When I started lettering I told Shaka that I wasn’t going to teach it one day. I just never thought I’d be the one who knew what I was doing enough to feel that confident. . But I surprised myself when I was freaking out with excitement the first time I was asked to teach a workshop. . This year I’ve been more intentional with the art I’m making, creating things I can’t wait to share with the world because they align with my passions; and so many awesome opportunities have come from that shift in my creative mindset, including teaching lettering! . This Saturday I’m teaching another brush lettering workshop @thehivecville and can’t wait to meet a new group of letterers! If you need a creative night out or a new creative skill, sign up with the link in my bio #cville ♥️
Yesterday I posted a quote in my stories that said “Artists are people who have learned to live with doubt and do the work anyway.” I was so honored that so many of you shared your own stories with me. If you missed it, I decided to put it in my highlights. If you are in need of some encouragement, head there and message me! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This Bee series actually developed from a dream I had during a time I was experiencing doubt and uncertainty. Questioning if I was making the right decisions pursuing my art. And in my dream the bee gently landed on my arm. He did not harm me or sting me. Just sat gently on my right arm. Did you know that bees in your dreams symbolize reaping the benefits from hard work and creative ideas? I knew I needed to keep creating and that I wanted to honor that bee in my artwork. I feel so blessed that 3 of my pieces have found forever homes from @anneirwinfineart small works show. For those of you who are interested, there are only two bees left and one floral. (Link in bio) ❤️
This morning Fiona spilled her cereal bowl in her lap and Vivian had a blow out at the EXACT same time. Anyone else have kids that are as in sync as that (and yes at first I typed n’sync on accident or pure muscle memory). Started out as a true Monday, but then it ended up being pretty productive! Hope everyone had a good day!
Want to teach kids to sew? Don’t know where to start? Wondering what supplies to buy? Well you’re in luck 🍀 Part 1 of my ‘Guide to Teaching Kids to Sew’ is out and I discuss all the supplies you’re going to need! No better time to start right 🙂 #linkinprofile
Here I am again. Back in a rut. Back to listening to self-doubt and criticism. Back to hiding. I’m not satisfied with anything I’ve written so I feel I have nothing to share. I build up so much internal pressure to write what’s honest and true that I fail to meet my own demanding expectations. So I stop. I believe that I must not be good enough, even though I’m the one sabotaging the goodness in me.⠀ ⠀ Do you understand?⠀ ⠀ I don't write this for pity, I write this because it is the painful truth of how I operate. Of what I believe. And I’m longing to be free from this pattern. I’m grieving the state of my self-tattered soul and asking God for another way. ⠀ ⠀ Maybe you need another way too. ⠀ ⠀ The good news is, he offers us another way; another way of living and being, another way of seeing, and I cry just thinking of it. How merciful and kind, how utterly loving and devoted he is to us, his poor much-afraid children. ⠀ ⠀ He offers me his hand, nail stricken, and shows me the path that leads to the high places. He repeats his promises over me, never to leave me or forsake me. ⠀ ⠀ This is the shepherd I follow. His name is Love and Peace. Quickly he comes to all who ask, lavishly he loves the lost and hurting. His path is not easy but we do not trust the path but the one who leads us. Then I hear these lines from a favorite hymn:⠀ ⠀ “When satan tempts me to despair⠀ And tells me of the guilt within⠀ Upward I look and see him there⠀ Who made an end of all my sin”⠀ ⠀ He made another way. When we were lost in darkness, he made another way. ⠀ ⠀ I know the promises he gives me are true. Even here and now as I write, and the words aren’t nearly good or important as I might want, I find rest from my striving and an invitation to simply come. Simply be here, in His redeeming presence, with my fingers resting on keys, saying yes to His way. ⠀
Mama dropped the ball! LoL . He’s actually been 1 month for almost a week now and I didn’t get around to taking a pic for him! 🤪 . He definitely hates being put down, but loves snuggles on chests. He is currently only waking up 1-2 times a night to eat, which is awesome! I’m currently wondering if his eyes will stay blue, as they seem to be pretty bright... but we thought that with Rhett and they are as brown as can be 😂 He has a little case of baby acne right now, I read that breastmilk directly on the bumps help... anyone have any experience with that? 🤷🏼♀️ . We love you Easton, thank you for being a sweet wonderful addition to our family!!
Hands up if you love that Monday feeling when the kids are back at school? Oh yes, me too! 😂 🙌🏼 Im a big fan of easing myself into the week ahead. The slower I take Monday’s the more I get done the rest of the week. Today that looked like booking myself into a yoga class, reminding myself of what’s important to me as a human and in my business and not looking at my Instagram feed all day so I could be productive. 👌🏼 Every Monday I feel grateful that I can work on my own terms and if I want to do a class/sit in my pyjamas all day/go for a run/ catch up with a friend then I can. My life is far from perfect but this part of it feels so good and so very me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What does Monday mean to you? ⚡️🙏🏼🌴