Mmmhhhh, You Smell, Dude….


Cologne? Please!

No really, it can be overwhelming at times.

Women have a lower level of olfactory levels: in other words, we smell things easier than you do.

With that said, I’ve been on the elevator at work and have smelled mens’ cologne on men that are not even there with me.

What’s the deal? And, really, we don’t care that much about how you smell.

Let me give you a bit of advice… from a woman’s standpoint, of course.

!. DO NOT spray your cologne on your clothes… such a no-no. We don’t need to smell it like that. It’s actually quite offensive.

2. DO spray your freshly showered body (and I do mean body, not clothes,) with a few sprits of cologne (like 4, Dude.) Your pours are open after you get out of the shower, and we’d rather smell your cologne in passing, not while you’re there with us.

3. DO hit key points: the back of your neck, your chest, inside your wrists (one, each) and in between your knees. Awesome!

4. DO NOT spray more because you can’t smell it: go back to my 2nd paragraph.

This is my humble opinion, and it’s what I/we do. If my perfume is too strong, please tell me, because I will certainly tell you.

Peace & blessings…


And What Shall I Call It?

I was thinking about writing a book.

No, let me be clear: I’ve wanted to write a book for the last 25 years, but my insecurities have kept me stuck on page 1.

Being 50+ is an entirely new place in life. It’s full of ‘I-don’t-give-a-damn’ thinking, so honesty is the only policy. Alice Walker once said that you can never be a great author unless you can be honest. I totally understand.

That’s the cool part about being creative: it does not stop with one medium. I create great meals, decorate my home like a professional, buy all the new, cool stuff from online art stores, and am totally a victim of ADD! I really don’t think there’s anything I can’t do, but God knows I need focus! I realize that I am here to bring beauty and life to the world, whether it’s through the written or spoken word, or on canvas or graphically correct.

This (being a creative soul) is the hardest and most rewarding job I’ve ever had!

Light + Love to All

50 Shades of Gray

Nope. This is not my synopsis of the trilogy, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ although I must say it was yummy! This is my homage to graphite.

I’ve always loved graphite, and I think some of my best work was done with 50 shades of gray pencils. Below is some of my work, and a few pieces by an amazing graphite artist, Terry Miller! Enjoy!

And a few of mine…