So...the weeks pass. I lean deeply into the changing weather, the heaviness of the world, and mostly, deeply into my joy.
I touch that joy daily...and because there is only so much time and space in a day, I do not always get to share the tiny bits and pieces.
Here are a few of those bits and pieces of observations and affirmations. xo.
On a dog walk with Cleo, I pass a free book that is wet to the core. I do not take it as I figure it might take years to dry. But I smile at the title and ... Read more →
Sometimes, when someone asks me what I do for a living, I say I am an artist and that I teach people how to create spaces in art journals to hold pieces of themselves; pieces of their stories.
Oh course, like many artists, I do lots of things in my creative business, but helping people heal through art is a favorite of mine.
My hope (aim) is that maybe I help people navigate more ligh... Read more →
The word of the year journey feels more gentle than a yearly resolution.
For me, it is a whisper, a friend, a breeze, and always a gentle reminder of what I am walking towards.
Last year my word of the year was 'ask'...and it was a good one. There are years that my chosen word and my life path are so aligned. Ask was a good companion for 2021.
It prompted me to use my voice, ask for what I needed, and also to ask hard things of myself and others.
And in the asking and listening, it le... Read more →
All of my best artwork comes when I turn off my thoughts and allow my heart and my hands to lead. It is almost as if my hands know what to do and what to write.
My job is often just to allow this process to unfold.
I love setting my desk up to return to; it feels almost like setting up a stage to dance upon. Below is how I left my art desk in the studio recently.
I thought about it when I was home. This "returning" to a space set up for me might be a big part of the magic.
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“i brought the home inside me here. I unpacked and stayed in the comfort of me”...