I have begun painting stripes. Regularly. Well, a week or so now. Playing with color. Ah, bliss. Where and when I will stop I am not sure.
Knitting on dpn’s. This is so big to me. My friend Maegan created patterns for jar cozies. I am gifting one tomorrow. The fact that I could do it was/is amazing to me. It wasn’t that long ago that I thought I would never be able to knit and now I am knitting things using multiple needles. Amazing. I signed up for Knit Lab in the Round on Craftsy and it is very helpful. Soon I will try a hat and fingerless mitts.
I also signed up for Write Into the Heart of Your Story which starts in two days. A two week course and I am so excited and nervous. It is something I have wanted to explore for some time so this seemed like a great way to dip my toes in.
And with the holidays quickly approaching I have begun holiday crafting and shopping. My intention is to have a low stress season. What is happening where you are? Tell me I would love to know. xo
The trees are glowing against the blue sky and sunshine.
I have been painting. Grumpy and evil cats in my sketchbook.
Wondering how I ever lived without Instagram. So much fun!
Oh, and knitting. Sorry bad pic. I started a red scarf but lost interest so made a cowl instead. They are much easier to wear aren’t they?
What have you been up to lately?
I would say there isn’t a day that goes by that you don’t blow me away. Your words, your art, your kindness, your honesty. I am blown away by the beauty you bring to the world. The chances you take and the love that you share. Amazing.
We are reminded (if we allow it) of the brokenness of this world and yet I choose to see the wholeness. Do you see it too?
The love shared on Instagram a few days ago for Kim Klassen and her husband who was going in for a bone marrow transplant operation. People lit a candle and photographed it and tagged it with light for john. It is a simple gesture really but so heartfelt.
Carrie Schmitt sharing her story of being homeless and a single mom.
You have to watch (if you haven’t already) Oprah talking to Brene Brown. Wow!
Andrea Scher creating a Wishing Tree in her yard. I LOVE this idea.
Of course there are countless others that I can’t bring to mind in this moment but just know you inspire me and make me smile. Keep doing what you are doing please!xo
Happy October. Outside the leaves are gently floating down to the ground. I love watching them. It has been a beautiful start to fall here in NY. Sunny and warm. While I do enjoy this weather I am longing a bit for the cozy cooler days to come. We have been enjoying all things fall. Apple picking, pie baking, deciding on Halloween costumes and jumping in piles of leaves.
The minutes are ticking down to the school bus arrival so I am off to grab my paint brush and cup of coffee. Wishing you a wonderful day. xoxo
How do you start a blog post when you haven’t blogged in so long? I guess you just start so I will.
I think I became incredibly disenchanted with the whole thing once summer hit. Too many nice days, lunches outside with bare feet, playing, reading and knitting. It felt incredibly good to be away from this space. I felt like I had nothing to show or say or maybe it was just there was no energy to do it.
I became a lazy blogger I suppose. Preferring to snap pics on instagram (yes, I know I am so late to that party) and attaching a few words. I am still pinning and flickering as well and that felt just right.
Summer flew by and now we are in the season of apple pie, back to school and routines. It is always hard to send the kids back to school and have the house remain so quiet. Of course there is plenty to fill the days with. I am doing some housekeeping to the this site and playing with watercolors among all the rest.
I will end this post quickly but yay, it is nice to be back. xoxo
a.k.a happy list or joy list
I read a post on FB recently that said spend 5 minutes jotting down whatever comes to mind that makes you feel good. The point being to work fast, don’t over think and to flood your brain with feel good emotions. I scribbled mine down and keep it in a place where I can see it regularly. Even reading it back feels good.