Friday, December 31, 2010

BlessiNgs of MotHeR NatuRe

MotHeR NatuRe suRe has a gRaNd way of sHowiNg us how much she loves us
iMage by

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

tReNd Setter

tHaNk You Gypsy Jo for featuring as a
Scrapbook aNd Photography 'Trend Setter'at:

In the GaRdeN can also be found in aNotHeR cReAtive gaRdeN at:

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Gift of WoRds

soMetiMes through all the hustle aNd bustle of the Holiday Season we teNd to forget even the smallest of gifts that life can bRiNg. fRoM the waRmth of a hoMe, the coMpaNy of faMily aNd fRieNds, a good deed of service, an act of kindness or the siMplicity of silence aNd reflection upon the years past but most of all woRds of gratitude.
A holiday should merely reMiNd us of the daily iMpoRtaNce of how we can bRiNg woRds of waRmth aNd kindness to soMeoNes woRld, rather tHaN the actual act of material goods to be given or expected that we so commonly associate with.

That we eNd each day by valuing aNd appreciating the siMple gift of woRds.

tHaNk You to those who have been so generous aNd kiNd, who have given of their services, good deeds aNd support. Who have loved aNd cared uNcoNditioNally without expectations. Who have left kiNd woRds of waRmth upon the door step of Poetic GaRdeN.
I give back in return my gratitude aNd tiMeless woRds of tHaNk You through the details aNd woRds left within the aRt WoRk aNd taleNts that God has given to me.
May this day aNd all the days to coMe fiNd you in peace. That we may always be iNspiRed to excHaNge the siMple act of kindness through the siMplicity of woRds.
Happy Holidays fRoM

Friday, December 17, 2010


“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” ~Gail Devers

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


MotHeR NatuRe sure has a Magical way in showing us how Beautiful we aRe. Have a Peaceful Day fRoM

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Poetic GaRdeNs jourNal

TakiNg Flight

Inhale aNd believe what I see, what I feel aNd what I know. A soul cannot live without flying, it cannot grow. I cannot render to those who do not believe. They do not see what I see, they do not feel what I feel. What is more iMpoRtaNt, to prove myself to those who doN't believe or release my spirit to the wiNd aNd trust that it will carry me where my existence desires to be, where I feel free?
I cannot keep myself restrained aMoNgst those who aRe afraid to fly.
My wiNgs aRe meant to soar, to feel scared for a moment in tiMe. To have life take my breath away so I know that I am alive aNd feel the butterflies within my chest bursting to discover moRe.
A free spirit perhaps or that of what I have always known, that I am not flying aloNe aNd they aRe near by watching over me. MakiNg suRe I keep my wiNgs open to catch every experience that life has to offer. I will always honor what has kept me in flight...precious beiNgs, my precious faiRies that live aMoNgst the hidden crevices of MotHeR NatuRe. I am blessed to have tHeM in my woRld aNd will never be afraid to sHaRe what bRiNgs me absolute peace.

aRt Studio

In the aRt Studio dReAmiNg up a NEW LOOK for Poetic GaRdeN
you're always welcome to visit the cRaft gaRdeN and view the latest 'ooak' cReAtioNs at:

Monday, December 13, 2010

New "ooak" deSigN

Poetic GaRdeN invites you into the cRaft gaRdeN to view the NEW 'ooak' aRt WoRk aNd the meaNiNg beHiNg this cReAtioN at:


cHeRish the tHiNgs which bRiNg you peace aNd coMfoRt aNd you will discover that they becoMe the light upon your path

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Loving all of our layers wHeN life gets haRd bRiNgs out the Beautiful stReNgth we carry within our souls. Have a Peaceful Day
iMage by

Friday, December 10, 2010


I am in for the day but you aRe always welcome to stop in aNd visit the gaRdeNs... is the main blog for website
tHat provides the latest NEWS, LaNdscapiNg, 'Sneak Peaks' on 'ooak' cReAtioNs or a 'tid bit' of iNspiRatioN fRom the faiRies is the cRaFt blog tHat provides a brief feature of the latest 'ooak' cReAtioNs, selliNg iNfoRmatioN aNd the aRtist JourNal eNtRies beHiNd the aRt WoRk

eNjoy the gaRdeNs aNd Blessed Be

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Poetic GaRdeN News

It was so refreshing to get a cHaNce to explore other gaRdeNs in my recent travels aNd in doiNg so, discovered aNotHeR cReAtive side of Poetic GaRdeN.

On December 2nd, 2010 wrote the fiRst eVeR LiVe GreetiNg CaRd on Facebook.

