We had our Soul Shine Studio open house a couple of weeks ago. Holy smokes, so many people came (thank you!) and it was big fun. My whole family came and I felt major gratitude for their part in making this happen and celebrating it with me. The studio girls and I were a bit delirious by the day’s end and got a bit silly on the floor. Love these photos. And I’m just loving sharing the space. I’m working on a post with a proper photo tour of the space – coming soon!
True found his first sidewalk heart and while he was at it, he found a hickory nut with a face. I can hardly believe he’ll be three in a couple of months. Loving his life. He continues to be obsessed with music, instruments, making up songs. If it’s not music, it’s biking, scootering, or anything with a ball. We all have our moments but mostly there is rhythm and calm and sweetness and sillyness. He is easy going, this kid.
I’ve been taking lots of time off with my family for rest, nurture, day trips to the mountain, to the coast, to the gorge, and just time together. I figure work can wait. These summer days are so few around here, I don’t want to miss them. Besides, after the last few weeks, my heart has deeply needed the tending. Just really grateful I have the flexibility.
Our yard is in full bloom right now with dahlias and roses and lavender and more. Did you know that artichokes, if not harvested, eventually bloom into giant purple flowers? Amazing and awesome.
I’ve read three of these memoirs in the last couple of weeks. I’m on a major memoir kick and often think of writing my own. I suppose I’m doing some R+D with all this reading. I love how we find ourselves connecting to people’s stories. I even found myself in some small ways totally relating to Steve Martins memoir on his journey into stand up comedy.
I believe this with all my heart. Time in the studio does nothing if not heal my heart and nurture my soul. I’ve been working on big canvases. Can’t wait to show you.
Excited to share some exciting news with you guys soon.