Art and Words – A Mother's Love


There are times when only a Mother’s love

Can understand our tears,

Can soothe our disappoints

And calm all of our fears.

There are times when only a Mother’s love

Can share the joy we feel

When something we’ve dreamed about

Quite suddenly is real.

There are times when only a Mother’s faith

Can help us on life’s way

And inspire in us the confidence

We need from day to day.

For a Mother’s heart and a Mother’s faith

And a Mother’s steadfast love

Were fashioned by the Angels

And sent from God above.

– Carter Willams

In memory of
Audrey Gruger
May 17, 1930 – March 24, 2010

I’ll miss you Mom.
With Love,

Art and Words – More Room, More Colorful Hearts


By Rachel Awes

I am so inspired by Rachel’s blog over at “all i did was listen”.
I’ve been following her writing and beautiful art images for awhile
and when she opened her Etsy Shop a couple weeks ago,
I hopped over there and bought myself a print!

I think there is a lesson that many people realize at some
point in their lives and this print says it aptly,
clear out the clutter and make room for matters of the heart. period.
Love that!

This is me holding my print.
I framed it and have it hanging in my art studio for inspiration.


Thank you Rachel for your inspiring
art and words!

Art and Words – Body, Mind and Spirit

Nourished by the Mystery by L. Gruger

“If we look after the root of a tree,

the fragrance and flowering will come by itself.

If you look after the body, the fragrance of the

mind and spirit will come by itself.”

– BKS Iyengar

I was supposed to post this yesterday because I’m doing Art and Words on Fridays…but you know, life gets in the way sometimes.

I’m on day 6 of a raw food detox diet so I’ve been thinking a lot about nutrition and the health of the body lately. I’m doing it for fun and I also like to challenge myself and this is a way of eating I’ve never done before. All raw food! For a week! It’s hard! But I’m doing it.

It’s been a personal challenge to get through it! There are so many temptations!  I feel great though from what I’m eating and also for sticking with it.

I found the diet at the Detox Diet Divas website. I think I found it from a blog linked to a blog at The Kind Diet website which is a new book I bought by Alicia Silverstone that has great vegan recipes.

No, I’m not vegan but I like healthy recipes and reading about good nutrition. I can’t wait till Monday though when I can eat some Sweet Potato-Lentil Stew served over couscous or brown basmati rice…yumm! It’s a recipe from my new book! I love sweet potatoes and lentils, so I can’t wait!

Enjoy the Art and Words!


Art and Words – Wings to fly: tasting flight

Flying Toward a Slice of the Night by L. Gruger
Flying Toward a Slice of the Night by L. Gruger

“Once you have tasted flight,

you will forever walk the earth with your eyes

turned skyward, for there you have been,

and there you will always long to return.”

– Leonardo de Vinci

I’ve decided I’m not going to do the “An Artist’s Day Notes” on Fridays anymore. Time for change. Maybe I will pick it up again at a later date. Instead on Friday’s I’m going to pick a quote that I like and put it to an art image. These posts will be called “Art and Words”.  I won’t always be using my art, I may find other’s art that inspires me to go with the quote.

Hope you enjoy the Art and Words posts.