Viola was the fiRst to discover the "fiRst eVeR LIVE GreetiNg CaRd"
She WON an adorable set of 'ooak' Poetic GaRdeN faiRy StoNe eMbellsHmeNts

"A giRlfRieNd is oNe of the best eMbellisHmeNts you can have to a cReAtive woRld"

On December 3rd, 2010 wrote the SecoNd eVeR LiVe GreetiNg CaRd on Facebook.

Ling So discovered the "SecoNd eVeR LIVE GreetiNg CaRd"
She WON an adorable set of 'ooak' Poetic GaRdeN faiRy StoNe eMbellsHmeNts

"When we speak of the 'Truth' tHeN we have no fear to the outcome"

You can fiNd moRe oRigiNal GreetiNg CaRd Quotes by
searching 'poeticgarden' on Facebook
tHaNk You to all who participated in the NEW launch of Poetic GaRdeN GreetiNg CaRds. I couldN't have doNe it without you.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I weNt on a recent jourNey aNd discovered new tHiNgs about life...
For now I am stayiNg quiet in the 'hobbit house' to articulate my experiences to jourNal.
Your always welcoMe to visit the cRaft gaRdeN at: or view the portfolio at
~Blessed Be fRoM Poetic GaRdeN

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

aRt Studio

In the aRt Studio catching up on a few tHiNgs with the faiRies. Your welcome to eNjoy the gaRdeN aNd view the aRt WoRk at:

Monday, November 29, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award

I have been given the 'Stylish Blog Award' by Terri at:
aNd am so huMbled aNd appreciative that she would give Poetic GaRdeN this award. A taleNted artist in her own right aNd a kiNd gesture iNdeed, 'tHaNk You'

To accept this award I have to do the following:
1). Thank and link back to the person who awarded me

2). Share 8 things about myself

3). Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that I have recently discovered

4). Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards

Things to know about me:

*I live in Sunny Southern California aNd can see SleepiNg Beauty's Castle aNd DisNey's FiReWoRk Show fRoM my gaRdeN

*Determined to FLY in life, I was able learn how to ski with my Health Disabilities, ski backwards, park juMps aNd back country all in oNe season.

*Walt DisNey is my biggest Mentor

*Alice In WoNdeRlaNd is my favorite movie

*I truly believe in faiRies aNd eNjoy cReAtiNg aRt WoRk aNd installing faiRy laNdscapes

*Both my kids play Ice Hockey

*Under 6 moNths Poetic GaRdeN has broken over 4 Scrapbook Records

*It's a passion of miNe to sHaRe with others the iMpoRtaNce of dReAmiNg

Here aRe my Blog Picks:

tHaNk You

What a pleasant surprise aNd a BIG 'tHaNk You' to Glue Dots for seNdiNg me FREE product.
These Dot n Go's aRe great to use on my aRt Pieces aNd aRe very siMple aNd easy to use. tHaNk You for making my world of dReAmiNg that much more magical.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Favorite tHiNgs

coMe see a few of my favorite tHiNgs I love to use in the gaRdeN at:

Saturday, November 27, 2010


I love wHeN you can start a new day aNd wake up to iNspiRatioNal words that fiNd you.
Here aRe 3 quotes that I have already discovered for the day aNd waNt to sHaRe tHeM with you...

Through struggle we are humbled ~ this humility promotes happiness
Russell Simmons

"Those who do not look for magic will never find it." ~ Rima Staines, artist.
(posted by Facebook fRieNd ~Ling)

"There is something you must always remember: you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." – Pooh
(posted by Facebook fRieNd ~Bella)

Angels GreetiNgs Image

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Poetic GaRdeNs jourNal

I had such a hard tiMe articulating what I waNted to write in my jourNal today. It's ThaNks GiviNg, how haRd could it be to express my gratitude? But soMetiMes it's the silent whisper or nudges in life that leave us loss for words on purpose.
SoMetiMes lil' moMeNts can take our breath away aNd speak what our heart is tRyiNg to say. As I was waiting in liNe getting groceries this past week, a quote posted up on the wall next to the check out staNd said this...

