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a new mama with 2 da...

a new mama with 2 daughters painting ~ upcoming art fair event

This past month found me studying cave art from 17,000 years ago in France and Argentina (in prep for an art lesson in my sons’ classes). What attracted me to the cave art, was not the paintings of bulls and deer, it was the human handprints… The fact that human beings stood on that spot and […]

a new pregnancy pain...

a new pregnancy painting ~ Crack My Heart Open

You know how some emotions can crack open our hearts after we’ve been doing the mundane-day-to-day for too long? How some feelings make us realize that we are *truly* alive, open our eyes and open our hearts and bring on a rush of awareness? My mama heart cracked completely open a few days ago after […]

Nothing Matters (yet...

Nothing Matters (yet, everything matters) ~ and a new mini original

I find myself asking my boys (& myself) a lot, in view of a decision or dilemma: Will this matter in an hour? A day, a week? Ten minutes?   Often the answer is an obvious ‘no’. After months of this, I am beginning to feel that nothing ‘really’ matters… It doesn’t matter if we […]

Adoration ~ cherishi...

Adoration ~ cherishing it all

I lay next to my boys at night, watching them sleep in peace & innocence ~ I stroke their sweet skin, their little bodies unencumbered by worries (and clothes). We’ve come so far. When they were 6 months old I wasn’t sure how I’d manage toddlerhood… When they were 2, I couldn’t imagine 4. When […]

Take A Moment: Compa...

Take A Moment: Compassion for You… and a Mini Adoption Painting

Please, mama, give yourself some slack. Some compassion, some permission to dawdle, to explore, to chill out. Permission to NOT always complete your to-do list, to not always be on-time, to NOT always be the perfect mom, PTA member, wife, friend, employee… Permission to make mistakes. To take a hot shower in the middle of […]