It's Ed again. With it being the #dtpfurryfriends theme this month Ed is getting prime time since I've painted him far more than any other fur bearing buddy. He's aging gracefully, still a massive snuggler, and brings me peace in a thousand different ways. Thank you Ed :-)
Texture plays a huge role in my work. I’m always thinking of ways to bring a piece to the next level. Sometimes it’s too much... this piece is perfect though. There are pieces of hand made batik fabric (thanks @dkpm2 ), linen and even a sheer embroidered voile. Can you see them? “In Oceans Deep” available @straighttoart.
I already can’t wait for the weekend when I can stay in and make something. Tag your craft BFF and tell us all what you’re working on now 🌵 My lifelong craft buddy is @jlbahorik, even though we’re 900+ miles apart. My current project just for myself and not to fulfill an Etsy order is an embroidered sketch of a favorite album cover. I cannot get enough stitching! ❤️
✨my thoughts on crystals, “woo-woo” ideas, astrology, alternative healers👉🏼 are that they provide mirrors. it’s not a bad thing to be skeptical. However if you find a tool that truly works for you, feels good in your body, feels aligned with your values… does it really matter if today’s science can “prove” that it “really works.”✨
✨at the end of the day, our conscious and unconscious thoughts and beliefs are largely controlling our perception of reality. aka it’s all about gettin your brain on board. so if you find a modality that rings true for you and allows you to live a more joyful, authentic, fulfilling life who’s to say something is legit or not. [as long as you’re not harming yourself and others] It just doesn’t matter✨
✨Personally I always love experimenting and curiosity is my guiding force. I love so many alternative things because they bring me joy, clarity and awareness. I don’t know if there’s evidence to prove their validity and I’m not really looking for it. I’m also not going to preach on the life-changing magic of crystals or [insert any other mystical thang] because I don’t know if it would work for someone else.⠀
✨✨✨I hope you lead with curiosity and check in with your intuition often. Other people’s opinions need not apply.
New bedroom curtains are up! We checked one thing of the list of 10000 to do before baby arrives last night! I may have pregnancy cried because I didn’t buy the black out version like I did for the baby’s room so I guess we’re just going to have to make it work 😂. (Swipe to see before picture)
“Admire someone else's beauty without questioning your own”⠀
Instead of comparing yourself to others, appreciate them instead. When you see someone in the street/at a party/on social media, instead of thinking they're better looking than me, they're cooler than me, have a better life than me.. turn it around and appreciate their looks, clothes, smile, husband/wife, life.. say something nice to them (in your head or in person!), show love and compassion to that person, and do not belittle and talk yourself down in the process. ⠀
No one is better or worse than you. We are all just different. Lets build each other up, instead of bringing ourselves down 💖
Happy Monday! This weekend was a great one filled with tons of family time. I used to work all weekend, (which I really loved - because work = painting and designing) but since my son has come along, I don’t get the time for that anymore. I’m actually really ok with this because every weekended I get really great quality time with my son and husband - before my husband and I would usually enjoy our own things, and come together for dinner. Now I get to work during the normal work week and spend the weekends building closer relationships with my family. .
#girlboss When you establish and bring enough value the cost become irrelevant. However you don’t have to explain that to anyone no matter high high or how low your products or services are when you bring value it’s priceless. Every girl boss I work with gets value regardless to the price they pay 💯💪🏾😘🙌🏾
How well do you rest? I’m learning that I am really, really terrible at it. But last night as we thought about squeezing one more activity into our weekend the clouds opened up and it started raining. And we decided to cancel those plans and spend the rest of the evening on the couch watching a movie. And it was amazing. I can’t remember the last time we just sat with our feet up, eating all the snacks, watching a mindless comedy- but it was so, so good.
I hope you are heading into your Monday feeling rested and ready to take on another week!
Happy Monday! Im sending out some questionnaires and a contract to a new client, working on social media and stationery design for my current branding client, and getting caught up on my #truecrime podcasts! Throwback to this classic and simple home page for @nicoledphoto
Happy Monday my darlings! Even though I woke up quite tired today, the plan is to pack up to move (which is later on this week), crush a workout, and work on educating myself about the social media game. What are you up to on this marvelous Monday? #mondaymotivation
Working on my business has never been easier. When I finally simplified everything and stopped being busy with things that had no end goal, all of the 💡 lightbulbs knew where to go! This is one of the big things I help the SOCA girls do and it’s just lovely to watch their lives getting easier every single day. ❤️ Do you have a billion ideas that you need help packaging up?
Tomorrow I will make a big announcement to all of you lovelies!
No, I’m not expecting my 3rd child or changing jobs. It’s something about pattern design - of course... .
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The NL will be sent out tonight around 8 pm CET.
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods / There is a rapture on the lonely shore / There is society, where none intrudes / By the deep sea and music in its roar / I love not man the less, but nature more ~Lord Byron~