"Living in ThaNksgiviNg Daily"

Be grateful. Every day is a new canvas ~ a new opportunity. President Gordon B. Hinckley has said: 'My plea is that we stop seeking out the storms aNd eNjoy more fully the sunlight. I am suggesting that as we go through life, we accentuate the positive. I am asking that we look a little deeper for the good, that we still our voices of insult aNd sarcasm aNd eNdoRse virtue aNd effort.' Choice blessiNgs await those who live in ThaNksgiviNg daily." by Elder Joseph B. Worthlin

I asked the clerk if she could make a copy of this quote for me. I folded it up aNd placed it in my purse. As I walked through the Church store getting the help aNd grocery items I needed, the words fRoM this piece of paper raNg out loud aNd clear as if what was written was speaking straight fRoM what my heart lives for each day.
I left the Church Grocery Store feeliNg huMbled by the help I had just received with a cart full of free groceries to get by with aNd a silent reMiNder of how grateful I am for the blessings I have been given.
This quote stays in my purse as a constant reMiNder of how iMpoRtaNt it is for me to be coNstaNtly living in a miNdset of gratitude aNd tHaNkfulNess.
~Blessed Be fRoM the jourNal of aNd Happy ThaNks GiviNg

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New "ooak" deSigN

WiNteR has arrived in the gaRdeN aNd invite you to see the New aRt Piece

BlessiNgs of MotHeR NatuRe

Surrender yourself to MotHeR NatuRe aNd you shall fiNd answers to achieving peace within yourself aNd towards others.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Poetic GaRdeNs jourNal

I decided to pick up my wRitiNg again aNd jourNal about my life with
Poetic GaRdeN. I doN't waNt to over articulate of why I see life in 3D but rather express what I have learned aNd am learning as I venture out on the open sea.
Not sure in which order it caMe but as I begin to grow so did my dReAms.
I weNt through a period of believing in God to a tiMe wHeN I didn't, cHalleNgiNg the laws of nature. To growing into my self esteem. LoNgiNg for more peace aNd a better direction in my life.
What I am discovering is that by the choices I make, I can continue to be in the drivers seat aNd know where I am goiNg or be a passenger in the back seat merely aloNg for the ride.
So here I am at aNotHeR fork in the road aNd have made the choice to be the driver to my destination aNd have God as my passenger in the fRoNt seat.
I take with me a few basics, a bottle of 'what i've learned' aloNg with a life preserver of faith, that if I continue to believe in myself tHeN the path I choose to go on will lead me to my dReAms.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

BlessiNgs of MotHeR NatuRe

May you fiNd your spot in the sun today within your soul
~Blessed Be fRoM Poetic GaRdeN

Saturday, November 20, 2010

WelcoMe to the gaRdeN

I am in for the day but you aRe always welcome to stop in aNd visit the gaRdeNs... is the main blog for website
tHat provides the latest NEWS, LaNdscapiNg, 'Sneak Peaks' on 'ooak' cReAtioNs or a 'tid bit' of iNspiRatioN fRom the faiRies is the cRaFt blog tHat provides a brief feature of the latest 'ooak' cReAtioNs, selliNg iNfoRmatioN aNd the aRtist JourNal eNtRies beHiNd the aRt WoRk

eNjoy the gaRdeNs aNd Blessed Be

Friday, November 19, 2010

aRtist aRcHival Release

Poetic GaRdeN is releasing fRoM the aRcHives the very first 'ooak' 8x8 Layout
coMe see what's in the cRaft gaRdeN at:

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Favorite tHiNgs

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things...

tHaNk You Glue Dots for recognizing me as your Fan of the Week
Over 148 Poetic GaRdeN deSigNs aNd couNtiNg using a few of my favorite tHiNgs fRoM Glue Dots

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New LiMited Edition faiRy StoNes

coMe see the tiNy tReAsuRes discovered in the gaRdeN at:

tHaNk You

Feeling a bit overwhelmed, I sought refuge in the gaRdeN today.
Blessed to live in a place where hummingbirds still collect their nectar aNd can feel fresh cut grass beneath my feet, I captured a delicate piNk rose that was beginning to emerge.
As I studied the liNes aNd details on the petals, I fouNd myself poNdeRiNg on the day ahead with all that needed to be accomplished. Focusing in on the details, I noticed my spirit was regaining the peace it so desired. Calmness caMe over me as the sound of the birds near by raNg out in beautiful haRmoNy.
A tiMe of clarity as I couldn't help but notice that the particular color of Rose I was drawn to was that of PiNk.
A PiNk Rose symbolizes 'tHaNk You' aNd right then I knew what my heart was tRyiNg to say...
I give tHaNks to the everlasting iNspiRatioN that MotHeR Nature has given to me aNd for all the beauty she has brought into my life. For those who have helped me grow into the person I have become aNd desire to be. Poetic GaRdeN would not be where it is today without those who have supported me with silent acts of kindness or daily words of encouragement. I will always be huMbled by those who coNtiNue to help me fly aNd believe in my world of dReAmiNg.

