of grace can fill you with extraordinary acquiescence. Sometimes, grace is your best hope.

I believe in resolve. It takes a lot of courage to stand firmly and not settle. Resolve happens when abjuration sets in. Look for the answer without self-sacrifice. It may not be the answer you hoped to find. Maybe you ask the wrong question. Never give up or give in.

I believe in brave. Be fearless, and venturesome. Run down the least appealing path. You may find that you have more strength by taking the most temerarious path. It may turn out to be the biggest challenge of your life. Be Brave and trust in your decisions.

I believe in atonement. No one is perfect and it takes a lot of courage to admit that you are wrong. We all have to fail at something. When we fail we begin to understand how fragile life is. Failing teaches us to show empathy towards others.

I believe in sorrow. Sorrow brings tears. Tears give us the ability to let go of hurt and sadness. Without sorrow, there would be no joy. Sorrow and joy give us emotional balance.

New Adventures – Licensed Artist

I have always been a gardener. I love flowers all kinds of flowers. When we first moved into our home, we had beautiful landscaping in our back yard. The stones placed in our landscape ran from the back yard down to the front, and a cute pathway runs along the side of our house. Surprisingly in our tiered back yard there was not one flower planted. Off the kitchen nothing but lovely stones in a semi-circle. I had a beautiful canvas waiting to fill with color. So I went about creating the flower gardens I always admired in books and garden magazines. I planted perennials in a manner that allowed us new flowers blooming every two weeks during the Spring and Summer. I filled in with annuals. I have always enjoyed garden flags beautifully printed in vivid colors. I have some of my first garden flags I purchased long ago. The colors are just as bright as they were the day I bought them. The brand I bought is labeled Toland. They make the most brilliantly colored garden flags.

I am so excited to announce that I am now a Toland Garden Flag licensed artist.  I can’t wait to receive my samples. I will share pictures with you once they arrive. I really do believe in the dream.