TAP Transfer Artist Paper CLASS Blog Hop

 We’re getting together to spread the word about my NEW online class: Create with TAP Transfer Paper Mastering the Art of Transfer on Multiple Surfaces Here’s the stellar lineup: June 26 – Christine Urias – Scrap Time June 27 – Karen Watson — The Graphics Fairy June 28 – Judy Coates Perez – Judy Coates Perez June 29 – Theresa Wells Stifel […]

Levels of Importance

  Bob Schieffer, host of Face the Nation, the show I don’t watch that follows the one I do,  Sunday Morning, called this the ‘week from hell and back’ for out nation. “Yes,” I thought, “another reminder that the universe is so much bigger, so much more complex, than my own little world here on the farm. […]

Sometimes You Just Have to Let Go

Some of you may have been following my progress to be in the present moment for the last few weeks. Knowing that it takes at least a month to create a new habit, I wanted to hold myself accountable by blogging about my efforts.Things went really well for 24 days and then the Universe/God decided to test my […]

Present Time Post #15

I became aware of something new today. When you give yourself and your attention to another, there is only present time. Asking “How can I help, how can I be here for you?” places you instantly present in the moment. When your attention is fully on helping another, you get out of your head and […]

Present TIme Post #11

dancing in the sunlight Children only know how to live in the now. The have a hard time waiting for anything because all they know is NOW. They are quick to forgive and forget because now is all that matters. They don’t understand hurry. It is all about what is happening right now. They don’t […]

Present Time Post #5

  Anyone who has ever travelled to teach or take a class knows what it’s like the day before you leave: hunting, gathering, last minute items to pick up, ziploc bags, stapling, notes to the TSA, printing out itineraries, checking in online! (gotta go do that right now – BRB!) OK, so where was I? […]

52 PickUp: A year of Inspiration and Motivation

Make 2013 YOUR year Stay on track Stay inspired Stay focused Stay accountable to your dreams Join Lesley Riley for a year of inspiration & motivation delivered weekly to your inbox 52 PickUp begins Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 REGISTRATION STARTS NOW! MAKES A GREAT GIFT (to yourself or a favorite someone) Sign up before midnight […]

Odd Bird Sighting Down Under

Let’s see if I remember how to do this. I’ve been so busy over at Artist Success that I have woefully neglected this blog. I apologize. I am full of good intentions but well….you understand. Your life is probably as busy as my own. Somehow the things we have to do expand into whatever time […]


When you get to a certain age, the word sweetheart takes on a whole new meaning.  Don’t get me wrong, my husband of 40 years is still #1 in my book. Always has been, always will be. But when I think of the word sweetheart, it’s these faces that come to mind. We gathered together last night […]

Are You Pretty?

It’s pretty powerful. Are you ready? Rated R for language What do you think? Let’s talk.