inspire

Winter colors. Gray, white. A big silvery moon. The stark frigidness of the first day. Reminding me if I can step out today, I can any of the 364 to follow. Yet today, today I want to stay inside. Not hiding, per say. But certainly not venturing far. Inspiration is motivation. Which sounds like a … More inspire

dream

I’m not exactly sure why, but on Sunday afternoon I straightened a few things up. As in my home. I moved some clutter out of my son’s room. And made a plan for the remaining bit. I took a few minutes to better organize my closet and while it doesn’t look great and  a “neat … More dream

my view

I took this photo today from my bedroom window: Beyond my backyard is the African Cemetery #2. I was struck this afternoon by how it looked. Snow covered.   I stumbled upon this today…. To attribute to the Muse a special fondness for pain is to come too close to desiring and cultivating pain. It’s a … More my view

a blank canvas

Tonight I find myself alone.  Not necessarily by choice, but by circumstance.  But I’m choosing not to complain.  I’m instead deciding to utilize the time in doing things I enjoy. Yesterday I bought a canvas with the intent of creating a wall hanging for my bathroom.  There’s a piece of wall up there that I’ve … More a blank canvas

if I could

Over a year ago, my daughter and I watched a television program called Motor City Rising.   As you might have assessed from the show title, it was about revitalization in Detroit.  We were especially interested in a non-profit featured on the program, Humble Design.  As I watched the segments of the program that specifically … More if I could

Dear Etsy

Dear Etsy, I joined your team a while back.  I set up a store.  I prepared as if I’d soon be on your starting line up.  I’m sorry it’s taken me so long, but I’ve set a goal.  I’ve given myself a start date, which is August 7, my 45th birthday. It will be a … More Dear Etsy

more than a phase?

I’ve read that if you’re unsure as to what to do with your adult life…..  If you’re wondering what career path to take…….  If you’re at a crossroads…….  Think back to what you enjoyed doing as a child.  What did you play?  What did you pretend?  What were you interested in?  Most likely, those things … More more than a phase?

15

Today my sweet daughter Allie turns fifteen.  I came across a letter yesterday, posted on one of my new favorite sites, brainpickings.org.  It’s from Jackson Pollock’s dad, to him, written in 1928.  While it’s not terribly emotion filled, it is, quite touchingly, what we as parents so want to convey to our children when they’re … More 15