Goodbye to Sweet Sophie Goat

This past weekend, we said goodbye to Sophie Goat, part of the sister trio with Mickey and Zephora.  This sweetheart is the first goat we have lost, and it has led me to reflect on the many lessons animals pass onto us to live with compassion, connection, and care for each other. Sophie stuck out…

Willie Revisited: Lessons from a Legend and Tribute to My Dad

  Tonight, Willie Nelson is taking on the smoke (of the wildfire kind, not the other kind 🙂 ) and playing a show in my hometown of Spokane, Washington.  It is memorable not only because it is my first concert with my mom, but also because it is one of my dad’s favorite musical icons….

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

You can now follow my blog on Bloglovin’! If you are not familiar with it, it is an easy way to keep all the blogs you follow in one easy place. I really like there format, and it has improved the way I interact with blog I truly care about. These days, I follow only…

When Do You Feel Like Your True Self?

A little while ago, I received another magical piece of snail mail (ie. mail that comes in an actual mailbox!) that made me light up like the Northern Lights sky. A dear friend from India, who I connected with here on WordPress, created a wonderful postcard just for me that is now hanging on what…

The Power of Connection: Letters from Sarah

What’s your favorite part of blogging? When I first started this blog, I would have said that it was to be heard and share tid-bits of inspiration.   To get my message out there in a great big world. Easy- peasy, right? And now? I would tell you without hesitation that the reason I blog is to…

Day 13 – Feathers

  “Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”  –Frida Kahlo Anyone else dream of flying high above this great big world, seeing what birds can see? I have always been drawn to feathers as a found object that connects us humans to our feathered friends.  Although I can definitely…

Day 12 – Eggs

A Dozen Eggs Birds have come back to the Inland Northwest. Robins in the morning rooting around in the grass, osprey overhead building their nest after being gone all winter to warmer parts, and lots of Canadian geese who have taken to hanging out just outside of the goats afternoon grazing area. Lots of birds…

Permission – Who needs permission?

  Permission? Who needs permission? Sometimes us creative types do in fact need permission to create, but oddly enough, that permission comes from with in. I was watching a fabulous video today from the Sketchbook Skool Blog with Danny Gregory and Sabine Wiseman about giving ourselves permission that addressed this very fact. Sometimes I feel a…

Day 10 – Gouache Paint Tubes

**This is part of my #100daysofdozensproject, inspired by Elle Luna. Gouache?  How the heck do you say that?!? GWASH. GGGGGWWWASH.  The more I practiced it, the more I liked the sound of it. I figured if I could not even pronounce an art supply, I had no business using it. First introduced to them in…

Day 009 – Sprouts

Lots of sprouts in our house at the moment. We are trying out different varieties in trays under a grow light. Lettuce, radish and beet sprouts galore. This was inspired by other creative who are collaging, and I used a page from a 1930’s book that I found in a local thrift shop. I always…

Day 008 – Wheatgrass

Day 8/100 of my #100daysofdozens project, where I am sketching a dozen items everyday. Have you ever done something completely out of your usual comfort zone? This sketch felt really good on my brain for some reason, and all I can figure is that it was in a different style.  Pushing ourselves out of that…