The first day of spring also marks my mother’s birthday. It’s the perfect time to return to her. As the years go by (it’s been 17 years since her passing) the memories fade. I don’t remember what it feels like to be in her presence, what her eyes looked like when she smiled or what her laugh sounded like. Although these feelings fade, my gratitude grows infinitely. I’m grateful that she fell in love with the kindest, most
I was having a high anxiety day, so I decided to step away from the computer and get out my watercolors. I started painting clothing for a flyer for Wilder Goods and I couldn’t stop, it evolved into these paper dolls. It unleashed the clothing designer spirit in me. I wanted to share with you all because it’s a really fun and easy project to do with kids, or for yourself.
I’m still reveling in my morning poetry time. The thing I love most about taking this time to read/write poetry is that it allows me to linger in that dreamlike space before filling my mind with thoughts about the day. And once I have a poem in mind, it can hold me in that space and serve as a reminder throughout the day, to return to that place of quiet reverence. Ember turned 3 on Saturday and amidst all the celebration,
“For me living is the same thing as dying, and loving is the same thing as losing, and this does not make me a madwoman; I believe it can make me better at living, and better at loving, and just possibly, better at seeing.” – Sally Mann First off, I need to thank my dearest Bethany for introducing me to Sally Mann and her book, “Hold Still”. This book touched me deeply and I loved every minute
Today is a great day to write about my tattoo. I had a dream last night that brings everything full circle. I have come so far from a year ago. I was dealing with some mega postpartum anxiety and fear was literally running my life. With the help of a wonderful therapist, or guru rather, I got back in touch with my dreams and my most inner self. The bear has been a frequent visitor both in my dreams
Photo by Pam Omohundro I’m over at The Ma Books today, talking about mother daughter style. It was a really fun article to write, to discuss with friends and try to capture that elusive quality that is true style. The vintage dress I’m wearing is from my friend’s shop El Heart and Ember’s dress is handmade and hand dyed using all natural materials by my friend Mattie of Juniperous.
Ember said the F word today. I knew it coming, I was just hoping not so soon. I had just come from a meeting where I had to bring her. She was pretty good for a 1.5 year old but it was still really hard to focus, it took twice as much energy – as most things do with a toddler. As we were leaving and getting in the car I lost my keys, it was cold and Ember was
Check out my latest DIY for Spoonflower. This bag was made for my soul-sister friend Julia. The print was inspired by her love and wisdom of plants and her recent return to the wild plants and flowers of Idaho. She started a new job as a Waldorf Spanish teacher and she was made for the job, her imagination and creativity are limitless. I want her to start a blog sharing her stories and the crafts she creates to give
If you haven’t met Johnna of Fox Meets Bear, now’s the time. Her style is so achingly cute and her family…well, you can see for yourself. I love following her blog — her writing on motherhood is so raw, loving and inspired. She has been rocking some Everything Golden handmade + vintage items and she wears it oh so well. That necklace (handmade by myself;) is still available in the shop! All images are from her drool worthy
Indie has been my sidekick for the past 12 years. She inhabits a huge part of my heart and is always at my side. Her sweet, playful, sassy energy brings so much joy. I swore that she wouldn’t be pushed aside when Ember arrived. I have been making an extra effort to make sure she is loved, yet inevitably more of my energy goes to Ember, there is really no way around it. And so came this dream… Last