Monday, December 16, 2013

Studio3Ten - A Cardinal Story

 A Cardinal Story:

After learning more about Suzanne Millius,  there were so many things in common, I felt a nudge to reach out to her so I wrote her an email to say Hi and connect:
I’m so happy I found you and absolutely love your art and style.  You truly speak to my soul and its as if you speak my heart.  Fashion, art and music have a place in my heart too.  My father (in heaven now) was an artist, graphic designer and sang beautiful songs.  He too loved antiques, Clearwater songs and art….. somehow I’m thinking HE is the one who guided me to find you.  Also, my dad is from Creve Coeur, ILL – also Midwest.   My sister (also in heaven now) is the one who brought the little red bird (our cardinal) to me the day she died – she has inspired me to inspire others with love, hope and inspiration and the journey with our little red bird.  It is amazing how many can connect to our little red bird.

Suzanne wrote back:
I am convinced we all cross paths with one another - for a reason. Sometimes its a reason that may not be initially clear - other times - its not until later one, we are able to make the connection. as to why. I think we are here to learn - so the people we encounter - is part of the learning process. So.....that said, you found me for a reason. :)

The cardinal for me - has always been a reoccurring theme in my life - but it was a delayed recognition - in that, in hindsight - its clear. It was there all someone giving me a distinct message.  But did not know it or see it at the time.

I also have this strange connection with 11:11, 11:10, 11:12.........

I had so much art and music growing up. My grandmother - Evelyn - she was such an amazing woman. I used to go over to her house as a child, and she would draw trees with cardinal in them. So I would too.....She was sweet, kind, wise - and funny. In mind - we are all perfect - but some of us have a great deal to learn, she was just a wise soul.  Aside from her drawing these.....she collected them. and just weirdly they just always seem to 'appear' through out my life..........

She passed away years ago - but I had a very difficult time with her loss. VERY hard. Just watching her sorta crumble away.....ugh. so so difficult. I remember my mother held a 'memorial of life' for her - the grounds it was held was a beautiful house/mansion - that around here you can rent out....anyway, I did a portrait of her and gave to my mother - that was there, along with tons of photos, videos of her.....she touched so many lives......I just remember feeling numb....and I went upstairs to 'catch my breath'.....and while standing looking out the window.....I felt/though - 'I miss you..............' and began to cry. at that moment, the trees were FILLED with red was winter, and it was both stunning - powerful........but as a I cried - I thought 'oh my goodness......... you are not really gone.......are you?' and wow. it was just powerful. So I continued to see them. and then what started to happen as when I would struggle with something in my life - or...anything I was having a hard time processing.....a cardinal would appear.

its funny since opening this shop - the cardinals, I have had COUNTLESS people message me, and they tell me their own cardinal stories. it just blows me away.

Suzanne Millius
Artist ::: Poet ::: Dream Chaser '*+ * .*.¸.•´+ ´¨¨* .*;

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Faces Behind the Pages that Inspire - Meme

I love how the author of the book, "Faces Behind the Pages that Inspire" quoted me and put this meme together.
My story is its own chapter in this wonderful book put together by Lori Rekowski!

Twin Tree Healing

I'm so blessed with so many sisters...... sisters I've gained since Mary left this earth.
It's magical how these beautiful like minded - same soul women have come into my life.
Two of the newest are Greta and Ali with Twin Tree Healing!  They are actually sisters and I am proud to connect with them and call them soul sisters!
They have a beautiful FB page and are hosts on a You Tube Channel - like Little Red Bird,  they too spread LOVE, Hope & Inspiration.

I was honored this week when they honored me as their "Lightworker of the Week" ~  this is their beautiful post they shared on their FB page:

Everyday we meet such incredible people bringing positivity, love, and light to the world. Every week we honor a different person as the "Lightworker of the Week." If you know of someone you would like to recommend to be featured, please send us a message at!

We fell in love with Jennifer Combs Brocato's facebook page: Little Red Bird a few months back now and had to share her with the TTH community!

"Little Red Bird Chirps promotes HOPE, LOVE, Inspiration and motivation through Positive Living!
In a time of heartache and despair, when life just didn't seem fair, a little red cardinal flew to my side
and for a moment, made the ache disappear. That was just the the little red bird chirp chirp chirps everywhere."

Furthermore, Jennifer has a blog in honor of her sister Mary who passed away March 22nd 2008.
It is because of her that Little Red Bird is here.... it appeared the day she died and never left her side.
The blog started out as a place to cherish her, and now it is not only that, but a place to cherish the magical and mystical signs and synchronicities that have become her life since she left the earth..... you are welcome to visit and follow along.
It's pretty fun !

Here's to spreading more LOVE into the world!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Angel Mary - Christmas Ornament

It's so amazing the timing things arrive in your path.
I had been crying after seeing two of the stray kittens that I had been caring for in the busy road.  They had been hit by a car within 6 feet of each other on Sunday night, Dec 8th.  It really broke my heart seeing them so close to each other.......the very next day my friend/soul sister, Mary Mullins sent me a picture of an ornament she had never seen before that was in her box of Christmas items.

My heart just skipped a beat - it took my breath away...... It looks exactly like my sweet sister Mary!!!! And she is holding a cardinal!
It was exactly what I needed.  It was comfort from above. Truly magical.  My sister is still here.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Happy Birthday Dad - I know your still here!

I just walked Honey with Chad - there were half a dozen robins following us and then 1 vibrant red cardinal that flew in our path.  I said to Chad, "Wow I haven't seen the Robin around lately, what a sweet treat this is!"..... then I realized why they were here- ITS MY DADS BIRTHDAY today!!

Of course the robins are here - he sent them!  He always surprises me with the Robin.... and I always associate Mary as our cardinal! 

My dad woulda turned 70 this month! I like to honor him this month - it's because of him that I know unconditional LOVE, forgiveness, hope, belief in dreams coming true, non judgement and FAITH. He inspired me to be me and to not compare.... He reminded me we are all unique and have a purpose! Just be the best YOU and be grateful! I can still feel his spirit with me even though he's been gone 20 years this year! He has been and always will be one of my angels!