Creating with courage

Creating with courage

“I’m sorry. I tried for so long to belong. To be as they needed me to be. Now, I wish to be myself.” ~ Ana, “The Book of Longings” Last week, I got together with some friends from work and led them in an art project. We used modeling...
A visual reminder

A visual reminder

I woke up while it was still dark yesterday with so much on my mind. My heart aches because my kids keep trying to grow up before I’m ready. I’ve been worried about a loved one battling a serious illness. And I get overwhelmed by all of the hate and...
Hidden fairy roll top desk

Hidden fairy roll top desk

One of my life rules is that I don’t pick up old furniture that people have left by the curb. But when I saw this roll top desk in a neighbor’s garbage last fall, it called out to me. I had just finished painting the mandala picnic table, and I thought it...
Mandala painted picnic table

Mandala painted picnic table

Gather + Create That should be my tagline! I have only had one regret about the picnic table that I painted a few years ago and wrote about here. My husband built it in our yard, and I enjoyed having it down there. But I’ve often wished I could move it onto our...