QUESTION OF THE DAY❗️🤔
How often do you go for a run❓ or do you run at all?
I don’t run often & when I do... it’s usually about 2 miles! I felt really good today, so I ran 4 miles & at a really good speed! Then went into the water for a little yoga! The water felt amazing! It’s a really nice feeling that even though I don’t run often, I can still go out and run 4 miles 😅
Bumble and I went to check out how spring is getting on for you this afternoon. It’s doing good! Gorgeous colours and lots of pics to take back to the studio....Though hottest April day in 70 years today! 😎
Stumpwork (n.) an embroidery technique where stitched figures are raised from the surface of the fabric to give a 3-dimensional effect, and to create individual forms such as leaves,insect wings or flower petals
A stumpwork commission in progress for a client. Each leaf is created using hundreds of individually cut metals. A metal wire is then attached behind the leaf allowing each form to be flexible. The petals will eventually be assembled into a water lily shape. For those interested in following other artists who specialise in this technique, take a look at Georgina’s sublime stumpwork sculptures! @thatembroiderygirl p.s a lot of you have been asking about my wooden bobbins so I will be selling them on Etsy in a few days!
It's taken me a day to recover from driving and organizing and scheduling. Getting a handle on managing my time and space has always been a struggle, especially when you feel pulled in 20 different directions. Big Sky country has given me some much needed clarity and focus.
So back to work. Back to the hustle. Back to the wild.
@sarahjesshurt with some feather statement earrings.
It’s time to saddle up the pony and head west. What an amazing chapter in our lives! We made many new forever friends which made it difficult to leave but at the same time had life changing experiences. We’ll never be the same! Of course I love the fact that my art travels with me and thank all of you for the commission work that has enhanced this experience but the most memorable of all was the volunteer work I had the privilege to do in NYC as well as Fishkill. This is the space we lived in while here in New York with beautiful woods behind us where we saw an abundance of wild life such as, my favorite, the Red Cardinal along with Wild Turkeys, Canadian Geese, Ground Hogs galore, Deer and even a Bear! Living life as minimalists now makes it so much easier to pick up and move onto the next chapter of life. RV travel is a learn as you go experience. One important lesson... get gas in the car lane bc you’re not truck even tho you feel like one. 😳 Mammoth Cave in Kentucky...what an amazing place inside our earth. Traveling with my son and daughter in law and Sadie the little lady in her car seat makes the transition easier. In Oklahoma and onto New Mexico, Arizona, and a week in the National Parks in Utah to regroup and energize before landing in Reno, NV. Another post or 2 coming @bsmiddyartwork 🦋Change is good because without it there would be no butterflies. 🦋🦋🦋
I Don't usually post twice in the same day....I feel fortunate that I can still find anything in my home you haven't seen 500 times! Today I posted for the alphabet tag and This? This post is near and dear to my heart because it's in honor of the earth. OUR earth, the ONLY one we have. Sunday is earth day and I'm posting each day this week along with Christine @christinevatour, whose amazing photos always capture the beauty of nature. Take a moment and ask yourself, "how can I be a better steward of the earth?" "What change can I make in my habits that will make a positive impact?" You may be surprised. These "shark eye" shells are commonly found along Florida's quieter tidal pools on the west coast. They are special to me because my late son found them with me. He was always gifting me with small treasures, shells, rocks and bird feathers. They are a reminder of a young man with a passion for life and respect for the world around us. Be the change. Do Good things. Do the right thing, even if it isn't always the easiest. You have more power to change things than you think. #earthday#mothernature @findingbeautyintheworld #oneearth#inspiredbynature
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See link in bio! #restival#joshuatree#wellnessretreat
My entry for the first prompt 'Bloom' for the #bringspring_challenge#skillshare_challenge ! Did this at the beginning of this challenge, but this is one of those experimental works that kind of goes bad and then you try to somehow save it and end up over working and at times making it worse ! But I had so much fun just experimenting with hot press paper and not worrying about how nice the painting looks at the end, that I thought this work could be an entry because I had so much fun making it and trying to save it 😅😂
Today I have an array of mixed feelings. People feel the need to address the choices I've made with homeschooling the kids and tell me I'm wrong. They tell me that I'm making a mistake. That socially, my kids will be weird and awkward. That I should be taking care of the house first before anything else. I'm the woman of the house, and because I spend the most time in the home, I should make sure to keep it up. I've been told this same script from multiple different people. Now, I think very differently, which not everyone has to agree with me. I have other priorities. I don't believe in gender roles. But all of this criticizing makes me feel like I'm not being the best mother I can be. Which isn't true at all. I know I'm a very dedicated mom. My kids are fed, they are well groomed, they are polite obedient kids, and above all very bright children. But people say hurtful things and as much as I want to ignore them, it still gets to me. I'm feeling so discouraged about something I really believe is the right thing for our family. I look at the pictures I capture of my kids learning and it confirms that it's what is right for us to be doing. I'm not sorry my house is a mess because my kids are creating memories. Crafting, experimenting, learning...I'm not sorry that my dishes are in the sink because we just baked together, I'm not sorry for dinner being late because I was playing with them. I'm not sorry my clothes are in the laundry bin waiting to be washed because I'm busy planning the home school day or creating materials. I'm not sorry for the "mess." Yes, I'm a wife, I'm a woman, but no one will ever tell me that I need to be cleaning because it shows how much I love my family. Chores are what define and measure it? What year are we in? The things that I do for my children are what shows my love. Giving them the best gift of all,...a mindful, well-rounded, caring education. A life full of memories and laughter. My house can fall to the ground for all I care, before I ever trade that in. I'm hurt because of the things that are said to me and angry for being judged all the time. How do you homeschool mamas deal with the criticism of that choice? Homeschooling..