A Sunny Space

Welcome to SunnyRoomStudio:
a creative sunny space for kindred spirits.

Launched 2010

The opportunity to discover and connect with kindred spirits intrigues me,
and in the end, we’re all “kindred spirits” on this journey called Life.

“I think that I still have it in my heart someday to paint a bookshop with the front yellow and pink
in the evening … like a light in the midst of the darkness.”
Vincent Van Gogh


We are all connected; to each other, biologically; to the earth, chemically;
to the rest of the universe, atomically.

~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
Author & Astrophysicist

AS AN AUTHOR, a poet, I believe there is much to be gained by addressing intriguing topics in an expansive space, a sunny room — a writing studio focused on creative thought, personal reflection, books, and awareness. Since we are all responsible for the collective spirit of our world and communities, I hope this sunny space does its part to inspire, motivate, and encourage.

  • Have you outgrown your tiny corner of the universe, want to explore ideas and questions that are important and intriguing,
    yet easily overlooked in the mad rush of daily life?

Do you ever feel bombarded with useless information when you would rather think about what makes your life meaningful, manageable, or even poetic? If you ever feel that your life is being crowded out by a haze of mindless activity, I hope you’ll become a frequent visitor to SunnyRoomStudio. Sometimes in a blur, we stumble through our days, wondering if our time is well spent or merely dominated by an array of external forces. This is a place to step back and look around, pausing to survey your surroundings and priorities, or maybe to add a little magic to your creative projects and personal goals.

There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding
to the spiritual energy of

~ Annie Dillard

  • Your comments are welcome and deleted at the end of each calendar year. See right sidebar to find specific posts or topics.

Sometimes I also focus on special topics in a series of posts or in journal format.

Exploring Meaning: journal that focuses on life purpose (January to February).

Turning Within: journal focusing on our internal worlds (February to August).

Books on My Shelf 2014: This 4-month series featured many wonderful titles and included
a couple of Studio Guests who shared a favorite book from their personal libraries.

Books on My Shelf 2013: October through December,
I focused on some of my favorite books and authors.

Seeing It Otherwise: journal focusing on perceptions, assumptions, and reactions.

Beyond Self: 17 weeks
an informal, online spiritual retreat with a Zen focus

Other topics and themes covered in a series of posts:

Summer Sun

Spring Notes

Life Themes

First Thoughts


The portal of healing and creativity always
takes us into the realm of the spirit.
— Angeles Arrien