I have been hosting mending & slow stitching circles at my studio. And for this last one my sweet mother-in-law came and sat in this circle. What a gift.
After stitching, sharing and being present under a shady tree at my studio, I drop her off at my daughter's tattoo shop to get a shoulder tattoo. She is 86 & her back is about 40 years old.
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Creativity. It takes us out of our thinking brain and puts us right into this exact moment.
Although I teach & live this, over the past weekend Mike and I did a one day pottery class at Lisa Naples Studio in Frenchtown and I got to watch this unfold befor... Read more →
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 →