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pure effortless love
This looks fantastic!
Originally posted on Love in Motion:
I love inviting friends over to my house for dinner. It’s a cozy and informal way to socialize and catch up without hiring a babysitter. I get to keep my slippers on, wear my comfiest clothes and know that my bed awaits me on the second floor. My kids eagerly jump at the opportunity to show off for any and all adults who come to visit. Once in their beds, they have no problem sleeping through the grown-ups-gone-wild shenanigans.
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I’ve been and off and on vegetarian for my adult life. I am not sure what finally made it sink in now, finally click. But I can no longer eat animals. Can’t. Won’t. I wish I could have figured it out sooner.Maybe the video below is what helped me. (It’s not an awful slaughterhouse video, just a lovely mother cow wanting to love her baby)
This an acrylic and oil pastel piece I completed at a Sip and Craft event at the WREN Makersspace studio in Berlin. I really love it and am inspire to paint more landscapes as well as use more mediums.
oil and acrylic on canvas
I’m still working on this guy but I like how he’s coming along already.
I had a really great weekend.
Sometimes when things are really wonderful it is hard to write about them. I am afraid of leaving some part of the goodness out. In leaving out the details I fear I’ll feel ungracious and ungrateful. Right now, I am feeling very full and very blessed.
My art show opened this past Friday. Coincidentally it was also my birthday. I am sharing the March showing at The Gallery at WREN in Bethlehem, New Hampshire with Lucy Golden, a jeweler. Lucy makes beautiful pieces inspired by the natural world..mostly insects, but flowers too and other things. Her pieces are bright and whimsical, a lot like my paintings. Our work was very complimentary.
Below are images from the show, in no particular order. It was a such a wonderful night. Many of my new friends came. People were so kind and very generous with praise. I felt very very lucky.
I painted a loon several years ago, that I loved and then traded with a friend. I’ loved that loon and have tried to “redo” it several times…to no avail. This piece is the closest I’ve come; I love the wing especially, even more than that first loon.
This week I will mark my 49th birthday.
I’m actually looking forward to 50. I look forward to feeling free enough to be who I am. I wish I were there yet, but in reality I am not. I worry about what people think, still, and way too much. I have put off my dreams and adventures for too many reasons to count..but really I can only cast blame on myself.
This next year I vow to be more courageous. I will put myself on my the top of priority list. Really. Truly.
Below is my list of what I hope to accomplish
1. dancing weekly
2. a regular yoga practice
3. promoting myself as an artist
4. painting..expanding my skill as an artist
5. spending a long day in the woods several times a months
6. regular hikes with Luka
7. eating more fresh vegetables…DAILY; eating better in general
8. planting a garden..even a small one
9. communicating more with my children
10. letting go of stress
11. setting boundaries
12. letting go of stuff..decluttering
13. being present with those I’m with
14. becoming a better listener
15. less time on this computer
16. journaling regularly
17. swimming every chance I get this summer
18. being kinder to myself
19. saying yes more often to opportunities
20. saying no to obligations I really don’t have energy or desire for
21. projecting and supporting positive thought, actions, words
I’m sure I could add to this list, but these are the most important to me right now. They also lead to creating the life I want and to becoming the person I want to be.
viewing with the good eye
Chris and I drove around Milan and Dummer looking for moose. We saw lots of deer, which were beautiful and abundant. I was driving, Chris took most of the pictures, but we stopped here, by a bridge and I took this image. I am trying to see with a different eye…the light was beautiful, the iron of the bridge rusted just so…I love this shot.