Monday, February 17, 2014

.beauty and joy in the bleak midwinter.

our town's 100+ year old library.

beautiful yarn for a new project.

crocuses in the kitchen.



new favorite books + new favorite music.

dance parties over skype.


toddlers crawling between legs and falling asleep on shoulders.

looking through my phone to find out that letting a kindergartner use the camera that morning
had produced a fabulous amazing series of self-portraits and my new favorite photo of his sister and me
(he put them all in b&w himself!).

teenagers whose nail polish match their bible covers.

ceramic glaze.

the copper bowls and teakettle i got for christmas glow so beautifully in afternoon light they make my whole kitchen feel warmer.

a quick trip to the thrift store revealed vintage dresses clearly sewed by hand and with such care attention to detail that it actually made me choke up...
the surprising loveliness, and wondering the stories behind them.

the skies, trees and fields of this place feed my soul. daily.


being reminded of truth at my kitchen sink, on a chalkboard, and by my community.

1 comment:

cori haughery said...

really cool photos! i love those shelves that go around and under that window. and the frames hanging on either side.

yes, high five for fellow creat-ors!

mindcraft & unicorns! sounds awesome.

and i learned to weave during my 4 years at art school as a fibers major. : )

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