Welcome to Toula Boula! It’s Nice to See You!

Here you will find bits & pieces of my artwork, a scattering of musings and observations on life, family, creativity and sock gnomes, pictures of my beautiful desert southwest, and all the other bits of flotsam and jetsam make up my little corner of the world.

So, grab yourself a fresh cup of coffee, or tea if you prefer, pull up a chair and make yourself at home. Browse, explore, learn new things, ask questions, make requests, share your stories & experiences, leave lots of lovely comments… but most importantly, enjoy your visit!

Latest From the Blog

Spring in the Desert 2016

It’s spring in the desert again, which means that it’s time to share a fresh new batch of beautiful spring flowers with you!

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Meet the Gnomies

Gnomies are similar to their more common cousins, the garden gnome, in both appearance and attitude, but it there differences that make them stand out.

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Much Ado About Nothing

Last weekend Mr. Mark and I drove to Tempe to visit the IKEA store. Along the way we passed through a ghost town called Nothing.

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Spring in the Desert 2015

I love spring. It’s one of life’s small miracles that we get to be a part of every year, and it’s a reminder that we shouldn’t take anything for granted.

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Mom’s Birthday Box

The 24th was my mother’s birthday. This year I gave her a box a hand-decorated box, and today, I’m sharing the process with you.

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