First Flowers

Step Back and Find Beauty

  Sometimes we're so up close to a situation that all we can see are the flaws.  Even on a beautiful face, if you stand too close, you're likely to see pores and discolorations and tiny scars from who knows how long ago. But when you step back, when you put some distance between you … Continue reading Step Back and Find Beauty

Bursting Forth

Bursting Forth: Thank You, Pandemic

    I've had to convince myself, more than once, that it's OK to feel joy at how things turned out for me as a result of the pandemic. For a while there, I felt guilty and didn't want to say out loud that my life is better now than it's ever been.  After all, … Continue reading Bursting Forth: Thank You, Pandemic

Tribal Wall Hanging

Tribal Wall Hanging and the Determination to Move Forward

  Calling this a tribal wall hanging is probably a misnomer. I'm calling it that only because the colors and textures have a tribal feel to me. It makes me think of the richness of my culture and how I feel inside.   I made this from fabric scraps and one of my mom's old … Continue reading Tribal Wall Hanging and the Determination to Move Forward

Windswept Garden

Living Library

  It's a sickness, this gnawing desire to learn keep learning  keep learning  keep learning keep doing   keep finding  keep searching No more school  no more other people's ideas other people's thoughts  other people's shoulds There is an accredited university in my brain Professors of experience  of what I've seen of what I've done  of … Continue reading Living Library