the THANK YOU card

the THANK YOU card

I was raised to write thank you cards. It is a great exercise in thinking through what you have received and appreciating the people in your life. Growing up, it was a chore, which I am sure  my kids are experiencing now, but it was for me, and I am banking on it being for [...]

Illuminated Prayers

Illuminated Prayers

I do not joke when I say that for a period of my life, the first three years of my son's life to be exact, my prayer life consisted of "Lord Jesus, please PLEASE help them fall asleep. Please. Make them fall asleep. Please help me." I was so desperate, so helpless, and sooooo tired. [...]

letting fear be washed away

letting fear be washed away

Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down.   I don't consider myself a fearful person.  I really don't have any phobias.  I'm the girl who kills the spider,  I don't freak out when a bee lands on me,  I love roller coasters [...]

recycling bin origami paper

recycling bin origami paper

  In our household, we aim to reduce, reuse, and recycle. The recycling bin is one of our favorite art suppliers, as it is free, disposable, and forces imagination. With the aid of one of my favorite earthly possessions, my paper cutter, (true story: snagged it at a garage sale over 15 years ago for [...]

Art Camp 2016

Art Camp 2016

Just finished the first two one-week art camps of Wondern Awe. Next year we hope to add more weeks, since each week is capped at 8 students. (Sign up to be on our email list if you are local and interested in art camp 2017!) It is really fun to see how excited kids get [...]

a Pucci scarf, a swimming Pucci scarf

a Pucci scarf, a swimming Pucci scarf

  A few summers ago, we discovered the Planet Earth series. (They are now on Netflix.) These documentaries about our planet are just amazing. They have become my regular fix when I need inspiration, especially in a season of low out-put, (hello creative block).   What inspires you? What is amazing to you?  Go find [...]