~Blessed Be aNd with a heartfelt 'tHaNk You' fRoM

New "ooak" deSigN

View Poetic GaRdeNs NEW aRt Piece in the cRaft gaRdeN at:

Poetic GaRdeNs jourNal

DoN't give me a cHalleNge that feeds the miNd, rather a cHallaNge that feeds the soul ~written by

Monday, November 15, 2010

GeNtle ReMiNdeR

Had a new Facebook fRieNd receive this post on her wall today aNd had to sHaRe aNd pass it on...

On this day, God wants you to know
... that you are only as free as you imagine yourself to be. There is nothing ''out there'' that's holding you down, - you are limiting yourself only with your own imagination. And your greatest limits are not even the ''cannot'' and the ''should not'', but the places where your imagination hasn't yet gone at all. There has never been a better time for you to open your eyes, let the imagination soar and see what more is possible.

I love wHeN I have questions within my heart that I search to fiNd aNsweRs for aNd read soMetHiNg like this. WoRds to LIVE by for sure.
(Angels GreetiNgs image)

My lil' fRieNds

a tiMe to recenter myself with the faiRies today aNd fiNd peace aNd coMfoRt in MotHeR NatuRe. To give tHaNks to her lil' helpers in all that they do for me in my life.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Poetic GaRdeN Poetry


If i'm to be aloNe that is where I will stay, I have wiNgs to fly aNd that is ok.
Life may tRy to buRdeN or weigh me down but I know that my wiNgs will take flight aNd will oNe day take me off the gRouNd.
I doN't have to be oNe with another flight as my heart already knows what is right.
It's tiMe for me to love myself aNd be aloNe with my soul, to give myself what I need. To learn aNd uNderstaNd aNd be deseRviNg to be free.
To feel the wiNd brush against my face or have life catch my bReAth in ways that I oNly iMagiNed it would
If oNly I knew the answers of where my path might take me if oNly I could
I would tell the oNes I hold dear to my heart that I need this tiMe to learn fRoM the start of kNowiNg who I am. Where I have started aNd where I have began.
Every beiNg has wiNgs to fly but it's the process of leaRniNg aNd gRowiNg to learn how to tRy.
To be apart of soMetHiNg bigger that caN't be explained or understood, if I had the answers I would wear your buRdeN upon my wiNgs aNd fly for you aNd show you tHiNgs that I have seen before but I am still leaRniNg aNd need to know moRe. I need to know how to heal my heart wHeN tiMes aRe bad or how to be stRoNg wHeN my soul feels sad. I need to learn this to be stRoNg for you so that oNe day I can have the stReNgth to fly for you. ~poetry by (image by google)

Friday, November 12, 2010


Receiving a caRe package filled with assorted scrapbook items aNd charms fRoM a special faMily, I found myself reMeMberiNg these words 'Entertaining Angels Unaware.'
SoMe of the pieces were personal items of a dear fRieNd by the naMe of Jenny. A woman that I could connect with in fiNdiNg guidance aNd comfort in my life's jourNey. Passing away a week after my Dad did. Jenny impacted me in a way that I never iMagiNed, that would be with me tell this day.
I was filled with such gratitude aNd appreciation that Jenny's faMily would take the tiMe in seNdiNg me tHiNgs that she had collected throughout her years on this earth.
The tears began to fall as I looked through personal jewelry pieces aNd cHaRms of hers aNd instantly had the feeling of peace coMe over me.
I could hear the words 'Entertaining Angels Unaware' siNg out in my miNd aNd heart again aNd knew what I was do to with the keepsakes she had left behind.
In my latest aRt WoRk 'Pure In Heart' I felt compelled to add pieces of Jenny's life into the cReAtioN. I would like to tHiNk she resides as an Angel now aNd left me with a geNtle aNd loving reMiNder of what I could do with the taleNts that God has given to me. Feeling huMbled aNd iNspiRed that not only can I serve of my talents here on earth but to those who have passed on aNd aRe watching fRoM above.

If dReaMiNg consists of learning, growing aNd iNspiRiNg, tHeN it is my love that I continue to live my life to reMiNd others to not forget about those who have passed aNd aRe walking on this jourNey with me in spirit.

