100 Days 2.0 – 100 Days of Bike

After a bit of debate, I would like to announce that I am in for the 100 Day Project this year. If you are not quite sure what this is, check out the project site HERE..it is a great motivator for creatives to work on a project consistently. For a hundred days, I will beContinue reading “100 Days 2.0 – 100 Days of Bike”

Inktober 7/31 : Blackberry Bush

Do you ever notice that the act of both giving AND recieveing nourishes your soul? It is as if you can feel it puff up with joy. The describes the feeling that went with the discovery of a blackberry bush on our front porch last weekend. A sweet note was also left, weighted down withContinue reading “Inktober 7/31 : Blackberry Bush”

Inktober 6/31 – Chicken Glam Shot

Chickens intimidate the heck out of me to sketch! So many textures, lines, and quirky dinosaur-like features… and they move quick. Sitting in the sunshine on an upside down feed bucket, I sketched the girls.  They circled around a bit, gazing at me curiously and sideways, like chickens do. They are a good subject, andContinue reading “Inktober 6/31 – Chicken Glam Shot”

#Inktober 2/31: Part-Time Goat Herder

These autumn days are crisp and full of signs of the new season. Yesterday I squeezed in sketchtime while watching our goats graze. We open their gate, and our beloved four-leggers as Adam, call them, come frolicking out playfully, excited to find good stuff to munch on. This spread is a collage of what I saw in myContinue reading “#Inktober 2/31: Part-Time Goat Herder”

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 outContinue reading “Goodbye to Sweet Sophie Goat”

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.Continue reading “Willie Revisited: Lessons from a Legend and Tribute to My Dad”

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 whatContinue reading “When Do You Feel Like Your True Self?”