In the current flashy fast modern life, I dare to say ordinary is exactly what we need. A constant media barrage of horrific events and tumultuous political climates – all on top of regular life challenges, it is tough to keep that glass half full outlook. To find respite, look to the little things, the simple pleasures. Spend time
Books & Brushes: An Art Journaling and Watercolor Beach Retreat I’m super excited to invite you to a very special event this August! It’s a creative retreat I’m co-hosting at the beach! Join me and Kiala Givehand for a two day creative immersion retreat at Flow Studio in Neptune Beach, Florida! The two-day, hands-on retreat starts on day one with blank pages that become handmade
School is out (or nearly out), summer is officially around the corner and I imagine everyone is ready for the nostalgia that summer brings –watermelon, ocean breezes, and bare feet. Summer is amazing. It affords us the time to explore ideas and projects that we put off during the school year. It also offers
If you follow me on Instagram, You may be following along with the growth of my backyard Eastern Black Swallowtail caterpillars. I love to observe the life of the caterpillar and its metamorphosis into butterfly. It’s full of slow paced action (eating and pooping), mystery (when will they go into chrysalis), suspense (when will
This month we’re taking a photo walk! Happy Wonder Wednesday 68! Photo walks are really fun ways to get outside, hone our “seeing” skills, and encourage friends and family who prefer an ipad to a lily pad to start creatively connecting with nature! They seamlessly blend place connection & nature with the tech we all
Life is nature. Nature is life. Full of cycles and seasons, births, blooms, growth, high tides, storms, struggle, low tides, deaths, but a sunrise always follows a sunset. With every sunrise and moonrise, the cycle begins again. Each day offers get a chance to start fresh and try again. A new day is nature’s do-over.
It’s officially spring now in the northern hemisphere, and officially autumn in the southern. This means lots of changes are afoot in nature. So what better time to get out and listen for nature’s whispers, seeks nature’s signs, and learn to read the book of nature. It offers so much information about our local world!
Happy March everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the final days of winter and the wonder of the beginnings of spring (or summer and fall if you are in the southern hemisphere). March 20 is the official date for the Vernal Equinox, aka first day of spring, so there will be lots of seasonal changes
Tea, like creativity, is a ritual. The preparation, the smell, the kettle, the cup, the spot we sit and sip, it all adds to the experience. It’s a small part of the day, but when small things are done with mindfulness they can be rituals that bring joy to the routine. Ritual also brings motivation and inspiration
Happy New Year everyone! And happy Wonder Wednesday! This is the first blog post on the new twice monthly Wednesday posting schedule. It feels a little weird for me after posting on Tuesdays for the past 5.5 years, but weird is okay because growing is great! When I started this website and blog, I