✦found a box *full* of old prints✦ Years ago when I still lived in Chicago working long hours as a microbiologist, I started painting at night to decompress and stimulate the artistic side of my of my brain that atrophied during the day. As my watermark series developed at my kitchen table, I itched for a new project and a social space so I joined @spudnikpress community printshop. •••••• Armed with my watercolor paintings as a basic design, I created a series of strange prints. It was amazing to watch the shift. Some came out great and others I butchered, but I'm pretty thankful for this weird project that helped me realize a reality that lead me to quitting my science job and moving South. .
Here’s 21/50 #collage finished. The title of this one is #gently - I’m trying to have more of my days feel like this but it’s an uphill battle - perhaps that’s why it’s on my mind. We often crave what we need... Take things gently friends. #headsup50project
Well, it's been a process, but my experimental dessert of the month is almost done. Waiting on my toasted coconut base to set, underneath is a banana mousse dome with a small vanilla nutmeg cake center. It's getting topped with a Browned butter caramel and toasted pecans... Gotta to a chocolate drizzle on top, but debating dipping the base in chocolate as well... Tough choices.
gm friends • here i am w my babies my loves my hearts • our most talented photographer @katientasios captured the moments i needed to reflect on as my children grow • we went to @wickedtulips a tulip farm which literally took my breath away with its endless rows of color and texture • but i digress • being a mom has been such a lesson • it has shaped me and continues to teach me lessons of life pushing me to my limits bettering me as a person • it’s humbling • yesterday i went to bed feeling defeated but then was reminded this am when my boy ran to hug and kiss me as i was off to work that everyday can’t be perfect! • happy hump day my dear friends ❤️ stg • photo cred @katientasios of flutter by moments #tulips#kisses#momlife