Ooof. Yesterday was the type of difficult day that feeds demons. It was followed by a night of mutual tossing and turning, each of our shifts making little earthquakes for the other. (Even better, it is time for a new mattress…recommendations?)
But once the fitful sleep is washed off and a hot cup of coffee is in hand, things begin to right themselves. For me, this type of epoch, this confluence of preparation for several major events, is the most challenging. As much as we (I) strive for perfection, one cannot do it all. Things fall by the wayside. The weeds crop up seemingly overnight. Priorities cull what was once considered of dire important. And so they must. Confronted with once well managed items – the pile of unfolded laundry/dirty dishes/neglected compost heap…my poor, lonely blog – I just repeat, soon soon soon. A dear friend recently reminded me … Continue reading
Was there every a time in your life when you wanted to become an astronaut? Maybe you still do. For me, it was the first time I watched the film, The Right Stuff, reinforced by Carl Sagan’s Cosmos. But as I grew up, other dreams pushed to the forefront. My fascination with space, however, and particularly our planet’s and our own role within it, has continued.
This morning I wanted to share with you a thought provoking short film. Have you every heard the term “Spaceship Earth?” This illustrates the very real concept that our planet is a single system enabling our small lives within the vastness of space. Planetary Collective made the film “Overview” to document “astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.”
The realization of oneness brought on by the Overview Effect has … Continue reading
Happy May Day everyone! As a child, this day was spent making and wearing flower crowns and dancing around Maypoles. Ah, growing up with a Waldorf education…
So to celebrate this beautiful day, here is a bit of floral eye-candy and inspiration. Also, here is a great post from Style Me Pretty on making flowers last.
Blackberries in a bouquet! Daring…
Love the undone, natural look.
Cascading garlands as chair decor.
I am determine to make crowns like this for my flower-girls.
Love this door swag.
Have a wonderful, sunny day my darlings, and don’t forget to smell the flowers!
Featured image via 100layercake by Blush Photography… Continue reading
If things have been quiet on the this front, it is only because they are raucously abuzz elsewhere. Building frames, stretching canvas, painting, painting, painting. A few scenes that have been filling my days of late:
Kisses.… Continue reading
This has been a troubled week. While we mourn our losses and search our souls for answers, I believe it is important to persevere in the things that bring us joy. I have been back in the studio this week (you can see some previous posts on my art here, and here, and here). In addition to my work, what I’ve found to always help heal my psyche is discovering and enjoying new music.
I found Laura Mvula via NPR’s First Listen, and was captivated by her unique sound. The folks at First Listen expertly describe it as: “agelessly soulful vocals, girl-group handclaps, and a heavily Vocoder-enhanced chorus.” You can stream the full album here. You can also listen to and enjoy the completely wonderful video for her song “Green Garden” below.
I hope you enjoy and I hope the day is drawing closer when … Continue reading