In reMeMbRaNce of Jenny aNd gratitude towards her faMily
~kAtiE fRoM

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New "ooak" deSigN

a Key part of who I am as an artist is revealed. You're welcome to view the new aRt Piece in the cRaft gaRdeN at:

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Vision Through My Soul

beNeAth the bRaNches you will fiNd a woRld not often seen
caNdied blossoms aNd sugared petals dRagoNflies aNd bees
ladybugs aNd butterflies daNce beNeAth the leaves
tiNy as a dewdrop but as big as the soul can see
a baby faiRy nestled diScoveRiNg her newborn wiNgs
as she tries to flutter aNd floats about catchiNg on every breeze
she knows that if she keeps on tRyiNg she will begin to see
that she can fly just like all the others if oNly she just believes
I weNt on a walk to get soMe fResh aiR
aNd took my camera with me to captuRe MotHeR NatuRe.
As I got up close with my caMeRa to study the liNes aNd details of the flowers,
I couldN't see this paRticulaR lil' aNt goiNg about it's day
until I pulled my caMeRa away aNd saw with my own eyes.
So as I wrote this faiRy poem I thought to myself if I had barely noticed the tiNy aNt,
what other woRlds aRe out there that our soul may not see?
If but oNly we slow down in life aNd siMply just believe
tHeN we can start seeiNg what our souls aRe meant to see.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I've been on a jourNey receNtly that soMe would not believe. A cHaNce to finally give my heart what it's loNged for, soMetHiNg that it needs. A cHaNce to feed my soul in ways I never iMagiNed. Experiencing tHiNgs that have made me stRoNgeR though I thought could never eNduRe.
Opportunities to build my self esteem aNd make choices that my heart yearns for aNd follow the path to my dReAms. A road less traveled but oNe I will not waiver. If I am at peace for the choices I make now, it is soulfully fRoM soMetHiNg I believe.
My jourNey may never laNd in oNe place nor have a spot to call hoMe. If it's meant for me to explore, I know I will not be aloNe. I'll always coMe back to the the oNes I love aNd take with me my mentor. I've been on a jourNey that is less traveled, a place that i've been before. Now it's tiMe for me to venture aNd leave with waNtiNg moRe...
Poetry by ~ oNe of my favorite painters Vladimir Kush

Monday, November 1, 2010

wiNgs to fly

sometimes life has to be hard, that is what makes our wings grow
how else would we be able to support ourselves and fly?
iMage through (

Saturday, October 30, 2010


GeNtly gaze into the reflection of a rain drop aNd there
you will see the beauty of life... that beautiful reflection is you

Friday, October 29, 2010

New "ooak" deSigN

view the NEW Poetic GaRdeNs 'Breast Cancer Awareness' aRt Piece in the cRaft gaRdeN at:

Thursday, October 28, 2010


It's the beauty that eMeRges fRoM within our souls after each rain storm we eNduRe that matters the most
For Breast Cancer Awareness ~by

Monday, October 25, 2010


for more faiRy iNspiRed LaNdscapes have fun in the gaRdeN at:

Poetic GaRdeN Poetry


Heaven is a woRd so often used but what does it mean to the common soul like you?
Can it be a place of peace a place that you dReAm of a place that takes your bReAth away aNd leaves you huMbled with grace?
Does it sileNce your heartache aNd answer your prayers, coMfoRt you aNd leave you waNtiNg moRe?
Would you pause for oNe secoNd oNe moMeNt in tiMe to consider the thought that Heaven could be within your own soul aNd miNd?
Heaven on earth is not impossible to achieve it's a way of thiNkiNg a way to believe.
Have you ever tRied soariNg with wiNgs you have but you cannot see?
A Heaven on Earth if you just believe...
Touch every plaNt every blade of grass, breath the aiR in as if it was your last.
LookiNg at life of what we know it to be aNd within our individual souls, just believe...

poem copyrights of (image by Angels Greetings)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

faiRy Landscapes

Clusters of tHyMe, Irish Moss aNd Lavender surrounds this tiNy Village. A perfect setting to have tEa on the greens with faiRy fRieNds
faiRy Landscapes by

Poetic GaRdeN News

Poetic GaRdeN is growing aNd will be making soMe cHaNges in the coMiNg weeks. will be moving over to the Main Website Blog 'here' aNd will be closing, which will give readers easier access to Poetic GaRdeNs Poetry aNd LaNdscapes. ~Blessed Be fRoM

Saturday, October 23, 2010

NEW 'ooak' faiRy StoNes

Poetic GaRdeNs NEW 'ooak' Limited Edition faiRy StoNes aRe now available in the cRaft GaRdeN...

Friday, October 22, 2010

New "ooak" deSigN

coMe dReAm in the gaRdeN aNd view the NEW aRt WoRk at:


When your heart is in coNteMpt, look to MotHeR NatuRe aNd she will warm your soul